Students will be housed in apartments within commuting (usually walking) distance of the classroom building at the Università di Firenze. Students will be placed in apartments with two-to-six other students of the same sex in double or single rooms. MLSA will try to match student’s requests concerning housing and roommates. If you know other students participating in the program we can place you in the same apartment or near by. Specific details about moving in and moving out of housing will be provided before departure, in time to review it.
Students agree to respect and abide by all the specific policies, rules, regulations, instructions, written or unwritten, imposed to every resident living in the premises; a signed release and agreement form will be required of all participants.
ARRIVING EARLY and LEAVING LATE
Students hosted in apartments in Florence, must depart before 7:00 pm the day after the last day of classes or the day after the closing ceremony. If you plan to arrive before or after the dates established, you MUST find a place to stay. MLSA highly recommends Hotel Il Gran Duca, which our students have used in the past: www.ilgranduca.it, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to make your own reservations. Mention MLSA and get a discount.
As a general rule, no changes in the assigned housing are permitted, once the housing has been established, approved, and confirmed. Only in some cases and special circumstances will changes be allowed.
Once the student is placed in a specific apartment, he/she will not be able to change housing assignment, due to the prepayment. In case of such a change, the student is responsible to pay the fees imposed by the renting contract, which in most of the cases will mean losing all the money paid for the apartment.
Once housing assignment has been approved and confirmed, and money has been paid to secure it, a penalty will be established for breaking the agreement—in addtion to any other fees originated by a change. Changes would include: from family to apartment, apartment to family, from one apartment to a different one, from one residence to another, or by leaving housing assigned by the MLSA office.
No housing arrangements will be made for participants bringing children with them