• Malloura Valley in Cyprus

    Students and faculty have catalogued more than 4,500 findings from the Malloura Valley Sanctuary site in Cyprus.

  • Salapia Course Credit

    Students on the Salapia program receive credit for the course "Fieldwork in Mediterranean Archaeology," which emphasizes archaeological methods and modes of reasoning.

  • Salapia Dig Site

    Students examine objects ranging from pieces of pottery to buildings and monuments to learn patterns of social interaction, cultural exchange and economic processes.


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Study Abroad

We have two excavations—one at Salapia on the Adriatic coast of Italy and another at Athienou on the island of Cyrpus. At Salapia, where Prof. Darian Totten has finished the third year of her excavation on the Adriatic coast of Italy, we offer a summer field school through which you can earn a course credit. More than 75 Davidson students have already earned a course credit through Prof. Michael Toumazou's dig at Athienou-Malloura, which just celebrated its 25th season.

You can find the Salapia and Athienou-Malloura dig sites on Facebook for additional information about the exciting research they're doing.

Study Abroad Programs

If you're hoping to spend a summer, semester or year abroad studying classics, our department has a few recommended opportunities in Greece and Italy.


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), the center of American research in Greece, offers a six-week summer session. They provide an unparalleled opportunity to experience the ancient sites, monuments, and culture of Greece first-hand, under the guidance of expert professors deeply familiar with the country and up-to-date with the latest research. Prof. Jeanne Neumann and Prof. Peter Krentz are both summer session veterans; Prof. Krentz has taught one as well.

The College Year in Athens, incorporated in 1962, offers summer as well as semester and year-long programs with credit through Southwestern University. For more information, see Prof. Keyne Cheshire, who attended CYA as an undergraduate.


The American Academy in Rome, the leading American research institution in Italy, offers a six-week summer program. Davidson is one of the member institutions. For more information, see Prof. Darian Totten, who held a Rome Prize Fellowship at the Academy for a year, or Prof. Snyder, who has done research at the Academy many times.

Situated in a lovely part of Rome on the Gianiculum Hill, the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome is the foremost classics program in Italy. Students take a two-credit course on Rome that includes excursions in the city and throughout Italy. They also study either Greek or Latin (or both) and art history or Italian. Davidson is one of the institutional members; Prof. Jeanne Neumann is our representative on the managing committee.