*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Majoring in the Classics
- Language Prerequisites: Completion of Intermediate Latin or Greek
About the Program
The Duke University Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
(ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of 10 American colleges and universities. It provides undergraduate classics majors with an opportunity to study ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art intensively. Located in a three-story building on one of the main streets of the Janiculum, ICCS is a ten-minute bus ride from downtown Rome. The Center is located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to shops, cafes, and other services. It houses 36 students per semester.
ICCS is located in the Monteverde Vecchio neighborhood of Rome, Italy. From the Roman Forum and the Colosseum to St. Peter's and the Vatican, and every piazza in between, Rome is a historical city. The ruined, but still imposing monuments of Rome represent a point of reference for a world which has continued to regenerate itself, even through the imperial, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. From the time of the Roman Empire, through the development of Christianity to the present, a period of more than 2500 years, daily life in Rome has produced an archaeological archive of Western culture.
- Fall: late-August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
Fields of Study
Language of instruction is English.
Fields of study include: Art/Art History, Classics, History, Italian
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is 4 (four) Duke courses comprised of the following:
The minimum passing grade for this program is: C (scale of A-F)
- The Ancient City (counts for 2 courses)
- 1 (one) advanced language course in either Latin or Greek
- 1 (one) elective course offering
You are required to live in program housing.
All program participants live in shared double rooms at the ICCS Center in Rome’s historic Monteverde Vecchio neighborhood. You will share three meals a day, from Monday through Friday, at the Center. All other meals are at your own expense.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
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. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website