Acceptance Materials

Acceptance Materials

Upon acceptance, students will receive information on how to commit to the program and pay their deposit along with the updated versions of the following materials:

  • Participation Agreement
  • Intent to Participate
  • Withdrawal & Refund Policy
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Summer Reading List

Participation Materials & Program Orientation steps


JMU's Center for Global Engagement (CGE) will be collecting important travel and academic information via their online admissions site - Terra Dotta (TD).  After students have committed to the program via MyMadison, paid their $1,750 deposit, and activated their e-IDs, they will be invited by email to log in to TD and complete their "Post-Decision Requirements."

  • Passport Information
  • Submission of Passport Photos to the CGE
  • Housing Information Survey
  • Health and Emergency Treatment Authorization form
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Program Student Handbook
  • Visa Packet (important information about the visa application process)

Pre-Departure Orientation

To prepare students to make the most of their experience in this program, our program provides a set of monthly, virtual meetings on different topics relevant to the program:

  • MAY: Visa preparation guidance & program overview
  • JUNE: Meeting with program staff about life in Florence
  • JULY: Brief policy writing exercise & career goals one-on-one meetings with the director
  • AUGUST: Meeting with program graduates about making the most of the program

On-Site Orientation

Upon students' arrival, on-site staff work with staff in a series of meetings and conversations over the first two weeks to help them "move to Florence" both personally and academically. 


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