Summer Program in Athens and Nafplio

The College of William & Mary’s Department of Classical Studies has established an intensive three-week summer program in Ancient Greek Studies, focused on Athens and Nafplio. Students visit archaeological sites, and study monuments and works of art of classical antiquity in their original setting.


During the program, approximately two weeks are devoted to excursions to sites within Athens and the surrounding area. The rest of the time is spent in Nafplio, and other places of interest such as Delphi, Olympia and others, visiting sites and museums. Get more information.

All students will earn a total of 6 credits for the program.  Students will take CLCV 489: The Ancient City, an on-site course in Greece (for 4 credits). Course requirements will include the completion of assigned readings, site reports, a journal and a final exam or essay. The second course, CLCV 494: Undergraduate Research Abroad in Classical Studies, is for 2 credits and will involve writing a research paper on a topic of student interest relating to Greece. There is the option to take up to 2 additional credits for CLCV 494 for an addtional cost.  If selected for participation by faculty, students may also add the research symposium in the following fall for an additional 1 credit. Students electing to take the additional credits can earn up to an additional 3 credits for a total of up to 9 credits in the program. Grades will appear on W&M transcripts and will be included in GPA calculations.

During our sojourn at Nafplio, our Program is kindly hosted by Harvard University's  Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece.

Please note that this program runs alternately with the Rome/Pompeii program on odd numbered years.