Program Details

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
Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

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.
Cost:

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)

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Based on 15 Reviews

  • John Cabot - Spring 2018
    3.0
    07/21/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An amazing experience abroad
    5.0
    07/21/18

    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.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • JCU in Rome
    4.0
    07/19/18

    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,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Spring Semester Abroad
    5.0
    07/18/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Go!
    4.0
    07/18/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • JCU
    5.0
    07/18/18
    Campus location was good. Housing was nice.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great program!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best semester of my life
    4.0
    07/18/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Experience of a Lifetime
    5.0
    07/18/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 5/5 would do it again!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Studying at John Cabot
    5.0
    07/18/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • great experience (despite)
    4.0
    07/18/18
    I 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!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Earning an American Degree in Rome
    5.0
    03/06/17

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My Life Changing Semester at JCU
    5.0
    11/06/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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