Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy

Unit Code: ATS2991 / ATS3991
Credit Points:12
Coordinator: Hilary Gopnik
Season: Winter Study Tour
Location: Italy
On campus Teaching: N/A
Overseas Dates: TBC
Pre-departure session (compulsory): TBC
Application Details:Open week 1 Semester 1 2020

Program details

The unit introduces students to archaeological fieldwork and excavation through participation on a dig. Students will gain experience in current fieldwork techniques, object recording, analysis and conservation, and will be introduced to the practical skills and interpretation of primary data within its find context. These skills are an essential part of undergraduate training in archaeology. The practical content will be supported by readings and lectures on archaeological methodology, Roman cultural contexts and archaeology in Italy. The unit takes place in Umbria, Italy, at the Roman city of Carsulae, on the Via Flaminia.


Deposit:$500 deposit is due at time of application
Total Program fee:TBC
Final Payment Due:TBC

All program fees are paid to Reho Study tours (Our Travel Service Provider). Payment process outlined in the MAP application portal.

*Please note that the deposit is non-refundable except in the case that your application is not successful.

Included in the program fee:

  • International flights
  • All accommodation in 4 star hotel including breakfast daily
  • Return airport transfers in country
  • Participant contribution to excavation costs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Purchase of excavation equipment
  • Site Access fee
  • Transport between San Gemini and Carsule (dig site) Mon - Fri (lunch included these days)
  • Welcome group dinner

Not included in the program fee:

  • Tuition fees. Monash students will be charged fees according to their funding status.
  • Visas (if required)
  • Spending money/incidentals
  • Some meals

*Please review the full list of inclusions and exclusions outlined in the Monash Abroad Portal (MAP) and Reho Study Tours cancellation policy.

All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Travel Information

Visa Information & Vaccinations

Please visit for up-to-date information on visas and health and vaccination requirements for Italy.

Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

Travel Insurance

All outgoing students will receive complimentary travel insurance. To view the coverage, visit the Monash Abroad website.

**Students should not make travel arrangements until after your application is successful and program participation has been confirmed by the Faculty