Study Abroad

Opportunities for Studies Abroad and Archaeological Field Work

Rice is a Institutional Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS), and the Beaver College Center for Education Abroad. Students in the major are encouraged to study in these programs.

Rice University offers foreign study opportunities to undergraduates via programs in Italy, Greece, England, Japan, Germany,Bulgaria and more! AMC majors will want to check out the Rice Affiliate program ICCS (see listing above) which involves a full-year or semester program in Rome, Italy. Or check out the Beaver program (see listing above) for study in Italy or Greece.

Need-based financial aid is available, as well as merit scholarships, to qualified applicants. Visit the Study Abroad office located at the Ley Student Center to pick up a Study Abroad handbook, or click here to learn more about Rice's Study Abroad program.

Studying abroad not only provides excellent language training and a unique undergraduate education -- it gives you a perspective on the world and a richness to your personal life that few experiences can match.

Charles Garside AMC Summer Travel Grant

AMC Summer ResearchA gift from Bruce Dunlevie ’79 to the Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (AMC) Program will allow AMC majors to participate in summer archaeological excavations at sites all over the world. AMC students have previously excavated at sites in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and Mongolia, to name a few. The gift from Mr. Dunlevie, a Humanities Advisory Board member who studied English and History at Rice, is named in memory of Charles Garside, one of the most influential professors of late Medieval and early Renaissance history.

“Receiving hands-on field training under expert guidance abroad is a fundamental complement to the academic training our students receive in the classroom at Rice, and is often singled out by our graduates as one of the most formative experiences of their undergraduate careers,” said Sophie Crawford-Brown, assistant professor of Art History and program director. “Thanks to Bruce Dunlevie’s unstinting support, AMC students will continue to be part of exciting new discoveries across the globe.”

Archaeological Field Work

The ASOR Committee on Archaeological Policy Affiliated Projects


The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin 


The American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria (ARCS)