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Classics FSP Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Country: Italian Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Flat/Apartment, Hotel Enrollment: 15
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FSP Department / Program: Classics
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Program Overview

Classics_RomeThis is a biennial program and will be offered in fall 2019.

By means of extensive field trips throughout the Italian peninsula (e.g., Latium, Tuscany, Campania, Umbria) students engage in a systematic investigation of the sites, monuments, and artifacts of the Etruscan, Roman, and paleo-Christian cultures of Italy under the direction of Dartmouth faculty members. The aim of the program is to develop a coherent understanding of the processes of origin and growth, conflict and change in ancient Italy. To this end, the monuments of post-Classical Italy are also examined whenever possible, so that students may begin to understand the profound and continuing influence of ancient Italic cultures upon the development of western Europe.
The curriculum embraces architecture, the visual arts, history, religion and the basic techniques of archeological analysis. Students learn to see and understand the Roman world in its own context through informal lectures and discussion in situ, under the open sky. The academic requirements consist of short weekly papers, oral reports, and an optional independent project.


Faculty Director
2018 Fall: This is a biennial program and will not be offered in 2018
2019 Fall:  Professors Roberta Stewart and Roger Ulrich

Classical Studies 30.90: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
Classical Studies 30.91: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
Classical Studies 31.90: Ancient History: Study Abroad

A grade of B- or better in two of the following:

Classical Studies 17. Roman History: The Republic
Classical Studies 18 . History of the Roman Empire: Roman Principate to Christian Empire
Classical Studies 24. Etruscan and Early Roman Archaeology: The Rise of Rome
Classical Studies 25. Early Roman Imperial Archaeology: The First Emperors
Classical Studies 26. Later Roman Imperial Archaeology:  The Golden Age and Beyond
Italian 1. Introductory Italian (or its equivalent)

NOTE:  Students will be expected to have elementary reading and speaking knowledge of Italian

Student Life

(2017) For our stays in Rome all students live in apartments managed by a company that is contracted by the College. Apartments include a lounge, kitchen, and bathroom; bedrooms are double or triple occupancy. Usually each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, mattress cover, bed sheets, bedspread or duvet, bath towels, a face towel, a lamp desk, with chair, per student, a bed stand with lamp, a wardrobe, closet/clothing storage space, typical basic Italian cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs, and furnished sitting area. Units are provided with a washing machine, iron and ironing board, racks, brooms, etc. Generally units are equipped with televisions and have unlimited, no additional cost, access to the internet as well as wireless access.  We try to arrange bi-weekly housekeeping service and this is included, but this excludes the washing of dishes and disposing of garbage.
Nearest public transportation: Tram #8 at PIAZZA IPPOLITO NIEVO or Bus #H.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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