Semester in Rome Arrival

Students are expected to arrive into the Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport on August 28, 2019 by 2:00 PM. Airport pickup is included in the CISabroad program fee, but we cannot guarantee airport pickup for anyone that arrives outside of the designated arrival time. To help us make sure we meet you at the airport, please fill out the travel information form in the CISabroad HQ portal!

Upon arrival, you should exit customs and proceed to the “Left Luggage/Deposit Bagaglio” counter in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 3. To get there you will need to go right when you exit the customs area. “Left Luggage” refers to an area and not to the left. There you will be met by a staff member with a sign marked, “The American University of Rome.”

We will not be able to pick anyone up from the airport if you arrive after 2 pm, so students should make arrangements to get to AUR from the airport if they arrive after 2 pm. If you are arriving late because of a flight delay, please let us know that your flight has been delayed by calling the CISabroad emergency line (+1 413-210-7091) and we will help you with instructions on how to get to AUR.

Your bags may decide to take a later flight (don’t panic). If the airline loses your luggage you must file a report with the airline while you are still in the baggage area. It is much more difficult to file this report once you’ve left the baggage claim area.

If your flight is delayed, please make sure to call the CISabroad Emergency phone so that we can inform our onsite team of your delay. We will do everything we can to pick you up from the airport, even if your flight is delayed, but if we cannot meet you there, we will provide you with detailed information on how to take transportation to your housing.

A Pre-Arrival sheet will be e-mailed to you, 1-2 weeks before you arrive onsite. This will contain more detailed information on your arrival as well as specific phone numbers and contact information if there are any issues with your flight or airport pickup.

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Please recall that participants are responsible for their own airport drop off and transfer at the conclusion of the program.