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Classics Undergraduate Travel Award

The Classics Department is offering two travel awards to be used between June 2024 & June 2025. The award amount of up to $2,000 may be used for any program that focuses on the Greek or Latin language, including pedagogy and/or oral Greek/Latin; Greek or Roman literature, history or culture; or Greek or Roman art, architecture and archaeology, including participation in excavations.


This award is made possible through the generous support of alumni & friends of the Classics Department


All full-time students who have declared a major or minor in Classics are eligible to apply for this award. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to Classics majors.


Please submit the following items collected into a single PDF to Ariana Traill, Chair, Committee on Honors and Awards ( by the deadlines of February 15, 2024 (1st Round) & April 1, 2024 (2nd Round). The winners will be notified on or before March 1, 2024 (1st Round) & April 15, 2024 (2nd Round). The award will be announced formally at the Classics Awards Ceremony at the I-Hotel Technology Room on Friday, May 10, 2024 from 4:00-6:00PM. To get to the I-Hotel from LCLB, take the 10W GOLD Bus from the stop at the intersection of Goodwin & Gregory in front of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house & get off at the intersection of First & St. Mary's on the Northwest corner.

  1. Identify your proposed program with links to relevant information.
  2. Briefly describe yourself and your academic interests and the benefits you expect to gain from participating in this program (300-500 words).
  3. Please submit a budget for this program, including estimates for essential expenses such as tuition, travel, lodging and meals.
  4. Please submit a current resume, including work experience, campus and community activities, high/school/university honors and awards. A phone number can be helpful but is not required.
  5. Please submit a PDF of your academic transcript.
  6. Do you qualify for financial aid or a Pell grant? Please provide documentation, as special consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.

Awards will be made on the basis of the merits of the plan of study, academic performance in Classics courses, and financial need. All funds will be paid in the form of reimbursements, via your student account.

Sample Classics Study Abroad Opportunities 2023-2024

Faculty-lead short-term program in Athens

Illinois in Athens

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Seminars
The Archaeology of Caves in Greece: Cult and Life through the Ages
Locating Ancient Gender and Sexuality

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Agora Excavation Volunteers program

American University in Rome, Summer I program

Balkan Heritage Field School

Berkley Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology Field School

College Year in Athens

Conventicula (online Latin immersion workshops)

Cosa (Italy) Excavations Field Season

Greek Studies On Site, Ancient Greek Mythology

Greek Studies On Site, Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context

Harvard Summer Program in Greece

Hellenic Education Research Center (run by the Archaeological Service of the Greek Ministry of Culture)

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici

Paideia Institute

Poggio Civitate (Italy) Field School

San Gemini Preservation Studies

UCLA Travel Study, Classics and History: Exploring Ancient Rome

UCLA Travel Study, History: Ancient Greece

University of Bologna, Summer School in Classical Languages


Tallulah Trezevant attended the Santa Susana Archaeological Project in Redondo, Portugal, Summer, 2023

Annalise Hart attended the Santa Susana Archaeological Project in Redondo, Portugal, Summer, 2023

Lily Lisnic attended the Incoronata Field School in Southern Italy, Summer 2023

Nicola D'Andrea attended the Lorenzo di Medici Summer Program in Florence, Summer, 2022

Tallulah Trezevant attended the Santa Susana Archaeological Project in Redondo, Portugal, Summer, 2022

No award presented in 2021 or 2020

Alexander Augustynski attended the ASCSA Summer Seminar in Summer, 2019

Sneha Adusumilli attended the Poggio Civitate Excavation in Summer, 2018

Nina Hopkins attended the Poggio Civitate Excavation in Summer, 2017

Hephestion Bolaris attended the 2016 Accademia Vivarium Novum Summer School in Rome

James Stark attended the 2015 American Academy in Rome Classical Summer School

Audrey Majors attended the 2014 Summer Living Latin in Rome Program


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