Study Abroad in Tuscania - Summer Archaeology Program
Program Details


  • Classes taught in English
  • A unique opportunity for students to earn academic credit while participating in an archaeological excavation
  • Program cost includes the following: travel connected with course-related activities; bag lunch provided while on-site at the dig; weekly cultural activity
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)


  • Minimum 2.8 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018


SUMMER 2 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Academic Program


6 semester credits

Lorenzo de’ Medici runs an intensive Archaeology Field School under the professional supervision of the University of Florence and in collaboration with Italian students of the Department of Archaeology. The principle goal of this program is to provide students with an opportunity to learn in a real research and excavation environment while gaining a comprehensive understanding of ancient Etruscan culture and archaeological methods.

The Archaeology Field School is a unique opportunity for students to participate in an archaeological excavation as well as to receive undergraduate level coursework at the 2nd and 3rd academic year within the North American system.

At the school’s campus in Tuscania and on selected field trips students will explore major features of Etruscan culture and the methodologies utilized in classical archaeology. Participants will play a full role in the excavation of an Etruscan necropolis near Tuscania, currently in phase four of its exploration. By examining material evidence, so abundant in this region, students will be given the opportunity to learn about the lives of the ancient Etruscans from archaeological evidence and literary sources.

Whether you are a current archaeology or anthropology student or simply someone interested in learning more about the subject, this program will provide an exciting and unique opportunity for a first-hand look at archaeological fieldwork.

Applicants should contact the API office for further details about the program. A maximum of 15 students and a minimum of 5 students are admitted, with preference given to early applicants.


Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.

What’s Included

  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Rachel Mogan is the Tuscania Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Italy.

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Resident Director

Matteo Berni (picture forthcoming) is the Tuscania Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Italy.