March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
Rome's rich history inspired its nickname-the Eternal City- yet modern residents keep the atmosphere vibrant. Here students will find inspiring art like the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, and the Pietà, intermingled with thriving studios and artists. Italy’s capital is also the hub for government, religion, and education, with nearly 3 million residents calling Rome home. Outside of class, students are invited to experience la dolce vita, relaxing with friends and savoring the sights, smells, and tastes that make up Rome.
Students stay in double/triple rooms in apartments in and around the center of Rome. Each bedroom is furnished with beds, a closet or armoire, and linens. Kitchen facilities include a stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils, and dishes. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared by everyone in the apartment.
Students who choose a homestay in Rome live with carefully selected host families. Homestay accommodations provide students with an opportunity to observe first-hand how Italians live, and allow them to become more fully immersed in the language and culture of Italy.
Students are placed in double and single rooms in homes within the Rome city limits, with varying commutes to classes of 15-55 minutes by walking and/or metro. Ideally students considering homestays will have previous knowledge of the Italian language to participate in basic conversations.