Student Info Form and Waivers
Before signing this contract, please read and make sure you understand the implications of this document and its terms and conditions. By electronically signing this form, you are accepting the terms of the contract and will commit to abide by the following regulations.
I understand that while studying abroad at an ISI Abroad Program (in Florence or Perugia, Italy), I am fully responsible for my conduct according to my home institution’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities or particular Code of Honor.
I recognize that depending on how I represent ISI Abroad and its Affiliate Programs in Italy, my conduct can have an effect on the educational benefits both for myself and my peers. I agree that I will conduct myself in a way that will mutually benefit myself, my peers, ISI Abroad, and its affiliates. I also agree to follow all local and national laws, recognizing that such standards might be significantly different from those at my home institution and/or country. I understand that there will be unsupervised free time during which I am responsible for my own safety and conduct.
Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, loud and irreverent behavior toward others, sexual harassment, use of illegal drugs, abusive language, unauthorized absences, and/or unwillingness to cooperate with members of the faculty, staff, and sponsors are all unacceptable behaviors for myself and others. I understand that any behavior such as those stated above, or that is potentially damaging to ISI Abroad, its Institutes in Italy and/or staff or any other participating party, may lead to program dismissal. I agree that I will receive no refunds for any missed part of the program and I am responsible for any additional fees that may incur due to dismissal.
Should my conduct during supervised or unsupervised time put myself, my peers, ISI Abroad affiliates and/or partners at risk, I understand that the Director of my program of study has the right, responsibility, and sole discretion to levy whatever sanctions are deemed appropriate, including immediate dismissal from both the program and housing accommodations.
Upon notification of my dismissal from an ISI Abroad program, I understand that I am no longer enrolled in the program, and therefore am responsible for my own travel arrangements.
I hereby affirm that I have voluntarily enrolled in a study abroad program through ISI Abroad.
In consideration of receiving permission to participate in this program, I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue ISI Abroad, its affiliate Institutes, its officers, agents, servants or employees, (hereinafter referred to as releases) for any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any property belonging to me, whether caused by the negligence of the releases, or otherwise, while participating in such activity, or while in, on or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted.
I am fully aware of the risks involved and hazards connected with the said activities: airplane crashes, motor vehicle accidents, political unrest, natural disasters or diseases, terrorist incidents, sickness, and criminal acts, as well as other risks that may not be foreseeable. If at any time any of ISI Abroad's programs and/or activities are canceled or curtailed by circumstances beyond ISI Abroad's control, or under conditions that, at the sole discretion of ISI Abroad and its affiliate Institutes, warrant the cancellation or cessation of activities (academic and non-academic) including reasons caused by an act of God; war; civil commotions; labor trouble; terrorism; governmental interference or directives; US State Department or Center or Disease Control warnings (level 3 or higher); other potential sources of harm beyond ISI Abroad's control, I understand that I am subject to the refund policies as listed and agreed upon my application to the program. I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in, including but not limited to, all activities, travel and excursions organized by the program in which I have chosen to enroll, with full knowledge that said activities may be hazardous to my property and myself. I hereby assume any and all such risks. I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage of property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in any such an activity or related activity, whether caused by negligence of releases of otherwise.
I further hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the releases from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that may incur due to my participation in any activities, whether caused by negligence of releases or otherwise.
I understand that ISI Abroad and its programs do not maintain an insurance policy covering circumstances arising from my participation in any travel, or any activity associated with or facilitating that participation. As such, I am aware that I should review my personal insurance portfolio.
I agree to grant to ISI Abroad and its authorized representatives permission to record on photography film and/or video, pictures of my participation. I further agree that any or all the material photographed or recorded may be used, in any form, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation. I also grant permission to ISI Abroad to reproduce or alter any portion of the photo images or video that have been taken by me (or by ISI Abroad and its affiliates) that have been submitted to ISI Abroad, including through the Umbra App, ISI Florence App, and Social Media and web outlets. I understand I may submit a request in writing to ISI Abroad if I prefer to “opt out” of the photo release and royalty waiver.
It is my express intent that this waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am deceased, and shall be deemed as a release, waiver, discharge and covenant not to sue the above-named releases. I hereby further agree that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Italy.
In signing this release, I acknowledge and represent that I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, and understand it as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same.
Before signing this contract, please read and make sure you understand the implications of this document and its terms and conditions. By electronically signing this form, you are accepting the terms of the contract and will commit to abide by the following regulations. Be aware that breaching of this contract may lead to eviction with no refund and/or being charged with costs of damage and/or professional cleaning.
I understand that I must respect the privacy of the other occupants of my apartment and the other condominium residents, and that excessive noise and unacceptable behavior on the premises may lead to eviction. I further understand that the landlord, ISI Abroad, and its affiliate Institute in Italy reserve full license to evict a student for inappropriate behavior, as deemed by the Institute and ISI Abroad, and if a student is evicted there shall be no refund.
I understand that I am responsible for the condition and cleanliness of the rooms and all other communal areas within the residence, including furniture, equipment, and fittings. I am expected to take adequate care of equipment and furnishings and I am responsible for any loss or repairs to items, furnishings, and equipment.
I understand that I must permit the housing agency, its servants, maintenance, and cleaning crews to enter the apartment at any reasonable time to inspect and/or carry out cleaning or work for any purpose in the furtherance of their responsibilities or duties. Prior notification may not always be possible.
I understand that I will not hold ISI Abroad or its affiliate Institutes in Italy liable for personal injury of any kind associated with the apartment, residence, home-stay, or other housing I have been assigned.
I understand that I must vacate the premises on or before the date communicated to me by ISI Abroad and its affiliate Institute in Italy and that I will leave the premises in the manner in which it was given to me or I may be responsible for cleaning and/or other incurred expenses.
I understand in leaving the apartment for any reason at any time before the end of the semester that I forfeit all housing monies paid, unless reasons for leaving fall under covid-19 related refund policies as specified by the program in which I have chosen to enroll.
I understand that ANY charges incurred for any reason while living in any of the assigned housing will be distributed equally among all the occupants unless the individual(s) that incurred such charges take responsibility.
I affirm that I will read a copy of local housing quality and safety policies as provided in my orientation materials. I will report any equipment failure or dangerous situation immediately to a local staff member.
I understand that I will respect the other occupants of my apartment and other condominium residents and their privacy.
I understand that I will therefore refrain from excessive noise after 11 pm and unacceptable behavior on the premises.
I understand that for security reasons relative to Italian law, and in consideration of others, I may not have overnight guests.
I understand that I will participate in the division and taking care of tasks including cleaning, tidying up, and other necessary tasks to keep the apartment livable for everybody involved. I understand that this may involve adapting my personal habits.
I understand that I will put in my best effort to live well together with the other students involved and cooperate when any problems/issues amongst us should have to be solved, with or without ISI Abroad or its affiliate Institute's intervention in the matter.
I further understand that the landlord, ISI Abroad, and its affiliate Institute(s) in Italy reserve full license to evict a student for inappropriate behavior, as deemed by the Institute and ISI Abroad, and if I should be evicted there shall be no refund.
Rent and utility expenses, excluding phone charges, are included in the program fee. Students are expected to respect the privilege of this by carefully monitoring the usage of the utilities. ISI Abroad has allocated a significantly higher amount for utility coverage – more than 20% above standard. Excessive use of utilities (electric, gas, heat, water) resulting in bills in excess of the allotted amount will result in additional charges which will be distributed equally among the occupants.
I understand that I should not use the telephone, even if there is one available, in the apartment. However, if for any reason I do use the telephone, I will be responsible for my portion of the telephone charges during my stay.
I understand that I will be responsible for my portion of the excess utility expenses including but not limited to electricity, heating, and gas expenses.
I understand that I am responsible for keeping the apartment clean and tidy as per the landlord's, ISI Abroad's, and Affiliated Institutes in Italy's minimal cleaning standards. Thorough weekly cleaning of the kitchen includes stovetop, countertops, and floor. Cleaning the bathroom must include keeping the shower drain clear and cleaning the shower/tub, sink, and toilet.
Both kitchen and bathrooms must be cleaned WEEKLY and either ISI Abroad or Affiliate staff or landlords can be expected to stop by at any time during the term. If it's determined by the Affiliate staff that my roommates and I are not able to maintain the apartment according to the aforementioned standards, a cleaning service will be employed to do so. In this case, I understand that all occupants of the apartment will be charged an equal portion for this professional cleaning service (avarage cost 200€ per apartment).
IF YOU HAVE SET UP YOUR OWN HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS, THIS HOUSING AGREEMENT AND CLEANING POLICY WAIVER DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU. (please sign it anyway in order to finish registration)