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Davidson College - Classics Semester Abroad
Multiple, Multiple (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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No Class Eligibility: 02 - Sophmore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior
Program Description:

Davidson College Classics

Program Overview
DC_ClassicsThe Department of Classics offers a traveling program, taught by a member of the Department and devoted to the study of classical antiquity. The group spends the entire spring semester visiting selected archaeological sites and museums in Greece, Turkey, and Italy. Group travel is the rule, but spring vacation provides an opportunity for independent travel in the Mediterranean region. The program ends in Europe, so participants who wish may travel further on their own. Selected students for this program must also participate in a full day/evening team building exercise on a TBA Saturday in the fall (probably early November).

The program consists of the following courses:
1. CLA 250 Mythology & Representations of Divinity
2. CLA 254 Narratives of the Ancient World
3. CLA 257 Greek and Roman art and architecture (ART 232)
4. CLA 258 Greek and Roman archaeology

CLA 250 fulfills the core requirement in Liberal Studies. CLA 254 fulfills the core requirement in Literature and CLA 257 (ART 232) fulfills the core requirement in Fine Arts.

Housing and Meals
Participants will stay in hotels throughout the semester. Accommodations vary and might be in doubles, triples or (occasionally) quads.  It depends on the gender balance. Breakfasts are generally, but not always, included. Some meals are included in the program fee. Students will be responsible for additional meals.

Admission Requirements
Students with sophomore, junior, or senior status may apply. Classics majors are not necessarily given preference in the selection process. We can take a maximum of 16 students.

The criteria for selection are:
(1) demonstrated seriousness of academic purpose,
(2) diversity of interests, and
(3) social traits likely to help make a delightfully memorable experience out of seventeen strenuous weeks of living in intimate contact with sixteen other individuals in an academically and physically rigorous program that is constantly on the move.

Contact Information
Professor Jeanne Neumann
Phone:  704-894-2400

Visa Warning: Passports must be surrendered as part of the visa application process. Since it may take up to 90 days to receive a visa and have your passport returned to you, participating in consecutive study abroad programs in different countries, particularly between summer and fall, may be problematic or impossible.

Davidson College and consulate staffers cannot guarantee that a visa will be granted by a foreign government in any circumstance or in any time frame. International students should schedule a consultation with International Student Advisor, Bea Cornett, to discuss their visa status.

Davidson College reserves the right to cancel or modify part or all of a study abroad program should changing circumstances make it necessary to do so. In cases where the college has security concerns, the program director and the Dean Rusk Program Director will gather information and make a recommendation to the Dean of Faculty. The dean will take his decision to the president, who retains ultimate authority to decide whether or not a particular Davidson-sponsored trip should proceed.

Davidson admits qualified students without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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