The classics department highly encourages students to study abroad. We believe that travel allows students to experience remnants of ancient civilizations, thus immersing themselves in classical studies.

Athienou Archaeological Project

For more than 25 years, Prof. Michael Toumazou has directed an archaeological excavation at Athienou-Malloura on the island of Cyprus. More than 75 Davidson students have earned a course credit through his summer field school. In addition to the Malloura project, there are other great opportunities for students to study abroad in Greece and Italy.

Education Abroad Programs

If you're hoping to spend a summer, semester or year abroad studying classics, we recommended these programs. You should also make an appointment with the Office of Education Abroad to learn about important internal Davidson deadlines and procedures.


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, contact Prof. Keyne Cheshire.

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.


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 study Greek, Latin or both, and art history or Italian. Davidson is one of the institutional members. Profs. Keyne Cheshire and Anne Truetzel attended ICCS as undergraduates. The American Academy in Rome, the leading American research institution in Italy, offers a six-week summer program. Prof. Keyne Cheshire and Prof. Anne Truetzel attended ICCS as undergraduates. Prof. Truetzel is our representative on the managing committee.

For more information, see Prof. Anne Truetzel or Prof. Jeanne Neumann, both veterans of this program.