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.
Crispin Corrado – Academic Director, St. Stephen’s School
(011.39) 338.166.2491 – cell
(011.39) 06.52.15.354 – home
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)
Program and Travel Information
Forms & Waivers required for Global Programs
- Instructions for Students and Parents
- Pre-College Global Program Acceptance Form
- Submission Form for Travel Itinerary and Emergency Contact Information
- Immunization History Form (doctor’s signature required)
- Medical Authorization Form
- Disability and Medical Accommodations Form (as applicable)
- Copy of valid passport bio/photo page
Send all documents to:
Attn: Global Programs
200 Dyer St./Box T
Providence, RI 02912
A web conference program orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm.
Additional information on how to access will be emailed prior to the web conference.
Booking your flights
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – Arrive in Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport (arrive by 12:00 noon)
Saturday, August 3, 2013 – 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 your flight arrives/departs outside of the arrival/departure window as stated above, please contact us at (401) 863-7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to confirm that your arrival/departure can be accommodated.
Please note that if you are arriving/departing outside of the program dates, we cannot provide accommodations pre/post program.
Facebook group page
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 Brown University Global Programs in Rome, Italy 2013 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 St. Stephen’s signage.
- If your flight is delayed or canceled, contact Crispin Corrado, Academic Director: (from the US: 011. 39) 338.166.2491 or (011.39) 06.52.15.354).
- 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)
Secrets & Symbols of Roman Art & Architecture: Renaissance & Baroque (CRN 10398)
Beginner Italian (CRN 10379 or CRN 10433)
Views of Rome: A Rome Sketchbook Course (CRN 10512)
Materials for these courses will be made available on-site and/or on-line.
Digital Photography (CRN 10400)
Required: a compact or SLR digital camera that has manual override functions, 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 also need a minimum 4GB memory card and an external flash/jump drive. The students should bring their cameras to the first day of class with charged batteries and empty memory cards. The students should bring their cameras to the first day of class with charged batteries and empty memory cards.
- 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)
- 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
Each student participating in a Summer@Brown Global Program is automatically enrolled in the HTH Worldwide health insurance plan which provides service and protection in the event a student becomes ill or injured while abroad. Students will be emailed instructions on how to register for the insurance plan.