Humanities Spring Archaeology Boot Camp



Humanities Spring Archaeology Boot Camp (HSABC) is a small, lively community in Assisi, Italy. Intensive, hands-on study of Paestum and Pompeii, the two classical cities per eccellenza. Students absorb as much as they can about everything from classical inscriptions and ancient city-planning, to temple architecture, the history of the domus, and Roman frescoes. They also read ancient poets and historians who shed light on these two archaeological sites. Mini-themes in each unit highlight the particular architectural and artistic marvels of each city. HSABC teaches students to explore on their own, to think like archaeologists, and to develop their own archaeological imaginations and intuitions.

General Info

Name Humanities Spring Archaeology Boot Camp
Location Assisi, Italy
Year-round Contacts 39-075-802400
Program Focuses & Features Archaeology, Cooking, Crafts, Creative Writing, Exploration, Painting, Photography, Swimming
Grade Range (rising grades) 10-PG
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 15-19
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Jane R. Oliensis, Director
Residential Fee $1450 (+100), 1½ weeks.
Year Established 2011
Dates & Sessions 1 session, 1½ weeks long


Jane R. Oliensis, Director