Useful Information



Slovenia and Italy are members of the European Union and are generally open countries, and visas are not necessary for most visitors. Citizens of EU and most neighboring countries can travel to Slovenia or Italy with their official, government issued passport or ID card.
Citizens of USA are allowed to enter the Schengen area (including Italy and Slovenija) for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days without a Visa. Countries request only a biometric passport, that has at least three months validity after the last intended date of departure.
Certain nationals (see here) must hold a valid visa, in addition to a valid government-issued travel document (passport or other ID), in order to enter Slovenia or Italy. If in doubt, please check visa requirements for your country on the web of the:

If you need any help regarding visas, please contact UP FAMNIT International office (e-mail) for assistance. 

Safety Information

Slovenia and Italy are generally safe countries with low crime rates. Use common sense and take security precautions and report any incidents to the local police.

As always be sure to look out for your own safety.


Slovenia and Italy use the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency in any bank, exchange office or tourist office. The exchange rate between Euros and dollars varies but is typically 1 Euro for US$1.05-$1.20. A wide variety of credit cards are accepted in almost all shops, restaurants, hotels or travel agencies. ATM machines are available almost anywhere. The current exchange rate of US$ or Euro can be found here. 


Slovenia usually has warm dry weather in summer, but check the weather before you travel and plan accordingly. Detailed weather forecasts can be found here.

Emergency contacts

Students will be provided with the Instructor’s emergency contact information on the first day of class.

  • Dial 112 for Emergency services – urgent medical help, firefighters, veterinary help, rescue teams and other emergency services
  • Dial 113 for Police emergencies


There are full service hospitals located in majority of places, where the summer school will be held. Additionally, various medical clinics and pharmacies will be in vicinity of all locations.

Embassy contacts

U.S. Embassy Ljubljana
Prešernova 31
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Telephone: +(386) (1) 200-5595
Emergency:  +(386) (1) 200-5556
Website: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana 


U.S. Embassy Italy
via Vittorio Veneto 121,
00187 Roma
Telephone: (+39) 06 46 741
EMergency: (+39) 06 46 741
Website: U.S. Embassy to Italy