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Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

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Sponsor: Duke University

Location: Rome, Italy


The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) Program in Rome provides students majoring in classics, classical history, or archaeology, as well as art history majors with strong classical interests and backgrounds, with a unique opportunity to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. Admission is very competitive at this small, intense program, where students take Latin or Greek, an integrated course called The Ancient City, and a choice of elective courses.


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • Students must be majoring in classics, classical history/civilization, or archaeology, or majoring in archaelogy or art history with strong classical interests and background. 

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Complete a Duke-ICCS application by the program's deadline.
  3. As part of the ICCS application, you must interview with NU’s designated ICCS representative, Professor Robert Wallace in the Department of Classics. You must also attain a letter of recommendation from Professor Wallace to submit with your ICCS application.

Languages: Latin, Greek, Italian, English

Language Requirements: 

  • Duke will give preference to those students who are prepared to take courses in Latin and/or ancient Greek at the intermediate level or higher.
  • Students are required to take at least 1 course in Intermediate or Advanced Latin or Greek as part of their ICCS course load.


Program housing with other participants at the ICCS Center, where students also take courses and eat most of their meals

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $34,835

Billed by Northwestern: $29,935

  • Tuition: $22,900
  • Housing & partial board: $4,495
  • Duke transcript fee: $40
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $4,900

  • Meals: $1,100
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • Residence permit: $205
  • HTH: $145


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