Project Description


Summer Session


Gary D. Farney
Gary D. FarneyProfessor
Since 2012, Prof. Farney is co-director of an archaeological field project in central Italy, the ExternalUpper Sabina Tiberina Project. Rutgers and non-Rutgers students (both undergraduate and graduate) may apply to participate in the Externalfield school in Italy that serves this project. The field school is currently one of the largest Rutgers faculty-led study abroad program in the university. He has also helped establish ExternalThe Mediterranean Displacements Project, an interdisciplinary working group of faculty across the university whose work centers on questions of migration, displacement, refugees and climate change in the Mediterranean, both historically and in the present. Since July 1, 2021, he has also become the Director for the Division of Global Affairs at Newark.

Archaeological Field School

In operation since 2012, is a Rutgers Study Abroad summer program that teaches undergraduate and graduate students archaeological field skills and methods. Among these are: excavation techniques; site recording and management skills; the handling, processing, and preserving of site materials, such as mosaics, painted wall plaster, pottery, human remains, and other small finds. Student participants will acquire this training by doing these things on site in Italy under the supervision of academic and professional field specialists.



Program Dates


Who Can Participate

  • Rutgers undergraduate students who have:
    • completed 12+ credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Rutgers graduate students

No previous knowledge of Italian is required in order to apply for this program.

Related Areas of Study

Important Note: This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from all majors and professions for participate. All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Course Code:

Students self-register in Webreg and choose the following course:

  • (TBA)



Travel and Visa Information:

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US Citizens do not need a visa for visits to Italy that are shorter than 30 days.

Pre-Departure Resources:

US State Department

Center for Disease Control.


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