Program Details

Each summer John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosts a Writer in Residence. Courses are taught by renowned faculty from the United States, Italy, and Europe.
Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

With two sessions each summer, John Cabot University boasts an impressive and intensive summer program with courses taught in Business, International Business, Communications, International Affairs, Art and Art History, Literature, Political Science, and more, led by a prestigious international faculty.

Each summer John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosts a Writer in Residence. Courses are taught by renowned faculty from the United States, Italy, and Europe. Past Writers in Residence include Billy Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jhumpa Lahiri.

The Institute has quickly become a thriving community of writers in Rome. The Institute's reading series has featured such luminaries as Kim Addonizio, Marianne Boruch, Peter Campion, Kevin Craft, Eliza Griswold, Joseph Harrison, Jay Hopler, Kimberly Johnson, Richard Kenney, Brad Leithauser, Robert Polito, Mary Jo Salter, and Edmund White.

With workshops in the major genres (Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction) and Literary Translation offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, the Institute is the place for creative writing students to spend serious time on their writing as they get to know the Eternal City.

John Cabot University study abroad students contribute to building a global community and gain unique insight from their professors’ and classmates’ diverse international backgrounds and experiences.

Student will enjoy a wide variety of on-campus and off-campus events, including various clubs that focus on cultural and social awareness, ongoing community service opportunities, weekend trips of educational and extracurricular travel throughout Italy, and athletics.

Setting Description:
John Cabot University’s campus is situated in the charming neighborhood of Trastevere in the historic center of the city. 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, and fitness center.
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

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Great Experience
    5.0
    07/19/18

    I studied abroad in Rome for one month over the summer and I wish it could have been longer! Although I didn’t do great in my class it was still an experience that was definitely worth it and I learned so much! Studying abroad is great to help you grow

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Summer Session 1 JCU
    5.0
    07/18/18

    John Cabot University was the best program while studying abroad. They made me feel at home and help me adapt to the new culture. They provided activities to help us get involved with the Italian ways. Studying abroad broaden my horizons and showed me

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Loved Rome and JCU!
    5.0
    07/18/18

    Had an amazing time during the fall of 2017 during my time abroad in Rome, Italy. I found John Cabot through a study abroad fair at my home university. Tuition was affordable (and worth it!), volunteer students and faculty in Rome were very helpful in

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