Università del Salento, Lecce
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All student apartments are located near the university and city center of Lecce. Students may share apartments with other Arcadia University students or international and Italian students by request. All apartments are furnished, include private bathrooms and have fully-stocked kitchens. Kitchens will have a stove, refrigerator, cabinet space and sink. All apartments are pre-screened by members of the Lecce staff for cleanliness, safety, comfort and accessibility. Specific location requests will not be considered.
Be prepared for the realization that apartments in Italy do not have air conditioning. However, proper ventilation and stone construction go far in alleviating much of the summer heat.
Apartments, rooms and storage spaces are considerably smaller and more simply furnished in Italy as compared to the U.S., so please keep this in mind when you’re packing. You will be asked to clean and preserve the general order of bathrooms and common areas and to clean up after yourself in the kitchen.
Students may choose to live with an Italian family throughout their period of study in Lecce. Arcadia University works closely with the University of Salento to place students in carefully screened homes. Students will be provided with three meals daily as well as all necessary linens. Arcadia University’s domestic and Italian staffs must insist that family-stay students respect all reasonable rules and requests put forth by host families.