EcoGastronomy at the UNH Italy Study Abroad Program
EcoGastronomy Program 105 McConnell Hall, 15 Academic Way University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 603‐862‐3327 Ecog.email@example.com h p://www.unh.edu/ecoGastronomy UNH‐in‐Italy Study Abroad Program College of Liberal Arts • University of New Hampshire 210L Murkland Hall • 15 Library Way • Durham, NH 03824 Phone (603) 862‐4005 www.unhinitaly.unh.edu/
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Program Information Program Costs Application Process Preparation Field Studies and Academic Programs Student Life Information Health Insurance and Medical Costs Courtesy Discipline, Health and Safety Departure
P r o g r a m I n f o r m a t i o n C A L E N D A R Program Dates: Arrive in Venice ‐ Sept. 14 Orienta on ‐ Sept. 14‐16 Arrive in Ascoli Piceno: Sept. 16 Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto Oct. 25‐29 Mid‐semester break Oct. 29‐Nov.4 Program ends /Departure date Dec. 12
In order to par cipate in the EGIP students must: Have standing as sophomores, Have a 2.5 GPA, Be free of major disciplinary infrac ons in accordance with SRRR §2.4, Have declared, or be prepared to declare a disciplinary major, Completed or enrolled in the Introduc on to EcoGastronomy course with a grade of C or be er. . Page 3
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Course Number and Cost ITAL 685: UNH‐in‐Italy Study Abroad Projected Fall Semester Fees and Expenses The UNH‐in‐Italy Program reserves the right to adjust fees at any me. Tui on covers courses up to 20 credits, and there is a special fee of approximately $1,800.00 that covers housing, course‐related excursions, and INA Assitalia health insurance. Applica on fee $40 (non‐refundable) Room damage deposit $200 (any unused por on will be refunded a er the students return to the United States) Not Included : Meals, personal travel, miscellaneous living costs, text books, and transporta on to and from Italy 2012 Fall EcoGastronomy in Italy / UNH‐in‐Italy Program Es mated Costs Tui on for NH Residents $6,392 Tui on for Out‐of‐State Residents $13,452 Projected Mandatory Fees $1,800 UNH technology and maintenance fees $385 Applica on Fee $40 Est. Cost of Housing incl. Est. Addi onal Expenses $4,400* Est. Airfare $1200 Total Est. Costs for NH Residents $14,217 Total Est. Costs for Out‐of‐State Residents $21,277 On‐site Costs* In addi on to the fee and tui on, you will need funds in Italy for food, all personal and incidental expenses, and vaca on travel. These costs vary significantly from student to student because they are based on individual spending habits and lifestyle, but in general, costs in Italy are high. The dollar’s changing value will also aﬀect costs. One‐ me variable cost (based on individual student repor ng) Es mated variable monthly costs: Groceries and meals: Incidentals & personal expenses: Vaca on travel: Total es mated variable cost (TEVC) per month:
$250 ‐ 360 $260 ‐ 450 $150 ‐ 560 $660 ‐ 1,370
Purchase of Cell Phone Room Damage Deposit Total Es mated Variable Costs for semester:
$100—$200 $200 $2,280‐ 4,410
Application Process 3.1 Below are the steps a student needs to take in order to plan his or her study abroad experience. 1. All students seeking admission to the EGIP shall complete a Program Enrollment Form. The applica‐ on deadline is March 9th, and acceptance no ce is given by March 30th. 2. Apply for your passport. If you have a passport, check the expira on date to confirm that it will not expire un l 6 months a er your return. 3. Complete the Study Away Eligibility form and return the form to the Conduct and Media on oﬃce located in 4 Hitchcock Hall by March 1st. Prior Disciplinary and Criminal Incidents The EGIP adheres to a policy adopted by the Center for Interna onal Educa on that students seeking to study abroad must be free of disciplinary incidents and criminal convic ons. Under some circumstanc‐ es the Academic Standards Commi ee will grant waivers to students who have successfully fulfilled the terms of disciplinary sanc ons imposed by the UNH Judicial Program for isolated misconduct. 3.2 In Addi on, the UNH in Italy program requires the following: UNH‐in‐ITALY GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS APPLICATION h p://www.unhinitaly.unh.edu/ media/pdfs/applica on.pdf 1. In comple ng the UNH in Italy applica on form, please type or print in ink. 2. You need only fill out the top of the first page to the line and the bo om of the second page (Course selec ons) and sign the Agreement Re‐ lease on the back page of the applica on form. If
you are under 18, have your parent or guardian also sign. 3. The applica on must be accompanied by a non‐ refundable $40 applica on fee. 4. Mail the completed applica on by March 29 (for Fall) to: Eileen Wong, Acad. Asst., Dept. of Art & Art Histo‐ ry, UNH, 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824 3.3 ACCEPTANCE and DEPOSIT for the UNH in Italy Program 1. Applica ons are considered on a “rolling basis.” Applicants are usually no fied of the admission commi ee’s decision within two or three weeks a er an applica on is completed. 2. Students who accept our invita on to join the program should respond within 2 weeks and in‐ clude a $400 non‐refundable deposit, which will be applied toward the total program fee. Since the number of spaces is limited, it may not be possible to hold an oﬀered place beyond this date. All payments for the applica on fee, deposit, and program fee should be made in U.S. dollars payable to “UNH‐in‐Italy” and sent to Eileen Wong, Academ‐ ic Assistant, Art & Art History Dept, UNH; 30 Aca‐ demic Way, Durham, NH 03824. THE FINAL SEMESTER TUITION BILL WILL BE ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY
4.1 At the ini al pre‐departure mee ng on March 27 you will receive informa on on all forms and require‐ ments needed to study abroad. 4.2 Complete registra on paperwork by May 1 and return it to 105 McConnell Hall: Copy of passport Copy of ISIC or iNEXT card I nerary & Flight Informa on Visa Informa on Form (If applicable) Informa on / Emergency Contact Form Needs signature of parent Medical Release Agreement Needs advisor’s signature Return Registra on Form Final Course Selec ons 4.3 A end Mandatory Pre‐Departure Orienta on Ini al pre‐departure mee ng , March 27, 215 McC EcoGastronomy in Italy Team Building Ac vity Second pre‐departure mee ng, May 10, 306 McC Center for Interna onal Educa on pre‐departure mee ng Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the MUB. You will receive an invita on for this. 4 . 4 P a s s p o r t s Students who do not already possess a valid passport at the me that they apply to the EGIP are encouraged to apply for passports upon applying to the EGIP and shall apply for a passport immediately upon acceptance to the program, if they have not previously applied. Students whose passports are due to expire not less than 6 months from the date of the end of the program in Italy shall contact the United States Department of State to determine if they are required to reapply for a passport. 4.5 Health Insurance During Your Stay in Italy Make sure that your policy is valid outside the U.S. and that you understand its terms and benefits. Most policies require you to pay for medical care at the me of service Page 6
and then file for reimbursement from your American Insurance company. 4.6 Supplemental Interna onal Student Insurance All students must provide a photocopy of an Interna onal Student Iden ty Card (ISIC) or an iNext card before they can be registered at UNH for study abroad. The ISIC pro‐ vides the minimum required amount of interna onal emergency coverage. The ISIC is available at the UNH ID Oﬃce, 101 Holloway Commons, Monday‐Friday, 9:00am‐4:00pm. Applica ons and detailed informa on are available on the ISIC web site (h p://www.myisic.com) or at the ID oﬃce. The following items will be necessary to obtain an ISIC: a passport sized photo (can be obtained at Media services), UNH ID and one other form of iden fica on, $22.00 (cash or check only). The iNext card is available online at h p:// www.inext.com.
4.7 Visas The Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., announced that as of September 1, 2010, U.S. students will no longer need to apply for a study visa for short‐term programs up to 90 days. The dates of the UNH‐in‐Italy program are exactly 90 days. If you plan on staying longer than 90 days you will need to apply for a visa. Students are responsible for submi ng their visa applica‐ on to the Italian Consulate in Boston. Students will need their Visa Informa on form, photographs, passport, and other documents to apply not earlier than 90 days prior to departure. 4.8 New International SOS Global Assistance Program UNH recognizes its duty in safeguarding the health and safety of faculty and students involved with UNH‐ Managed programs. UNH has partnered with Interna onal SOS, the world’s leader in interna onal healthcare, medi‐ cal assistance, and security services. Please see the Center for Interna onal Educa on website for more informa on. h p://www.unh.edu/cie/faculty/risk_mgt.html
Studies and Academic Programs Orienta on in Venice (2 days) and trips along the way to Ascoli Terra Madre and Salone Del Gusto, Turin, Italy October 25 – 29 ITAL 685: UNH‐in‐Italy Study Abroad This is an administra ve course # that enrolls the stu‐ dent in the UNH‐in‐Italy program and carries no credit or grade. It sa sfies the UNH Discovery World Cultures. Language Courses If a student has already taken 401 (or more Italian), then they would take the next course in the sequence (e.g., 402‐503 or 503‐504, etc.). ITAL 401/ITAL 402: Elementary Italian ITAL 401/402 is for students without previous training in Italian. The course is designed to help students achieve proficiency in basic grammar and conversa onal Italian and emphasizes aural comprehension, speaking, wri ng, reading. The course is conducted in Italian. ITAL 401/402 sa sfy UNH foreign language requirement. 8 credits ITAL 503/ITAL 504: Intermediate Italian ITAL 503/504 provides a complete review of the funda‐ mentals of grammar and syntax. The course includes selected readings as a general introduc on to Italian civiliza on and culture. The course is conducted in Ital‐ ian and is Wri ng Intensive. Prerequisite: ITAL 402 or equivalent, 8 credits Food Aesthe cs The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with the principal aspects of aesthe cs as it pertains to our understanding of and rela onship to food. An integral aspect of the course is sensory evalua on techniques, which will be introduced through labs. Each lab will fo‐ cus on measures of gusta on and olfac on through a variety of food products. Each class period will be devot‐ ed to a par cular ques on such as: What kind of knowledge is realized through the senses? Why has taste generally been considered a "lower" bodily sense? Page 7
Can a meal be "beau ful"? Is a food experience compa‐ rable to reading a poem or viewing a work of art? Is pleasure in ea ng morally acceptable? How is food relat‐ ed to personal and collec ve iden ty? What ethics are implied in food produc on and consump on? Food Technology Processes in Italy The aim of the course is to introduce students to the technological processes used in food manufacturing. Stu‐ dents will study the produc on line of four products through the produc on models of four companies in As‐ coli Piceno. On‐site observa on and par cipa on is an integral aspect of the course. Cross‐Cultural Courses ITAL 500: Italy Today This course will introduce students to Italian culture and its tradi ons. We will explore diﬀerent aspects of Italian contemporary society and culture through readings, films, videos, music and field trips. The course will em‐ phasize cross‐cultural comparisons between Italy and the United States through students' daily experience living in Ascoli Piceno. The course is conducted in English. No pre‐ requisites. ITAL 681: Interdisciplinary Field Seminar: Ancient & Me‐ dieval Italian History and Culture. Unearthing the Past: Archaeology in Ascoli Piceno This course explores the city of Ascoli Piceno as a living history ar fact. While concentra ng on the city’s pre‐ Roman, Roman, and medieval structures, the course in‐ troduces students to the history, art history and archae‐ ology of Ascoli Piceno. In addi on, ITAL 681 emphasizes the challenges that modern society confronts when a emp ng to preserve the past. To this end, students are exposed to the field of art restora on and have the opportunity to par cipate in restora on projects cur‐ rently underway in the University of Ascoli Piceno resto‐ ra on lab. Field trips, papers, exams. Gen. Ed. 4 or 8 (UNH students must specify if they want this course to sa sfy UNH Group 4 or 8 Gen. Ed. Requirement). No pre‐ requisites.
Student Life Information 6.1 On‐Site Orienta on Your first week in Ascoli Piceno will be filled with ac vi es designed to help you get acquainted with each other and feel comfortable in your new surroundings. These will in‐ clude a walking tour of Ascoli Piceno; selec on of apart‐ ments and roommates; ge ng acquainted with UNH‐in‐ Italy academic procedures; and other prac cal infor‐ ma on. 6.2 Housing Par cipants are housed in comfortable apartments locat‐ ed within the historic center of Ascoli Piceno. Maintenance and Safety Issues Students shall report maintenance and safety issues with their housing directly to their apartment landlords. Alt‐ hough the UNH in Italy inspects apartments before ren ng them for students, there may be safety defects or condi‐ ons that are not apparent upon visual inspec on, please report thes immediately. 6.3 Computers and Internet Access The Program Center has a computer lab with internet for student academic use. It is also equipped with free wire‐ less service which allows you to use your own laptop to connect to the internet. Before obtaining internet access a so ware cer fica on must be installed on your laptop by the technician at the UNH‐in‐Italy Center. A printer is available though individuals must purchase a prin ng card. Internet is available in the apartments and elsewhere with the purchase of a monthly internet card. 6.4 Roommates The EGIP shall assign students to apartments. Students may express a preference for roommate(s) but the final decision for assigning roommates shall remain with the EGIP in consulta on with the Logis cs Oﬃce. Students concerned by their housing assignment or by issues that arise with their roommates shall confer with the Director. 6.5 Cellular Phones All students who do not possess a cell phone that works in Italy are required to purchase one. The Program personnel will assist you in this process.. Apartments are not Page 8
equipped with a telephone. Phone cards of various denomina ons may be purchased at tabaccherie and newsstands. The most economic way to call the U.S. is to purchase an Interna onal phone card. For those purchasing phones in Italy, the cost of a phone is approximately $50. Prac cal informa on: the phone com‐ pany with which students generally contract is “WIND.” Na onal calls cost 17 cents per minute and interna onal calls cost 70 cents per minute‐‐each with no connec on fee. You do not pay for incoming calls; to check your credit dial: *123#. For safety and security reasons, students are required to maintain an ac ve balance on their phones. 6.6 Accessing Money While Abroad In general, students in Italy made smaller purchases with cash and used a credit card for larger purchases (hotels, clothing, etc.) ATM machines are fairly accessible. Cash American dollars can be exchanged at local banks nearly everywhere in the world for a commission. Students should always carry some emergency cash with them, both in dollars and the local currency. ATM/Debit Card ATM Kiosks are widely available in most places. The aver‐ age fee for ATM transac ons is about $8.00 USD per trans‐ ac on. VISA or MasterCard ATM/debit cards have good networks overseas. Find out from your bank exactly how your debit or ATM card works overseas: transac on fees, daily limits, etc. You can always ask if the bank would consider waiving the transac on fee while you are studying abroad. Credit Card A growing number of businesses worldwide will accept major U.S. credit cards. They can be handy for emergen‐ cies, large purchases or ge ng cash advances. With few excep ons, all major credit card companies charge inter‐ na onal transac on fees that range from 2‐5%. You will need to no fy your credit card company of the dates you will be using the card overseas and let them know you will be travelling as well. Bank Account in Host Country Regarding bank accounts in Italy, it is possible to set up
one, but it will require a social security code and an apartment lease agreement to do so. So, the process could take a number of weeks to sort out. 6.7 Academic Advising The Resident Director has responsibility for all academic ma ers. Check carefully with academic advisors on your home campus prior to departure to determine which courses or types of courses will meet your degree re‐ quirements. The Resident Director cannot be expected to be familiar with the academic requirements of diﬀer‐ ent ins tu ons, so you are responsible for knowing as much as possible about your own degree requirements. Informing Program about Travel Plans Students are required to inform the on‐site director, Cris an Muscelli, and the administra ve assistant, Diana Pio , in wri ng of their travel i neraries with appropri‐ ate contact informa on whenever they leave the city. Disciplinary Authority and Process If it is determined that the student has failed to conform to a reasonable standard of conduct, the student will receive no ce from the UNH‐in‐Italy Program Admin‐ istra on of termina on of his/her par cipa on in the program. 6.8 Packages and Mail You may provide the program oﬃce as your mailing ad‐ dress: University of New Hampshire in Italy, A n: Your name, Via Emidio Pacifici Mazzoni, 2, 63100 Ascoli Piceno (AP), ITALY Mailing packages to the U.S. is quite expensive. You can explore the rates at h p://www.poste.it/online/ paccocelerein/applica on/priva /index.html. Parcel post packages from the U.S. to Italy can be sent air mail (from 7 to 10 days) or regular mail (about 6 weeks). 6.9 Communica on Emergency Communica ons with Parents Subject to regula ons of the United States Secretary of Educa on (see 34 CFR § 99.36), EGIP staﬀ may, in con‐ nec on with an emergency, release informa on con‐ tained in educa onal records to appropriate persons if Page 9
the knowledge of such informa on is necessary to pro‐ tect the health or safety of the student or other persons. Communica ons with Par cipants and UNH in Italy Staﬀ The EGIP will work to maintain con nuous and open communica ons between Durham administrators and the UNH in Italy staﬀ. Students shall address their con‐ cerns and ques ons to the UNH in Italy staﬀ in the first instance, and may contact EGIP administrators in Durham. Students shall provide the UNH in Italy staﬀ and EGIP administrators with a current e‐mail address.
Health and Medical Costs 7.1 Italian Health Insurance The Program purchases Italian health insurance for stu‐ dents through INA Assitalia for medical emergencies. 7.2 Medical Care while you are in Italy For rou ne healthcare needs, students should contact the UNH‐in‐Italy Program medical doctor, directly. Speak slowly and clearly when describing your symptoms. Her oﬃce is located in Via Pretoriana, 49 (close to Piazza del Popolo). Students can walk in and wait for their turn in the wai ng room. Oﬃce hours are MWF 9:30‐11:30 and TR 17:00‐19:00. The cost of the visit at the doctor's oﬃce is 20 euros. In case of a medical emergency contact the Director and Program Assistant immediately. They are available to accompany you to medical facili es whenever necessary. Pharmacies take turns being open on Sundays and during the night. You can find out which ones are open in the Sunday newspaper or by telephoning 192. The infor‐ ma on is also posted outside each pharmacy. 7.3 Procedures for Medical Problems and Emergencies
Students should have an American health insurance policy that is valid outside the U.S. Make sure you un‐ derstand its terms and benefits. Most policies require you to pay for medical care at the me of service and then file for reimbursement from your American insur‐ ance company. Con nued on Next Page...
Health and Medical Costs UNH‐in‐Italy purchases Italian health insurance on stu‐ dents’ behalf. The INA Assitalia policy covers emergency care. This limited policy covers emergency hospital treatment, but it does not cover outpa ent services, oﬃce visits, minor illnesses or medica ons. If you have a medical problem or emergency, we urge you to please follow these guidelines: Call the Director, Professor Chris an Muscelli immedi‐ ately. He will help you organize your care. If you require emergency assistance, you may call 118 (Guardia Medica) for an ambulance or you may take a taxi to the Emergency Room (Pronto Soccorso) at Ospedale Mazzoni, which is in the Mon celli quarter of Ascoli Piceno. If you pay cash at the emergency room, ask for a receipt (ricevuta) for your insurance company. You can call a taxi at 330.214500. If your problem does not require emergency room a en‐ on, there is a general prac oner who has agreed to see UNH students. She can also refer you to specialists, if this is needed. Her phone number will be provided dur‐ ing the orienta on week. Please note that while the Doctor does speak English, it is important for you to speak slowly and clearly. In the event that you purchase medicines, your insurance company will want a receipt for those as well.
Courtesy, Discipline, Health and Safety Free Time – Italy, Europe and Beyond Joint Obliga on for Safety A significant benefit of study abroad programs is the chance to “see the world.” Each year thousands of stu‐ dents from many countries par cipate in the excitement of “discovering” places and experiences new to them. The EGIP is designed and intended to promote students’ explo‐ ra on of Italy and Europe. Except as provided in sec on 12.3 below, students shall be allowed free choice in their Page 10
choice of des na on, modes of transporta on, style and manner of travel and companions. As a consequence and in considera on of this broad freedom, the EGIP cannot and does not assume any liability for loss, casualty, injury, death or any other ill that may befall its students while traveling on their own free me. The EGIP requires stu‐ dents to par cipate in travel safety training and orienta‐ ons. Extended Stays in Italy and Europe EGIP students may elect to travel in Europe before the beginning of the program or a er its conclusion. The pro‐ gram shall not be liable for housing, food, transporta on or other costs associated with such travel. Please be aware 1. Non Europeans not subject to a visa requirement may move freely within the 24 Schengen countries for a maximum period of three months during the six months following the date of first entry, provided that they fulfill the entry condi ons referred to in Ar cle 5 (1)(a), (c), (d) and (e). Page 39 of the Schengen Acquis Ar ‐ cle 20 U.S. Department Travel Warning List EGIP students shall not travel to countries or ci es listed on the U.S. Department’s “Travel Warning List.” “Travel Warnings are issued to describe long‐term, protracted condi ons that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American ci zens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a draw‐ down of its staﬀ.” Check out http://travel.state.gov/ for current travel warnings. E a r l y T e r m i n a o n No Par al Academic Credit Students dismissed or suspended from the EGIP before the comple on of the program shall not be en tled to par‐ al academic credit without approval of the Academic Standards and Advising Commi ee. Refunds Students must withdraw prior to the star ng date of the program to qualify for a refund. No refund will be granted
once the program has commenced. Students dismissed from the EGIP before the comple‐ on of the program shall not be en tled to full or par al refunds of tui on, fees or other costs charged by the University or the Program. At their sole discre on, the director may award par al refunds to students termi‐ na ng their par cipa on in the program for medical reasons or under seriously extenua ng circumstances. Courtesy, Discipline, Health and Safety Please refer to h p://www.unhinitaly.unh.edu/ index.cfm?id=FC84BA34‐9672‐A973‐ 5E401A7A1872DB56 An Orienta on on Cultural Diﬀerences Please refer to h p://www.unhinitaly.unh.edu/ index.cfm?id=FC84BA34‐9672‐A973‐ 5E401A7A1872DB56
Departure 10.1 On‐Campus Housing Before depar ng for Italy EGIP students shall obtain and execute the required forms to reserve on‐campus hous‐ ing for the spring semester following their return to Durham. 10.2 Once Back Home Study Abroad Report Study Abroad reports are an invaluable resource for pro‐ spec ve students. They provide an honest and first hand impression of the program in which you par cipated. This report will become part of your EcoG Por olio. Re‐ ports should be 800 to 1,200 words in length and should be carefully wri en or typed and submi ed via email to the EcoG Director within 30 days of your return to UNH. These reports are available to anyone interested in reading them. Debrief Mee ng and Evalua on of the Program On or about February 1 of the Spring semester, 2013 EcoGastronomy in Italy Program will have a mandatory mee ng to talk about and evaluate the experience you Page 11
had studying abroad. The evalua on is your chance to have a cri cal role in improving the EcoGastronomy in Italy program.
Student Emergency Opera ons Plan 2012 UNH in Italy and EcoGastronomy in Italy Program Students Call in Order Listed 1. Prof. Peiro Garofalo, Director 00‐1‐603‐862‐3769 On Site in Italy
2. Dr. Chris an Muscelli – Resident Director
3. Ms. Diana Pio ‐ Program Assistant:
Cell: 329 444‐6916 Oﬃce Phone and Fax: 011 39 073 626 3503 (from the U.S.) 073 626 3503 (within Italy)
Oﬃce Phone and Fax: 011 39 073 626 3503 (from the U.S.) 073 626 3503 (within Italy)
Via Luigi Pastori, 3 63100 Ascoli Piceno (AP) ITALY
UNH‐in‐Italy Via E. Pacifici Mazzoni, 2 63100 Ascoli Piceno (AP) ITALY
UNH Contacts 3. Eileen Wong, Academic Program Assistant 603‐862‐3820 4. Center for Interna onal Educa on: 001 603 862‐2398 Mon‐Fri 8:00am ‐ 4:30 pm E.S.T. 00‐1‐603 312‐3502 24 hours EMERGENCY ONLY
EcoGastronomy Contact: 5. Daniel Winans, EcoGastronomy Director Oﬃce: 00‐1‐ 603‐862‐3327 Cell: 00‐1‐603‐834‐5523
U.S. Ci zen’s Emergency Center: The US Department of State has a hot line number ci zens may call to obtain informa on on any area of the world. Call (202)647‐5225 or log on to h p://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html. The Center for Disease Control has a site for traveler’s health informa on h p://www.cdc.gov/ travel.html (If applicable) American Embassy (Rome): 06.46741 What Cons tutes an Emergency? Are you in imminent danger? By determining this first, you can then methodically assess your op ons for help. Emergencies such as medical issues (i.e., appendici s, broken bones), assault, arrest or suicid‐ al thoughts are all cases for ac va ng the 24/7 emergency system immediately. Chances are you will not experience any of these situa ons, but hopefully this will be informa ve should you find yourself in the posi on of trying to determine the best way to help. Page 12