Princeton Program: Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, Italian language, and ancient art. Students take all of their courses at the Center.
The centerpiece of the program is the course "The Ancient City," an introduction to the history, archaeology, and monuments of the City of Rome in antiquity. In this course students take weekly field trips to sites and museums in and around Rome plus extended trips to Sicily and the Bay of Naples area.
ICCS is adminstered by Duke University's Global Education Office for Undergraduates. This is a competitive program designed for serious students of classical studies.
Italy's capital and largest city (with a population of more than 3 million), Rome has been an important political and religious center for more than 2000 years. As Italy's capital city, Rome has a cultural and intellectual life that is unsurpassed. The Center is located in a four-story building on one of the main streets of Janiculum, which is ten minutes by bus from the Piazza Venezia and downtown Rome. It is close to the American Academy. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services.