Field schools and Internships

(Please check this page regularly for updated information on field schools and internships).

A note on Transfer Credits from Field Schools: As a general rule, Dartmouth College does not accept transfer credits that can be applied towards general graduation requirements from field schools.  Students who enroll in a summer field school that includes academic credit from a sponsoring institution should be aware of this Dartmouth policy.


ADELPHI IN ALASKA: June 6-June 30, 2015.  Total cost 3380, includes $2840 as an undergraduate 4-credit tuition fee.  It is unclear whether this fee is negotiable. The Adelphi University, Department of Anthropology welcomes applications from students interested in archaeology, environmental studies, or related disciplines to join our 2015 summer field school in the beautiful Susitna Valley, Alaska. Taught by experienced faculty with student-instructor ratios among the lowest available, this program emphasizes a wide range of experiential learning opportunities (GPS, GIS, total station).  “Off the grid” camping. See  Contact: Brian T. Wygal (Anthropology); (

ATHIENOU ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT (AAP): Full scholarships and a $3500 stipend available!! Sponsored by Davidson College.  The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. Dates: June 7 – July 27 2015.  Deadline Feb. 2, 2015. General information about AAP can be found at the www site:  Link to the application here.

Assoc. Director of the Project: Prof. Derek B. Counts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

BAT, OMAN: Dig in Oman over the winter term, Jan 16 – Feb. 20, 2015.  Other information about the richness of the archaeological material at Bat, Oman (from Unesco).

Enrollment details are found on the AIRC website.
The deadline for applications: March 31, 2015

PARTHICOPOLIS (BULGARIA) JUNE 1 = JUNE 29, 2015.  Deadline Feb. 15, 2015. Contact Dr. Emil Nankov (Acting Academic Director and Archaeology Program Officer for the American Research Center in Sofia.  For a full description and application, follow this link:  See also the American Research Center in Sofia.

STABIAE (BAY OF NAPLES; 4 KM FROM POMPEII) ITALY JUNE 21 – JULY 10 2015. Deadline?  this announcement posted Feb. 11, 2015.  A course in Digital Recording of Roman Architecture for archaeology. Contact Prof. Robert Lindley Vann ( or Thomas Noble Howe (  Open to undergraduates and graduate students.  Archaeological recording of the villas at Stabiae. Sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Architecture.

UMBRA INSTITUTE: FIELD SCHOOL WITH THE UMBRA INSTITUTE (PERUGIA/LAKE TRASIMENO) May 29 (arrival in Italy) to July 11, 2015.  Learn excavation techniques and dig with Prof. Giampiero Bevagna, who has also in past years taught courses in archaeology at Dartmouth and worked with Dartmouth professors and students on the Classics Department’s Rome FSP program.

SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME – Deadline Feb. 1, 2015.  “Mature” undergraduates can join graduate students and secondary school teachers for the American Academy’s Classical Summer School Program held in Rome from early June through mid July.  Scholarships are available.  This program is less “hands on” archaeology and more an immersive examination of the archaeology and topography of Rome, including  special visits and permissions to sites that are usually closed to the public.

A community-based project with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon on a field school that introduces tribal students and UW undergraduates to the theory and methods of tribal historic preservation.  This summer we will be hosting our first Field School in Indigenous Archaeology from June 29-August 14th.  Students will work alongside and with the Grand Ronde Tribal Historic Preservation Office to survey two 19th century properties: the 1855 Grand Ronde Tribal School and two Indian Agency camps where community members lived after their forced removal from traditional lands in western Oregon.  This is a very rare opportunity for students to learn archaeological field methods within the context of doing archaeology with and for the Grand Ronde Tribal Historic Preservation Office.
The field school is offered through the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington and by registering for ARCHY 270 students will earn 12-credits.   Applications are due April 10th and registration begins on April 16th, 2015.
Here is the flyer for the course.


SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN ARABIC (mid May to late June):  The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center is accepting applications for their
summer program in Arabic in Oman.  Applications open on December 1, 2014.

Opportunities from Past Seasons (some of these links may still work . . .)


The Summer School in Roman Pottery Studies is a five-week program designed to present the basics of Roman pottery studies, which can be gained only through direct contact with ceramic assemblages.  The University of Cincinnati’s Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia, invites participants who wish to have further practical experience to join the project at the end of the Summer School session. For information on the project see:

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