Majors considering studying abroad during their junior year are encouraged to apply to the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome or to the College Year in Athens, both of which offer instruction in the classical languages, ancient history and ancient art, and which sponsor a series of trips to important museums and archaeological sites. The department is a contributing member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which offers summer sessions designed to provide advanced students with a deepened understanding of Greece and its antiquities through study of its monuments, history, literature and culture.
As recently as 2005 a Sweet Briar classics major, Natalie Pye, chose a third option for studying abroad. She completed the fall semester in Athens through Arcadia University. She had a fantastic experience and recommends it for anyone wishing to study abroad in Greece.