When considering your options, it is important to recognize the cultural context of housing in Italy. Although some of these differences may take some getting used to, remember that cultural differences extend to all aspects of your experience abroad. Having realistic expectations for your term in Rome will help you approach the study abroad experience with a positive attitude.
Read on for more information regarding the variety of student housing options at Temple University Rome.
Temple Rome houses students in an apartment-residence located in the lively residential area of Prati. The neighborhood is well serviced with shops, eateries, and public transit options. Commuting to campus takes approximately 30 minutes on foot, or 20 minutes using the bus/metro.
A homestay is your chance to experience life as it is lived by modern Romans, and to immerse yourself in local neighborhoods that the casual tourist never sees.
Each homestay student is provided a private room in an Italian house or apartment. Since Italian apartments tend to be smaller than what you may be used to in the U.S., students who select this option should be open to living with somewhat less privacy and space. You must be willing to adapt to the household’s diet and customs (within reason), to participate in the host family’s life and daily routines. Your time, however, remains your own. You are given a key to the building and the home so that you can come and go as you please.
Temple students and non-Temple students whose home universities do not require their students to live in university-arranged housing may elect to find their own accommodations. If you opt for independent housing, you will be required to provide your confirmed housing address (the same address for the entire semester) to Education Abroad at least one month prior to the start of your program.
NOTE: Rome Entry Year Students are not currently eligible to request independent housing.
STUDENT HOUSING CONTACTS
Still have questions about housing in Rome after looking through the information above? The contacts below can help you find the answers you’re looking for.
EDUCATION ABROAD OFFICE
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