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Temple in Italy: Excavation of the Roman Villa in Artena
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Temple in Italy: Excavation of the Roman Villa in Artena

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    6

Summer in Artena

This excavation abroad was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You experience every aspect of an archaeological dig, hands-on, without the typical dig "hierarchy" of students - the undergraduates can do everything that everyone else can do, in Artena. The living situation was great, just don't expect decent Wi-Fi - or A/C at all (it's very, very hot). Prof. Gadeyne is an incredibly knowledgeable and intelligent man, willing to share any information you could possibly ask of him. It's exhausting waking up at 6 am every day of the week, but the weekends you have to yourself to explore any part of Italy you can reach! Overall, a worthwhile experience, but one month is definitely enough time.