Classics FSP GreeceLondon, United KingdomVarious Locations (Athens), Greece
Program At a Glance
This program is offered once every two years
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Department of Classics offers a foreign study program that visits multiple locations in Greece. The academic focus of the Greek foreign study program is the archeology, art, and history of Greece. The classroom consists of dozens of archeological sites, some actually in the process of being excavated, and numerous museums housing some of the world's finest collections of Classical art. Extensive traveling familiarizes the student not only with Greece's past but also with its present, its people as well as its landscape. Since no library is readily available, students will learn how to go about analyzing works of art, complexes of architecture, or topographical and historical problems through on-site observation.
The more academic preparation done ahead of time, the more rewarding the experience abroad tends to be; Students are urged to take even more courses than the required pre-requesisites if they can fit them into their schedules. Classics majors normally account for only about half of the enrollment. Both the Greek and Roman programs are unique in American undergraduate education and have been singled out for special praise in external reviews of Dartmouth's Classics Department by committees of distinguished scholars.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
A grade of B- or better in any three of the following courses:
GRK | 11 | 90:
Modern Greek I
Additional Information: Students must consult with the Director of Greek Foreign Study in planning their prerequisite courses. Students are urged to make an application in advance to plan for the prerequisite courses. Under special circumstances and with the consent of the program director, the following may be counted as one of the three prerequisite courses.
ARTH | 21 | 90:
The Art of Greece I
ARTH | 22 | 90:
The Art of Greece II
In major cities, hotel accommodations are arranged for the group. While traveling, students typically stay in small hotels. Students are responsible for their own meals.
For more information, please see the department website.
"I became so much better at everything in my field, and would not trade a minute of stress I experienced on this program for a minute of relaxation at home. It was sublime"
"Introduced us to Greek cultural concepts and customs..." - Spring 2019
"One of my highlights was just realizing how much I had learned by the end of the program- at the beginning archaeological sites just looked like a jumble of rocks, but by the end I could easily recognize and reconstruct certain features. Crete was also a big highlight of the program for me." -Spring 2019
"Professor Christesen's discourses were an essential part of my experience. Through them, I became incredibly close with the other students and started to understand myself a little better too." -Spring 2017
"Being on the acropolis at sunset was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I will never forget it. The British Museum storerooms stand out as the other most memorable experience. There's something magical about seeing things that most people never will." - Spring 2017
"I have discovered a new love from a concentration in this field which I did not expect to find." -Spring 2017
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.