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USF Student Wins Second Ancient Studies Center Study Abroad Fellowship
June 27, 2013

The USF Ancient Studies Center provides students with opportunities to enrich their studies of the ancient Mediterranean world through the Ancient Studies Center Study Abroad Fellowship. Every year, the fellowship accepts applications between March and early April and announces a winner in mid-April.

USF senior, Kelly DeLuca has been named the 2013 recipient ofKelly DeLuca standing in front of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. the Ancient Studies Center Study Abroad Fellowship; this is the second time she’s won the award. “To receive this kind of help in order to continue my adventures is a dream come true. Learning more about history is my passion and this award helps me get that much further” says Kelly. She is majoring in Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations with an emphasis on Ancient History. This year’s award provided $1,000 to assist with the costs of working abroad.

The first time Kelly was awarded the fellowship, she participated a field school in Nemea, Greece. She will use this year’s award to partake in the Binchester Project managed by Sanford University and Durham University in Rome. The Binchester Project is scheduled from 2009 to 2014 and is focused on exploring the archaeology and land surrounding the fort.  Students are able to volunteer during the summer to excavate an ancient Roman fort and surrounding town. To learn more about the project visit