Project Description

Italy: Archaeological

Field School

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Gary D. Farney
Gary D. FarneyInstructor
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 External field school in Italy that serves this project. The field school is currently one of the largest Rutgers faculty-led study abroad programs 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 of the Division of Global Affairs at Newark.

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

Related Areas of Study

  • Social Work

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 two course:

  • TBD



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: U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa..

Pre-Departure Resources:

US State Department

Center for Disease Control.