Study Abroad


classicsWhy Study Abroad?

We encourage Classics students to study abroad. Living in the lands where the Greeks and Romans themselves lived activates and solidifies knowledge gained in Classics courses. At the same time it allows students to broaden their cultural horizons as they enter more fully into the world of classical scholarship, which is a uniquely international and intercultural endeavor.


Most UC Davis students who study abroad do so through the many options offered by the UC Davis Education Abroad Program [EAP]. Around the world, the EAP has developed study-abroad opportunities that mesh seamlessly with normal University curricula, fees, and financial aid so that students can attend classes in other countries with no disruption to their normal course of study. They can take advantage of year-abroad, quarter-abroad, and summer-abroad programs.

With a bit more planning and advising, students also can attend non-UC Davis programs. There are many choices. Moreover, the University of California maintains a membership in the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, and an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. These two institutions are the premier places for classics students from United States colleges and universities to study abroad.


If you want further information, please speak to or email any Classics instructor. We're even happy to introduce you to students who have already studied abroad so that you can get a better idea what to expect. For information about study abroad options, stop by the UC Davis Study Abroad Office located at 207 3rd St., Suite 130 in Davis or call (530) 297-4633.

Please check out the Classics Major Advising page on the EAC website also look over the UCEAP articulation grid which lists Classics courses previously taken by UCEAP students:  UCEAP STUDY ABROAD COURSE ARTICULATION FOR CLA-GRK-LAT


UC Davis Study Abroad Program

UC Davis Summer Abroad

UC Davis Summer Abroad programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All of our programs are built around UC Davis courses and are led by UC Davis faculty. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 18-30 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Davis Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other US institutions.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (administered by Duke University)

Course Articulation

Click here to view a searchable database of identified courses.