UW Classics in Greece and Italy

A group of students pose with Dr. Jeremy Hutton in front of the acropolis of Corinth on the UW Classics trip to GreeceCANES 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 of any major and 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.

Scholarships

Through generous support, CANES is able to offer two scholarship opportunities to help our majors finance their trip:

Questions? Make an appointment to meet with the CANES advisor Toni Landis at tllandis@wisc.edu or find Toni on Starfish.

UW Classics in Greece
Summer 2019

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

Tentative itinerary for summer 2019

  • Arrive at airport, bus to Nafplion, group dinner
  • Epidaurus
  • Mycenae
  • Corinth, then to Pireaus, ferry to Naxos
  • Ferry from Naxos to Delos and Mykonos
  • Naxus, museum + ruins, depart Athens
  • Acropolis + museum
  • Agora + Kerameikos
  • Athens National Museum
  • Marathon and Sounion
  • Eretria + beach
  • Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron
  • Delphi
  • Aigina

Meet our Athens Alumni!

UW Classics in Italy
Summer 2020

Tentative Mid-May to early June
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-preserved 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 preserved much of the city
  • So much more, including: Le Domus Romane, Largo Argentina, Campo de Fiori, Ostia Antica, Villa Borghese