The Greek and Roman Studies Department at Rhodes works with a number of other programs and projects to expand the range and variety of opportunities for students to learn about the ancient world.
Since 1995, Rhodes has played an active role in developing Sunoikisis, an initiative among the Associated Colleges of the South to unite the talents and resources of nearly thirty-five faculty members in classics and their students in the study of the ancient Greco-Roman world. Some outcomes of this project include a series of inter-institutional collaborative courses for advanced students of ancient Greek and Latin and an archaeological survey and excavation in the Elmali Plain in southwestern Turkey.
The Global Partners Study Center in Turkey
Through a partnership with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the ACS manages a study program in Turkey. The program begins with a three-week introduction to the language, society, and history of Turkey in Istanbul followed by a nine-day field trip in western Turkey. Students then spend the fall semester in Ankara, where they attend classes at Bilkent University or Middle East Technical University. Through the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Bilkent, students in classics can continue their study of ancient Greek and Latin as well as enroll in courses on as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Anatolian, Hittite, and Egyptian art and archaeology, as well as take instruction in Akkadian.
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
Through the ACS, Rhodes actively supports the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. In recent years, students from Rhodes have spent the spring semester studying at the Centro in Rome. All students at the ICCS take "The Ancient City," a comprehensive course on the history of Rome. For their other three courses, students may choose from intermediate and advanced Latin, intermediate and advanced Greek, Renaissance and Baroque art history, and elementary Italian.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Rhodes is a member institution of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the largest of fourteen foreign research institutes in Athens. Of particular interest for undergraduates are the Summer Sessions, which offer students an opportunity to study the archaeology of Greece for six weeks in June, July, and August. The first session generally begins in mid-June and runs to the end of July, and the second begins approximately a week later and concludes in the first week of August.