Classics FSP Greece

London, United KingdomVarious Locations (Athens), Greece

Program At a Glance

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This program is offered once every two years


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-requisites 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.



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A grade of B- or better in any three of the following courses:

CLST | 6 | 90:
Classical Art and Archaeology

CLST | 14 | 90:
Greek History: Archaic and Classical Greece

CLST | 15 | 90:
Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Kings

CLST | 20 | 90:
Greek Prehistoric Archaeology: The Emergence of Civilization in the Aegean

CLST | 21 | 90:
From Disaster to Triumph: Greek Archaeology from the Destruction of Mycenae to the Persian Wars

CLST | 22 | 90:
Greek Classical Archaeology: City-States and Panhellenic Sanctuaries

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

CLST | 11 | 90:
Topics in Greek and Roman History

CLST | 19 | 90:
Methods and Theory in Ancient History


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.

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.

Financial Aid

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.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.


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