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THREATENS Students

Over 'Jersey Shore'

5/19/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Officials running a study abroad program in Italy are FURIOUS over rumblings that one of their students partied ON CAMERA with the "Jersey Shore" crew ... and now the school has issued an ultimatum -- stay away from the guidos or be expelled from the program!

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The University of Florida sent out an email to students participating in their study abroad program in Italy -- which states "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."

TMZ obtained the email -- warning the students that any action deemed potentially embarrassing to the school "will not be tolerated."

The school has also threatened to contact the student's parental units to inform them why the school would be kicking them to the curb.

Funny, we thought the U of F mascot was the Gator ... not the Rat.

UPDATE: The UF is now changing their tune ... TMZ spoke with Janine Sikes, UF Director of Public Affairs, who tells us, "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."

Sikes explained ... the university acknowledges that a school administrator DID send the original email to students ... but now states, "This is a reversal of the UF administrator’s position."

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46.

DirtySouth    

Let the University pull that BS and they'll be sued for breach of contract.

1161 days ago
47.

JLO    

The Univ of Fl and The Jersey Shore bunch are a match made in heaven. Jorts meets Orange skinned tans. Perfectly matched losers!

1161 days ago
48.

ghfghfg    

just ew

1161 days ago
49.

ProudGator    

I think a lot of these people posting negative things about UF should do a fact check. You sound ridiculous. I'm a UF senior and proud of it. I don't drink, do drugs, wear jorts or have a fake tan. UF is one of the best public schools in the nation. Don't attack the school because of a few stupid kids who are partying with idiots from any MTV production.

1161 days ago
50.

GoGators    

I'm a UF student, and I have to say that those of you trying to trying to take pot shots by comparing us to the standards of ivy league universities sure sound like a bunch of jamokes right bout now. Apparently, you haven't read about the DKE boys from your beloved Yale who chanted their confusion about the meaning of consentual sex earlier this week. But hey, we're no ivy league, right?

Back to this subject, though. And to quote Daniel Tosh during his last visit to our school, "It's good to know whores get into UF."

Furthermore, @AyeJay, please learn the difference between "than" and "then" before you go criticizing any accredited educational institution. You might hurt yourself.

1161 days ago
51.

jane    

are you serious? half of you morons couldn't even ****ing audit a class at UF!

1161 days ago
52.

Julies    

Do the Koch brothers ( currently trying to "buy" the University of Florida to push influence on hiring and curriculum) have interest in the co. that owns MTV ? Sounds like something drastic changed, usually that means a financial influence. Interesting.....

1161 days ago
53.

Will    

Julies, the Koch brother stuff has to do with FSU, not UF. If you went to a UF grad and confused them with an FSU grad you would probably be astonished at the look of shock on their face. UF grads are a bit on the arrogant side. However, UF is one of the nation's top public universities, usually with Texas and Penn State. Furthermore, I think TMZ jumped the ship on this one it seems like a non-issue or an over zealous professor.

1161 days ago
54.

Shara    

Yay for the school! About time someone demands certain expectations regarding behavior and how people carry themselves out in public m. Just wondering when the lawsuits are gonna fly. Cause you know how everyone is sue happy! As soon as you challenge someone and their "freedom". Also, has anyone heard when the show will be CANCELLED?

1160 days ago
55.

Jordan    

@MightyMad... Enjoy your hourly job while taking orders from your boss who is probably a UF alum.

1160 days ago
56.

UVA grad    

UF is a joke of a school. They get zero respect in the academic world. They are known as a redneck party school and nothing more. Everyone knows that Gators wear Jean Shorts.

1157 days ago
57.

UVA grad    

I hate to say it but my UF degree is worthless. In hindsight, I should've attended a better univesrsity like UMiami or FSU.

1157 days ago
58.

Shaq    

This show does not REPRESENT all Americans! That's like saying one person represents a whole culture. For you people hating on this show, stop pretending like you wouldn't let cameras follow you around while you're partying for big $$. Anyone that denies this is a liar or has an extremely boring life. Seems like everyone that hates this show knows every detail about it! If you don't like it don't watch SIMPLE! Oh and for those of you that said these kids are uneducated you should maybe try to do some research Sammie does have a college degree. She graduated from WPU! They're young let them have fun! Take the negative energy and find something productive to do to make yourself better so you'll stop bashing others because they're making money while enjoying life.

1154 days ago
59.

Scudrunner51    

Just watching the show is embarrassing! To act in it? Who in their right mind would want to be associated with this untalented bunch of idiots?!....& now this cast of fools are in Italy. How embarrassing!..........

1150 days ago
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