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Study Abroad

Department of Classical Studies


Travel to Greece and Italy with Classical Studies!

Did you know that more than 40 percent of Millsaps students spend time abroad? The Department of Classical Studies embraces an education in Greco-Roman antiquity that transcends the traditional classroom. Each summer, we offer a 4-credit coursein either Greece or Rome taught by a member of the Millsaps department of Classical Studies. Each courses counts toward the culture requirements for the Classical Studies major or minors.

In the summer of 2011, Dr. Sypniewski will teach CLST 2410: Study Abroad in Italy (4 credit hours).  Our topic will be "Public Places and Private Spaces in the Roman World."  Learn about the ancient Romans through their art, architecture, and literature while studying on-site in Rome and the Bay of Naples. In Rome, we will visit all of the major ancient monuments and modern museums of the Eternal City. Using Sorrento as our home base in the Bay of Naples, we'll visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Villa Oplontis and Castellammare di Stabia.

Students from the 2009 Roman Legacy Field Study course in the streets of Ancient Pompeii.
(Catherine Scott, Victoria Romano and Brandi Buckler)

The program cost is $4300. This covers tuition and fees and includes all ground transportation (trains, shuttles, buses and funicular), hotels (Rome and Sorrento), museum and site entrances, breakfasts and some group meals. Airfare, your remaining meals, and personal purchases are not covered. Eligible students may apply for a Robinson Fellowship to help pay the program costs. We will depart from the US on May 15th and return on June 1st. You do not have to leave from Jackson but should plan on meeting the group in Atlanta for our flight to Rome.

A view of the Bay of Naples from the harbor in Sorrento, the picturesque sea-side town will stay in May 23 to May 30.

See the Millsaps Study Abroad Program for more programs and scholarship opportunities.