Study Abroad programs may be for a semester or year away. The Semester Abroad departmental coordinator (Dr. Browman, McM 118) can help you select a school abroad appropriate to your pedagogic goals. Often this program may be coupled with a subsequent excavation project. Thus you might study with your foreign instructors for a term before taking part in one of their excavations. This has proven to be an excellent way for students to develop a research project for their senior honors thesis and writing capstone.
University College of London Institute of Archaeology
In 1985, a one-to-one agreement was signed between the faculty from the Department of Anthropology and the Institute of Archaeology at the University College-London (UCL), and the associated faculty at Washington University. Each year UCL has agreed to accept the nominations of five Washington University undergraduates from our Program for either a semester or a year course-exchange, and usually accepts up to ten. All academic work done by Washington University students under the auspices of UCL is accepted as the equivalent of credit earned in St. Louis.
This agreement is in addition to, or outside of, the general Semester Abroad agreements that Washington University has with many foreign universities. Our UCL program is particularly advantageous for students interested in European and Old World archaeological studies. Application forms are available through the regular College Office for Study Abroad.
College Year in Athens Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
Archaeology majors with a particular interest in classical archaeology and in the ancient Mediterranean will want to investigate two attractive semester or year-abroad programs. The College Year in Athens program offers a full range of courses on ancient Greece, including ancient languages, and several offerings in archaeological studies.
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (often called only “The Centro”) offers a program whose core is the study of the ancient history and monuments of Rome.
For further information of either of these programs , contact Prof. Susan Rotroff or Prof. Robert Lamberton in the Department of Classics. Again, standard W.U. Study Abroad application forms need to be filled out.