Going abroad is a big step and certain aspects may seem overwhelming. In this portion of the website you’ll find some practical information to help you thoroughly prepare for your exciting experience abroad in Florence
We ask all students who have completed an application to:
1. Read the Pre-Departure Handbook
If you have been accepted to the program and sent the required deposit, we ask that you read carefully and fully the Pre-Departure Handbook. If you have not already received via email, you may download it from this site. Please contact us at email@example.com for a username and password to access the download page.
The pre-departure handbook contains nearly all the information and suggestions you need to prepare yourself for your study abroad experience. However, it is not at all unusual for students to have many questions and concerns not addressed in the handbook. We encourage you, and your parents and relatives, to contact us with any questions.
Telephone (from the US): 011-39-055-2645910
Fax (from the US): 011-39-055-2646721
The main office at the Institute is open 9:00am to 6:00pm weekdays Italian time. Please remember that we are six hours ahead of the US Eastern Standard Time before calling. You may leave a message after hours.
2. Check the Calendar
Check the calendar in the pre-departure handbook for key dates such as arrival, departure, mid-terms, semester break, final exams, etc. Please ask all friends and relatives to visit during the break of they intend to visit significantly longer than a weekend. Also see the Visiting Florence link.