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Classics FSP Rome

Rome, Italy

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Please note that the Classics Department is currently seeking approval for a joint Greek and Roman program offering during the Spring 2022 term.  The Fall 2021 program will not be offered in light of this new program proposal.  We will update the represpective Classics FSP pages when more information becomes available.  You can apply to this program by clicking here.  

This program is offered once every two years


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.




When in Rome students live in apartments.

For more information, please see the department website.

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.

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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