Study Abroad in Florence: Housing & Meals
During your time in Florence, you will live in an Italian home or a student apartment. Housing is arranged on the basis of the online housing registration. Students will find out about their housing placement during the orientation. Typical accommodations might be with an Italian host family in an apartment (a single person or retired couple) in a residential section of Florence or a spacious apartment shared with up to nine other students. If in an apartment, approximately 290 euros should be paid directly to the landlord in cash upon arrival as a deposit for utilities. Phones are not provided. Local cell phones can be purchased for a reasonable price and are much cheaper to use than a U.S. cell phone.
You will receive restaurant vouchers for 10 meals per week (five breakfasts plus five dinners per week except during trips). Vouchers can also be used in supermarkets, so students sharing apartments may pool resources to cook for themselves. Housing is located within a 30-minute commute of the Study Center.