Links and Resources
Getting to Campus
Below are some Taxi Services that students and parents have used to get to campus.
- Please make sure that when using a taxi that you use an official taxi. Official taxis
have their license number clearly displayed and have a TAXI sign on their roof. Only
take taxis from a taxi stand or by calling RADIOTAXI to make a reservation. If you
want to reserve a taxi ahead of time, you must call at least 3 hours in advance. Reservations
for night services must be made before 5pm.
- Another option is to arrange for private transportation with Franco Petrucci Limousine
Service, which offers favorable rates to University of Dallas Students. For contact
information and a detailed price listing please click here .
- Directions to Campus
Staying Near Campus
Below are recommendations from staff and past Romers for hotels that are near campus
and great for accommodations the night before campus opens or for visitors during
Luggage Storage Options
Luggage Storage Location: Below ground in the Termini Wing, accessible from Forum
Termini via the moving walkway, or from via Giolitti or from platform 24. Rates: 3.80
Euro for the first 5 hours and .60 Euro for each additional hour from the 6th to the
12th. 0.20 Euro for each hour after the 12th hour. These are per bag charges. Open
from 6am to midnight. Phone 39 06 47 82 55 43
Luggage Storage Location: You can leave your luggage at the Aeroporti di Roma "Left
Luggage" facility located at terminal 3 on the ground floor of the international arrivals.
Rates: 6 Euro per item for 24 hours. No advance payment. Open from 6:30am to 11:30pm.
Maximum time luggage may be left in the area is 90 days. Phone 39 06 65 95 35 41
Traveling Around Italy
Below are some sites and resources that will be helpful when planning your excursions
into Rome and when traveling around Italy itself.
Traveling Around Europe
Below are some sites and resources that will be helpful when planning your Fall/Spring
Break trek across Europe. You will also find a list of Convents around Europe and
several resources for finding hostels.
- First and foremost, past students recommend Frommer's Europe from $85 a day travel guide to help plan your trip. You could also check out the Frommer's website for more information.
- Tripadvisor.com is a great resource to use to get information on local things to see and do in just
about every major European city. It is a compilation of user reviews and ratings on
everything from restaurants, museums, to beaches.
- If you are thinking about purchasing a Eurail Pass you will definitely want to check
out Eurail.com and raileurope.com to read about the various pass options and prices for railpasses. If you have specific
questions or would like to purchase a railpass you may contact STA travel at.
- Traveling by plane around Europe is a quick and easy option but beware of the luggage
limitations and the costs of doing so. Also note that most cheap airlines do not fly
directly to huge city centers and that you might have to take a bus, taxi or even
train from the airport to your final destination. With that in mind here is a list
of a few airline websites that you might try: Ryanair.com , EasyJet.com , WizzAir.com , Lufthansa.com , Alitalia.com , or Flybe.com .
- One of the most important things to do before you set out on a trip is to make sure
you have some place you can sleep. Past Romers have recommended using such sites as
hostelworld.com , hostelz.com , hihostels.com , and hostels.com to research possibilities. A key thing to remember which booking a hostel is that
it is close to the attractions you want to see. Reading reviews of the hotels can
also be beneficial.
- The following sites are different travel services sites that may be useful during
your travels: STATravel.com offers information on hostels, Eurail, Bus tours and travel insurance; MYISIC.com is the official website for the International Student Identity Card; StudentUniverse.com offers specifically offers travel information for students; Backpackers Ultimate Guide (BUG) has tips on how to pick the right Eurail Pass as well as travel necessities;
and euro-backpacker.com is an extensive comprehensive guide to traveling on a budget.
- Neweuropetours.eu is a site for free walking tours offered in numerous cities throughout Europe. Free
walking tours are popular among students because they are a great way to get to learn
about each city and to meet other students also studying abroad.
- eupedia.com explains cultural differences in each country you plan to visit and how to "blend
in" as an American.
- xe.com is a currency converter website that is useful when looking for exchange rates.
- US Department of State International Travel Information
- Rick Steves: The Low Down on Chip and PIN Cards
Cell Phone Information
Students are not required to carry a cell phone while participating in the Rome Program,
however they can be helpful to have when meeting up with other students, calling home,
or contacting campus in case of an emergency. If you do not want to buy an international
phone or plan past students suggest bringing an iPhone, smartphone, or some electronic
device that can access the internet using Wifi. There are many free applications that
allow you to call, text, video chat, and message by soley using your Wifi connection.
No international cell plan is needed. A few of these free apps are Whatsapp, Voxer,
and Textfree. With apps such as these, it is not necessary to purchase an international
phone or data plan for communication. However, if you wish to do so, we do not suggest
any specific carrier, but we recommend that you do your own research and decide what
option will be best for you. A few such options are listed below.
Remember to file your taxes, leave a signed tax form for your parents to complete,
or file for an extension before you leave for Rome. All tax forms may be found at
http://www.irs.gov/ and should be available to you via the internet. Forms may be completed, signed and
mailed back to the states if you are unable to fill out your paperwork before you
leave. If you are unable to file your income tax return by the due date you may be
able to get a 6 month extension of time to file. To do so, you must file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File US Income Tax Return by the
due date for filing your calendar year return (April 15th) or fiscal year return.
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