colosseum1newA recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Colby is among the top colleges and universities in the nation in the percentage of students studying abroad. Students can elect to spend one semester in their junior year in another country. Many majors in Classics or Classical Civilization have taken advantage of the opportunity to study in Greece or Italy. There are various programs in each country that are specially designed for American students. The Classics Department advises interested students in the selection of a program suited to their needs. In Athens, the cradle of Western democracy, and the birthplace of Greek Tragedy and Plato’s Academy, Colby students can further their studies while familiarizing themselves with the Acropolis and the Agora. In Rome, they can continue to pursue the ideals of a classical education while visiting the sites that for centuries witnessed triumphs over distant peoples.

For the College Year at Athens, visit

For the The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, visit