This summer saw two (!) groups of University of Mississippi Classics students embark on faculty led study abroad experiences in Rome with Department of Classics faculty.
Right after graduation this May, Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger set off for the Urbs Aeterna with six young women for a Maymester intensive study of Rome and its surrounding area. Covering as much ground as we could in ten “class” days made for some achy feet, but the group reports they appreciated the bodily experience that walking the city gave them and learned more than they could have imagined. Read more about their adventures at umissinrome.wordpress.com.
Just as Dr. Pasco-Pranger’s group left Rome, another seven UMiss students, along with a student from Brown University, met Dr. Hilary Becker to begin a month long archaeological field school experience centered on the excavations at S. Omobono. That group is still in the field, learning a variety archaeological tools and methods and working actively on the site. They’ve also taken field trips around the city and to Caere, Orvieto and Campania. Follow the progress of the field school at https://sites.google.com/site/umissinromefieldschool/.
We’re excited about these faculty-led opportunities for our students and hope to repeat and expand on them soon!