Review the following documents which include a booklet that explains how to prepare for the Rome semester, a student handbook that lays out the rules and regulations on campus, a packing list to help you pack and videos with advice from past Romers that will help you get ready for your semester abroad.
Textbooks are provided on campus for all courses with the exception of Italian. Italian students will need to bring their Prego textbook and workbook with them. Textbook information is provided for students who want to read in advance.
The Rome Semester Calendar is not confirmed until shortly before students arrive in Rome. Students should not make travel commitments until they have received the final calendar in Rome. That said:
All students have international travel insurance coverage as part of their program
You may also purchase trip cancellation insurance with World Nomads. Review their website at https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/.
You may also purchase property insurance with NSSI. Review the brochure or click to purchase.
It is required that all students carry a cell phone that works overseas for contact purposes in an emergency. All devices should be equipped with a data package. Students may bring a phone configured for overseas from home, or may purchase a device when they arrive in Italy. Please do your own research and decide what option will be best for you.
Italian cell phone providers include:
Some options past students have used are below.
In addition, there are many free applications that allow you to call, text, video chat, and message by solely using your Wifi connection. A few of these free apps are Whatsapp, Voxer, Viber and Textfree.
Students traveling abroad independently before or during the program are advised to:
Below are some sites and resources that will be helpful when planning your Fall/Spring Break trek across Europe.