What’s Included

The program fee for first-time students are $4,500 and $3,900 for returning students. Either way, this is a significant amount of money. The Gabii Project wants to ensure students and parents that this investment will return a valuable experience. The services covered by the program fees are as follows:

Housing for the entire duration of the field program in Trastevere, arguably Rome’s hottest neighborhood, affording students access to countless shops, markets, restaurants, cultural attractions and events. Just a few blocks East of the Trastevere Train Station, student apartments include:

  • Utilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens
  • Modern kitchen appliances
  • Dishes and tableware
  • Basic furnishings (beds, seating, tables, desks)
  • Weekly cleaning service

International Health Insurance, provided through HTH, with coverage including:

  • Emergency hospital services
  • Physician office visits
  • Bedside visits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Medical evacuation
  • and more! (read the full list here)

Off-Site Dinner Lectures, presented by experts from around the world, on critical aspects of archaeology including:

  • Osteology
  • The Harris Matrix
  • Anthracology
  • Topography
  • Ceramics

Guided Tours providing free access to major archaeological sites, led by Gabii instructors:

  • The Roman Forum
  • Ostia Antica

Access to a web-based platform containing the collected research, literature, and educational information of The Gabii Project.

On-site lunch, generally consisting of a variety of sandwiches, vegetables, and fruits.

Potable Water on-site

Transportation to-and-from site.


Equally important to note is what is not covered by the program fees:

Other travel, including:

  • Airfare
  • Travel to-and-from the airport
  • Travel within Rome
  • Travel outside of Rome for personal excursions

Other meals, including:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Any snacks in between (though the fruit from lunch is always available)

Sundry items, including:

  • Cleaning agents
  • Toilettries
  • Paper towels and toilet paper