Experience Rome as the Romans do!
JCU Housing provides accommodations to students in residential areas in order to promote an authentic study abroad experience in support of the overall mission of the University. The Office of Housing and Residential Life has worked hard over the years to offer students an opportunity to live comfortably in a community of American students while simultaneously encouraging students to integrate into a more Italian lifestyle and experience. Although the majority of students housed with JCU will be placed in buildings shared by their classmates and peers, students are given the opportunity to live like Romans and should be mature, open to new experiences and ready for an international 'off-campus' housing experience.
Although JCU offers three different housing options, all JCU students will be placed in furnished, fully equipped* apartments which, unlike a typical college dorm, allow students to become a part of an Italian neighborhood and community. Students are encouraged to integrate and experience their surroundings which are close to the academic buildings of JCU's campuses but are always set a bit apart in a more residential environment.
All students in JCU Housing are assigned Resident Assistants who are available to help students in their residential life experience while at JCU. Resident Assistants live in the Gianicolo Residence and the Viale Trastevere Apartments. During the semesters when Off Residence Apartments are contracted, each apartment will be assigned to a Resident Assistant who will be sure to stay in contact with those students and help them to get to know their neighborhoods. Resident Assistants are available to answer questions, organize events and generally assist students adjust to Roman life.
JCU housing is not a mandatory part of the university application process. Before applying we invite you to carefully review all of our online materials, the application process, assignments policy, move-in/out dates, and all application and payment deadlines to see if JCU Housing is right for you.
JCU Housing is committed to providing:
JCU also provides a meal plan that can be used at the Tiber Cafe in the Tiber Student Center. Participating students are issued vouchers that can be used for a full meal at lunch time.
Take a peek inside a Gianicolo apartment!
(Please note that this is a student-made video of one apartment, courtesy of Lisa Ly, JCU visiting student Fall 2010. Please read "Characteristics of JCU Housing" below.)
Characteristics of JCU Housing:
Read the Roman Housing booklet for detailed information, important tips, and fun facts!