The UW Rome Center (UWRC) and the Study Abroad Office have some specialized pre-departure items that you must complete before leaving for Italy. You can find all the information on their websites, but they are outlined below for your convenience:
  • Euros for Arrival at Airport
    • U-District Wells Fargo (206) 545-3578 for currency exchange before departing
    • Taxi costs ~ 48€ (this is a fixed price and you should ask the Taxi driver before you get in to confirm the cost)
    • Train costs ~ 14€ or less, depending upon which one you take.
  • Refundable Damage Deposit (50€) & Key Deposit (20€):
    • You need to bring this to the UW Rome Center when you check in. They want exact change only and cash only. Don't worry. There are ATMs nearby.
    • Both deposits will be refunded upon checkout and apartment inspection.
  • Recommended Daily Food Budget
    • $15.00-$30.00 per day
  • Mobile Phones are required by the Rome Center
  • Credit cards
    • Tell your bank and/or credit card company that you're going to Rome (and where ever else you may be stopping along the way),If they don't know, they will undoubtedly BLOCK your credit card the first time you try and use it overseas. What a drag! It usually happens when there is no easy way to unblock the card. So take the time and call the company and let them know when you will be in Rome and elsewhere. Saves LOTS of hassle.
    • Consider bringing a backup credit card that you can use if (1) your primary card gets blocked, or (2) your primary card gets lost or stolen.
    • Use a credit card on the VISA/MASTERCARD circuit and not the Cirrus/Maestro circuit since some ATMs do not accept the latter.


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