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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Areas of Study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 6
On-Site Language Course Required: No Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Program Description:
Archaeology Field School

Trasimeno Archaeology Field School


Students will have the opportunity to spend their summer uncovering the archaeology and history of Castiglione del Lago in this charming medieval town in Umbra. For six weeks, students will take a theoretical and a practical course, giving them a comprehensive overview of archaeological research and fieldwork as applied to the civilizations that shaped the area.

Academics & Curriculum

This program consists of two courses and academic excursions. Excursions are designed to enhance student understanding of the territory’s history, while also providing the opportunity to study and visit neighboring archaeological sites and major museum collections.
Students will study two courses for three credits each:
ARCL 340 Archaeological Heritage of Lake Trasimeno, equivalent to CLAS 150

ARFW 350 Archaeological Field Workshop, equivalent to ANTH 206
For more information on courses offered, click here. 

Accommodation & Meals

Students will live in modernly furnished studio apartments (2-3 students each) directly on the lakeshore, a short walking distance from supermarkets and the archaeological site. All apartments include furnished kitchens. Bus and train services directly connect Castiglione to other cities, including Rome and Florence, making it easy to travel over weekends. 
For more information on housing and meals, click here. 


Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award. Some of this information does not apply to students attending Arcadia University. More information on Arcadia University's scholarships can be found here.

Students from The Catholic University of America may consider the following scholarships: Additional scholarships can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.