Greece Foreign Study Program

The academic focus of the Greek foreign study program is the archeology, art and history of Greece. The classroom consists of dozens of archeological sites, some actually in the process of being excavated, and numerous museums housing some of the world's finest collections of ancient Classical art. Extensive traveling familiarizes the student not only with Greece's past but also with its present, its people and landscape. 


  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
  • Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
  • Lodging Options: Hotel, Pensione, Traveling Enrollment: 15
  • Course of Study: FSP

In major cities, hotel accommodations are arranged for the group. While traveling, students typically stay in small hotels. Students are responsible for their own meals.

Dates / Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Faculty Director

2017 Paul Christesen and Julie Hruby


Coursework consists of quizzes, short papers, and oral reports as well as text and image contributions to a program-based Web site. Since no library is readily available, students will learn how to go about analyzing works of art, complexes of architecture, or topographical and historical problems through on-site observation.

  • Classical Studies 30.90: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
  • Classical Studies 30.91: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
  • Classical Studies 31.90: Ancient History: Study Abroad


The more academic preparation done ahead of time, the more rewarding the experience abroad tends to be; while three courses, to be chosen from a list below, are required as prerequisites for the Greek program, students are urged to take even more of these if they can fit them into their schedules. Classics majors normally account for only about half of the enrollment. Occasionally students will participate in the Greek program in the spring, find a job on an excavation during the summer, and then enroll in the Classics Department's Roman program in the fall for a full nine months of classical archeology on site in the Mediterranean.  A grade of B- or better in any three of the following courses:

  • Classical Studies 6:  Introduction to Classical Archaeology
  • Classical Studies 14: Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Classical Studies 15: Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Kings
  • Classical Studies 20: Greek Prehistoric Archaeology: The Emergence of Civilization in the Aegean
  • Classical Studies 21: From Disaster to Triumph: Greek Archaeology from the Destruction of Mycenae to the Persian Wars
  • Classical Studies 22: Greek Classical Archaeology: City-States and Pan-hellenic Sanctuaries
  • Greek 11:  Modern Greek 1 (or its equivalent)

 Students must consult with the Director of Greek Foreign Study in planning their prerequisite courses. Students are urged to make application in advance to plan for the prerequisite courses. Under special circumstances and with the consent of the program director, Art History 21 or 22 (The Art of Greece I or II), CLST 11 (Topics in Greek and Roman Social and Economic History), or CLST 19 (Methods and Theory in Ancient History),  may be counted as one of the three prerequisite courses. NOTE:  Students will be expected to have elementary reading and speaking knowledge of Modern Greek. 

Tuition & Fees

 The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.