Traditionally the department has sent several students abroad per year. Normally, students travel during their Junior Year for either one semester or two. The department encourages students to go to Reed's approved programs.
You should talk with your advisor if you are interested in studying abroad but these are the programs we have sent students to in the past.
- ICCS Rome (one semester; fall or spring): The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome is the premier overseas studies program for undergraduate Classics majors in the United States. The program is run by a consortium of U.S. Colleges and Universities (including Reed) and is administered by Duke University. Students in the ICCS program take a two unit Ancient City course that involves intensive study of the archaeology, topography, history, and art of Rome through extensive travel to sites in Rome, Central and Southern Italy, and Sicily. In addition, students take two other classes, one of which must be a Greek or Latin course. Course options include intermediate and advanced Latin and Greek, Medieval and Renaissance Art History, and beginning Italian. Students live, eat, and study in a beautiful building close to the American Academy, the center of Rome, and the Vatican. Reed usually sends one to three junior Classics majors to the ICCS Rome program each year.
- Sarah Lawrence Foreign Program in Oxford (one year): Students can spend an academic year studying classics as associate students at Wadham College at Oxford University. Students need to be at least second-year level in Latin and Greek, and take course equivalents for second-year and third-year Greek and Latin, and Ancient History. Learning is centered around tutorials, combined with a core seminar and university lectures.
- Trinity College Dublin (one year): Students can spend an academic year studying classics as visiting students at Trinity College Dublin. Trinity College has an excellent Classics faculty, and students can take a wide variety of courses in Greek, Latin, ancient history, ancient civilization, and archaeology.
- College Year in Athens (one year or one semester): CYA, a program that is focused on the history and civilization of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, offers a broad variety of classes in Art and Archaeology, Classical Languages, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Ethnography, Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Modern Greek Language. It is recommended that students be at least at the second-year level in Greek, and CYA offers Latin only at the advanced level. Courses that are particularly recommended include Aegean and Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology, Ancient Greek Vase Painting, Ancient Greek Sculpture, Ancient Greek Athletics, The Development of Athenian Democracy, The History and Society of Ancient Sparta, Attic Tragedy, and Greek Philosophy: The Good Life and the Common Good. All of the Art and Archaeology courses and many of the other courses that focus on the ancient world involve field trips around Attica and extensive travel around other parts of the Greek world. Students who attend CYA live in apartments in Athens but eat their meals together at CYA's central dining facility.