Washington, D.C., is home to many universities and cultural institutions that focus on the ancient world, and through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, students at Catholic can take advantage of all that they have to offer. 

For those who want to complement their study of ancient texts with archaeological fieldwork, there is the Capitol Archaeological Institute at George Washington University.  In addition, one may also avail oneself of the resources of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Byzantine-era Christianity.  And, of course, the proximity of the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress ensures that one will never lack for cultural riches to explore.