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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; Delphi, Greece; Heraklion, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Marseille, France; Mycenae, Greece; Naples, Italy; Olympia, Greece; Pompeii, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
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  • Program Sponsor: Academic Studies Abroad 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Archaeology, Architectural History, Art, Art History, Arts, Classical Studies, Culture, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Religion/Theology
Program Type: study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Program: Direct
Program Description:
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J-Term (II) The Mediterranean Basin
You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad. 

Once you arrive you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes and social events.

ASA programs include excursions, housing, meals, cell phones, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
An exciting academic and cultural experience in France, Italy, and Greece that promotes visual literacy in the history of art and archaeology, as well as philosophical literature from the Mediterranean Basin from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. This program will cultivate strong research and critical thinking skills and develops students’ abilities to synthesize cultural, historical, political and social information as it bears upon the visual arts. The academic component consists of a series of on-site studies made by academic experts from IAU, in addition to local guides and experts in the fields of history, art history and archaeology.

Cities/Sites Visited: Florence, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Athens, Mycenia, Olympia, Delphi, Pont du Gard, Glanum, Arles.

Students on J-Term B will take the same interdisciplinary class and may earn 3 credits for one of the following courses, of their choosing:

Art History 385: From Antiquity to the Renaissance – Classical Art and Architecture
Cross Cultural Studies 385: Cultural Identities in Mediterranean Europe
Religious Studies 385: From Polytheism to Monotheism: the Early Christian Period in Italy and Greece
History 385: Ancient to Renaissance Mediterranean Cultural History
Archaeology 385: Greek and Roman Archaeology
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process." Ashley Grewe – University of Minnesota, Duluth