Quarter Abroad Italy - Travel

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Language and Culture in Today’s Renaissance Florence

Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

On-Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

Many students travel in the summer prior to the program start date.  However, please understand that you must obtain a visa for this program and that you will submit your passport to the Italian consulate in order to obtain a visa (this means that you cannot leave the country for the duration that the consulate is processing your visa). Quarter Abroad and CEA will provide information and support for the visa application process. Visas typically take 7-15 business days to process, however you should plan for potential delays or complications

On Site Transportation

TBD

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A foreign visa is required for this program. Please be advised that you should not plan to travel prior to the program as you must surrender your passport in order to obtain a visa.

A passport is required for this program.

During the enrollment process your Program Coordinator will contact you regarding visa requirements.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements by contacting the embassy of their travel destination(s) (see links below). Participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Quarter Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment letter for non-U.S. citizens upon request. Non-U.S. citizens should notify their Program Coordinator of their citizenship immediately upon selection to the program.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad, should ensure the US visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the US visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.

Non-US citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.

A passport is required for this program.

The closest visa-issuing Italian consulate is in San Francisco located at: 

2590 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone:  415-292-9200
Fax:  415-931-7205
Email:  it.sanfrancisco.esteri.it

Visa Hours:  Monday and Thursday 1pm-3:30pm

Insurance

Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Study Abroad Student Handbook

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