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The American University of Rome

18 Expenses Reviews
3.70 / 5 based on 109 reviews
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Melissa
Salve Regina University, Newport, United States
Art, Undergraduate, University Agreement
The American University of Rome
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
We went out to eat every single time. THe food was just so good we could nt stop. We got cell phones thru the school, and i bleieve they may have been more than here but im not sure. We also went out every single night, and did lots of shopping and traveled more than i would here
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Travel, Food, Housing, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
If you are buying things in the street sometimes you can get people to bring down the price. Eat at smaller places during the day, and save your big meal for the end of the day. Keep an eye on the exchange rate, especailly if you are taking money out on a debit card. Dont buy tourist stuff near the Trevi Fountain, and definitely dont go out to eat in popular tourist places near trevi fountain, Pantheon, or Vatican City
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Moses
American University, Washington DC, United States
Fine Art (Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking), Graduate, University Agreement
The American University of Rome
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Well... I'm from Mississippi. There's not really that much of a comparison between what's available in Rome Italy and what one can find in the state of Mississippi. Yes...each has it's own specific culture and niceties but... I was not about to spare a dime more in that city than I could get away with. It was absolutely amazing.
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Nightlife, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Make sure you keep up with the exchange rates and what certain ATM's charge for withdrawals. Inform yourselves. My financial surprise occurred when in the beginning of one semester, my loan didn't come on time. I was broke and it was no joke. Luckily I was resourceful and bridged the gap until the funds were on my account.
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mjp22
State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, United States
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
The American University of Rome
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Less because I ate pizza or bought food from the market and it turned out to be a lot cheaper. I wasn't on the phone as much as I am here in the states. How could I be I was in Rome!! Housing was just a lot more then my apartment here in Buffalo. Being that I am from New York the nightlife is really expensive, although Rome could get a little pricey at times it wasn't nearly as bad. Travel is obviously going to be expensive with trains and planes. Go to RYANAIR.COM, thebest for intercontinental flights in Europe!
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Housing, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Save the shopping till the end because you will want that money for food and travel!!
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Laura
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, United States
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
School housing was overpriced, the nightlife and the travel are going to cost you and I generally don't indulge in these at home. There is a great cell service available that will cost a lot less than you'd imagine if you can restrict yourself.
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Travel, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
No suprises, except that if you cannot pay right away, expect to be treated like a second class citizen. Even then, they could care less. Dial up internet was eventually installed in the homes, it was helpful but not the best service. Many cafes do offer free wifi, just grab some coffee and settle in. I would recommend Friends Cafe in Piazza Trilussa.
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Lea
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, International Studies Abroad
The American University of Rome
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Well I traveled a lot on the weekends and also enjoyed going out to dinner and bars a lot so that was most of my money
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Overall, Nightlife, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
When purchasing things, use your credit card not debit. when your parents put money in your account say 350 dollars take out about 275 euro at the atm save the cash and disperse accordingly as you spend, but use your credit card for as much as possible, when you use your debit card you acquire a fee every time, i had over 50 dollars my first month there
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mattymatty
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States
Urban and Regional Planning, Undergraduate, Independent
The American University of Rome
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Housing is more expensive in Rome than in the US. Also, because I did so many more activities (nightlife, travel) it was more expensive, althought it wouldn't have to have been.
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Nightlife, Overall, Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Eating out can be expensive, eating at pizzerias though can be quite cheap. Learn to cook (if you don't already know how) this will save you tons of money. Unless you are planning on travelling a lot don't get a rail pass. Share textbooks with another student.
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