You're going to be here for a while but airline baggage allowances are not designed for you to bring the entire contents of your you need to pack wisely.
Out top three tips for things to have on hand at all times are:

  1. Cash
    It’s not uncommon for places to only accept cash, so make sure you have enough euros on hand at all times to cover emergencies. Also, notify your bank before traveling so you don’t find yourself with frozen debit and credit cards! ATMs are prolific in Rome but it's a good idea to note the nearest in your neighborhood.
  2. Water
    Bring a bottle to fill at the many fountains around the city - or from the water tap on campus. A reusable one is best for the environment. You’ll should never have a need to buy water in Rome!
  3. Comfortable shoes
    Seriously, you'll thank us!