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Summer Internships in Italy - Travel

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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 and your internship location has been determined. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be provided by Global Experiences.

As UC Davis Study Abroad programs are not affiliated with a host university, participants will enter as a tourist. If you intend to participate in another study, intern or travel program beforehand or afterward, you are responsible for your visa situation. Study Abroad can provide a verification of enrollment letter when requested.

On-Site Transportation

Walking and/or using public transportation is the preferred commuting method. Students placed in Milan could expect up to an average commute time of 30-60 minutes. This is a typical commute time for local Italians. Transportation between your accommodations and internship site is not included in the program fee. The estimated expenses in the program budget include an estimated amount of $150 for use of the local public transportation, if needed.

COVID-19 Entry Requirements

While a UCD/UC student may be granted a policy exception to the COVID-19 vaccination program, host countries, institutions, program providers, venues or businesses related to UC Davis Study Abroad programs may have their own additional requirements with which student participants will need to comply.

For a list of programs that currently require vaccination against COVID-19, please review our Program Updates and Resources Related to COVID-19

Country-Specific Requirements
For additional information about country-specific requirements related to COVID-19 please review the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Country Specific Information. Information is subject to change and you are encouraged to continually check for updates as it relates to your planned travel.

Important Note for Students with Non-U.S. Passports: Please be aware of the Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. Non-U.S. passport holders may be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A valid passport is required for this program. A visa is not required for U.S. citizens for tourist stays up to 90 days. The 90-day period begins when entering the Schengen Area.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

Only students who are passport holders in which Italy has a visa waiver are eligible for this internship program. Passport holders who would require a visa to travel to Italy or who hold a European passport would not be eligible due to the Italian laws surrounding unpaid internship placements. Please contact the Program Coordinator to verify your passport eligibility status.

If eligible, a valid passport is required for this program.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad should ensure the U.S. visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the U.S. 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-U.S. 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.


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 Health & Accident Insurance section of our Health and Safety Resources.