Our majors are always looking for ways to broaden their horizons outside the bounds of Luther, and we certainly encourage it. There are numerous opportunities both in the U.S. and overseas to gain more knowledge of this complex and ever-changing field of study. Below are summaries and links to those programs to which we have sent students over the past few years.
The Kenchreai Cemetery Project, directed by Joseph Rife of Vanderbilt University and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Each year Professor Rife takes undergraduate students with him to this Roman harbor city near the ancient city of Corinth, southwest of Athens, Greece. Each year, Luther’s Classics Department, now a partner of the project, sends students to gain valuable archaeological experience first-hand.
The mission of the Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, D.C.) is to bring together a variety of research and teaching interests centering on Hellenic civilization. The Summer Internship Program offers students the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C.
The Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB) of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The AIA’s AFOB is the first place to look for archaeological field-schools designed especially for undergraduate student participation. Have you ever wanted to dig on a biblical site in Israel? Or a Greek Bronze Age citadel? Or a Roman shipwreck in Turkey? An Etruscan temple in Italy? This is your first place to search.