Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Apply?
The next iteration of the Vindolanda Field School is scheduled to take place in Summer 2019. The program is limited to eight Western students each year. Students are chosen through a competitive application process that takes place in the fall semester prior to the trip. We usually conduct interviews with candidates during the exam period in December. Applicants will be informed of the admissions committee's decisions in early January. Students will have the opportunity to review the offer and inform the Field School of their decision to participate or to decline the offer. There will be meetings held approximately once a month for Field School participants during the Winter term to plan details for the course and for travel to the UK.
An updated version of the application will be posted at a later date but please feel free to refer to the 2017 application for information purposes: Vindolanda Field School Application.
What is the Deadline for Application?
The deadline for the Summer 2019 Field School will be posted at a later date.
How is the Program Structured?
Students will receive academic course credit for their participation and, therefore, the academic rigor of the program is high. The archaeology component will be fulfilled through full participation in the weekly excavation schedule, while the majority of the history hours will be met through lectures, roundtable discussions and weekly field trips.
Click Here for Syllabus (The syllabus for 2019 will be available in the spring but will be very similar to this syllabus)
**Please note: The dates and times of various activities may change due to weather and other factors**