Study Abroad & Other Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

  • Students at Argos
  • Students at Mycenae
  • Students at Palestrina
  • Students at the Parthenon with Prof. Mata Dova, photo by Ariane Cernius
  • Students at Olympia


Many opportunities are available to both undergraduate and graduate students (unless otherwise noted). Check program websites carefully for eligibility. Graduate students should also see the Funding for Graduate Students page for opportunities exclusive to graduate students and more detailed information.

Undergraduate students should see Harvard's Office of International Education for general information on study abroad, as well as listings of programs and important deadlines. Students may earn credit not only for programs affiliated with the College, but also non-affiliated programs that are approved for credit. Lists of both affiliated and approved term-time and summer programs are maintained by the Office of International Education. Credit for programs that are not already approved may be granted by student petition to the Office of International Education. Undergraduates should discuss questions of Classics concentration or secondary field credit for coursework taken abroad with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (classicsDUS@fas.harvard.edu).

In addition to the opportunities below, undergraduate students should consult the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. The following are popular programs for students of the Classics:

Classics Department Funding: Charles P. Segal Fellowships for Reseach and Travel

  • Department fellowships are available for Classics concentrators (sophomores and juniors only) and graduate students to pursue research related to the discipline. Students are asked to seek funding outside the department before applying for Segal funds. The maximum award is $4,000; preference is given to first-time applicants. There is a limited amount of funding and not all proposals will be funded in competitive years. Research is usually conducted in the summer, and is often preliminary to a senior thesis for undergraduate students, or advanced projects for graduates students. (If you are interested in funding for a time period other than summer, please contact Teresa Wu.) Recipients write about their experiences in the department newsletter, Nota Bene. Students can peruse previous issues for examples of past projects. Applications require a statement of purpose, a detailed budget, and two letters of recommendation from faculty (consisting of at least one substantial paragraph). Applications are typically due in early March. Please contact Department Administrator, Teresa Wu, with questions.

Term-time Programs for Undergraduates

Spring Break Trips for Undergraduates

  • Harvard Alumni Association—Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trips
  • Classical Studies 112: Regional Study
    • Undergraduate Classics Concentrators in the Classical Civilizations/Ancient History tracks are required to take a course, Classical Studies 112: Regional Study, that involves a spring break trip as part of its curriculum. Currently, the destination of this course is Sicily. Concentrators in the Languages and Literatures track or in Languages and Literatures and an allied field, as well as students completing a secondary field in Classics, can enroll as space permits.

Summer Internships

Summer Programs

Undergraduates wishing to do an intensive summer course in Greek or Latin should consult our preceptor, Dr. Ivy Livingston, about existing options. 

Postgraduate Funding: the Arthur Deloraine Corey Fellowship

The Arthur Deloraine Corey Fellowship provides partial support for postgraduate study in a classics-related discipline at institutions in the UK and in other European countries. Recipients of the fellowship are selected by the faculty of the Department of the Classics. A brief letter of application and a concise budget are required from each candidate. Interested students should contact the current Director of Undergraduate Studies. Note that students should secure admission at an institution before seeking Corey funding.

Other Funding and Resources