January in the Mediterranean Basin- Housing

Here are some general rules, tips, and expectations to help you become accustomed to your new home!

Students will be spending their time in hotels mostly during this trip, but will be staying in a homestay for a few nights as well!

Hotel Accommodations:

  • Rated between 3-5 stars, with breakfast included every day.  There are also a number of dinners included in the program.
  • Students will be placed in double and triple occupancy rooms, European style, where each student will have their own twin bed.
  • See full hotel information below!


Please exercise your best judgment in regards to the following areas. You are representing not only your country, but your home institutions, and you want to be as respectful as possible.

  • Noise-Rules will vary depending on hotels and cities, this will be discussed more in depth when you arrive on site.
  • Cleanliness-Be sure to clean up after yourself as you will be sharing smaller hotel rooms with others.
  • Safety-Travel in groups if going out at night, be aware of your surroundings, exercise your judgment!  This will also be covered at length once you arrive on site.
  • Guests and Alcohol Policies- While the alcohol policies are more relaxed in Europe, do not abuse the privilege to enjoy a beer or glass of wine with meals, or in social settings.
  • Financial Liability-If there are damages to the hotels or homestays, you will be responsible, and it will come out of your $500 housing deposit.
  • Helpful tips for living with other people-You will be traveling in a large group with many unfamiliar faces.  Your days will be jam packed and tiring.  Please try and be as respectful as possible when someone needs some space or down time.

Please note that although CISabroad makes every effort to provide your preferred form of housing, we cannot guarantee that all personal preferences are met. We have carefully selected safe and adequate housing for each student and each living arrangement is distinct and special in its own way.

Every housing placement is different with different pros and cons. Your accommodations will be different than what you’ve come to expect in your home country. In general, be prepared for a relatively small living space in an older building with very basic amenities. Now is the time to open your mind and get ready to experience something different; this attitude is in the spirit of your decision to study abroad. Please also remember, that when you are abroad, you will be representing your home institution and your home country; behave appropriately.


  • You should lock you room door at all times. Also, when leaving, make sure the windows are closed and locked.

Guests and Alcohol Policies:

  • Disrespectful behavior related to alcohol consumption will end up in dismissal from the housing and you will have to find your own housing at your own expense.
  • The consumption of drugs, as well as keeping or dealing with them, is absolutely prohibited


Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your hosts and the other people that live in the building.
  • Remember that you are not on a college campus and not in your own home. Respect the property and get out of the “college campus” mentality.
  • Talk to your roommates if they do something that bothers you. Talking it through is the easiest way to solve a small problem before it gets bigger.
  • Talk to the staff if a problem arises and you cannot work it out with your roommates.

Warning process:

  • If any of the above rules are broken, you will receive a first verbal warning. This warning will also be written and sent to your sending study abroad program and your home school.
  • Please read through all of our behavior policies noted in the CISabroad Policy Handbook, linked inside of the attachment to your acceptance email