You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.
Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad. We are happy to speak with you to discuss ways you can maximize your experience in your host country. 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.
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, social events and optional language partners.
ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, 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.
"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
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
"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."