Excursions | API Study Abroad


  • 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


During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.

Summer 2


In the region of Campania, thousands of years of history and myth, exceptional natural beauty and vibrant, colorful towns coexist in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The volcano dominates the region and overlooks the Amalfi Coast, with its rocky cliffs dotted with towns such as Sorrento, offering great shopping and dining as well as breathtaking sea views. The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption in 79AD, reveal ancient Roman life, while the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia offer beautiful Mediterranean beaches and stunning scenery.


The Lazio region includes Rome and the three surrounding provinces. Day trips vary with season and terrain, from hill towns to seaside. The Castelli Romani area is dotted with hillside towns like Frascati, famous for its white wine, and Castel Gandolfo, the summer home of the Pope. Students may also visit Latina, a province known for its mozzarella production and numerous seaside towns such as Terracina and Sperlonga, linked along the coast by national parks and archaeological sites. To the west, Tivoli has offered an escape from Rome since the times of Emperor Hadrian, who built his villa there. Up the hill from Hadrian’s Villa, the Renaissance Villa d’Este has been recognized as the most beautiful park in Italy for its majestic, fountain-filled gardens.


With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. Located on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today it remains the seat of the Italian government. One must be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum – the Vatican, the Coliseum, the neighborhoods – and be enraptured.