Study Abroad

Study Abroad Opportunities in Middle Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

A year-length, semester-length, or a summer-length program, whether closer to home or abroad, can supplement and expand your Arabic or Classics major. Programs focusing on language, culture, or (for Classical studies) archaeological fieldwork are possible, as are relevant museum internships. MEAMS also has its first ever study-abroad course, Ancient Italy in Context, currently offered on a biannual basis in the summer (see below). As you explore off-campus study at home or abroad, we recommend that you talk with a member of the MEAMS faculty to help you choose the best program. Please also meet with the undergraduate director in order to make sure that academic credit earned in your chosen program can be applied to your major. This is especially important for pre-approval of credit recognition and credit transfers.
Arabic Study Abroad Opportunities

Classical Studies Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Opportunities in Arabic

Students interested in summer Arabic language programs should consult with a member of the Arabic faculty or with the Undergraduate Director.






Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Potential Funding Opportunities for Arabic Programs

Check out the Scholarships and Financial Aid information page from Binghamton University's Office of International Education & Global Initiatives. Meet with them for further help and make note of deadlines.

Study Abroad Opportunities in Classics

Semester or Summer Programs

  • Ancient Italy in Context, BU’s own study abroad course, taught in Rome, Pompeii, Ostia, and environs. It is a four-week course, taught in 2018, (cancelled for 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to the pandemic).
    • The class will be offered this year from June 5th- 30th, 2023. Please talk to the course professor, Dr. Hilary Becker, for more information!  Students from other institutions are also welcome.
    • The application deadline is February 5, 2023.
    • For a student testimonial for Ancient Italy in Context, see here. For more information, also see the program page.
  • College Year in Athens (fall, spring, and two intensive summer sessions). Scholarships are offered.
  • Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (The Centro). (Fall and spring). A number of scholarships are offered.
  • Binghamton University partners with Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM), who have campuses in Rome, Florence, and Tuscania. While this experience is not exclusively focused on Classical studies (like CYA or the Centro), they often offer Classics-themed courses.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • The ASCSA Summer Sessions are relevant for advanced undergraduate students who are intent on further study in Classical studies. The ASCSA offers a range of Summer Session fellowships.

Archaeological Field Schools

To find an archaeological field school, check out the Archaeological Institute of America’s database Fieldwork Opportunities. Please talk to Professor Hilary Becker about fieldwork projects. 

Study Closer to Home

A range of Classics opportunities is possible within the United States. Interning at a museum to work with Classical and Near Eastern collections (whether at Binghamton University’s Art Museum or elsewhere) might be possible. Talk to Professor Hilary Becker about possibilities and make sure to apply in time.

Potential Funding Opportunities for Classics Programs

Check out the Scholarships and Financial Aid information page from Binghamton University's Office of International Education & Global Initiatives. Meet with them for further help and make note of deadlines.

The Saul and Ruth Levin Educational Enrichment Grant: This grant, awarded annually each fall, is intended to help support classics-related educational experiences for Classics majors. That can include study abroad. Follow the link to learn more and to read about past experiences.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship, Archaeological Institute of America. Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1,000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations.

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship for a field school in Jordan, American Center for Archaeological Research (ACOR). Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens. Deadline: February 1st 

Fieldwork Fellowship, The Etruscan Foundation: The Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship is designed to support participation in field schools or archaeological fieldwork at Etruscan and indigenous sites of non-Greek Italy from the Neolithic through the 1st Century BCE. The Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship carries an award of $2,000. The fellowship is intended to support all travel, meals, lodging and ancillary materials for the fellow Etruscan   Foundation member. Recipients are expected to seek other sources of funding for all additional research expenses. The Etruscan Foundation Fellow will be expected to satisfy the terms of the award. All applicants must be members of The Etruscan Foundation.

Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) - E. Adelaide Hahn Rome/Athens Scholarship: In honor of E. Adelaide Hahn, one or two awards of up to $5000 will be made toward the cost of study at the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) or the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Applicants must be current CAAS members at the time of application. Preference will be given to members with longevity, pre-college teachers, graduate students, and those who have not previously received this award, with priority given to those who live and work in the CAAS region.

Scholarship winners are expected to report on their summer study experience at the CAAS annual meeting in October. For additional information please see the CAAS website or contact Stephen Ogumah, Chair of the Hahn Scholarship Committee, at the following email address: