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Finding ‘home’ in Bologna is:

An Excellent Introduction to the City
Through apartment hunting you will quickly get to know all the winding streets and characteristic neighborhoods. After the first two weeks, your map will become a souvenir and Bologna will start to feel like home.

Immediate Full-Immersion in Italian
Making appointments to see apartments and meeting with the Italian students will immensely improve your conversation and comprehension skills. You will feel well on your way to fluency and ready for courses at the University of Bologna.

A Very Personal and Life-Learning Experience
Watch an unfiltered, homemade video in which students informally talk about various topics related to housing in Bologna: making that first phone call, breaking language barriers, strategies, priorities, roommates, rent, etc.

Your Choice of Roommates and Room
BCSP requires that you live with Italians because this is the most effective way to learn the language and about the culture, and this is why you have chosen Bologna. Choose the apartment for the roommates; friendships with them are more important than a clean bathroom or a single.

Paying Rent
Posto Letto Minimum € 280 / month, Max € 350 / month
Single Room Minimum € 350 / month, Max € 650 / month
Keep in mind that UNIBO’s semesters are from October-January and from February-July. Landlords are accustomed to the Italian academic calendar. Therefore, fall students may be expected to cover January rent, and annual and spring students may be expected to cover July rent.

The Housing Meeting, held your first day in Bologna, will help get you started, and the BCSP staff is available to guide you through the search. The process is independent, but you have as much support as you need. Everyone successfully finds housing within the first two weeks.

During orientation students are housed in two hotels just down the street from the BCSP office and a two minute walk to the university area.