If you're to be a resident student with us and are looking at a four year 'visit' - you're never going to be able to bring everything you want. Plan beforehand - bring the essentials for your first semester and then plan to have visitors bring you items you find that you need or keep a list of items that you want to bring back with you after your first trip home - you'll be surprised by how small the list is after you've been settled here for a while.

If you're joining AUR as a visiting student then same rules apply. Be sensible. Consider that you will be living in Rome during two seasons (autumn-winter or winter-spring). Also remember you can buy anything you desparately need and have forgotten once you get here.  

Below is an indicative list (by no means exhaustive) of items you should consider bringing.

Clothing (for two seasons) 

  • Jeans, khakis, T-shirts, sweatshirts
  • One or two formal outfits
  • Warm pajamas, sweats or other comfortable clothes to wear at home (Italians were wool, fleece and flannel at home during the winter)
  • A warm coat, hat, scarf, gloves and sweaters
  • Comfortable walking shoes or boots and sneakers
  • Slippers (most Italians wear slippers at home for comfort and as courtesy to neighbors below)
  • Raingear

Other Items

  • Multiple copies of passport and visa (unless traveling, do not carry your original)
  • Prescription medicine for entire term (or ensure you have arranged this in Rome)
  • Over the counter cold medicines, aspirin etc. (they can be pretty pricey in Italy)

Finally, here are some student suggested books, travel guides and films that you may find informative and/or useful:



Cook books