Pre-College Programs
eRoman 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.

Daniel Picus – On-Site Director

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

Police: 112

Ambulance/Medical Emergencies: 118

Fire Emergencies: 115

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 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 We look forward to your participation in the Rome Global Program!

Table of Contents

Forms for Accepted Students »

The following forms and supporting documents are required for participation in a Global Program:

Send all documents to:
Attn: Forms Coordinator
Brown University Pre-College Programs
Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Required Student Pre-Orientation Tutorial »

Banner ID required for log-in.

Regarding Disability and Medical Accommodations - Rosario Navarro, the Director of International Programs and Language Area Studies, will contact students who note medical, learning, or dietary needs on the required forms. Phone calls will be made the last week of May (May 25 – 29). 

Code of Conduct

Please familiarize yourself with Brown University’s Pre-College Code of Conduct statement on the Pre-College Program: Policies webpage.

Travel and Dates

Program Dates
Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, August 1, 2015

Booking Flights

Program is confirmed.

  Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
Arrival:  Sunday, July 12, 2015 - arrive by 12:00 noon
Departure: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - depart by 1pm
Once program is confirmed and you are ready to book flights, please contact us at 401-863-7900 or if you cannot find a flight within stipulated time frames.

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

Airport Arrival and Departure

Arrival: On arrival day, students are met at the Rome Fiumicino International Airport by Brown staff to transfer you to St. Stephen’s School. After students claim their luggage and go through Customs, they will connect with staff at the ARRIVALS area. Staff are easily identifiable by Brown University shirts. Staff will be readily available at the airport in the event of unexpected travel delays. 

For students arriving with their parents, please proceed directly to St. Stephen’s School between 1pm and 3pm on arrival day, Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Departure: On departure day, transportation will be provided to the airport and students will be accompanied to appropriate terminal by program staff. Staff will be readily available at the airport in the event of unexpected travel delays. 

In case of flight delays, please call the On-Site Director.

Before You Arrive

Pre-Departure Program Orientation

A pre-departure program orientation via WebEx is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST. Please note this web conference is intended for both students and parents. Information on how to access orientation will be emailed prior to the web conference.

Download the slides from our Pre-Departure Orientation »

Communication with Families

Program staff will communicate with families during the program via email during key points, such as arrival and departure as well as arrival to overnight visits. Email communication will primarily be intended to inform families that students have arrived at destinations safely.

Families will also receive access to the program blog. Student submissions will speak to program developments and student learning. Families will receive access to the blog the first day of the program.

Course Information

Students enroll in one course: The Many Faces of Rome (CRN: 10820)

Course Material requirements:

Please prepare for the program by reading the introductions for Blue Guide Rome and Rome Oxford Archaeological Guide.

Packing List

Required 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.

What not to bring

Students are prohibited from bringing illegal drugs, alcohol, and weapons of any sort, including pocket or swiss army knives.

During the Program

Accommodations and Meals

Students reside at St. Stephen’s School - Rome. St. Stephen’s is a day and boarding high school located in the heart of Rome on the Aventine hill. Students are housed in the main villa of the school in two wings on the top two floors where the boys’ and girls’ dormitories are located. Each section contains double and triple student rooms.
The following is information regarding the facilities at St. Stephen’s:

Field Trips

Weekend trips include visits to Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, and Umbria. Program staff members accompany the field trips and supervise students at the off-campus sites.

Accommodations and meals during field trips will be provided at local hotels and restaurants.

A detail overview of weekend trips will be covered during the pre-departure orientation on Sunday, May 10.

Fellow Students

There will be approximately 25 students from all over the U.S. and the world in the program. Students are at least 16 years of age and in grades 10 through 12 in high school. 

Health and Wellness

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.

Personal Health and Medical Emergencies

This program is experiential in nature therefore students spend minimal time in a traditional classroom setting. The program is physically challenging as students spend much of their time walking throughout the city. To that end, we ask that students to monitor their water intake in order to avoid dehydration.
Program staff has a list of medical facilities and providers in order to provide students with the medical care required.  In the event of a medical emergency, student will be transported to a local hospital located within minutes of St. Stephen’s.

Dietary Restrictions and Medical Conditions

Brown will work with the staff at each location to make accommodations for dietary restrictions and food allergies if we are notified in advance. Students must communicate any dietary allergies on the Medical and Immunization History Form. Dietary preferences, including vegetarians and vegans, should be indicated on the Student/Attendant Allergy Form or through the Travel Itinerary & Emergency Contact Form.

If your student brings prescription medication, the On-Site Director or his/her designee will collect and store all prescription medications on the first day of the program. Students must be responsible for requesting and taking prescribed dosage. Students with life-saving asthma and anaphylaxis medications (eg. epi-pens and inhalers) must keep them on their person at all times. All students who are taking prescription medications should bring the prescribed medication in the original container with a copy of their prescription to give to the On-site Director. Having a copy of the original prescription may enable us to replace medication if needed.