Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies: Rome

Language of Instruction: English, Greek, Latin, Italian
Term: Spring, Fall

Study abroad program for students interested in classics and ancient studiesĀ 


The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies: Rome sponsored by Duke University is offered during the fall and spring. The program is appropriate for students majoring in classics, archaeology or art history. Courses are all taught in English. Students live together at the study center.


Students take four courses during the semester.

All students take The Ancient City: The courses covers Roman archaeology and topography, aspects of social and urban history of Rome, and Roman civilization. Frequent site visits and explorations, intensive museum tours and lectures, and wider-ranging trips based on the Professor-in-Charge's area's of expertise outside Rome are included as part of the course. Outside of this course, you can choose between Latin, Green or Italian language courses, art history courses.

Program Features

Students live and study in a four-story building ten minutes by bus from the Piazza Venezia and downtown Rome. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services. Three meals a day are provided at the Center, Monday through Friday.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017