The University of Florida is worried that their students studying abroad in Italy will get corrupted by the Jersey Shore cast. The school initially forbade its students from interacting with the cast members on camera, but relaxed their rules after the ban became public news.
The school first sent out an email saying, “Any student who does agree to participate in the filming of the show, or who signs a waiver or legal agreement of any sort with MTV, will be dismissed from the program immediately.”
- Later, however, UF Director of Public Affairs Janine Sikes released the following statement: “Generally speaking, students may participate in activities outside their Study Abroad program as long as they meet the academic and living requirements of that program. This is a reversal of the UF administrator’s position.”