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Fort Arbeia and the Roman Empire in Britain

Fort Arbeia and the Roman Empire in Britain (Earthwatch)

Two millennia ago, the Roman Empire stretched all the way to northern England, which the Romans considered the very edge of civilization—and perhaps the world. Arbeia, the Roman fort overlooking the river and harbour from Lawe Top, became part of one of the largest and busiest supply depots in the northern Roman Empire, as it was less than four miles from Hadrian’s Wall, which the Empire built to mark its northern boundary and protect its settlements from the region’s native inhabitants such as the Brigantes and Picts.

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  • Program ID: #1705
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    South Shields, England, UK South Shields
    United Kingdom
    54° 59' 31.2" N, 1° 25' 44.4" W
    GB

Archaeological conservation in Tuscany, Italy

Populonia’s archaeological sites face threats from looters. On this applied learning program, you'll help researchers protect invaluable remnants from an ancient world. Situated in a strategic part of the bay, next to a navigable inland lake and to the great Campiglia mines, Populonia was for centuries (from 900 BCE to 100 CE) one of the most significant centers of iron smelting and trade in the Mediterranean. The transfer of the city to Roman rule (250/200 BCE) did not halt its metalworking activities: iron exports supported the Roman expansion in Africa, and the Augustan ruling class (50 BCE - 50 CE) had important economic interests in the area’s industrial production and commerce.

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  • Program ID: #1826
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    Poggio del Molino Pisa
    Italy
    43° 0' 9.5004" N, 10° 31' 49.422" E
    IT

Language Homestay (English Tutor) in France!

The Language Homestay program offers the opportunity for participants to become a conversation friend in a local family while sharing their everyday life. Participants spend approximately 15 hours per week conversing with members of the host family to improve their fluency in English. The rest of the time is yours to taste some of France’s world class wine and immerse yourself in French language, culture and lifestyle.

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  • Program ID: #1792
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    Nationwide
    France
    48° 48' 24.7068" N, 2° 7' 52.8528" E
    FR

Conversation Corps Germany

Bavaria

Conversation Corps volunteers are placed all over the country. This is a great program for people who want to experience life in Germany and the German culture in-depth. The program has a focus on cultural exchange and host families are not only excited to learn English but also love to share the characteristics of their country, culture and cuisine. Volunteer 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board in Germany! Weekends are normally free to experience the culture by traveling.

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  • Program ID: #1988
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    Germany Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and surrounding areas, based on availability
    Germany
    48° 9' 57.906" N, 11° 34' 46.524" E
    DE

Conversation Corps Italy

Conversation Corps Italy

From art to food, from stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, Italy has it all. Browse art treasures, ski the Alps, hike mountains and dive off the golden coast. And did you know: With 44 sites, Italy has more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on earth. Speak English 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board! Conversation Corps volunteers are placed all over Italy. This is a great program for people who want to experience life in Italy and the Italian culture in-depth.

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  • Program ID: #1613
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    Italy Locations throughout Italy
    Italy
    40° 50' 49.416" N, 14° 14' 17.8116" E
    IT

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