Students of the Rome Entry Year program will live in Residential housing with other Temple students, providing you with a unique living and cultural experience.

Note: University-facilitated housing is required for all first-year students unless the student lives with a family member who resides in Rome.

Student Housing

Temple Rome places students in apartments located in nearby residential neighborhoods well serviced with shops, eateries, and public transit options.

The apartments are in a variety of buildings and complexes about a 10-30 minute walk from Temple Rome’s campus. Many students walk to school from their apartments, however campus is also easily accessible via public transportation.

The apartments are privately owned residences rented by Temple University for use by students. In addition to Temple Rome participants, Italians, and students from other U.S. study abroad programs may also live in these apartment buildings.

As these apartments are not U.S.-style student residences where rooms and configurations are uniform, each apartment can vary in size and layout, as well as in the number of students it can accommodate. Apartments house between four and eight students, with no more than three students per bedroom. The apartments have been vetted by the Temple Rome staff to ensure that students have a comfortable living space, however, some aspects of the apartments may feel different from U.S. standards, so flexibility is important.

 Each apartment may vary slightly in design, but all provide the same amenities including:

  • One or two-bedroom apartments layout shared by two-four people 
  • Live-in first-year Resident Assistant
  • Maintenance support
  • Access to the regional train, metro, and buses
  • 24/7 on-call student life staff for emergencies

All apartments are non-smoking and are equipped with:

  • Telephone (free for outgoing local calls and charges for connections to a U.S. calling card service; incoming international calls are also free)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washing machines and drying racks
  • Fans
  • Two sets of basic bed linens and 2 towels
  • Kitchens with basic utensils, cookware, and gas stoves
  • Bathroom (if the apartment has more than 4 residents, there will be a second bathroom)
  • Fire extinguishers and smoke alarms
  • First aid kits
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Television

All of the apartments are clean and well-managed, providing many of the amenities of a hotel, including:

  • Cleaning service
  • Maintenance 

While the apartments are not owned by Temple University, there is good communication between Temple staff and the apartment management if problems arise.