Planning Your Trip to Venice

Required Documents

Please carefully review the required documents you must submit to the International Graduate Programs office before your trip to Venice. These documents (Health Questionnaire, International Student ID & Assumption of Risk Form) are due by end of March.

You must have a valid U.S. passport to travel in Europe. Make sure you apply early. If you have any questions while in Italy, contact the U.S. Embassy in Rome, phone: 39-06-467-421 or on the web at

You are also responsible for complying with all Italian and local requirements applicable to student visitors, including any visa, stay permissions (“permesso di soggiorno”) and health insurance requirements. For additional information, see the entry visa information page from the Italian Embassy website.

You should verify that your health insurance coverage applies outside the United States.

Traveling to and from Italy

You are responsible for travel to and from Venice on schedule. You should begin to plan your flights and itinerary early (in February or March). Students in the summer program often coordinate their travel arrangements.

For students coming from the London program or traveling after the Venice program, continental travel by rail is the most popular. Many students purchase a “Eurailpass,” which offers a variety of travel options. You can find information about different options at

Venice Informational Meeting

Every spring semester, the Venice faculty director holds an informational session and an International Security Briefing with the students going to Venice.

Click here for information regarding living in Venice


U.S. State Department Advisories for Italy can be obtained at