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Duration: Short Term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: No
Program Type: Group Provider: NC State
College or Unit: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Program Description:
Cyprus - Archaeological Field
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The island of Cyprus, legendary birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the European Union and is a popular tourist destination that offers dramatic landscapes, pristine beaches, a vibrant cultural scene, and world-famous archaeological sites. Archaeologists working on the island have uncovered abundant evidence for a rich and complex past that stretches back into deep prehistory. Students in the program will take part in archaeological excavations at the Bronze Age site of Makounta-Voules, located in western Cyprus in the foothills of the Troodos mountains near the coastal town of Polis. Students will also embark on weekly trips to visit archaeological sites across the island, including the sprawling Classical city of Kourion, the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Palaepaphos, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khirokitia, Paphos, and the painted churches of the Troodos.

ACADEMICS
Students will receive daily, hands-on instruction in archaeological field methods and will explore the archaeology of Cyprus – as well as archaeological method and theory more broadly – through field trips, reading/writing assignments, and a series of evening lectures. Students are encouraged to enroll in both ANT 389 and HI 395, but they may choose to enroll in one or the other of these courses. Both courses include prerequisites, but these may be waived with the permission of the instructor. ANT 389 fulfills a Social Sciences GEP, and both courses satisfy a requirement in their respective majors.

PROGRAM FACTS
  • Courses
    • ANT 389 Fundamentals of Archaeological Research, 3 credits 
    • HI 395 History: Study Abroad, 3 credits
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • May 31 - July 6, 2019
  • Locations
    • Polis (Polis Chrysochous), Cyprus
  • Contact
    • Dr. Kathryn Grossman, Sociology and Anthropology
      kmgross2@ncsu.edu
    • Dr. Tate Paulette, History
      tpaulet@ncsu.edu 
  • Eligibility
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
    • Priority is given to History and Anthropology students
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Cost information is shown in the summer budget link above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office. Students can also reach out to Dr. Grossman or Dr. Paulette for information about scholarships specifically for field school students. 

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us: study_abroad@ncsu.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2019 07/06/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.