UW Rome Center

Health and safety

Please carefully review this information and the Study Abroad Handbook. Your health, safety and learning are very important!

Student conduct

  • Remember at all times that you a visitor in a foreign country as well as a representative of the University of Washington. The U.S. and Italy are different in many ways, and while some Italian laws and customs may seem unreasonable to visitors, students must be aware of them and should be sensitive to them.
  • While in Rome, you must act in an appropriate manner at all time and to follow the UW Standards for Conduct for Study Abroad.
  • If you do not follow these standards for conduct, disciplinary action may be brought against you and the UW Standards for Conduct for Study Abroad will be followed.
  • You signed a document agreeing to follow the UW Standards for Conduct for Study Abroad and submitted the signed document to UW Study Abroad when confirming your acceptance to your program.

In churches, cloisters and other religious sites, remember that you are entering as a privilege. Your conduct and clothing should show respect to the culture and religion of Italy.

Health concerns and insurance

  • UW students must purchase UW Student Abroad Insurance before departing the U.S.
  • To make a medical appointment while in Rome, contact the Rome Center staff or call On Call International.
  • It is a good idea to have a physical, eye exam and any necessary dental work before leaving for Rome. The Rome Center office has numbers and addresses of doctors, dentists and hospitals.
  • Please think ahead about necessary medications and vitamins – more information here.