Hollins maintains connections and professional alliances with four institutions of higher learning in Athens and Rome. Majors and minors are encouraged to participate in the overseas programs of Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, or Mediterranean Studies and Research or the Intercollegiate Center in Rome during their junior year or in the summer programs of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCS) and the American Academy in Rome (AAR).
Through an exchange with the Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University, Hollins classical studies students can study Greek language, history, and culture for one term at the Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies and Research in Athens. Students on this program take modern Greek language and a unique course called "Greek Key: Cultural Landscape," in which they use field research techniques to examine and begin to understand some of the complexities of contemporary Greek society. Other courses are chosen from among archaeology, ancient Greek literature, art, history, philosophy, ancient Greek and Latin, Byzantine studies, and modern Greek studies. Many courses include field trips in and around Athens. Participants live in apartments with other students in the program and Hollins provides a stipend for meals. More info »
The Intercollegiate Center in Rome offers study in ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. A major part of the academic work focuses on a comprehensive and integrated course called "The Ancient City," which includes frequent site visits and explorations, intensive museum tours and lectures, and travel outside Rome. Students on this program live and take their meals at the center.
The ASCSA is a graduate institution at which Hollins professors may expand and develop their research on the ancient world. It is possible for undergraduates to participate in the archaeological investigations and summer excavations that the school sponsors.
Web site: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/
Hollins is a member institution of the ICCS, which allows students an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. A major part of the academic work is a required comprehensive and integrated course called "The Ancient City," which covers Roman archaeology and topography, aspects of social and urban history of Rome, and Roman civilization. Frequent site visits and explorations, intensive museum tours, and lectures are also a part of the program. Hollins students can participate for a semester or a year and apply their work in Rome for credit toward a major in classical studies or general university requirements.
The AAR is a graduate institution that fosters the research interests of classical scholars and the creative energies of musicians, artists, and writers who require a stay in Rome. Advanced undergraduates may participate in the summer session, which is an introduction to Roman and Campanian art and archaeology. Additionally there are opportunities in the archaeological fieldwork sponsored by the academy.
Web site: http://www.aarome.org