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Confirmed Students for Study Abroad

Confirmed Students

Congratulations! Now that you've confirmed your spot, we're looking forward to working with you on your final steps.  Before you know it, you'll be off to the academic adventure of a lifetime!

Please note the following: Your acceptance for all study abroad programs is based on your continued good academic and student conduct standing. St. John’s University reserves the right to rescind admission to any study abroad program (including the travel portions of “embedded” courses, such as Global Passport and Dean’s International Opportunities Programs) based on incomplete pre-departure requirements, a change in student conduct standing, or failure to maintain academic status. If you have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation since your acceptance to the program or your GPA is in jeopardy of falling below the required GPA for your study abroad program, it is your responsibility to contact us to determine whether it will affect your participation—the Office of International Education may not learn of the student conduct violation or change in GPA until the end of the semester, and may not be able to inform you of a revoked acceptance until shortly before departure. 

Resources

Schengen Territory Travel Regulations

U.S. citizens may only spend 89-days or fewer in the Schengen territory within a 180-day period without a visa. 

It is your responsibility to closely monitor the days that you spend in the Schengen territory – a useful tool to help with this is the European Commission’s Schengen calculator.  Please keep in mind that it is often challenging to secure an entry/immigration stamp when traveling within Europe, therefore you should retain proof of all plane tickets and hotel reservations as proof of the days that you are outside of the Schengen territory.  Any partial day that you spend in the Schengen territory, even on a layover in an airport, is counted as a full day towards part of your 89-day limit. 

You should also review the United States and Schengen Borders Agreement available from the U.S. Department of State.

Travel for non-U.S. citizens in the Schengen territory is dependent upon your country of citizenship.  Non-U.S. citizens need to research whether or not they require a visa to study in the Schengen territory and must email [email protected] to schedule an appointment to discuss your individual situation with an OIE advisor. 


Deadline: April 15, 2021 - Determine Whether You Need a Visa

In order to be prepared to submit your visa application and documentation, determine whether you will need a visa for your study abroad program.

Short-Term Programs

For many Short-Term programs, a visa is not required for U.S. citizens – however, it is your responsibility to find out if you need a visa based on your destination country and your country of citizenship. 

If your Short-Term program will take place in the Schengen territory, make sure to closely review and comply with the Schengen Territory Travel Regulations explained above.

Visas are often required for non-U.S. citizens.  Visa appointments may be difficult to secure, and visa processing may take several weeks.  You must request and secure a visa appointment at the appropriate Consulate at least 90 days prior to your departure date. 

Western Europe: Europe & Business Programs

Although a visa is not required for U.S. citizens to participate in the Western Europe program, you must closely review and comply with the Schengen Territory Travel Regulations explained above.

Your rotation assignment email will include the dates of your specific rotation, and the number of additional days you may be in the Schengen territory. Please note that Italy and France are in the Schengen territory and Ireland is not in the Schengen territory.  It is your responsibility to closely monitor the days that you spend in the Schengen territory.

It is not possible for U.S. citizen students to secure a visa to participate in a Western Europe program, therefore you cannot plan to spend more than one week in the Schengen territory within the 90 days prior to or after the Western Europe program.

Most students who are not U.S. citizens will need to secure two visas to study abroad on the Western Europe program: (1) an Irish visa, and (2) either a French or Italian visa. Please contact [email protected] as soon as you confirm for the program and no later than November 1, 2020 to discuss your next steps. Travel for non-U.S. citizens in the Schengen territory and Ireland is dependent upon your country of citizenship.  All non-U.S. citizens will need to meet with OIE to discuss their individual situations.

Discover Italy Semester Programs

A student entry visa is required for all programs where students will study for the full semester in Rome.

The good news is, we're here to help! See the Apply for an Entry Visa page for more details on the visa application process and don't forget to book an appointment to speak to an OIE team member who'll help review your application!

Any independent travel that you may undertake in the Schengen territory either before or after the validity dates of your Italian visa, are governed by the Schengen Territory Travel Regulations explained above.

Exception: A student entry visa is not required if you are an EU citizen and have a passport from a European Union member country that is valid for at least 6 months after the program end date, which you will use for travel to and during your study abroad program.

Discover France Semester Programs

A student entry visa is required for all programs where students will study for the full semester in Paris.

The good news is, we're here to help! See the Apply for an Entry Visa page for more details on the visa application process and don't forget to book an appointment to speak to an OIE team member who'll help review your application!

Any independent travel that you may undertake in the Schengen territory either before or after the validity dates of your French visa, are governed by the Schengen Territory Travel Regulations explained above.

Exception: A visa is not required if you are an EU citizen and have a passport from a European Union member country that is valid for at least 6 months after the program end date, which you will use for travel to and during your study abroad program. Students who are citizens of a European Union member country (other than France) and participating in a Paris semester program, will need to apply for a resident permit at the local Préfecture upon arrival in Paris.

Important Note About International Travel Prior to Studying Abroad

When you submit a visa application you will be submitting your Passport to the Consulate/visa application center and will not have access to your Passport during the visa processing time, which typically takes between 2 and 6 weeks. Due to the processing time of the Consulates, students wishing to study abroad on a semester program should not plan any travel outside the U.S. until you know the date of your visa appointment and confirm processing time with the Consulate/visa application center. 


Exchange Programs

  • A student entry visa is required for all exchange programs.
  • Exception: A visa is not required if you are a citizen of the country/region in which you are studying and have a passport from that country that is valid for at least 6 months after the program end date, which you will use for travel to and during your study abroad program. 
  • Start learning about your visa requirements by visiting the website of your destination country's Consulate. If you have any questions, you can meet with a member of our staff for assistance. 
  • Once you are accepted by your host university, they will further guide you through the visa application process. 

Follow These Steps to Start

  1. Visa appointments are hard to secure, and visa processing may take several weeks. You must request and secure a visa appointment at the appropriate consulate at least 90 days prior to your departure date (even if this is before you receive your acceptance from the host university!). 
  2. You must start your visa application process the same week you are accepted by your host university.

Additional Considerations for Non-U.S. Citizens

In light of recent changes to U.S. immigration law, the Office of International Education recommends that any non-U.S. citizen students with related questions schedule an advising appointment with the  Office of International Student and Scholar Services and OIE. 

Non-U.S. citizens will also need Proof of Legal Residence in the United States to re-enter the U.S. at the end of the program: for permanent residents, a Green Card (valid until at least 6 months after the program end date); for international students, a U.S. visa (valid until at least 6 months after the program end date) and a Form I-20 signed by ISSSO prior to departure (valid through date of SJU graduation).  

Non-U.S. citizen students cannot secure a visa for their study abroad program without Proof of Legal Residence in the U.S. that is valid until at least 6 months after the program end date.  A foreign consulate will not issue you a visa to enter their country if you do not meet this requirements (even if you do not plan to travel directly back to the U.S. after your study abroad program). 

Semester Programs Deadline: June 1, 2021

All students in semester programs in Europe are responsible for registering for their own classes and for selecting a minimum of three in-person classes. Western Europe students must take at least one in-person class during each module.  Beyond that, you are welcome to add other in-person or online courses.  

How will I know when to register?

You will receive an email from our office with full instructions on registering for your fall 2020 Semester classes.  This email will include the Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) for all of your approved European courses in order to facilitate your registration process.  Students should not look up their European courses online, but should instead only use the OIE "Registration Cheat Sheet" for their European CRNs.  OIE will start to distribute Registration Cheat Sheets to confirmed students on March 29, 2020.

When and how can I begin registering?

All of the courses abroad will open for registration in late March (which means they may look closed or filled on UIS until then, but they are simply “offline” until they open for registration).  You should take the OIE registration email to your advising dean in order to receive your Priority Registration Number and for follow-up advisement. You will be able to register for your courses abroad in conjunction with the Fall 2020 registration schedule:

  • Dates TBD

What if I am taking an online course?

Any students taking online courses are responsible for registering themselves. Students may follow the regular registration process and schedule if your Priority Registration Number opens prior to the first day of European course registration. If you are enrolled in any online courses, you should email the professor to notify him/her that you will be studying abroad and will have a time difference.

What other resources are available?

For general registration guidelines, please refer to the Academics section of your program page. If you have any questions about the registration process, or if you do not receive a registration email, just call our office at 718-990-6105 or email: [email protected].

Semester Course Descriptions:
View course descriptions for all of the courses offered abroad by visiting the program webpages. If you would like to add or drop courses, or if you have any questions about the courses you signed up for, please feel free to contact our office via email ([email protected]) or at 718-990-6105.

Language Advising:
All students who wish to take a language course abroad are required to receive approval from the Department of Languages and Literature prior to departure.

Book Lists:
Book lists for OIE programs are different from book lists for courses on the New York campuses, and will be posted to each student's online OIE portal.  Do not contact the book store in New York to verify your textbook requirements.  Please make sure you check the book list for your program before departing for your semester abroad and arrive with all of the required textbooks at the start of your program.  Textbooks cannot be purchase in Europe, and due to customs regulations cannot be shipping to Europe.


Short-Term Programs

All confirmed students participating in a Short-Term study abroad program will be registered for their course(s) by the Office of International Education.

Semester Programs

The academic calendar for semester programs abroad is different from the calendar for the New York campuses.  Please note: students may not arrive late or depart early from programs.  Do not make any travel plans for you or your family over weekends or breaks prior to your arrival abroad. You will be provided with a final Academic Calendar shortly after arrival to account for make-up classes, excursions and immigration related appointments. 

Short-Term Programs

Program dates and itineraries with be posted on the individual program webpages.

Outbound Exchange Students

Program dates will be confirmed by your Host University after acceptance. To start, review the academic calendar link posted on your individual Exchange program webpage.

Deadlines for each online form for each program are posted within your online study abroad student portal.

After completing the confirmation process, all students must complete the designated forms below in order to participate in a study abroad program.


Required Pre-Departure Forms are available through your online study abroad student portal.

  1. Arrival Flight Itinerary Form (All Programs)
    Provide us with your flight information so that we know when to expect your arrival on your program arrival date. Be sure to cross-check your itinerary with your program’s required arrival and departure dates and times before booking!
     
  2. Roommate Questionnaire (All Programs except the Exchange Program)
    This survey will help us place you with a suitable roommate or roommates. If there is someone that you already know you would like to room with, please indicate that on the form, as well. You will learn your roommate assignment upon arrival in your study abroad location. 
     
  3. Phone Number Abroad Form (All Programs)
    All students are required to have a cell phone that will work in their host country and remain charged and on at all times in case of an emergency.  You must be able to make make or receive a phone call in case of emergency via a regular voice call. Being able to place a call through WhatsApp or other app that works on WiFi or data is not sufficient. Students are not required to have a data roaming plan. Study abroad students are required to submit the cell phone number you intend to use abroad prior to departure, just to ensure we have a way to reach you (and vice versa) in the event of urgent issues or emergencies. You can re-submit the form again later to update your number if you make a change while you're studying abroad.  In addition, having a cell phone that works internationally is a great way to communicate with all of your friends in the program and a necessity in emergency situations. Review the Student Guide for more information about using your U.S. cell phone abroad or making international cell phone arrangements.
     
  4. Exchange Program Accommodation Form (Exchange Program Only)

All Programs: May 1, 2021

When can I access the course?

Once you are approved to participate in an upcoming Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 study abroad program.

What does the course entail?

This online OIE Orientation course is comprised of 8 learning modules. It will take 1-2 hours to complete, but you don’t have to finish it in one go. With that said, you must complete each learning module with a perfect score (100%!), but don’t worry: you can take each quiz as many times as you need in order to master the material and get everything right. Please note, if you get a 100% score on a quiz then re-take it and receive a different score (example 80%), it will override your first score of 100%. 

How do I access the course?

The online OIE Orientation course is available in your online study abroad student portal under "Assessments." 

Required Document Review (RDR) Appointment Booking: Now-May 27, 2021 (new extended deadline!)

Sign up for a Required Document Review Session by emailing us at [email protected] Appointments will be scheduled in 30 minute time slots via WebEx.


Discover Italy and Discover France Semester Programs

  • All Paris and Rome Semester program participants are required to attend a Required Document Review (RDR) appointment.  OIE will review your visa application and other pre-departure requirements during this time.
  • More details for the Required Document Review (RDR) appointments are posted on the Apply for an Entry Visa page. 

 


Western Europe Programs

  • All Western Europe program participants are invited to attend a Required Document Review appointment to check that your pre-departure requirements are complete! These requirements include: that you have submitted all of your online forms, completed the OIE Orientation course, attended a Cultural Mentorship Workshop, booked your flight, and secured your visa (if needed).
  • Most students who are not U.S. or EU citizens will need to secure two visas to study abroad on the Western Europe program: (1) an Irish visa, and (2) either a French or Italian visa. Please contact studya[email protected] as soon as you confirm for the program and no later than November 16, 2020 to discuss your next steps. Travel for non-U.S. citizens in the Schengen territory and Ireland is dependent upon your country of citizenship.  All non-U.S. citizens will need to meet with OIE to discuss their individual situations.

Short-Term Programs

  • All Short-Term program participants are invited to attend a Required Document Review appointment to check that your pre-departure requirements are complete! These requirements include: that you have submitted all of your online forms, completed the online OIE Orientation course, attended a Cultural Mentorship Workshop, booked your flight, and secured your visa (if needed).
  • Please visit your designated program page and the Apply for an Entry Visa page to help determine whether you need a visa. Visas are almost always required for non-U.S. citizens. 

Exchange Program

  • All Exchange program participants will need to meet with our Assistant Director of Inbound Programs and Exchanges, Karen Gilmartin, to review your Host University application and check that your pre-departure requirements are complete! Follow this link to book an Exchange Program Advising Appointment with Karen. 
  • These requirements include: that you have submitted your Host University application, submitted all of your online forms, completed the Blackboard course, attended a Cultural Mentorship Workshop, booked your housing, booked your flight, secured your visa, and registered for classes at your Host University.

Deadline: June 9, 2021 (NEW extended deadline)

A unique element of St. John’s study abroad, the Cultural Mentoring Program (CMP) does more than help students get the most out of their experience abroad. It also trains them to adapt to and understand new perspectives—a  major step in being prepared for a future where they might live and work with people from anywhere in the world, or one where they might work abroad themselves.

Though students may notice differences in the CMP for semester and faculty-directed programs, the program begins for all students during pre-departure activities in New York—or, for visiting students, during activities held online—and serves as a foundation for future sessions while abroad. The initial session will engage the underlying cultural assumptions we bring to bear on our experiences, preparing students to better understand the differences they may notice abroad. Students will also begin to set academic, personal, and career goals for their time away. In particular, the CMP will help students:

  • Learn the basics of intercultural communication.
  • Develop an ethnorelative mindset, with an emphasis on enhanced intercultural sensitivity.
  • Cultivate an informed consciousness of cultural diversity & different communication styles.
  • Minimize and manage culture shock
  • Avoid unnecessary risk taking by learning to identify and handle challenging situations that may happen abroad.
  • Foster a greater empathy for migrants within the Catholic and Vincentian tradition (for students in the Discover the World: Europe program, which focuses on the theme of migration).

For St. John's semester programs in Europe, the first CMP session will take place during orientation. Then in weeks 3, 8 and 13 of the program, students will participate in group meetings, led by a local staff member, which will challenge them to reflect on and synthesize elements of intercultural learning—both at the theoretical level, and in terms of their real, lived experiences in their new home cities and during their independent exploration beyond. Different activities and methodologies will be used in each of these meetings in order to support the cumulative learning taking place at each stage of the semester.

Virtual CMP WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (all times are Eastern Daylight Time)

  • Thursday, April 15th, from 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 21st, from 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Monday, April 26th, from 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 29th, from 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 5th, from 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 9th, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. EDT (NEW date added!)

Have questions and/or want to register for a CMP workshop? Email [email protected] to register and receive the link to join!

***We strongly encourage spring 2022 applicants to wait to purchase their international flights. A greenlight email will be sent out at a later date directing students to purchase their round-trip airfare.**

Airlines

We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-refundable tickets, and encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance in the event that you are unable to participate in your program due to last-minute changes in your situation, for example, family emergencies, a change in academic status or inability to secure an entry visa in time for the program.


Departure and Arrival Times

When to arrive at the airport in U.S.:

When selecting the time your flight will depart, remember that you need to arrive at the airport in the U.S. (e.g., JFK) at least three hours prior to the flight time!

Semester Programs:

  • Arrival Time - Students need to arrive on campus by 2:00pm on the date of arrival. Plan at least two hours to go through immigration, collect your bags and travel to your program location.
     
  • Return to U.S. Departure Time - Students need to depart campus by 8:00am on the date of departure. 

Short-Term Programs:

  • Arrival and Departure Times will be posted on your individual program webpage.

Deadline: Varies by Program

All Programs – Must complete confirmation process first

and

Western Europe Semester Participants – you need to be assigned your rotation prior to booking your flight.

Purchasing an international plane ticket can be an expensive proposition, but planning ahead can help to lessen the hit on your wallet. Here's what we suggest:


Global Passport Program:

  • March 1, 2022 - for Spring 2022 participants traveling in May
  • November 1, 2022 - for Fall 2022 participants traveling in January

The Office of International Education will be arranging group flights for all of the Global Passport Program participants. Flight booking details will be emailed to you explaining how you can select your flight and make the payment arrangements online.

Flight details are also posted on the Global Passport Program page.


Short-Term Programs (except for Global Passport)

Don't book your flight until OIE informs you whether or not the program will run!

If your program is confirmed to run, you will receive a "green light" email from OIE that will outline your next steps - including flight booking information. Do not book your flight until you receive this “green light” email. 


Discover Italy Semester Program: Spring 2022 date TBD

Discover France Semester Program: Spring 2022 date TBD

Western Europe Semester Programs: Spring 2022 date TBD

If a flight is required to submit your visa application, then you must purchase your flight before the date of your visa appointment. Please note: As of April 13, 2021, the Italian Consulate in New York is not requiring that a flight be purchased at the time of the visa appointment. 

Western Europe Semester students cannot book flights until their rotations are assigned.

When thinking about independent travel before, after or during the Western Europe Semester program, there are important travel regulations we would like to bring to your attention. U.S. citizens may only spend 89 or fewer days in the Schengen territory within a 180-day period.  Your rotation assignment email will include the dates of your specific rotation, and the number of additional days you may be in the Schengen territory.  Please note that Italy and France are in the Schengen territory and Ireland is not in the Schengen territory.  It is your responsibility to closely monitor the days that you spend in the Schengen territory – a useful tool to help with this is the European Commission’s Schengen calculator.  Please keep in mind that it is often challenging to secure a visa stamp when traveling within Europe, therefore you should retain proof of all plane tickets and hotel reservations as proof of the days that you are outside of the Schengen territory.  Any partial day that you spend in the Schengen territory, even on a layover in an airport, is counted as a full day towards your 89- day limit. You should also review the United States and Schengen Borders Agreement available from the U.S. Department of State.

Travel for non-U.S. citizens in the Schengen territory and Ireland is dependent upon your country of citizenship.  Please contact s[email protected] as soon as you confirm for the program to discuss your next steps.


How to Book Your Flight with Student Universe

St. John’s University has partnered with Student Universe to provide students with flight options for Spring 2022 study abroad programs. Interested in purchasing a flight with Student Universe or at least seeing what options are available for Fall 2021? Follow the steps below:

1. Use this link here for the St. John's University flight page with Student Universe

2. Complete the form by adding in all the requested information

3. For "Name of Program" add "St. John's Fall21-Rome"

4. Once you've completed the form, click "Submit Request" at the bottom of the page

What's next? A Student Universe travel agent will contact you shortly with suggested flights to Rome, Italy, and you'll work 1 on 1 with the agent to choose a flight that's right for you!

Please note: As of April 13, 2021, the Italian Consulate in New York is not requiring that a flight be purchased at the time of the visa appointment. 

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General Conduct

Residents and guests are expected to treat the facilities and each other with the utmost respect. Residents are expected to act maturely and responsibly at all times.

 

Noise

Quiet Hours are from 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM

Excessive noise will not be tolerated.

Please avoid shouting, screaming, running, loud music, and other disruptive behavior.

 

Alcohol and Drugs

Under no circumstance are drugs or alcohol allowed anywhere on St. John’s University Rome campus property. This includes empty alcohol containers, drug paraphernalia or evidence of drug or alcohol use, including any kind of marijuana product. Sanctions for violating this policy may include fines ($100-$300+), expulsion from the residence, expulsion from St. John's University, and/or legal sanctions. St. John’s University program students under the age of 21 are expected to not consume alcohol in any capacity for the entire duration of their program.

 

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited on all St. John’s University Rome campus property, including rooms, hallways, bathrooms, classrooms, courtyard, and the entranceway.

 

Furniture

Furniture provided by the University may not be removed, dismantled, or otherwise altered. Residents will be billed for any missing and/or damaged furniture. Furniture may not be moved between rooms. Lounge furniture may not be removed from the lounge areas. Clothing lines may not be hung inside rooms and/or strung across furniture.

 

Windows

Please do not hang anything from you window sill or window safety bar. Do not put anything on your exterior window sill as items could potentially fall off and seriously injury a passerby below on the street or in the internal courtyard, causing severe personal or property damage.

 

Linens

All students are provided with 1 top sheet, 1 bottom sheet, 1 wool blanket, 1 towel, and 1 pillowcase upon arrival. Linen exchanges are provided only to long-term semester and MA/MBA program students.

 

Prohibited Items

Residents are prohibited from utilizing / possessing the following items in their rooms: hot plates, grills, refrigerators, microwaves, and other similar items. The use of sporting equipment within the building is also prohibited. These items are prohibited for both health and safety reasons.

 

Decorations

Residents must refrain from hanging any decorations on the walls or the doors. The use of tacks, nails, tape, glue, or tabs to hang items is strictly prohibited. Candles, incense, and other similar items are not allowed anywhere in the building. Clothing lines may not be hung inside rooms and/or strung across furniture.

 

Check-In/out

Room Condition Report (issued to residents whose stay is at least 5 weeks)

  • The report notes any damage that existed prior to resident arrival.
  • Damage found at the end of the term will be charged to residents.

 

Remote Key and Identification Card

  • Rome Campus Remote Key: Allows Residents to access the building and enter their individual rooms. Residents must use the Remote Key to open the front doors of the building, operate the elevator to access the 3rd and 4th floors, and at the 3rd floor landing where there is a security door.
  • Identification Card: All students must present their SJU Identification Card to the guard at the front desk before entering campus space (this is provided at move-in).
  • A resident should report a lost or stolen Remote Key or I.D. card immediately to the front desk guard, the Residence Director, or the Resident Assistants. Cost of Remote Key replacement is $50 and I.D. card replacement is $25.
  • All Students are responsible for maintaining their own individual I.D. and Remote Key. All students must return their specific Remote Key that they were given upon their arrival in-person to the RD or Security Guard before their departure. Failure to do so will result in a $100 fine.

 

In-room Heating/Air Conditioning and lights

  • Heat and air conditioning for each room can be controlled by a panel on the radiator/AC unit in each room. When using heating or AC, students are asked to keep the window closed. When opening a window, please turn off heat or AC to save energy.
  • Students are asked to please turn off all lights when out of the room to save energy.

 

Rome Campus Visitation Policy

  • Residents are allowed up to two (2) visitors at any given time*. Visitors must sign in at the front desk by presenting a valid form of state-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc). Resident ID cards will not be accepted as a valid form of ID.
  • Guests may be signed in anytime between 7am and 11pm. All guests must leave by Midnight. No overnight guests are permitted.

 

Pets

Students and faculty, both residents and non-residents, and guests are prohibited from bringing animals, including pets, into the building.

 

Luggage Storage

Please know we do not permit storage of luggage or any other personal effects anywhere on campus outside of the resident’s assigned room. Non-residents are not permitted to store luggage or personal effects on campus at any time and residents cannot store luggage, after their program has ended, in their room or on campus.

 

Maintenance

Maintenance requests can be mailed to [email protected]. For emergency conditions, please report problems immediately to the security guard.

For a complete guide of all SJU Residence Hall policies and procedures, please see the current SJU Residence Life Handbook: http://www.stjohns.edu/student-life/queens-campus-life/residence-life.

 

*Please note that adjusted visitation policies and other rules will be in place for the Fall 2021 semester and beyond as Italy manages Covid-19 cases. Closely review all policies outlined by Rome staff in pre-arrival emails and upon departure for the most up to date policies. Students are expected to follow the regulations as they are updated for the health & safety of themselves and others.