Temple Rome students have the option to live in our university-facilitated apartments or residence, or find their own independent housing in Rome (for example by sharing short-let apartments or by residing with an Italian family in a homestay). Please note that first-year students are not permitted to find their own independent housing and must live in university-facilitated housing, unless residents of Rome.
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.
If you and another program participant would like to be roommates, you should both request to room with one another on the housing form. Although we cannot guarantee placements, we do our best to accommodate mutual roommate requests.
Read on for more information regarding the variety of student housing options at Temple University Rome.