Cornell in Rome provides furnished and well-maintained apartments of varying sizes in some of the most sought after neighborhoods of Rome. Distributed throughout the Centro Storico (historic city center) and Trastevere in characteristic Roman apartment buildings, dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s, these apartments give students the opportunity to experience typical Italian neighborhoods, as well as the chance to discover all the best places for pasta, pastries, and gelato. All apartments are located within a five- to 20-minute walk from classes and studio spaces at the Palazzo Lazzaroni and are well connected to public transportation
"The other students in the apartment were friendly and welcoming from the moment I arrived, and we have stayed friends throughout the semester. Everyone was interested in my life at my home school and I loved hearing about their college experiences at Cornell. By the end, it was like we went to each other’s schools." — Visiting student, spring 2010
Each apartment is completely furnished with kitchen equipment and utensils, laundry equipment, linens, blankets, and pillows, and is regularly checked throughout the semester by program staff members to ensure that good working order is maintained.
Rent ranges from $4,770 to $5,110 for the semester depending on double or single room assignment, including utilities, and is payable to the Office of the Bursar. Assignments are made in the Ithaca office before departure. Students can request roommates (as most apartments are rented with two to a bedroom) as well as apartment mates, and the program will make every effort to accommodate such requests. A limited number of single rooms also are available. Confirmations are made before departure for Rome.
A portion of the $500 billed the month before departure for Rome includes a security deposit for the apartment. Other charges that this prepayment covers includes Italian state health insurance, Italian residency permit, computer lab printing, course readers, etc. The deposit, minus any charges (including damages or lost keys) is returned to the student during the semester following their return from Rome.
Given the limited number of single rooms available, graduate students are encouraged to arrange their own housing accommodations.