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Housing

During your stay in Rome you can choose to live in a private apartment, a residence complex, or a homestay with a local host. Before departure, the study center abroad will arrange your housing for you based on your preferences.

Apartment

You may choose to rent one of the privately-owned apartments scattered throughout the city of Rome. Most accommodate multiple people per bedroom, and you may have up to seven roommates. All apartments have shared spaces like living rooms and kitchens. Some have balconies, terraces, or gardens where you can enjoy the outdoors.

Accommodations

  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • UC students

Commute

The best way to experience the sights and sounds of Rome is by walking to class. The commute usually takes around 30-45 minutes. You can take the bus, but official timetables are rarely accurate. Italians rely on their bus system but they never expect it to be on time.

Dorm

The student residence complex is in the Trastevere neighborhood of central Rome. On your way to and from class, you’ll see traditional trattorias, glittering mosaics, crumbling architecture, and cobblestone streets. Within the residence complex, you’ll be surrounded by students in an environment that feels very much like an American dorm setting.

Accommodations

  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • UC students
  • US students

Commute

The best way to experience the sights and sounds of Rome is by walking to class. The commute usually takes around 30-45 minutes. You can take the bus, but official timetables are rarely accurate. Italians rely on their bus system but they never expect it to be on time.

Homestay

Homestays are located throughout the city and some will host more than one UC or international student. Your Italian hosts will have experience sharing their home with exchange students and can help you assimilate into the local culture. 

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (two meals per day on weekdays)

Live with

  • International students
  • UC students
  • Local residents

Commute

The best way to experience the sights and sounds of Rome is by walking to class. The commute usually takes around 30-45 minutes. You can take the bus, but official timetables are rarely accurate. Italians rely on their bus system but they never expect it to be on time.