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Italy, Summer 2017

Central Mediterranean Archaeology

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Summer 2017

I) Summary

Location: Stromboli and Cannatello, Sicily, Italy

Dates: June 3 - July 1, 2017

Credits Offered: CLA 330 (3 credits)

Application Deadline: March 20, 2017  Deadline extended to April 6, 2017!

Financial Aid: PELL, TAP, student loans

Scholarships: Chancellor’s Global Scholarship, Gilman

Program Fee: $ 2,255.00 (estimate) includes housing, all meals, local transportation, excursions, books, and international health and travel insurance. TUITION and AIRFARE are NOT included in the program fee. All students are responsible for arriving at their study abroad location by the first day of the program; this may mean flying the day before.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $1,905.00 (program fee balance; estimate) is due April 25, 2017. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Application Instructions and Policies).

II) Program Description

The Central Mediterranean Archaeology program takes places in two locations in Sicily: Stromboli (a volcanic island in the Aeolian Archipelago) and Cannatello (on the southern coast of Sicily, close to Agrigento). The two sites are important to understand Mediterranean Bronze Age civilization. They are among the best examples of the Mediterranean cultural development within the Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). Stromboli is a small village founded at the beginning of the Bronze Age, among the first testifying to direct connection with the Aegean world. During the Late Bronze Age the sea connectivity is well expressed by Cannatello: a large fortified Mediterranean hub with imports from Cyprus, Crete, Malta and Sardinia.

This program is open to all CUNY students looking to experience an international and interdisciplinary fieldwork. They will work in teams with students and scholars from Italy and other countries. The experience of living and working with an international team in two different locations (a small island and mainland Sicily) will expose the students to the variations in the Mediterranean landscape, types of archaeological sites and methodologies. During the four weeks of this archaeological field school students will gain practical knowledge of the most innovative techniques and methods. The fieldwork will be on the site (topography, GIS, geography, volcanology, stratigraphy, environment, geophysics, geoarchaeology, conservation) and in laboratory (artifacts classification, drawing, conservation; archaeometry, archeological database). The students will also have guided tours to several sites and museums in the surrounding area.

Students will be housed in apartments with meals provided.

Website: The Stromboli Project

Credits & Grades

Students in this program will receive both credits and letter grades. Grades will count toward their Hunter GPA.

III) Costs of Attendance

Tuition $825.00
Program Fee $2,255.00 (estimate)
Not included in Program Fee (estimates):
Airfare $1,000.00
TOTAL (estimate) $4,080.00

IV) Further Inquiries

Academic Inquiries
Faculty: Prof. Sara Levi

Administrative Inquiries
Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
Office Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (212) 772-4983
Fax: (212) 772-5005

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