Arizona in Portugal

Arizona in Portugal
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25late Maylate JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Note: This program will not run in the Summer of 2018.

Arizona in Portugal offers an opportunity for archaeological fieldwork in Tró​ia, located on the beautiful white sand beaches of Portugal, only 50 km from the capital of Lisbon.  The four-week intensive program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Participants earn 6 units in Anthropology or Classics.


This program will run again in Summer 2018.

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The Tróia archaeological fieldwork program offers the opportunity for professional, accredited excavation experience at the site of Tróia, the largest fish-salting production center known in the Roman Empire. When the Roman settlement was abandoned in the 6th century, it was buried in sand dunes that were responsible for it exceptional preservation. Students will work to uncover pottery, amphorae, coins, and bone objects. The fieldwork will be supplemented by lectures, workshops and site study visits oriented and guided by specialists in the afternoons and one day per week.

Courses Available (6 units):

Anthropology 463/563 
Classics 463/563


The program is coordinated through University of Arizona Regents Professor David Soren, Departments of Anthropology, Classics and Art History. The Portugal coordinator and instructor is Dr. Inês Vaz Pinto, Center of Archaeological Studies at the Universities of Coimbra and Oporto, University of Coimbra. The excavation is also directed by Dr. Ana ​Patrícia Magalhães and Dr. ​Patrícia Brum.  Lectures and workshops will be instructed by the on-site team and visiting scholars.


Students will stay in comfortable apartments or townhomes near the urban center of Tróia, approximately 4.5 miles from the site and only a 10 minute walk from the beach. Daily transportation to and from the site will be provided.  There will be a common living/dining room and up to 4 students may share a room.  Utilities, Internet, weekly cleaning, sheets, and towels are included.  

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