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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Humanities
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jenny Quijano Sax Language Prerequisite: Yes
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of either Ancient Greek or Latin, Art History majors must have a strong focus in the Classics to be considered for admission, Coursework in Roman History strongly recommended, Major in Classics, Art History, or Archaeology Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Program Description:

Study Classical Studies at the Premier North American Center for the Study of the Classical World in Italy along with excellent students from some of the top U.S. universities on the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) program.

Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Semester Rome (Duke ICCS)
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies Rome

Rome - Colloseum in Roma
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. The administration of the program is handled by Duke University’s Global Education Office for Undergraduates.


Rome, Italy

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Areas of Study

Classics, Archaeology

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Fall: Late August to Mid-December. Deadline: March 1
Spring: Mid-January to Mid-May. Deadline: October 1.

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EligibilityRome - Trevi Fountain

  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Major in Classics, Art History*, or Archaeology
  • 2 semesters of either Ancient Greek or Latin
  • Course work in Roman History STRONGLY recommended
*Art History majors must have a strong focus in the Classics to be considered for admission.

Physical Requirements: The program is physically strenuous. The on-site investigations fundamental to the Ancient City course entail extensive walking and some climbing, at times in inclement weather. Our experience has been that participants must be in good physical condition to be able to participate successfully. Health does not factor into admissions decisions, but we encourage applicants to consider their general health, physical abilities, and stamina (including problems with diet and medications) before applying to this program.

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Courses and Credits

Students are expected to take four courses for a total of 16 JHU credits. Grades factor into the Hopkins GPA.

A major part of the academic work is a required comprehensive and integrated course called The Ancient City.  It is a four-credit course which requires as much class and study time as two semester courses. It 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.

Course OfferingsRome - Roman Guides
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Students pay JHU tuition plus a program fee, which will be billed to the student account. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.

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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. The building is owned by the Suore Infermiere dell'Addolorata, and contains bedrooms (mostly doubles) for 36 Rome - Men of Romestudents, classrooms, a library, offices, dining rooms, and a kitchen. Outside is a small and pleasant garden. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services. Three meals a day are provided at the Center, Monday through Friday. Other meals are at individual student's expense and are not included in the program fees.

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Application Process

There is a dual application process for this program.

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the website listed under More Information, below.
Rome - Emma Roalsvig and Dog
Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.

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More Information

Duke ICCS Rome

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This program is currently not accepting applications.