Please hold purchasing your airline ticket until six (6) weeks prior to departure date. Natural disasters, political changes, weather conditions and a range of other factors may require the cancellation of a field school. The IFR typically takes a close look at local conditions 6-7 weeks prior to program beginning and makes Go/No Go decisions by then. Such a time frame still allows the purchase of deeply discounted airline tickets while protecting students from potential loss of airline ticket costs if we decide to cancel a program.
Students should plan to arrive at the Aeroporto di Palermo Falcone e Borsellino (airport code PMO) on Sunday, May 26, 2019. If you are departing from the United States please note that travel to Europe involves a date change, therefore to arrive on a Sunday, you must depart the United States on Saturday. Numerous air carriers service the Palermo airport; however, travel from the United States usually requires a connection elsewhere in Europe first. Students are responsible for providing project staff with arrival information at least one week prior to arrival.
If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text, or email the project director immediately. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students. If you cannot call, text, or email the project director, please wait patiently and do not exit the ground level of the arrivals hall or accept rides from anyone else.
Students will depart from the Aeroporto di Palermo Falcone e Borsellino (airport code PMO) on Saturday, 22 June, 2019. Program staff will transport students to the airport on the departure date.
US Citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business stays of up to three months in Italy. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of your stay.
Citizens of other countries are asked to check the Italian Embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirement.