Classics FSP RomeRome, Italy
This program is offered once every two years
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Department of Classics offers a foreign study program in Rome, Italy. Some lectures will be held at the Dartmouth Rome Center but most classes will be conducted on archaeological sites and in museums 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 directors. 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 STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
A grade of B- or better in two of the following:
ITAL | 1 | 90:
Introductory Italian I
(or an equivalent)
Additional Information: Students will be expected to have elementary reading and speaking knowledge of Italian.
When in Rome students live in apartments.
For more information, please see the department website.
"Your experiences will strain you and throw you out of kilter, and you will love them for it." -Fall 2013
"It was so beyond the scope of the word "fascinating" that I don't believe English has a word to describe how fantastic this term was for me intellectually. I became so much better at everything in my field, and would not trade a minute of stress I experienced on this program for a minute of relaxation at home. It was sublime." -Fall 2013
"I don't think another program like this exists. This is an incredible way to get to know Italy intimately and there is no better way to study the history of Rome than [to be] in Rome." -Fall 2019
"...the road trips were some of the most memorable times for me because we always were on the move, forcing us to connect with the other students rather than stay in our rooms and on our computers/phones. Our week-long stay in Pompeii was especially incredible; for our free day partway through, my friends and I climbed up Mt. Vesuvius. That was definitely one of the most memorable experiences for me." -Fall 2017
"I firmly believe this FSP helped me hone my critical thinking abilities and applied them in different ways. The assignments forced us to utilize various perspectives on a single problem, which will be invaluable in examining a global issue later on." -Fall 2015
Financing Your Program
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 each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
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.