Study Abroad in Greece


Summer Study Tour in Greece

The Classics section  hosts the course "Greek Monuments in Context" (CLC 250). Usually running from mid-May to mid-June, students in this class will travel to Greece to study archaeological sites in such places as Athens, Olympia, Korinth, and Delphi, as well taking time to visit the islands and Greek countryside. Ample time is allowed for students to pursue their own interests. The course counts for 3 credits. Those interested should contact Professor Kumpf (pictured above speaking with students during the 2010 study tour).


Valparaiso University hosts a new study-abroad option in Greece through the College Year in Athens program. This is an independent study-abroad program offering college-level courses in Ancient Greek Civilization. College Year in Athens enjoys an excellent reputation among North American colleges, and from all its participating institutions it enrolls about 100 students per year.

Students in good academic standing with at least 16 credits of Greek are eligible to apply. The junior year, however, is the best time for most students to leave the home campus for study abroad.

Students may choose from a variety of courses in such disciplines as Archaeology and Art, Classical Languages and Literature, History, Philosophy, Politics, and Religion. These may count towards a major or minor with the approval of the Department's Chair.  Normally four courses constitute full-time study, and study is conducted in the fall semester of the academic year.

greeceAmerican School of Classical Studies 

Valparaiso University is a corporate member of The American School of Classical Studies at Athens which provides Valparaiso students opportunities for summer study in Greece. Two sessions, directed by the School's Gertrude Smith professors, are conducted annually. These sessions are designed for students who wish to complement their training in the language and literature of ancient Greece with an introduction to the country and its monuments. Housing and meals for participants are provided by the School. Enrollment in each session is limited to twenty students. Students interested in this program should consult with the head of the Classics section.

Six semesters of Greek, History 311, and a grade point average of 3.50 or higher are required. Admission is highly competitive, as both professors
well as students apply.

Each session is divided almost equally between the study of sites, monuments and museums in Attica and trips to places chosen by the director in Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Macedonia, Northwest Greece, and the Islands. Participants are required to prepare reports on assigned topics.

Credits may be applied toward a Classics major through Greek 495 (Independent Study). Students must consult with the Chair of the Department. This program is available in the summer only.

Other opportunities to study Classical languages exist through the Universities study abroad programs in Cambridge and Oak Hill, both of England.

Visit the Office of International Programs  for more details.