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 are responsible for making the necessary arrangements to get to the accommodation on either Friday 14 or Saturday June 15, 2019 (first session), or Friday 26 or Saturday July 27, 2019 (second session). Turin has its own airport (Turin Caselle, TRN), but most international flights to the region land in one of the two airports near Milan: Milan Malpensa (MPX) or Milan Linate (LIN). There are frequent direct bus connections to central Turin from both Turin Caselle and Milan Malpensa. Buses connect Milan Linate to the central railway station in Milan, from where there are frequent fast trains to Turin. Traveling overland to Turin is possible with one of several train companies that maintain high-speed connections between Turin and most large cities in Italy. There are two main railway stations in Turin, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, which is also where the buses from the airports terminate. From either railway station the Camplus student housing facility in the former FIAT car factory in Lingotto (via Nizza 230) is easily reached by public transport, including the subway (Metro), or by taxi. Taxis in Turin are reliable and relatively cheap.
Given the above, it is important to communicate detailed travel information well before your departure. If you miss your connection or your flight is significantly delayed, please contact the project director immediately. A local emergency cell-phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
Students who are planning to travel around through Italy and Europe are encouraged to do so after the field school rather than before.
The project will conclude on either Sunday July 21, 2019 (first session), or Sunday August 31, 2019 (second session).
A passport that is valid for at least six months after your departure date (March 2020 if you are only attending the field school) is necessary to travel into Italy. U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days without a visa. All non-residents are required to complete a declaration of presence (dichiarazione di presenza) upon their arrival.
Non-U.S. citizens should consult the information provided by the Italian immigration website.
Non-E.U. visitors, including U.S. citizens, arriving overland in Italy from another Schengen state must request a declaration of presence form from a local police office (commissariato di zona), police headquarters (questura), or their first place of stay and submit the completed form to the police or their place of stay within eight business days.
Anyone intending to stay in Italy for longer than 90 days must obtain a permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno). For more information visit the US State Department website.