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The American Institute for Roman CultureAIRC

Study in Italy this summer! Earn 3 units of Fresno State credit!

Summer Archaeological Field School in Rome and Ostia Antica, Italy

June 9 – July 20, 2014

HUM 101T, 3 units of California State University, Fresno credit

The Program

RomeThe American Institute for Roman Culture’s Summer Archaeological Field School is an intensive, accredited six-week educational program in Roman archaeology led by AIRC faculty and affiliated expert archaeologists. The program offers students a unique combination of (1) one week of specialized academic instruction on the topography and development of Rome, including visits to major museums and open-air sites to provide participants with a broader context of what life was like in the ancient city, and (2) five weeks of hands-on fieldwork at an important archaeological site in the city and environs. In 2014 the program will be held from June 9 through July 20 and will take place at Ostia Antica, the harbor city of ancient Rome.

Hum 101T:  Historical & Cultural Rome and Roman Civilization, 3 units of Fresno State credit. Participants will gain a comprehensive historical and cultural appreciation of Rome and Roman civilization, from its rise to power to its decline, understanding how it set a standard of cultural values that continues to exert influence over the entire Western world to this day.  Dr. Darius Arya, Professor.  

There are no pre-requisites, and no knowledge of archaeology or Italian is expected–only a desire to get dirty and learn about Roman civilization. Prior archaeological experience and coursework are welcome.

NOTE: This program is physically rigorous and requires long hours in conditions that can make the experience both physically and mentally challenging.

Cost $4,900: covers tuition; housing in the historic center of Rome in shared apartments with other program participants (Wi-Fi connection included); public transportation within the city of Rome and between Rome and Ostia; entry fees for archaeological sites and museums visited during the first week; printed materials; welcome and farewell dinners. Lunch and a snack are provided on-site from Monday to Friday. All other meals are at the participant’s expense.


Application due date: March 31, 2014. After March 31, a late fee ($100) will be assessed. The last date for accepting late applications is April 15, 2014. Interested persons are encouraged to apply early, as space is limited.

To apply, visit the AIRC website http://romanculture.org/programs/current-field-school-excavation/  All inquiries and application documents should be submitted to: studyabroad@romanculture.org AND albert@romanculture.org

Division of Continuing and Global Education, California State University, Fresno, Kremen Education Building, Room 130.  559.278.0333 or cgeinfo@csufresno.edu

To download a detailed flyer of this program, click here.

Other semester and short term programs are available. Click here for more information.