- Rome, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
John Cabot University is an American university offering 13 Bachelor of Arts degree programs and study abroad opportunities for students who wish to visit our campus in Rome, Italy for one or two semesters. With 1,200 students from over 70 countries, studying at John Cabot University will give you a new and wider perspective on the world.
Studying abroad is an essential feature of today’s university experience. At John Cabot University, students not only explore unfamiliar places and cultures, but also acquire a first-rate university education.
John Cabot's academic experience comprises four pillars: an American curriculum that upholds the standards of the liberal arts, committed professors who are international experts in their fields, a highly international and accomplished student body from over 70 counties, and an inspiring international setting in the heart of Rome, Italy.
John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to operate as a four-year American university in Italy.
Students normally take between 12-17 credits, which may be transferred back to your home university so you can stay on track for graduation. Please check with your academic advisor and/or Study Abroad office for details.
As a study abroad student at John Cabot University, you will learn in small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory. You will also have opportunities for internships at multinational companies, international organizations, NGOs, consulates, government offices, and museums, as well as opportunities for study and travel beyond Italy’s borders to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe.
- Setting Description:
- John Cabot University’s campus is situated in the historic and charming neighborhood of Trastevere along the famous Tiber River. All important Roman attractions are within a short walking distance from campus.
Campus facilities include the recently renovated library, beautiful terraces and courtyards, Wi-Fi in all buildings, studio art facilities, computer labs, a cafeteria, fitness center, and student centers.
Residence halls are converted Roman apartments with 24/7 security, student lounges, study rooms, residential assistants, and 24/7 on-site staff support.
Term: Summer I (application deadline: April 1)
3 credits: $4,700 for 1 course plus housing
6 credits: $6,300 for 2 courses plus housing
Term: Summer II (application deadline: May 1)
3 credits: $4,700 for 1 course plus housing
6 credits: $6,300 for 2 courses plus housing
Term: Fall (Application deadline: May 15)
10-17 credit hours plus housing: $16,750
Term: Spring (Application deadline: Oct 15)
Based on 15 Reviews
- John Cabot - Spring 201807/21/18
John Cabot is located in a great location and they are pretty helpful with getting you the information to get everything ready for going abroad. Personally, the classes that I took were much harder than expected because the professors teaching style is
much different than most professors in the US. Although this is an American University, there are quite a few differences. Especially with the fact that if a professor cancels class for some reason, they will usually reschedule for a later date which interrupts with peoples plans.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- An amazing experience abroad07/21/18
Studying abroad at John Cabot was superb. Easily, the most advantageous part of JCU was its location. The Trastevere neighborhood of Rome is fabulous and has the best food. The class sizes are very small and I had very insightful and interesting professors.
The school has students from all around the world, so I got to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. Classes are only Monday-Thursday so it makes it easy for study abroad students to travel on the weekends and see much of Europe. I highly reccomend this amazing school in the best city ever, Romeread moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- JCU in Rome07/19/18
I studied abroad in the Fall of 2017 in Rome at JCU. I am a Classics major with a focus in Latin, so Rome was an amazing place to study. The on site Art History courses were amazing, and provided a unique experience. My apartment was in a great location,
since Trams 3 and 8 ran past it to get into the heart of the city as well as Bus H to get to Termini.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Spring Semester Abroad07/18/18
Could not have had a better semester abroad in Rome at JCU. The students,staff, and apartments we're amazing. The administration strives to make your experience as easy as possible. When you arrive they provide an extensive orientation program. The
professors are experts in their field and provided me the best possible education abroad. Would highly recommend!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Overall I had some mishaps being in a new country, however, all struggles I had were worth it. The language isn't as much of an issue as people claim it to me. I had a worse time adjusting to relaxed scheduling of Europeans. They are almost accustomed
to things going wrong so people are often late. No one seems to get angered as easily about messing another's routine up either. The academics could be enhanced by giving more attention to students who wish to seek it. However, a lot of this program encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and to find my own answers.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- JCU07/18/18Campus location was good. Housing was nice.Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Great program!07/18/18
I would recommend John Cabot to anyone looking to study abroad in Italy! They offer very interesting classes, give you a lot of freedom to do what you want, but also have a lot of safety and security. Never once did I feel unsafe in Trastevere (the neighborhood
John Cabot is located in). The apartments are super nice as well. I had the time of my life on this study abroad and wish I could go back again.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Best semester of my life07/18/18
I could not imagine choosing another place for my study abroad experience. Living in the heart of Trastevere, a homey neighborhood just minutes from the historic city center of Rome, JCU’s location is perfect for someone who wants to experience the
culture of Rome without all of the tourists. While the university itself was average, the overall experience made for a perfect semesterread moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Experience of a Lifetime07/18/18
My time abroad will likely be the best 4-month stretch of my existence. Having the opportunity to visit so many unfamiliar cities and places, especially as a student, was surreal. Attending John Cabot University made it even more exceptional. Its location
in Trastevere, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Rome, really set it apart. Literally everything I wanted to see in the city was within walking distance, but I was not surrounded by teeming tourists. Everywhere else in Italy like Florence, Venice, Milan, etc. and, perhaps most importantly, Rome's main airport (FCO) were simple train rides away from the nearby station. I believe almost half the student body were other study abroad students, so making travel companions was very easy and quick. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who has the chance.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- 5/5 would do it again!07/18/18
Attending John Cabot was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! The school is perfectly located in Trastevere, Rome and is close to all the major attractions but also far away enough to not feel touristy. The school itself is fantastic, and the
staff are all very knowledgable in their fields, many of the professors I studied under were leading researchers worldwide! Overall I had a great experience and couldn't have picked a better program.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Studying at John Cabot07/18/18
I absolutely loved studying at John Cabot. I enrolled through CEA Study Abroad which had a program that partnered with John Cabot. The campuses are in a great location in Trastevere which is where many of the college students in the city either live or
spend time in. The classes are are a relaxed environment, and it's great to meet other study abroad students as well as European students. I personally took communications classes and I loved them. There are many events on campus to get involved in such as Open Mic Night in the Tiber Cafe. I would highly recommend John Cabot to either study abroad or to attend as a four-year college.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- great experience (despite)07/18/18I loved Rome and my study experience was great. The only thing was that John Cabot was not very helpful with anything. You kind of had to create your own experience. But still, would recommend.Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- John Cabot University is the PERFECT study abroad school!03/07/17
Coming John Cabot University was one of the best decisions I've ever made! Having no classes on Friday makes traveling around central Europe so easy! The professors are passionate and empathetic and they WANT you to succeed. I've met people from all over
the world that will be lifelong friends. I've also had the opportunity to live in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Anyone considering studying abroad should definitely consider JCU!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Earning an American Degree in Rome03/06/17
I will graduate John Cabot University (JCU) this coming May 2017, and could not be happier with my undergrad experience. JCU is more than just a four year university, it is a tight-knit community of diverse students and staff. Due to the small class size
I received incredible one on one attention from professors, which helped me to understand topics more in depth and motivate me to try my hardest. The student body is extremely diverse, I developed friendships with people from all over the world, friends who I will have for life, and that was really the best gift JCU gave me. I highly recommend anyone who is open minded and willing to immerse themselves in a new culture to do their undergrad at JCU.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- My Life Changing Semester at JCU11/06/16
Ultimately it was family heritage that brought me to Rome and JCU's study abroad program but it was the multinational community and amazing faculty that made me decide to stay. After completing a semester abroad at JCU I decide to transfer and complete
my degree here. The best thing about studying abroad at John Cabot is that you become incorporated into this community of international students just like you who thrive to understand cultures and societies are are passionate about traveling and learning about people from many cultures. When you study in a setting like this you inevitably learn so much more than just the course material, working in a global setting like the classrooms at JCU is not something tuition can buy, it's an experience you must find and take advantage of when given the opportunity.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend