What is the difference between a student apartment and a shared apartment?

Living in an apartment with other students

If you have chosen this alternative, you will live either with other students from our school, or with other students and some young Italians. This option is more independent than the other since you are not the only foreigner. This is the perfect arrangement to have friends with whom to go out or to relax at home

Living in a shared apartment home

If you have chosen this alternative, you will live in a private Roman house. The owners are mostly single people or couples- hardly ever with children. They have been collaborating with us for years and consequently have a lot of experience living with foreigners. Please keep in mind that the frequent change of students means that the landlord/-lady has to adapt continually to new boarders.

Where are the apartments located?

All apartments are centrally located. Often it is possible to reach the school on foot or when not, with a few stops by metro or bus.

What should I bring and what will be supplied?

Sheets, pans, glasses, plates will be supplied. Food, soap, toilet paper, towels, hairdryer, etc. should be brought.

What is included in the rent?

Included in the rent are the welcome on Sunday, electricity, heating, gas, water en the use of the kitchen. Upon arrival you will find your room being cleaned.

What is not included in the rent? May there be extra costs?

In some apartments it is possible to have extra services like: Internet, washing machine, air conditioning, cleaning during your stay.

Mind: it is the studentís responsibility to keep the room and common spaces in order and clean. Whenever the room and the common spaces will not be kept in order and clean, the landlady/-lord may request extra payment for cleaning.

Where do I go upon arrival?

Arrivals are on Sundays previous course begin. You will have to advise the school at least 1 week before about your exact arrival time in Rome in order to arrange the meeting with the landlady/-lord. You should go directly to your accommodation address upon arrival. Do not come to school during the weekend as you will find it closed.

I would like to extend my course and accommodation, what do I have to do?

You should inform the secretary as soon as possible, especially when you would like to remain in the same apartment, although, in case we already booked another student, we cannot guarantee this. In this case we will find you another accommodation.

May I have friends over?

In case you would like to have friends or relatives over, it is necessary to ask the school. Unless otherwise agreed with the landlady/-lord and whenever there is the necessary place, guests may stay paying 20Ä a night.

When will I receive my accomodation address?

You will receive your accommodation address no later than two weeks before your leave

If I do not like the accommodation, can I change it?

In case of serious reasons (like for example big difficulties with the family) it is possible to change the accommodation immediately on the first day of school, otherwise it will be possible to change not before the first 4 weeks from arrival.

Iíve booked an accommodation through the school for more than a month but Iíve found a cheaper one, waht can I do?

It is possible to cancel the accommodation at least 4 weeks before. For example whenever you like to cancel or change accommodation from November 1st, you must inform the school on October 1st.

Can I walk to school?

All apartments are centrally located. Often it is possible to reach the school on foot or when not, with a few stops by metro or bus.

Do I have a key to close my room?

Generally rooms cannot be locked although you will have your privacy and can act undisturbed in your room

Do I need to pay a security deposit?

Some owners require a security deposit for the keys and for damages that may occur in the apartment. In case you will lose your keys or it happens to break something the deposit will not be given back.

How can I pay for the apartment?

Rent must be paid in cash directly to the landlord/-lady within the first 3-4 days of your stay. It is not possible to pay your rent with credit card to the school. Whenever the school was unable to find you a partner to share the double room, you will have to pay the single room price.

Can I book a double room coming alone?

You may book a double room even coming alone, the school will try to find you someone to share the room with. Whenever the school was unable to find you a partner to share the double room, you will have to pay the single room price.

I will come with a friend who will not attend the course. Can I book an entire double room?

Yes, you may book an entire double room; it is important that at least one of you attends an intensive standard course

 

 

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