Your Timeline

You've been accepted to the Rome Abroad program — now what?
 
First Things First
You'll have this timeline in your email, but here it is for reference:
  1. Text a photo of your valid ID to Rome Abroad on WhatsApp

  2. Make sure you have a profile picture on WhatsApp 

  3. Turn on WhatsApp notifications 

  4. Apply for a passport if you don't have one

  5. Sign your letter of intent & additional info* (emailed to you)

  6. Read all the training materials & take the quiz

  7. Email us when you've passed the training quiz 

  8. We'll send you family profiles via WhatsApp or email

  9. Let us know whom you'd like to meet

  10. Meet your host family via video call

  11. Get to know them better through calls, texts, and video chats

  12. Sign the agreement

  13. Keep fostering your relationship with your host family

  14. Book your flight OR let us know that you'd like the premium package 90+ days before your departure

  15. Book a departure meeting at least 30 days before you leave 

  16. Make payment (we'll send an invoice, but Venmo is always fine!)

  17. Introduce yourself in the group chat to make friends and travel plans

Timing Matters
  • Be sure to sign the family agreement BEFORE you book your flight! 
  • The program fee is due before you leave to live with your host family
  • We can set up your payment plan early so you can start whenever you'd like
  • If you pay the program fee after you leave, there are late fees (see our Terms and Conditions)
*Tips For Your Letter to the Host Family
  • Use a spell check!
  • Tell them about yourself, where you're from
  • Describe your family, friends, pets, 
  • Tell them about your hobbies and interests, any special skills, passions or talents you have
  • Your interests in sports, music, books, movies, etc.
  • Describe what kind of work you've done or are currently doing
  • Tell them about what you're currently studying or what you studied in school
  • Give lots of details about your childcare experience (kids' ages, duration, and type of care)
  • Talk about your plans for the future
  • Explain your motivation for wanting to live abroad! 

Do Your Research With Great Resources!

Want to Stay Longer than 90 Days?
  • Check out the requirements for the visa and start your application (this only applies if you are staying longer than 90 days)

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