Study abroad

Students during a field school

Students get real, hands-on learning opportunities during field schools abroad.

Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project 2014

Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project.

UVic students racing at ancient Olympia, Greece

UVic students racing at ancient Olympia, Greece.

Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project student excavators 2014

Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project student excavators.

UVic in Greece 2014, Kato Zakro

UVic students in Kato Zakro, Greece.

UVic in Greece and Turkey 2012, Mycenae

UVic students in Mycenae, Greece and Turkey.

UVic in Greece and Turkey 2011, Assos

UVic students in Assos, Greece and Turkey

UVic in Greece 2007, Athens

UVic students in Greece, Athens.

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Excavations in Spain; ancient Roman site Ilduro

Greek and Roman Studies Study Abroad Opportunities:

We offer two types of study abroad courses:

  • Semester in Greece 2021
  • GRS 495 is a Practicum in Archaeology that offers students the opportunity to experience work on an active archaeological research project. There are two sections offered in GRS 495:
  • (1) Greece: project is at the Greek site of ancient Eleon in central Boeotia, co-directed by Professor Brendan Burke;
  • (2) Spain: project is at the Roman site of ancient Ilduro (Cabrera de Mar) in Catalonia, Spain, directed by Professor Alejandro Sinner. 

Interested students should contact the about study abroad opportunities. Applications dates and details will vary by year and program.


Semester in Greece 2021

 

Program Overview:  January to March 2021 in GREECE

Estimated program cost $6300, including shared hostel at Canadian Institute in Greece for 3 months; transportation within Greece and Turkey – metro, bus, ferry; museum pass for free entry to sites and museums; hotels w/ breakfast outside Athens. 

Additional costs: Overseas airfare to Athens and UVic tuition (same as if taking courses at UVic, 7.5 units; transferable for non-UVic students). Students make travel arrangements independently. Group meets in Athens.

UVic courses offered:

  • GRS 361 Aegean Bronze Age (1.5 units)
  • GRS 395 Classical Studies Abroad (3.0 units)
  • GRS 462 Archaeology of Athens (1.5 units)
  • GRS 482A Seminar in Greek Archaeology (1.5 units).

No Pre-requisites, however, GRS/Classics Major or minor recommended and third-year standing is preferred.

Application, Waiver, and Deposit ($1000 refundable) due October 15, 2020

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Brendan Burke (bburke@uvic.ca).

Possible Funding Sources:

One World International Scholarship (OWIS)

To Apply to Student International Activities Fund (SIAF):

  • Fill out the application including your personal information and budget; identify references https://www.uvic.ca/international/outbound-students/funding/siaf.php
  • Write a 2-3-page, 12 pt. font paper on your program, resources and funding towards your program, and your motivation and predicted outcomes of you program
  • Submit the application to the Global Engagement Office (University Centre B202) or online as a single PDF at world@uvic.ca

The potential award for the SIAF is $500 and for the OWIS is $1000-$3500

Department of Greek and Roman Studies – Margareta von Rudloff Travel Assistance Fund:

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies invites applications for awards from The Margareta von Rudloff Travel Assistance Fund. The funding for this award comes from an endowment generously provided by Mrs. Margareta von Rudloff of Victoria, the income of which is dedicated to supporting travel needs for graduate or senior undergraduate students taking their degrees in Greek and Roman Studies, by providing funds to deliver papers at conferences, to participate in special academic programs or archaeological excavations, or to visit libraries, museums, and classical sites.  A limited amount of funds will be available

 Faculty of Humanities – refer questions to the Associate Dean Academic humsada@uvic.ca

  • Humanities Undergraduate Research Travel Award
  • Elias Mandel Award for Study Abroad in the Humanities.

 Highlights include:

Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Crete, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Corfu among many other places.