The Crossroads Landscape and Cityscape of Ancient Rome Summer 2018 course is an intensive 4.5-week, 4 credit course in Italy.

  • Students will study the ancient city of Rome and its supporting landscape, both through the lens of ancient literary accounts and directly through field trips to major archeological sites and museums.
  • Students will also actively participate in archeological excavation at the Roman coastal settlement of Poggio del Molino at the Baratti and Populonia Archeological Park in Tuscany. This archeological park and nature preserve is an open laboratory for the study of environmental issues relating to ancient mineral mining, metallurgy and trade.
  • This Crossroads course is administered in collaboration with the IES Abroad Rome Center.  IES Abroad, a US-based study abroad provider founded in 1950, will provide administrative support for the program.