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Temple Rome COVID-19 Program Updates

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Fall 2021

Temple’s Education Abroad office has made extensive efforts to make studying abroad possible for fall 2021. Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your study abroad experience will differ from how you may have imagined it. As we move forward, we will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

Update 1: April 29, 2021

Updated May 20, 2021 with new guidance regarding vaccinations, arrival and quarantine in Rome.

This update contains a lot of important information about the Fall 2021 program in Rome, including program status and review, expectations, the situation in Italy, documentation, vaccination status, health and safety meaures, quarantine requirements, housing, student conduct, booking a flight, personal travel, costs and modified deposit policies, contingency planning, and more. Read this important program update in its entirety.

Summer 2021

Temple’s Education Abroad office has made extensive efforts to make studying abroad possible for summer 2021. Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your study abroad experience will differ from how you may have imagined it. As we move forward, we will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

Update 3: April 22, 2021

The Temple Rome staff and faculty are eager to greet our summer I and summer II cohorts soon. Read the messages below for essential updates and information about how COVID-19 developments may affect travel plans and the study abroad experience.

Update 2: March 19, 2021

You may be following news about Italy in preparation for your time abroad and know that the Italian government has recently implemented temporary restrictions in several regions through the Easter holiday in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases. We want to provide some updates and assure you that we are moving forward with plans to run the summer program. Read the complete message sent March 19, 2021.

Update 1: February 8, 2021

The Summer I and II 2021 programs in Rome are scheduled to move forward. This update contains important information about those programs. Read the complete message to students.

Spring 2021

Update 7: March 15, 2021

Starting Monday, March 15, 2021, Rome and the Lazio region moved to a Red Zone. We expect the Red Zone, and the restrictions associated with it, to last until April 6, 2021. Please, see the list of restrictions and changes Temple Rome made.

Update 6: December 22, 2020

The Spring 2021 program is still scheduled to move forward. Read the December 22nd update for important pre-departure information. 

Update 5: November 18, 2020

The Spring 2021 program is still scheduled to move forward. Read the November 18th update about the current situation in Italy, including perspectives on the restrictions Italy has implemented to bring the virus infection rates under control.

Update 4: November 2, 2020

The Spring 2021 program is scheduled to move forward. Read the November 2nd update for pre-departure information, including course registration, housing, health forms, flights and pre-departure meeting information.

Update 3: October 23, 2020

Read Dean Zankina's letter to students and families about the state of Covid-19 in Rome.

Update 2: October 1, 2020

This update contains important information about the Spring 2021 semester in Rome. Please read in its entirety.

The Temple Rome Spring 2021 program is scheduled to run, but we know you and your families have many questions now and that accepted students and their families will continue to have additional questions as the program start date approaches. We addressed some of these questions in our first update issued on September 11 (see full September 11 update below). Read the full October 1 update (PDF)

Update 1: September 11, 2020

Thank you for your interest in the Temple Rome Spring 2021 program. The Temple Rome staff and faculty look forward to welcoming students to Italy in January. Over the next several weeks, we will provide information to assist accepted students with pre-departure preparations, including details about health and safety preparations and protocols. At this time, we would like to answer some frequently asked questions about travel and deposits. Read the complete message.

Fall 2020

The fall program at Temple Rome was cancelled due to COVID-19. Read the complete message.