Summer Grad Program Pre-Departure Orientation. Consortium of Universities for International Studies. Presented by Kate Gerken. The program begins soon!! Are you ready? Here are some hints to help you prepare for your trip…. 1 – 2 Months before your trip…. Taking care of details.
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Consortium of Universities for International Studies
Presented by Kate Gerken
Are you ready?
Here are some hints to help you prepare for your trip…
before your trip…
What to bring
(necessary if you are bringing electrical appliances)
(Order in advance from your bank)
Debit cards and Credit Cards
in case of emergency
(money, medications, a good book, etc.)
Purchase a bus ticket for the Venice-Mestre Train Station at the ATVO booth in the Marco Polo Airport (it costs about $2.00)
Once at Venice-Mestre, purchase a train ticket for Castelfranco, Veneto.
Once you arrive in Castelfranco, you will need to take a taxi to Asolo (where the campus is located). Cost of taxis range from $25-40.
Explore leadership behavior
Get to know your classmates
Team work skillsDa Vinci Challenge Low Ropes Course
Skype (computer software) is the cheapest way to call
home. Allows you to call from a computer to another or to a
landline. You will need a headset w/ microphone to use it.
There are also payphones available on campus and in
Internet access is available in the computer labs.
Wireless access in the computer lab and library.
Within walking distance of the campus.
There is a nurse on undergraduate campus and doctors are available if needed. There is a pharmacy in town, but plan to bring all medications with you.
Temperatures range from 50 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (summer). Facility is not air conditioned.
Explore Italy and surrounding countries!Travel Opportunities
Cinque Terre: Northwestern coast of Italy
Rome: Southern Italy - 8 hours by train
Florence: Central Italy - 4 hours by train
Pisa: 1 hour from Florence
Venice: 1.5 hours by train
Lake Como: 1 hour by train from Milan