Exciting research and excavation in scenic Italy

This exciting program uncovers the fascinating archaeology and history of Castiglione del Lago on the shores of Lake Trasimeno between Umbria and Tuscany. You will spend time working on the newly discovered ruins of a Roman Villa, in class with the professor, participating in extracurricular activities in Castiglione and Perugia and on academic field studies.

Castiglione del Lago is a charming medieval town in Umbria, located on top of a small peninsula along the southwestern shores of Lake Trasimeno. The town is a member of the prestigious I Borghi più Belli d’Italia Association (The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy) and lies among renowned historical cities, such as Orvieto, Chiusi, Arezzo, Cortona and Perugia.

  • Over six weeks, you’ll study two courses with the Umbra Institute, one theoretical and one practical, both held in Castiglione del Lago, giving you a comprehensive overview of the latest theories and methods of archaeological research and fieldwork as applied to the civilizations that shaped the history and culture of central Italy.

  • Field study to various archaeological and cultural sites, including an overnight visit to Rome, are included in the program.

  • You’ll stay in Castiglione during the summer term, only a few miles away from Perugia and easily accessible either by bus or train.

  • As with all programs at the Umbra Institute, students will collaborate with the local community; you’ll work with a local archaeological association and will help the municipality of the town to catalog findings and establish a new archaeological museum.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2017 5/26/2017 7/8/2017 6 $5,995 3/31/2017 More Info

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Program Details

Country

Italy

Language of Instruction

English

City

Perugia

Location Type

Small City

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