Opportunities: Study Abroad, Excavate, & Intern
Barnard College participates in the program of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. Majors in Classics or Ancient Studies are eligible to apply for admission to the program of the Rome Center for one semester, preferably in the junior year. Courses taken at the Rome Center may be used in the major and, in some cases, may be used to satisfy distribution requirements. The program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to study ancient history and archaeology in Rome, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient and renaissance art. Students planning to apply to the ICCS should plan to take Roman history before applying and preference is given to those with two or more years of Latin and Greek. Applications for the spring term are due in mid-October and for the fall term in mid-March. Because of Sicily’s ancient connections to Greece, the program focuses more on the Hellenic culture of Magna Graeca and Sicily’s place as a cultural crossroads in the ancient Mediterranean.
The mission of IES is to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer many unique courses that explore Italian language, history, culture, and more—all taught by our world-class professors. Italian-taught course options at our partner universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. Build your own academic experience by taking an elective course from one of our other programs in Rome.
You take 15-19 credits per semester. Language courses are taught in Italian, and all other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted. Academic programming is scheduled five days a week. There are a wide array of classes, including:
The College Year in Athens (CYA) program offers either one semester or a full year of courses in ancient and modern Greek languages, history, art, and archaeology, as well as advanced Latin and courses in postclassical and modern Greek culture, politics, and history. Almost 200 colleges participate in the CYA. Applications for the spring term must be received by mid-October and by mid-May for the fall term. College Year in Athens Website
Located in the heart of the Middle East, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a state-of-the-art, US-accredited, English-language University. Established 100 years ago, AUC is one of the oldest liberal arts institutions in the region. Located in the most populous and one of the most vibrant cities in the Arab world, AUC is an ideal place to explore your academic interests while you become immersed in a new culture. AUC is Egypt’s global university, allowing study abroad students to build relationships with a diverse student body and gain important global perspectives. American University in Egypt website
Students can get excavation experience and college credit by taking part in excavations at Hadrian's Villa in Italy. See Columbia Summer in Hadrian's Villa: Archaeological Fieldwork
Students interested in summer programs in archaeology should consult the website of the American Institute for Archaeology (AIA) under fieldwork.
The CUNY Greek and Latin Workshops in midtown Manhattan offer special intensive summer language programs in Greek and Latin. Other institutions including Columbia offer summer language courses. https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Latin-Greek-Institute - apply in March
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers the Museum Seminar Internship Program (MuSe) summer internships to undergraduates, see their website. They also have fellowships for recent graduates. - apply in January
The Brooklyn Museum Summer Fellowship is a full-time, ten-week, paid internship offered to undergraduate students looking to pursue a career in the arts and culture space who may not have the opportunity or ability to take advantage of the often unpaid internships that are typically offered at many arts and culture institutions.- see their website , they also sometimes have other internships.- apply in February
Institute for Classical Architecture and Art Educational Internship. The ICAA offers educational internships to individuals seeking to gain experience in nonprofit management, arts education, classics, art history, architecture, and related fields. The Education Internship is offered to one individual three times per year, during the fall, spring, and summer academic terms. The Education Intern is expected to commit about 2 days, or 16 hours per week, to the internship; fall and spring internships require some Saturday hours during Continuing Education courses, but scheduling is otherwise flexible. - to apply send a letter of interest
The Hellenic Education and Research Center (HERC) offers short term academic programs, such as excavation projects run by the Archaeological Service of the Greek Ministry of Culture or the Archaeological Society at Athens in various parts of Greece (Kythera, Crete, Messenia, Lakonia), and intensive courses on the study of Greek inscriptions (Epigraphy) combined with the study of the Ancient Greek language in settings such as the islands of Santorini, Anaphe and Paros.Interdisciplinary programs are offered by HERC in collaboration with the Dramaticus Institute combining the study of History, Archaeology and Theater and concluding with student performances in established Greek festivals and venues. See their offerings.
The College Year in Athens offers a wide array of summer classes
Barnard College is a Supporting Institution of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which offers summer programs and summer seminars to advanced undergraduates, and the American Academy in Rome, which offers a summer school for advanced undergraduates. Certain privileges of those schools are open without fee to graduates of the College.