Field Schools

Engage & Experience

In addition to study abroad programs, we encourage students to consider field school opportunities. Well-known archaeological field schools offer hands-on experience, as well as intensive courses that expand knowledge of classical studies and the ancient world. You should consult with faculty and students who have been involved with these programs when considering these or similar programs.

The Archaeological Institute of America publishes a list of fieldwork opportunities.

Summer excavation program

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens conducts a program for volunteers wishing to participate in the archaeological excavations of the Athenian Agora during the summer. Approximately thirty-five volunteers are chosen on the basis of academic qualifications and previous archaeological field experience. Undergraduate applications are welcome, although priority is given to graduate students preparing for professional careers in classical archaeology and those willing to work the entire season.

Visit the ASCSA website

The American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) has three programs in archaeology, Roman pottery, and the history of the city of Rome. These programs are usually restricted to graduate students, though especially qualified students in any collegiate program are accepted.

Visit the AAR website