Study Abroad

Duke University Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors


COVID-19 Protocols and Travel Warnings

You can read about this program’s COVID-19 safety protocols at this link, then read the CDC Travel Warning and U.S. State Department Travel Advisory at the respective links. For more information about Haverford College Study Abroad and the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, read the Study Abroad homepage here.

Classics and Latin majors only. 

Rome is a modern city with a population of over 3,000,000. As Italy’s capital city, Rome has a cultural and intellectual life that is unsurpassed. The Center is located 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.

The ICCS Center is located in a four-story building on one of the main streets of the Janiculum, ten minutes by bus from the Piazza Venezia and downtown Rome. It is close to the American Academy in Rome with which it maintains cordial relations. The building is owned by the Suore Infermiere dell’Addolorata, and contains bedrooms (mostly doubles) for 36 students, classrooms, a library, offices, dining rooms, and a kitchen. Outside is a small and pleasant garden. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services.


Applicants must be majoring in Classics, Classical History, or Archeology or Art History majors with a strong classical interest and background. The program recommends that students have a background in Roman history. Students are required to take the integrated course “The Ancient City.” Students must enroll in an appropriate-level Italian. Latin, or Greek language course.

Academic Credit

Students normally take four courses (occasionally five), and receive 16 to 20 semester credits (four Haverford Credits). Duke University provides an official Duke non-matriculated student transcript of work completed satisfactorily; Final assignment of credit is the responsibility and right of Haverford College. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.


Frequent site visits and explorations, intensive museum tours and lectures, and wide-ranging trips based on the Professor-in-Charge’s areas of expertise outside Rome are included as part of the course. In the recent past, Campania and Sicily have been the focus of extended study.

Course Highlights

Art History, Classics, Classical History, Archaeology, Elementary Italian, Greek, Latin

Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

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Students receive a day of orientation to the program.

Number of Students

Up to 36 students are accepted each semester (there are only accommodations for 36 students in the building). Some students are put on a wait list.

Housing/Meal Plans

Students live in the upper floors of the Center; rooms are mostly doubles. The dining room is on the central floor. Three meals a day are provided Monday through Friday. Classrooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors. All students are required to live at the center, therefore, Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program. 


Additional Resources

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  • Semester only
  • Fulfills Language Requirement


  • Semester I: Late August to late December
  • Semester II: Late January to mid-May

Application Deadlines

  • Semester I: March 1
  • Semester II: September 15

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