Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in RomeRome

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. Many classicists currently in the field are alumni of the ICCS Rome program and look back fondly on their experience at the Centro.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation and partial board (3 meals a day 5 days a week), orientation, and complete medical and emergency insurance.
  • Does not include
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,400
    • Visa: Estimated at $140
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $1000
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2000
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Discount on Student Account: In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, a discount will be applied to the Student Account for meals not included on the program.  The discount should cover normal, basic costs for meals/groceries. Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund. 
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.



Requirements for Admission:

  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good references
  • Professional Application
  • Must be currently registered undergraduates majoring in classics or classical history/civilization, or in archaeology or art history with strong classical interests and background
  • A background in Roman History is strongly advised
  • Preference will be given to those students who are prepared to take courses in Latin and/or ancient Greek at the intermediate level or higher

NOTE: The program is strenuous. There is extensive walking and some climbing. Our experience has been that participants must be in good physical condition to be able to participate successfully.  Therefore, we ask that you consider your general health, physical abilities, and stamina (including problems with diet and medication) before applying to this program.

Fall 2013 Calendar

  • Aug 26: Center opening
  • Aug 30-31: Arrive Center
  • Sept 2: Classes begin
  • Sept 13: Last day to change courses
  • Oct 5-13: Field trip to Sicily
  • Oct 13-20: Fall Break
  • Oct 21: Classes resume
  • Nov 9-16: Field trip to Campania
  • Nov 18: Classes resume
  • Nov 28: Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Dec 6: Last day of classes
  • Dec 9: First day of exams
  • Dec 13: Last day of exams
  • Dec 15: Students MUST leave the Center by 12 NOON

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