1)      Find buddies for travel to Benevento

2)      Dress code for factory visits

a.       No sandals, flip-flops (pack one pair of shoes with closed toes).

b.       No skirts or shorts.

c.       Jeans and t-shirts ok.

3)      Do not pack clothes with political messages and obvious US signs.

4)      On site meeting on May 20 in Benevento 6 pm at the Piazza Roma in front of the University.

a.       Attendance will be taken.

5)      REMEMBER to notify your bank and credit card institutions of your travel plans.

6)      Phones

a.       Sim cards can be purchased in Italy with US passport phone must be unlocked.

b.       You can also get a travel plan with your provider.

7)      Pack meds (cold-flu, allergies etc)

a.       They can be expensive in Italy

8)      Pack extra batteries and charger cords for laptop and for phones, in case something happens. Buy adapters for Italian electric sockets. If you are going to travel to other European countries besides Italy, you should buy adapters suited for those countries as well.

9)      Emergenza

a.       Daniele di Maria (+39 340 369 9253) and Sabrina Salerno (+39 380 233 0019) are the program assistants. I will give you all my number after I buy a SIM card.

b.       Embassy information

                                                               i.      Via Vittorio Veneto, 121, 00187 Roma, Italy

                                                             ii.      +39 06 46741

c.       Local emergency numbers

                                                               i.      Police (Carabinieri) 112

                                                             ii.      General Emergency (Soccorso pubblico di emergenza) 113

                                                           iii.      Fire brigade (Vigili del fuoco) 115

                                                           iv.      Ambulance/medical emergencies (Emergenza sanitaria) 118


The number 112 can be dialed to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. The operator connects the caller with the required emergency service. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

10)   Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)

11)   Any type of fire (house, car)

12)   Life-threatening situations (crimes)

13) Information on the 112 number from the European Commission website