Updated: March 5, 2020


The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Italy.  At this time, CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. The advisory warning for the outbreak region in Northern Italy is now at LEVEL 4. The State Department has also issued Level 3 travel advisory.


In response to the recent alerts, all ISI Florence university partners have “closed” their programs in Italy and, as a result, ISI Florence has suspended all in-class activities in Italy. Students are urged to leave Italy and return home or to a safer location and complete their semester studies online.

See the CLOSURE FAQs page for detailed instructions and ISI Florence policies.

If you have any questions regarding your home university’s instructions or policies, please contact them directly.

We are steadily moving towards completing the process of repatriating all students by our established deadline of March 9, 2020.

NOTE: All students must complete the withdrawal form to assist us in processing their departures and arranging for courses to be continued remotely.