Study Abroad


Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
The Ohio State University is a member of a consortium that sponsers the Intercollegiate Center, which offers fully accredited courses in art history, ancient history, and classical studies. Courses are scheduled on a semester basis (2 per year: September to mid-December and early February to May) and students normally take four to five courses a semester. For more information about this program, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

College Year in Athens
College Year in Athens provides college-level instruction in Greek studies for American undergraduates. The faculty consists of distinguished American, British, and Greek scholars, and usually includes a visiting professor from abroad and specialists from the American School of Classical Studies. For more information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Greek Study Tour
During spring or summer quarters, the Department of Classics, in conjunction with the Departments of History and History of Art, sponsors a study tour of Greece. Students may earn up to 15 credit hours towards their degree. For further information about the most recent tours, contact Professor Timothy E. Gregory at the Department of History, 365 Dulles Hall, 292-1949. Similar tours to Italy may on occasion be offered.

Experiencing Rome (Photos)
This short-term study abroad program is for students registered in Classics 5302 Greek and Roman Topography that is offered by the Department of Classics during Autumn Semester. The course explores the interaction between ancient written accounts of the topography of Rome and the material evidence, and how ancient experiences compare and contrast with our present day encounters with the city. Within this methodology we will examine the typologies and topographical relationships of structures and spaces in Ancient Rome, from early Republic to the Christian period. We will examine the distribution patterns of public monuments and urban topographical narratives via the interrelation of literary and archeological evidence. We will combine a historical survey of the development of various functions of urban spaces, such as the Roman Forum, with a psychogeographical focus on pedestrian movement through the interconnected districts of Rome, including the unique figure of the Roman triumph.

Greece: Honors Study Abroad: Athens
This short-term study abroad program is for students registered for Modern Greek 2240H, Honors Travels to Greece: The Search for a Cultural Ideal that is offered by the Department of Classics during Autumn Semester. The faculty instructor for the class is Professor Gregory Jusdanis. Students will explore the culture of contemporary Greece through the study of Greek history, literature, and folklore. The class will investigate the rise of the Greek nation, the role to the classical and Byzantine past, Greek language, politics, rituals, social relationships, food, and customs. The sources for the class will be literature, film, history, popular culture, and everyday life.

There are also a number of travel awards available through the department. You can learn more about them here.

OSU Internal Funding Sources for Study Abroad and other international academic opportunities
Also take a look at the OSU Office of International Affairs Web site for other academic opportunities.