This study group, affiliated with the University of Venice, is intended for students who have demonstrated an academic interest in one or more of the following areas: classical studies and archaelogy, Italian languages and literature, art history, music, and medieval and Renaissance history. Courses are staffed by the Colgate director and by Italian specialists. Three courses are normally offered each year: Italian Language (Three Levels), Archaeology of Italy, and The Arts of Venice during the Golden Age. A fourth course could be the specialty of the director or a special classics offering. There are field trips to important archaeological sites and museums in such places as Rome and the Veneto. The rich artistic resources of Venice are also used to supplement class work. Knowledge of elementary Italian (studied at high school, at Colgate or in an Italian summer program) is required.