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ENGR 4060 Italy

      Travel Tips
        2/12/07
    ENGR 4060 Italy
•You can never be too
prepared!
 –Passport
 –Shots
 –Forms
 –Insurance
 –Airlines
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•You can never be too
prepared!
  –Luggage
  –What to take
  –Clothing
  –Language
  –Money
  –Journal
  –Know where you’re going
  –Common knowledge issues: How long is a
  kilometer, how much is a Euro, how big is a
  hectare
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•Passports
  –Start NOW
  –You will need…
     •Application form filled out but not signed
     •Present Proof of US Citizenship
         –Previous passport (if you have one) OR
         –Certified birth certificate from city, county or state with
         seal (not the hospital)
         –If you don’t have these, check the website for options.
     •Present proof of identity
         –Current valid driver’s license 2 passport photos
         –Available at Walgreen’s or in 060 Student Union
     •Applicable Fee
     •Social Security Number
  –Where to apply: Payne County Court House
     •606 S. Husband St. Ste 203 606 S. Husband St. Ste
     203
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•Passports
  –Fees
     •$67 application Fee
     •$30 “execution” Fee
     •You will need 2 checks
     •Expedited service is an extra $60….so start
     now to save money!!!!
•Ask Matt G. for his experience….
•No Visas are required for US Citizens
  –What’s a visa?
•No immunizations are required
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•Forms (packet)
  –OUTREACH Admission/Registration
     •Already filled out when you paid your deposit
  –Personal Health/Medical History
     •Fill out and give to instructors before our last pre-trip
     class
  –Liability Release
     •Fill out and give to instructors before our last pre-trip
     class
  –Copy of your passport
     •Give to instructors before our last pre-trip class
     (in case of loss, it’s easier to deal with if we have a
     copy)
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•Airlines
    –Book your ticket as soon as possible
    –Your ticket name must match your passport
    –Suggested sites are:
        •Expedia.com
        •CheapTickets.com
        •Travelocity.com
        •Priceline.com
        •Orbitz.com and the list goes on…..
    –Be at the Venice Marco Polo airport on May 7th
    –Give your schedule to instructors before our last pre-trip class,
    we’ll pick you up at the airport
•Things to consider in booking your flight
    –Where do you want to leave from
    –How early or late do you want to leave
    –Give yourself plenty of time between flights (one hour ++++)
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•Will there be changes….Probably
   –Just go with the flow, ask questions, do what they tell
   you, and PAY ATTENTION
•Get there early (2 hours is early enough)
•Check in at the ticket counter
•International flight passengers generally cannot
use the self check-in machines. Talk to the
attendant at the counter
•Documentation you will need at the airport…
   –Credit card
   –Driver’s license
   –Passport
   –Keep these handy until you get through security, then
   keep you boarding pass handy
•Some cash for snacks
•Something to read or do, there’s lots of waiting
time
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•To take on board
  –2 carry-ons, 22” x 14” x 9” (one for the
  overhead and one must go under the seat in
  front of you)… 1 carry-on is better if possible
  –Pack in one carry-on
     • a couple days of clothes (underwear, etc.) in case
     luggage is lost or delayed
     •Medicines (prescription and OTC)
  –Pack in other carry-on
     •On-board things…electronics, cameras, phones,
     snacks, inflatable pillow, book, ear plugs, eye shades
     •You will need to sleep during the trip over the
     Atlantic so that time transition is easier.
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•To take on board
  –Liquids, pastes, gels in 3 oz. bottles all in 1
  quart size Ziploc bag (1 bag per person)
  –Have it handy to take out at security




  –What can you take:
  http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/
  permitted-prohibited-items.shtm
  –The screening experience:
  http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/screening/
  index.shtm
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•Luggage to check
   –Everything that you don’t absolutely need on
   board during the flight
   –Can check 2 bags
   –Each bag must weight less than 55 lbs.
   –Each bag must have a luggage tag
   –Locks must be TSA approved locks
   –Pack so you can carry your own luggage
   –Wheels are wonderful!!!
Note: Always good to pack a photocopy of passport inside of
each bag that is checked - write address of where staying on
 back (date it as well). Include US return address on back.
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•What NOT to pack in the checked
luggage:
  –Your passport
  –Any personal ID
  –Computers or electronics, phone, PDA,
  iPOD, etc
  –Valuables, check book, credit cards,
  identification other than passport copy
  –Delicate breakable items
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•What to take:
   –A set of underwear and socks for each day
   –Three sets of durable pants/shirts/blouses suitable for
   plant visits, museums, etc
   –One set of better clothes for meeting other professionals
   –One light jacket
   –One sweater of sweat shirt
   –One pair of good walking shoes
   –One pair of light weight casual shoes
   –One light rain jacket or poncho (optional)
    Note: Select sets that can be used throughout the day - visits
      during the day as well as out at night - packing extra evening
                       clothes may not be the best idea
     less is better…an hour or two at a laundromat halfway through
    is a good thing to do/plan on. -- Some folks pack a plastic bag
      filled with styrofoam 'peanuts' to assure soft sided luggage is
     filled/tight (less damage) and this assures room for souvenirs,
                               etc on return trip.
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•You might be an American if…
  –You wear baggy pants with holes,
  oversized tee-shirt, and a cap with
  “Monster Truck Fanatic” or “I Love Bud”
  on the front!


•Natives wear regular cut jeans,
poloshirts or blouses.
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•Other things to bring:
  –Tickets, passport
  –Bank or credit card with PIN number
  –Journal, pens, pencils
  –Camera and storage media
  –Toiletries in a zip lock bag (regular
  toiletry bags are very heavy)
  –Medicine and hygiene supplies (keep
  prescriptions in their original bottles)
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•Other things to bring:
   –Student ID card (discounts might happen)
   –Small Italian phrase book and/or travel guide
   –Sunglasses (optional)
   –Compact umbrella (optional)
   –Electric appliances (optional…220V)
   –Travel clock/alarm
   –Book/cards to pass extra time
   –Spare batteries…they are available in Italy, too
   –Luggage:
      •Large checked bag with wheels
      •Carry-on that can be strapped to the big bag
      •Daypack
      •Passport carrier
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•DON’T bring:
  –Computer: too heavy and you will have
  access at Ca’Tron. If you bring one,
  don’t leave it in the hotel. You will need
  to carry it with you always!
  –Valuable jewelry
  –Non-European cell phones
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•MONEY :
  –ATM machines are the way to get cash in Italy.
  Many merchants don’t take cards but you can
  get to an ATM almost everywhere
  –Bring a credit card or ATM card and KNOW
  YOUR PIN!!!
  –Check with your bank to make sure your card
  will work in Italy
  –Suggest you get 100 EU in the Venice Airport
  when you land (use the ATM)
  –You’ll need some $ at the US airports for
  meals, drinks, etc. US airports take credit cards
  as well.
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•Know where you’re going:
  –Know the name of the airport:
  –Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
  –DFW
  –Bush International or Hobby (Houston)
  –O’Hare (Chicago)
  –Venice Marco Polo
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•Filling out customs forms
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•Filling out customs forms




•More info. available at:
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vac
ation/kbyg/
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•Journal:
  –Purchase a suitable notebook
     •Moleskines.com
     •ShiptheWeb.com
  –Use it just for this class
  –Good specs:
     •5.25” x 8.25” (13 x 21 cm)
     •Hard cover or moleskine
     •Acid free paper
     •100-150 pages
     •Page style: squared, lined or blank
     •Optional: ribbon book mark, band closure,
     pockets…
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•Journal:
  –Put your name in the front cover and…
     •ENGR4060
     •Biosystems Engineering
     •111 Ag Hall
     •Oklahoma State University
     •Stillwater, OK 74078 USA
     •If found, please mail to this address. Thank
     You.
     Se trovato, spedisca prego a questo
     indirizzo. Grazie.
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•Journal, Format:
  –What to put in the journal
  –What format…

  –Enter…Dr. Brown
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•Journaling and Geography:
  –Journaling assignment
  –Geography assignment:



•Next pre-trip class period
  –When: March 12 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  –Where: 225 Ag Hall
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–On the map…
  •Where is Ca’Tron?
  •Where is Venice?
  •Where is Florence?
  •Where is Bologna?
–What will the weather be like, generally,
in May in Italy?

–Due next pre-trip class meeting.

				
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