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UW Classics in Greece and Italy!

CANES sponsors a study abroad trip to Greece or Italy every summer.  These programs are led by a member of our faculty and offer students the opportunity to visit some of the ancient and historical sites they've been studying.  Students with any major and of all academic levels can participate.   All lectures, tours, and classes are in English.  To learn more about how study abroad programs can fit into a student's academic plans, read our Majors Advising Page.  

Through generous support, CANES is able to offer two scholarship opportunities to help our majors finance their trip:
Ruth M. Kuhlman Undergraduate Scholarship
Gertrude E. Slaughter Summer Study Scholarship

Questions? Make an appointment to meet with the CANES advisor, Toni Landis.

UW Classics in Greece -tentative Summer 2019

  • Mid-May to early June
  • Earn 3 credits for Classics 371: Topics in Greek Culture

Highlights from summer 2017

Thessaloniki, visit Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, Ano Polis, and many museums

Pella, historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great

Naoussa, location of the School of Aristotelis

Amphipolis, location of the Archaeological Museum, tomb of Hephaestion, and the ancient bridge

Kavala, location of the archaeological site of Philippi

Dion, features the archaeological park and Museum of Dion

Argolis, the seat of power during the Mycenaean empire ruling from 1600 to 100 BC, visit remains of tombs, citadels and ancient theatres

Museum of Nauplion, features excavated items from the Argolis area including objects from the Franchthi cave, several Bronze Age settlements, and later Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic items.

So Much More!

Mycenae Museum, Ancient Messene, Acropolis Museum, Agora, Kerameikos, National Archaeological Museum of Athens

UW Classics in Italy - tentative Summer 2020

  • Mid-May to early June, 2018
  • Earn 3 credits for Classics 372: Topics in Roman Culture

Highlights from past trips

Roman Forum & Coliseum, center of Ancient Roman life

Capitoline Museums, including Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori, & Palazzo Nuovo

Vatican City, visit the museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica

Piazza Navonna, location of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, the Obelisk of Domitian, Sant'Agnese in Agone, & Pamphili palace

Pantheon, recognized for its well-preseved and fascinating architectural features

Museum & Necropolis of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, wander the streets of the "city of the dead" and see the celebrated Sarcophagus of the Spouses and Winged Horses

Sundial & Mausoleum of Augustus, visit this solemn burial space and nearby Ara Pacis Museum

Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, famous for the historic volcanic event that preseved much of the city

So Much More!

Le Domus Romane, Largo Argentina, Campo de Fiori, Ostia Antica, Villa Borghese