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  • Locations: Tuscania, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Lorenzo de' Medici 
  • Restrictions: WKU applicants only
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: ANTHROPOLOGY, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, HISTORY, HUMANITIES, MODERN LANGUAGES Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: Program Provider
Program Description:
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About the Program

The LdM-CAMNES Archaeology Field Schools represent a new approach in studying and understanding ancient civilizations. Students work under the guidance and experience of professional archaeologists, gaining knowledge of modern archaeological research methods through on-site digging and data recording processes. With academic field trips to museums and archaeological sites, students also learn about the cultural aspects (archaeology, art, history, religion etc.) of the ancient societies that produced the architecture and objects that they will be excavating. This program provides an exciting and unique opportunity for a firsthand look at archaeological fieldwork.

These programs are offered in collaboration with the Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES). No archaeology experience or knowledge of Italian language is required. Field schools are taught in English and require a serious full-time commitment and five/six days involvement per week including lessons, archaeological activities and visits.


LdM Tuscania Academic Highlights

At LdM Tuscania, the curriculum has been designed to promote the historical, artistic and cultural qualities that make this part of Italy unique. Thus, courses in history and archaeology focus on the Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilizations that are at the core of Tuscania's history and development, culminating in the summer months with the Tuscania Summer Archaeology Field School. LdM Tuscania is also recognized for its courses in the culinary arts, which reflect Tuscania's connection to the agricultural cycles and traditions of the area. Italian language learning is another important offering at LdM Tuscania, where students, among others, benefit from the course Italian Language through Service Learning, in which they are fully immersed in Italian language through community service.
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About Tuscania

As a place that has inspired famous artists for centuries, Tuscania has developed a reputation as a center for new artistic forms of expression; filmmakers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Orson Welles and Franco Zeffirelli have all chosen it for their films. This hilltop town is located on the border of the Tuscany and Lazio regions of central Italy, south of Florence and not far from Rome, in the breathtaking countryside of the southern Maremma. The surrounding countryside forms part of a nationally protected nature reserve and has one of the richest collections of archaeological remains in Italy. The location of LdM Tuscania is convenient for day trips to the beach, volcanic lakes and hot springs, as well as for visits to the nearby towns of Viterbo and Tarquinia, Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa and Assisi.

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