Students are invited to join digs at Tel Kabri, which represents one of the only opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean to excavate a Middle Bronze Age Canaanite palace. The summer field school offers a three-credit course in methods and techniques in field archaeology through the University of Haifa, which can be transferred back to many other international institutions.
Visit the Columbian College's Anthropology Department website for details on Tel Kabri, past trips and how to apply to a future dig.
CNELC students frequently intern at Washington, D.C., institutions including National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, Dumbarton Oaks and the Middle East Institute. Others benefit from GW’s relationships with the School Without Walls (where some alumni have gone on to teach full time) as well as the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
At The Textile Museum in particular, past students have conducted research that has been incorporated into exhibition label copy and catalogs, researched and written educational materials that appear on iPads in the galleries and helped write grant proposals that support new research on specific textile genres in the museum's collections.
Classical Studies major Eve Svoboda interned at The GW Museum and Textile Museum.
In addition to opportunities to work on archaeological digs like Tel Kabri, students with interests in classical studies have a variety of opportunities to study abroad in programs throughout the Mediterranean. GW and other external institutions offer abroad programs relevant to CNELC students.
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