Travel and study in the Mediterranean are an important part of the classical education experience, and the Department of Classics is committed to supporting students who wish to pursue this as part of their studies. There are many exciting opportunities for international experience during a student's time at Princeton.
The Department regularly offers seminar classes that travel to the Mediterranean during the fall or spring break. These courses are announced and publicized well in advance, and applications are open to all students with the requisite competence. Through the generosity of the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, there are frequent opportunities for students to take part in activities at the Princeton Athens Center.
The department of Classics is able to offer generous research and travel grants for summer study related to ancient Greece and Rome. Funding priority is given to concentrators in the department of Classics, as well as to students who wish to study Greek and Latin over the summer with the intention of continuing their study of the languages at Princeton. The Director of Undergraduate Studies can advise on suitable programs, and offers help in planning and applying. In most cases, students should seek more than one source of funding. All applications must be made through the SAFE portal , by May 31.*
* Applications for funding related to the senior thesis should be made to the Office of Undergraduate Research
The Department strongly encourages its students to participate in term-time and summer study abroad programs. Many departmental students spend one term of junior year at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. The center offers instruction in classical languages, presents lectures on ancient literature and history, and sponsors a series of trips to important museums and archaeological sites. Equally valuable is the summer program at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (for which the Department offers funding support). Students have also studied abroad in the United Kingdom, Spain, and elsewhere, and the Department is committed to supporting students who wish to integrate such programs into the curriculum. If you are thinking about studying abroad, explore your options at the Office of International Programs .