Pre-College Programs
Roman Architecture and Culture

Rome: For Accepted Students

An Immersion in Roman Life & Culture

Contact Numbers

Students should bring a copy of these emergency phone numbers while they are traveling as well as leaving a copy with their parents/guardians.

Jose Paix – On-Site Director
Cell: 401-323-8140 (active July 17)

St. Stephen’s School
Via Aventina, 3
Rome, Italy
T: (39) 065.750.605

Rosario Navarro – Director, International Programs, Brown University

Emergency phone numbers in Italy
112/113 – Emergency Police Help Number (also ambulance and fire)
118 – Medical emergencies

Brown University Department of Public Safety
(001) 401-863-4111 – Emergencies (when calling from Italy)
(001) 401-863-3322 – General inquiries (when calling from Italy)

Congratulations on your acceptance!

We are looking forward to your participation in our Global Program in Rome, Italy. We have compiled some important information for you; please review this carefully with your family and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at

Program and Travel Information

Forms for all Accepted
Pre-College Students »

Send all documents to:
Attn: Global Programs
Brown University
Pre-College Programs
200 Dyer St./Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Pre-Departure Orientation

A web conference program orientation is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm EST.

Additional information on how to access will be emailed prior to the web conference.

Booking your flights

Sunday, July 12, 2015 – Arrive in Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport (arrive by 12:00 noon)
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – Depart from Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport (depart by 1:00 pm)

Once your flight is booked, submit your itinerary and emergency contact(s) to:

If you are having trouble identifying flights within the arrival/departure windows as stated above, please contact us at (401) 863-7900 or email prior to purchasing your ticket to ensure that your arrival/departure can be accommodated by the on-site staff.

Please note that if you are arriving/departing outside of the program dates, we cannot provide accommodations pre/post program.

Airport Pick-up and Transfer

Course Materials List

Ancient Rome: Archaeology and Civic Life (CRN 10397)
Oxford Archaeological Guides: Rome (Second Edition) by Amanda Claridge
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199546835 or 978-0199546831

Digital Photography (CRN 10400)
Required: a compact or SLR digital camera that has manual override functions, as M.A,S.P settings (i.e. you should be able to change the F-stop/Aperture and ISO), with a minimum 4GB memory card and an external flash/thumb drive. The students should bring their cameras to the first day of class with charged batteries and empty memory cards.

Materials for the below courses will be made available on-site and/or on-line:

Secrets & Symbols of Roman Art & Architecture: Renaissance & Baroque (CRN 10398)

Beginner Italian (CRN 10370)

Italian Film: Art and History (CRN 10399)


Packing List

Required Items

Optional Items


Students are not required to bring their laptop computers but are welcome to do so. There is wireless internet everywhere at St. Stephen’s School. Alternatively, computer labs are available for student use.

Spending Money

Plan to bring between 300-500€ in spending money. The most convenient way is to acquire a prepaid credit card which can be used as a credit or ATM card. Visa or Mastercard are most widely accepted.

Another alternative is to use your bank ATM card; be sure to have your bank activate your card for overseas use before your departure. Cash can also be easily exchanged at the airport or at several locations in the city but there is a usually an additional exchange fee for this service.

St. Stephen’s School - Rome

HTH Worldwide Insurance

Each student participating in a Pre-College Global Program is automatically enrolled in HTH Worldwide during the length of the program. HTH Worldwide provides insurance coverage for accident and sickness, and also emergency assistance services. Students will be emailed instructions on how to log into the HTH Worldwide site for coverage and benefit information prior to departure.