Rome: For Accepted Students
An Immersion in Roman Life & Culture
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
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 email@example.com.
Program and Travel Information
Send all documents to:
Attn: Global Programs
200 Dyer St./Box T
Providence, RI 02912
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 20, 2014 – Arrive in Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport (arrive by 12:00 noon)
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Connect with your classmates on Facebook before traveling
We have created a Student Group Facebook to provide a forum for students to connect directly with each other to arrange travel to Rome. To access, the student must be a Facebook member. Visit Global Programs: Rome, Italy 2014 and request to join. This is a private group accessible only for students officially enrolled in the Rome program. Members must be approved by the group administrator.
Airport Pick-up and Transfer
- Students are met at the Rome Fiumicino International Airport by Brown and St. Stephen’s 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 will be easily identifiable by Brown University t-shirts.
- If your flight is delayed or canceled, contact Jose Paix, On-site Director. (Cell phone TBD.)
- If students are arriving with their parents, proceed directly to St. Stephen’s School between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
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)
- Current passport (valid for at least 3 months after the end of the program)
- Photocopies of important documents and forms (passport, insurance, credit card, emergency contact numbers)
- Prescription medicine, including inhalers and epi-pens in their original packaging to avoid delays at airport security (we recommend travelling with your prescription)
- Cell phone activated for international use (Optional: www.travelcell.com, international phone rental)
- Adapter plug that supports universal voltage 110V-240V
- Travel alarm clock
- Rome city map (recommended: Rough Guide or Streetwise Rome)
- Notebooks and pens
- Day bag or small backpack for weekend trips
- Bug spray
- Water bottle
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes
- Comfortable and sturdy sandals or flip-flops
- Bathing suit and towel
- Shower robe and slippers
- One or two sweaters, sweatshirts or light jackets
- Rain jacket/poncho or umbrella
- One or two pairs of long pants
- One “dressy” outfit (including shoes)
- Day-to-day clothing (shorts, skirts, sundresses, jeans, t-shirts)
- Toiletries/personal items (i.e. shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair dryer, etc.)
- Mini-First Aid Kit (with band-aids, antibacterial gel, bug bite pen, etc.)
- Spending money (see below)
- Credit card (without limit) for emergency use
- Laptop (see below)
- Leisure books
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.
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.
- All rooms are fitted with bed and bathroom linen
- All rooms have wireless broadband internet
- Shared hall bathrooms separated by gender
- Each student will have their own key to their room
- Washing machines and dryers – coin operated machines are available on campus
HTH Worldwide Insurance
Each student participating in a Summer@Brown 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.