Greco-Roman & Roman-Greco

The Greco-Roman and Roman-Greco programs are one of a kind offerings which have been a part of study abroad at CSB/SJU for more than 30 years.  These programs offer students an opportunity to study in two monumental cities: Athens,  the cradle of western art, philosophy and democratic ideals, and Rome, the heart of antiquity, western art and civilization. Each city offers thousands of facets of art, culture, politics and modern life to explore.

One-half of the students and a faculty director will begin their journey in Athens, Greece, while the other half begins in Rome, Italy. Half-way through the program, the two groups switch sites to continue their learning together.

Program Highlights

  • The Greco-Roman & Roman-Greco programs offer a whirl-wind of activity in two major European capitals.
  • History comes to life as students learn about the literature, art, theology and history of these cities and then visit the sites where the history was made.
  • Major excursions to Florence, Subiaco, Pompeii, Olympia, and Delphi, along with many day trips, are included in the experience.


The focus of this two-site program is the study of classical art, history, religion and literature in Athens and Rome. All courses are offered exclusively to CSB/SJU students, taught in English in classrooms, at historical and archaeological sites, and in museums. Courses are taught by distinguished professors from universities and colleges in Athens and Rome. In addition to these courses, all students will participate in the Study Abroad Seminar, taught by their faculty director, and a Greek & Italian culture and language course.

Courses are held at the College Year in Athens (CYA) and CEA Study Abroad, Rome Global Campus (CEA). These facilities offer classroom, library, computer and other academic resources.

For a complete list of classes please refer to page 2 of the Greece-Italy brochure.


In Athens and Rome students live with other CSB/SJU students in apartments located in the hearts of residential neighborhoods. Students have an opportunity to experience life in a major urban setting. Small groups of CSB/SJU students share living, cooking and sleeping quarters in these metropolises. Students are responsible for preparing their own meals, except for their weekday lunches while in Athens.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for the Greco-Roman and Roman-Greco programs are early-September to mid-December.

Financial Considerations

For more information on the Program Fees for this program, please refer to the Greco-Roman/Roman-Greco Program Brochure. Another great resource is the Financing your Experience brochure. This brochure includes estimates of what past participants spent on this program, along with information regarding scholarships and financial aid for study abroad.

See which Scholarships you may qualify for with participating on this program. 

Explore Further

Fall 2020 Program Directors:

Greco-Roman: Tony Cunningham, Philosophy

Roman-Greco: Scott Johnson, Political Science

Program Advisor: Jessica Dickau, Center for Global Education