Wondering what to expect from a semester in Rome? Two Marketing students share their experience of studying abroad in Rome during the Fall semester.
A Home Away From Home
Students in Rome may live on campus or with university-selected Roman families. Past students shared a few of the key benefits of each below.
Students living on campus benefit from:
- Newly renovated dorm rooms with heating and air conditioning.
- A smoke-free building, including dorm rooms, and smoke-free grounds.
- Rooms combinations: quadruple, triple, double, single.
- A limited number of single rooms are available for an extra charge.
- Bathrooms and showers are shared and located in the hallways.
- Students live in single-sex floors of the dorm, where possible.
- Meals: A partial meal plan is provided, with simple, Italian breakfasts and family-style dinners. Meals are not served during weekends, official breaks, or holidays.
- Dorm students have access to washers and dryers.
Host family living
Students living with host families benefit from:
- A room in the home of a Roman family.
- Family compositions differ: a man and woman with children, an elderly widow, a young couple, etc.
- Two students may elect to share a room with the same family.
- An inside perspective on a typical Roman neighborhood.
- Catholic University's host families are located throughout the city of Rome, in interesting residential districts.
- Some breakfasts and some dinners are provided with the host family.
- A family in Rome and the independence to come and go.
- Students with no or little Italian language will take a more intensive Italian course.