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May 2015

This is a three-week URI underwater field school taught in the Medieval city of Akko (Acre), Israel. Through a unique collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority and Akko International Conservation Center, students will take part in the IAA-URI underwater excavations of Akko's ancient port.


  • HIS 391: Independent Study
  • HIS 502: Special Readings in European History
  • HIS 591: Thesis Research Credits

Housing and Dining:

Double-occupancy accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Cultural Activities:

Students will live within and conduct extensive exploration of the Old City of Akko (Acre). Acre is a historic port city and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Mediterranean Sea. The program may also include tours to important historical sites in the region including Apollonia, Arsuf, Beit She'an, Belvoir, Caesarea, Ein Afec, Horns of Hattin, Jerusalem, Montfort, Haifa, and other destinations as circumstances permit.


Program Fee: TBA

3 URI Credits
Most Meals
In-country Transportation
Excursions and Activities
Medex Insurance


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines

Application Deadline: March 17, 2015

Final Payment Due: May 13, 2015


Important Requirement: Students are required to complete an Israel Questionnaire  along with their application


For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Professor Bridget Buxton Kelly Watts
Department of History Office of International Education
(401) 874-4085 (401) 874-2019
babuxton@mail.uri.edu spoie@etal.uri.edu


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