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General Information


Cost of $3800.00 USD covers tuition, housing in the historic center of Rome in shared apartments with other program participants (Wi-Fi connection included), public transportation within the city of Rome and between Rome and Ostia, entry fees for archaeological sites and museums visited during the first week, printed materials, welcome and farewell dinners. Lunch and a snack are provided on-site from Monday to Friday. All other meals are at the participant’s expense.



The project runs from Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30. The typical working schedule is:

  • 8:00 arrival at site
  • 8:00-8:30 set-up
  • 8:30-10:00 work
  • 10:00-10:15 snack (cookies and fruit)
  • 10:15-12:15 work
  • 12:15-1:00 lunch (pasta or meat/vegetable dish, drink, and gelato)
  • 1:00-4:00 work
  • 4:00-4:30 break-down


Ostia Antica is conveniently reached from downtown Rome via a 25-minute commute on the Roma-Ostia Lido train line, which departs every 10-15 minutes from a dedicated station connected to the Piramide metro stop. In order to reach Ostia Antica by 8:00, participants must catch the 7:30 train. The same train line can be used to get to the beach at Ostia Lido during free time and weekends.


None. A packet of course notes and a custom manual will be provided.


A very thorough and up-to-date bibliography on Ostia Antica will be provided.