Students of the Rome Entry Year program can choose to live in Residential housing with other Temple students or in a Homestay as guests of an Italian family. Both options have advantages and provide you with a unique living and cultural experiences, depending on your goals and preferences while living in Rome. 

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

    Apartment-style dorm room with kitchen table and two doorways in background

    Student Residence

    Our residence is located about 30 minutes from campus via train in a residential and safe, but lively, neighborhood of Rome called Balduina. Students have direct access to public transportation, grocery stores, shops, and other necessities. Housing in Rome varies from the typical American-style dorms. Each apartment may vary slightly in design, but all provide the same amenities including:

    • One-bedroom apartment layout shared by two people
    • Private bathroom and kitchenette
    • Study space
    • Balcony
    • Laundry facilities
    • Towels and linens provided upon arrival
    • Weekly cleaning by residence staff
    • 24/7 indoor gym
    • Outdoor area and pool with lifeguard on duty 
    • 24/7 reception and security 
    • 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
    "Host mother" and female student standing together on balcony

    Homestays (not currently offered due to Covid-19)

    Students are matched with a host family that best suits their living style and preferences. All families are extensively pre-checked by our Homestay coordinators and many have been hosting students for several years. Some students may be the only person matched with a family, while some may be living with another Temple student in the same home. Family structures vary, but all are passionate about hosting foreign students. Each homestay includes: 

    • Private bedroom
    • Laundry
    • Home cooked meals 4 days/week
    • A small breakfast, Italian-style
    • Full immersion in the Italian language and Roman culture
    • Experiencing Rome from a local perspective