Student Opportunities

Dig Tel Kabri

The GW team at a dig in Tel Kabri

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.

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Classical Studies major Eve Svoboda standing outside the GW Textile Museum

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. 

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Study Abroad

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.

  • GW Office for Study Abroad: The GW office promotes the academic, personal, professional and intercultural development of students before, during and after their study abroad experiences.
  • College Year in Athens: This excellent program offers summer, semester and year-long opportunities to study ancient Greek and Mediterranean civilizations in Athens. Equivalents of Greek 1001 and above and Latin 2002 and above offered. Contact Eric Cline or Elise Friedland for details on applying.
  • American School of Classical Studies in Athens: This competitive program is designed for advanced classical and near eastern studies majors. Attendees are expected to have taken ancient Greek for at least one but preferably two to three years.
  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic: The association maintains a comprehensive list of Arabic programs overseas. Their list is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as endorsement of any such programs. Students should contact the GW Office for Study Abroad and Mohssen Esseesy as soon as they identify a program of study overseas.
  • Sijal Institute: The Sijal Institute offers intensive programs for students interested in learning Arabic in Jordan, including virtual options.