It is important that students bring these documents and the necessary photocopies with them to Rome. Since it is difficult to have photocopies made during the first days in Rome, it is essential that students make the copies ahead of time and bring them to Rome in their carry-on luggage.

Semester students

  • Visa: students will be given instructions on obtaining an Italian student visa from the CUAbroad office when they are accepted into the program. 

    Those who do not need a visa are:

    • European citizens (passport required)
    • U.S. citizens who stay in Italy and the Schenghen region for less than 90 days
    • Citizens of certain other countries who stay in Italy and the Schenghen region for less than 90 days
  • Declaration of presence pursuant to Art. 38-bis of Law Decree 286/1998: students will be given instructions on obtaining this Declaration from the CUA Rome Center staff upon their arrival in Rome.
  • Declaration of guarantee pursuant to Art. 38-bis of Law Decree 286/1998: students will be given instructions on obtaining this Declaration from the CUA Rome Center staff upon their arrival in Rome.
  • The address and phone number of the school.
  • Two photocopies of the picture page and the visa page of the passport, one to turn in to the residence staff or the host family, and the other to keep for personal use.
  • The insurance card or letter from Mercer Campus Travel Assistance Services with the student's name on it, along with two photocopies of it.
  • The letter in Italian provided by CUA attesting to the student's participation in the program. It will be stamped by the Embassy of Italy during visa processing. Two photocopies are also needed.

Short program students

  • The address and phone number of the school.
  • A photocopy of the picture page of the passport.
  • The insurance card from Mercer Campus Travel Assistance Services.