Study Abroad

Study the Classics Abroad

The Classics department encourages our majors to take advantage of all the educational opportunities available to them, including the Berkeley Study Abroad program.  You can gain valuable experience by living abroad, and achieve a broader perspective on classical literature, history, and culture by studying this material in a new context.  There are options for studying Classics across the globe.

Since many students want to study abroad but are concerned about fulfilling their major requirements, we have compiled this list of classes from many campuses that are pre-approved as substitutes for specific classes in our curriculum.  If you want to study at a campus that is not listed here, or want to take a different course at one of these campuses, please contact us and we may be able to approve it in advance.  Cassandra Dunn (cassandrajj [at] berkeley.edu (subject: Classics%20Study%20Abroad) ) and the faculty advisers for undergraduates are available to answer questions and to help you plan your course of study.

Pre-Approved Study Abroad Opportunities

UC Center, Rome
Location: Rome, Italy

  • Classics 106 - Ancient Romans (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Classics 103 - Ancient Roman Art (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Classics 115S - Ancient Roman Civilization (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • History 102 - Rome and Renaissance Literature (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Italian 40)
  • Art History 105 (Rome Through the Ages Program) - Renaissance Art in Rome (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 161)
  • Art History 105 (When in Rome Program) - Rome City of Museum (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Art History 106 - Rome: Baroque (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 170)
  • Art History 140 -  Medieval Rome (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 156A)

King’s College London
Location: London, England

  • Classics 24A - Introduction to Ancient History (1200-600 BC) (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 41)
  • Classics 51 - Intro to Latin Literature (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 10B)
  • Classics 75A - Intro to Greek Literature (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 10A)
  • Classics 80 - Classical Culture: An Introduction (Berkeley Equivalent Course: R44)
  • Classics 104A - Art & Archaeology of Ancient Greece (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 17A)
  • Classics 106 - The Late Roman World, AD 377-425 (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Classics 116A - From Sulla to Caesar: The Fall of the Roman Republic (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 106A)
  • Classics 117 - Pompeii: History and Society (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 175D)
  • Classics 120 - Virgil’s Aeneid (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Classics 124 - Museums of London (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 15A)
  • Classics 134 - Early Greece from Troy to Marathon (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 105A)
  • Classics 140 - Art and Empire: The Legacy of Byzantium (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 156A)
  • Latin 15Y - Introductory Latin (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Latin 1)
  • Art History 104B - Art & Archaeology of Rome (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 17B)

University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Religious Studies 113 - Introduction New Testament Greek (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Greek 105)
  • Anthropology 121 - Bronze Age Civilizations of the Near East and Greece (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 10B)
  • Near Eastern Studies 124 - Islamic History: The Formation of the Islamic World (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Near Eastern Studies 147)

University of Bologna
Location: Bologna, Italy

  • Classics 170 - Ancient Christian Literature (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Latin 100 - Latin Language (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Latin 100)
  • History 172 - History of the Roman Empire (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 106)
  • Art History 122 - Medieval Art History (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 51)
  • Art History 127 - Archeology and History of Roman Art (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 170D)
  • Art History 147 - Archaeology and History of the Art of the Middle Ages (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 151)
  • Anthropology 186B - Egyptology (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Near Eastern Studies 10

University of Otago
Location: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

  • Classics 15 - Greek Mythology (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 28)
  • Classics 18 - Classical Art and Archeology of Heros, Gods, and Men (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 41)
  • Classics 123 - Fantasies, Phobias, and Families in Graeco-Roman Myth (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)

University of Cape Town
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

  • Classics 10 - Word Power (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 50)
  • Classics 101 - Roman Society and Law (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 10B)
  • Classics 104 - Rome: Literature and Empire (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 10B)
  • Classics 156 - Sex from Sappho to Cyber (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 161)

Lund University
Location: Lund, Sweden

  • History 117 - Barbarians and Romans (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 100AP)
  • History 122 - Viking Age Scandinavia (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Scandinavian 123)
  • History 129 - The Roman Empire (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 17B/History 106B)

University of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Australia

  • Classics 40 - Myth, Art, and Empire: Greece and Rome (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics R44)
  • Classics 112 - Classical Mythology (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 28)
  • Art History 103 - The Medieval Image: Art and Culture (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 51)

Peking University
Location: Beijing, China

  • History 114B - Ancient Chinese History (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 116)
  • History 116 - The History of Early Chinese Empire (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 116)

University of Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen, The Kingdom of Denmark

University College London
Location: London, England

  • History 105A - Understanding the Early Mesopotamian (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Near Eastern Studies 105A)

University College Dublin
Location: Dublin, Ireland

  • Classics 130 - The Oedipus Myth (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)

Utrecht University
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

  • History 17 - Introduction to Ancient History (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 4A)

University College Utrecht
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Classics 30 - Ancient Literature and History (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics R44)

Complutense University of Madrid
Location: Madrid, Spain

  • Classics 110 - Greek Mythology (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 28)
  • Classics 125 - Culture and Society in Ancient Greece (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 10A)
  • History 105 - Civilizations of Egypt and Near East (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Near Eastern Studies 15/18)

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Location: Santiago, Chile

  • History 106 - Themes of Ancient History (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 106B)
  • Art History 111 - Pre Columbian Art (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History of Art 188A)

University of Bristol
Location: Bristol, England

  • Classics 103 - Hellenistic World (Berkeley Equivalent Course: History 105B)
  • Classics 135 - The Trojan War in Ancient Literature (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 34)
  • Classics 143 - Epic (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 34)
  • Classics 146 - Myth and History in Fifth-Century Athens (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 130)
  • Latin 13A - Latin Language Level A1 (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Latin 1)
  • Latin 13B - Latin Language Level A2 (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Latin 2)

Yonsei University
Location: Seoul, South Korea

  • Classics 50 - Greek Mythology (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Classics 28)

University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

  • History 110 - The Vikings in Europe and Beyond (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Scandinavian 123)
  • History 131 - Celtic Civilization 1B: Celtic Peoples in the Medieval World (Berkeley Equivalent Course: Celtic 128)