Students on an ACCENT program in Florence may be placed in a student apartment, residence, or in a Florentine home. Housing options vary by program.
Students may choose to stay in double/triple or single rooms in apartments located throughout Florence. Apartments have a combination of single and double/triple bedrooms (4-7 people on average). Each bedroom is furnished with beds, a closet or armoire, sheets, pillows and blankets.
Kitchen facilities include a stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils and dishes. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared by everyone in the apartment. All of the student apartments are located in and around the center of Florence, within a 20 to 40 minute walk or bus ride from the ACCENT Florence Study Center.
Living with an Italian family can be an excellent way of absorbing Italian language and culture and is an opportunity for students to more fully take part in Italian society. Florentine hosts are carefully screened by ACCENT and represent all walks of life. Students are placed in double or single rooms, in homes within the Florence city limits, with varying commutes to classes of approximately 20 to 40 minutes by foot or public transportation.
ACCENT Florence works with two residences in the city. The first residence is a complex in the Santa Croce neighborhood of central Florence. It is composed of 18 apartments, which extend over two floors and range from two-person studios to four-room apartments. Each apartment layout is unique, but all provide similar amenities: central heat, air-conditioning, satellite TV, furnished kitchen, and Internet. Laundry facilities are also provided within the building. The ACCENT Study Center is approximately a 30 to 35-minute walk from the residence.
The second residence is in a 15th Century building and is composed of 15 apartments, spread over 4 floors, with accommodations spanning between studio apartments and three bedroom apartments. All the apartments are equipped with kitchen (complete with stove, oven and microwave), central heat, air conditioning and internet connection. Located in a very unique location, it is just a few spots away from the Florence Duomo (Cathedral) complex. The ACCENT Study Center can easily be reached in about 20 minutes on foot.
For shorter-term programs students may stay in local hotels. For more information on the hotel specific to your program, please contact ACCENT.