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Q: Long Term Stay in Italy ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Long Term Stay in Italy
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: jroehl-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 18 Dec 2005 09:35 PST
Expires: 17 Jan 2006 09:35 PST
Question ID: 607097

I would like to spend 3 months in Italy. 

I will be taking a semester of college over the internet, and it just
seems it would be more fun to do it someplace other than Washington,
DC where my kids live. I am 44 years old, and my kids have challenged
my to finish my college degree with 4 more courses to go after
dropping out 20 years ago. They promise to graduate if I do also. This
is their Christmas present. I am still wondering why I dropped out
with only one semester to go. I must set a good example for my kids. I
will fly back to the US and graduate in May. I spent 2 months on a
sailboat in Central America last winter, so I am prepared to adjust to
reasonable sacrifices.

What is the most inexpensive way to do this?
Am I nuts for doing this?

Should I go over there and get a hotel room for a week and hunt down an apartment?

What I don?t need.
a pool 
a view
Room service

Must haves:
300-600 square feet. Enough room for a bed, a desk and someplace to sit.
A small kitchen with a sink, stove, range, refrigerator.
Hot/cold toilet/bath/shower, can be shared. Showering everyday.
Internet access.
Must be close (walking/biking distance) to a relatively major train station.
The place can be relatively crummy. I just need to cook, eat, sleep and study.
A TV set would be nice. Or I could bring/buy a small one.

It would be nice to have:
More square feet.
Basic kitchen utensils.
As close to Rome as possible.
Some furniture.
High speed internet access.
Private bath.
Access to a motorbike/car from time to time. Or maybe I will buy a motor bike?
Non-crummy accomodations. lol
American satellite TV (is this possible?)

Do you have any suggestions for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Clarification of Question by jroehl-ga on 18 Dec 2005 09:41 PST
Also, is there any resources for student housing availability at
universities around Rome.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Long Term Stay in Italy
From: steph53-ga on 18 Dec 2005 13:23 PST
WOW!!! How exciting...

I can't offer any suggestions, just wanted to let you know I admire
you for your adventurous spirit!!!

Subject: Re: Long Term Stay in Italy
From: jroehl-ga on 19 Dec 2005 06:29 PST
So steph53-ga, are you coming with me?
Subject: Re: Long Term Stay in Italy
From: steph53-ga on 20 Dec 2005 16:55 PST
Heheheheheheh......sure!!!! ;)
Subject: Re: Long Term Stay in Italy
From: jroehl-ga on 20 Dec 2005 17:52 PST
Ok, I am leaving the second week of January. Where would you like to meet? lol
Subject: Re: Long Term Stay in Italy
From: myoarin-ga on 21 Dec 2005 05:36 PST
IF Steph goes along, she may upset your study program, and she is also
addicted to G-A, but may withdrawal symptoms will be less in a new
environment ... ;-)

Here are a couple of sites that may help you:

And you will find many more sites with the search: 
italy student accomodations OR rooms

including sponsored sites on the sidebar.

I would take a hotel room and find a room then, but you can probably
get some overview of the situation from the above or other sites.
Don't take your TV, different system there.

Good luck, Myoarin

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