Academic Programs International in Syracuse, Sicily is conducting courses this summer on Mediterranean archaeology, archaeological conservation and underwater archaeology, among other topics. Language and history courses are also available. (Contact: Academic Programs International, tel: 1–800-844–4124; e-mail:; Web site:

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers summer programs for university students and high school and college teachers. The sessions include extensive travel within Greece to visit archaeological sites, museums and monuments. (Contact: Committee on the Summer Sessions; tel: 609–683-0800; e-mail:; Web site:

Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan and Mediterranean Studies and Research offers courses in classical, Byzantine and modern Greek studies. Students taking “Ancient Athens on Site: The Streets of Athens” will focus on the architecture and urban history of ancient Athens and consider the challenge of preservation in a modern metropolis, while taking a number of trips to monuments around the city. (Contact: Paige Wilson, Arcadia University; tel: 1–866-927–2234; e-mail:; Web site:

Centro Camuno di Study Preistorici, an Italian non-profit organization devoted to preserving prehistoric and tribal art, offers courses for post-graduate students. Enrollees will help create a worldwide database of prehistoric and tribal art that will include about 300,000 graphic records from 160 countries. (Contact: Director’s Office, CCSP, tel: 39–0364-42091; e-mail:; Web site:

College Year in Athens courses delve into topics ranging from the social and political institutions of ancient Athens, to post-excavation study of finds from a Minoan site on Crete, to literary examinations of ancient Greek myths and legends. (Contact: College Year in Athens, tel: 617–868-8200; e-mail:; Web site:

Koinè Center integrates visits to archaeological and historical sites and monuments in Orbetello, Italy, with Italian language, art and archaeology instruction. Participants can choose to live in apartments with other students or with an Italian family. (Contact: Koinè Center, tel: 39 055 213881; e-mail:; Web site:

Study Abroad Italy offers two five-week summer sessions in 2005 at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, for college-age students. Participants can sign on for archaeological, anthropological, historical and language courses. (Contact: Study Abroad Italy, tel: 1–800-655–8965; e-mail:; Web site: