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Privately owned apartments

Privately owned apartments vary in size and layout. The average apartment size is 80 square meters (861 square feet), but could be smaller or bigger depending on the number of students in the apartment. The apartments range from one to six bedrooms, and are equipped with full kitchen facilities. There are two to three people per bedroom for a maximum of 12 students per apartment. All apartments are single sex. Limited single bedrooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a supplemental fee. There is a common space in every apartment. Examples of common spaces include, but are not limited to, a living room, balcony, terrace, garden, or a large kitchen where you can cook and dine. All apartments are fully furnished with ample closet space, couches, and desks or tables. Other amenities include a color TV, washing machine, fans, bed linens, and towels. Reasonable usage of utilities is included in the program fees. The commute from the privately owned apartments to the UC/ACCENT Study Center takes about 30-45 minutes by public transport (Privately owned apartments are not necessarily located in the same area as the Residence Trastevere or other apartments). Private apartments are located in various Roman neighborhoods such as Prati, Trastevere, Aurelia, San Giovanni, Vaticano, and the historical center.

Living Room - Kitchen - Bathroom - Dining Table

Pictures shown here are merely a representation of apartments that the Study Center has used in the past for its program participants.

Residence Trastevere

The Residence Trastevere is a complex in the Trastevere neighborhood of central Rome. These spacious single-sex apartments house four to eight students in a combination of double or triple rooms with single beds, a desk and wardrobe for each student. Limited single bedrooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a supplemental fee.

Double Bedroom - Double Bedroom 2

Each apartment layout is unique, but all provide similar amenities (e.g., full kitchen facilities, with fridge, oven and washing machine, a television, common area, and a full bathroom). No more than five people will share a bathroom.

Kitchen - Bathroom

All apartments have phones, but only for incoming calls; outgoing service is not provided. Reasonable usage of utilities is included in the program fees. Low bandwidth wireless internet in included.
All bedding and towels are provided in Residence Trastevere. The apartments are lightly cleaned twice weekly.
The complex houses approximately 250 people. The residence is not open to the public; however non-EAP American students and others will be living in the same buildings. If you live in the residence, you will receive one key for the main entrance and one for your apartment. A staffed reception desk is open from 8 am to 8 pm every day with security guard on duty from 8 pm until 8 am. Guests may visit only between the hours of 8 a.m. until 11 pm. No overnight guests are allowed and all visiting guests must leave ID (passport, drivers license, etc.) at the reception or with the security guard.

The neighborhood surrounding the residence offers a wide array of commercial services: laundromats, restaurants, supermarkets, corner stores, retail stores, newsstands, public transportation by bus and tram, and a large weekly open-air market.

View of Trastevere

An on-site gym is available at extra cost for students in Residence Trastevere.
The residence location is approximately a 30/45-minute commute by foot or public transportation to the UC/ACCENT Study Center.

Gym

Pictures shown here are merely a representation of apartments that the Study Center has used in the past for its program participants.

Homestay

Homestay spaces are also available in private host homes in Rome. All Italian homestay providers have experience in hosting foreign students and are encouraged to speak Italian in the home to help you integrate into Italian life and culture. These host homes are not necessarily composed of traditional nuclear families, but may comprise single parents, retirees, or widows. All homestay providers have been previously screened by the ACCENT Housing Coordinator. You will have a single bedroom and a shared or private bathroom. Internet use will be offered via a key, but students will be responsible to pay for their use. Homestays are located in various Roman neighborhoods such as Monteverde, San Giovanni, Vaticano, and Prati.

Host Family