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Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS)
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/25/2018 05/13/2018
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
Program Description:

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
in Rome through Duke University

Photo Courtesy: ISSC Website
  The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, Italian language, and ancient art. ICCS has received generous aid from the Danforth Foundation, The Old Dominion Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, as well as the continuing support of a consortium of colleges and universities, and contributions from former students.  
Eligibility: Some preparation in Classics, including coursework in Latin and/or Ancient Greek, is required. Some preparatory coursework in Roman history is desirable. The program is offered in English. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be capable of living in an intense group setting and prepared for the physical demands of site visits and group travel.  As part of the ICCS application process, applicants will be required to interview with the ICCS faculty representative.

Program Dates:
Term Dates WU Application Deadline
Fall early September - mid December February 1
Spring late January - end of May May 1

  Approved Departments:

Art History
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities

Coursework and Credit:
In general, students are awarded 15-16 WU credits for one semester of study at ICCS.

All students in the program are required to take the course called The Ancient City, which is equal to, and requires as much class and study time as, two ordinary semester courses. It covers ancient Roman archaeology and topography, aspects of the social and urban history of Rome, and Roman civilization more broadly, and it involves both classroom lectures and frequent site and museums visits. Each student must also take at least one Intermediate or Advanced course in Latin or Ancient Greek. Finally, there are regularly available electives in Renaissance and Baroque Art History and Elementary Italian.

Please visit the ICCS website for more information about course offerings
  Rome, Italy
The program is located in the fascinating city of Rome, Italy, at Duke’s Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS). Located in a four-story building on one of the main streets of the Janiculum, the Center is ten minutes by bus from the Piazza Venezia and downtown Rome. It is close to the American Academy in Rome with which it maintains cordial relations.

  Housing: The 36 students who enroll each semester are housed in rooms (mostly doubles) in the facility that belongs to the ICCS (the "Centro"), which also includes classrooms, a library, offices, dining rooms, and a kitchen. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services.

Student Life: The living-learning environment at the Centro is intense and the semester heavily scheduled with coursework, site and museum visits, and group trips. The academic rigor of the program notwithstanding, students report warmly about the family-like environment provided by the community of support staff, students, and faculty. Lifelong friendships and professional connections have been formed at the Centro each semester since 1965. Social and academic life is enhanced by optional Italian conversation at dinners and visiting presenters from the local and academic community. Finally, students find time to enjoy Roman shopping, arts, and nightlife, and to travel to other parts of Italy and Europe.

On-Site Support: The usual faculty complement to the Program is a Professor-in-Charge, two Associate or Assistant Professors, and an advanced graduate student as Instructor. Most of these are Americans on leave from U.S. colleges and universities. Most of the Italian support staff at the Centro have worked there for many years. They provide superb support for students and faculty, from cooking and cleaning to logistical help with living in Rome.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.
Contact ICCS Representative - Professor Tim Moore or email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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