Study Abroad


U.C. Berkeley and the AHMA program have had long-standing relations with the following organizations and have often provided its graduate students the opportunity to study under their direction.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Now the largest of fourteen foreign advanced research institutes in Athens, the American School serves the students and faculty of 157 affiliated colleges and universities in North America. Governed in academic matters by a Managing Committee formed of representatives from these member institutions, the School continues true to its original mission: to teach the archaeology, art, history, language, and literature of Greece from early times to the present, to survey and excavate archaeological sites in Greek lands, and to publish the results of its excavation and research.

American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is the only American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the fine arts and the humanities. Through its annual Rome Prize fellowship program, the Academy supports twenty-six individuals working in archaeology, architecture, classical studies, design arts, historic preservation and conservation, history of art, landscape architecture, literature, modern Italian studies, musical composition, post-classical humanistic studies and visual arts.

American Center of Oriental Research in Amman

The American Center of Oriental Research in Amman is the largest research institute in Amman, Jordan. Each visitor to the center marvels at the pleasant working atmosphere and the excellent working conditions provided by the facility and the staff manning the center. It is key to archaeological, social and scientific research in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Middle East. The extensive 24,000 volume library provides researchers, students and professors with resources in numerous fields.

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is the professional society in the United States of specialists on Egypt of all periods. It is also a consortium of universities and museums that support archaeological and academic research in Egypt and whose membership is open to the public. ARCE operates out of offices in Atlanta and Cairo, and today counts five chapters, each holding special events and programs on Egypt.

American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS)

The American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) was established in 2004 as an organization dedicated to facilitating academic research in Bulgaria for North American scholars and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries in Southeast Europe. Located near the heart of Sofia, ARCS hosts a state-of-the-art library whose collection focuses upon the history, society and art of the Balkans from prehistory to the modern day. The Center organizes lectures, workshops and conferences which are open to students, scholars and the general public. Fellowships and travel awards support North American and Bulgarian graduate students and scholars, while a grant program furthers archaeological research and helps to preserve the rich historical and cultural patrimony of Bulgaria.

Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy, Munich

As part of Berkeley's cooperation with the Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität in Munich, graduate students are encouraged to apply for a short-term Jacobi Fellowship at the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy in Munich. Typically, students should have already identified a specific topic in ancient history, epigraphy, papyrology, and/or archaeology that they wish to deepen there. 

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

This organization's mission is to promote the study and greater awareness of the archaeology, and related humanities disciplines, of Cyprus. As Cyprus has historically been a meeting place and crossroad of civilizations, so today the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) serves a similar role by providing a forum for international scholarship and communication.

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, founded in 1900 as the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, provides a base for a broad range of American-led scholarly research projects in archaeological, art historical, textual and historical studies of the ancient Near East, from the prehistoric to the pre-modern periods. Located in an historic building in Jerusalem, the Albright Institute provides fellowships to scholars from pre-doctoral to post-doctoral levels. The Albright Institute maintains residential and research facilities for its fellows, including an extensive archaeological library. The Albright Institute fosters North American participation in, and provides support for, archaeological excavations and surveys; promotes working relationships with related institutions in Jerusalem and the neighboring communities, and disseminates knowledge of the ancient Near East through public meetings and publications.