The Department of Classics encourages both its M.A. and its Ph. D. students to take advantage of opportunities to study and do research abroad. Washington University graduate students are eligible to participate in both the year-long and summer programs of the American Academy in Rome (including special programs in Architectural Documentation and Analysis, Latin Epigraphy and the 2017 Winter Program in Greek Paeography and Codicology) and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens as well as in Exchange Programs with the Universities of Berlin (Humboldt University), Cologne, Tübingen, and Munich administered through Washington University's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. The Department of Classics and the Graduate School have funds available to assist students in taking advantage of these and other opportunities for international study and research. Students interested in research involving archaeology are encouraged to apply for funding from the George R. Throop Endowment. After completing the PhD, Washington University graduate students can apply for post-doctoral fellowships for work in Germany sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation.