The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2024
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The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies: Rome, sponsored by Duke University, is designed to give you an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, Italian language, and ancient art. The program is appropriate for students majoring in Classics, Archaeology or Art History.


The curriculum is structured differently in that you will be expected to take four courses; a few students take five courses. Coursework is available in subjects such as Latin, Greek, or Italian language and art history.

You must take a comprehensive and integrated course called The Ancient City, which is a significant part of the academic work. This course covers Roman archaeology and topography, aspects of Rome's social and urban history, and Roman civilization. Frequent site visits and explorations, intensive museum tours and lectures, and wider-ranging trips based on the Professor-in-Charge's areas of expertise.

Program Features

You will live and study in a four-story building ten minutes by bus from the Piazza Venezia and downtown Rome. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services. Three meals a day are provided at the Center, Monday through Friday.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary, and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.