John Cabot University - Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

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  • Location(s): Rome, Italy
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Many roads lead to Rome ... choose the right one!Over 8,000 American students have studied abroad at JCU. But what makes JCU such a special place? It combines the academic quality of an independent, accredited university while giving you the servi... read more

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I learned a million of things. First of all, I learned a lot about my self, because this was my frist time leaving my home and my mom to live on my own, and let me tell you something... you'll love it. Of course sometimes you'll get homesickness but is ok and it's natural. Other than those moments you will really learn a lot of ... - John Cabot University View Entire Review
It was very worthwile - John Cabot University View Entire Review
i learned a lot about myself during this experience. it was definitely worth while i wish i had the ability to go again. - Saint Leo University View Entire Review
I learned alot of the language and a gained a valuable look into the different cultures and ideas from around the world. - Saint Leo University View Entire Review
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... - John Cabot University View Entire Review
Past Review Roma Lovin'
I gained a new perspective on life, a new language, some of the closest friends I've ever had in my life and experiences that will stay with me forever. It was more than worthwhile. - Baylor University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile experience. Learned a lot about different cultures. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
Study abroad is different for everyone. It forces you into difficult new situations where you can't rely on old habits. You have to think outside the box and discover who you are. But every person's experience will be different. I believe study abroad has made me a very strong person. You will be shocked how much your life can c... - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
Past Review Rome Is Amazing
Being abroad is amazing even though John Cabot really needs to get their act together. I still enjoyed the Roman life and living in Trastevere. John Cabot just needs to get better professors and be more lenient on their attendance policy if they are going to cater to abroad students. - Bentley University View Entire Review
How Americans are viewed worldwide, the history of ancient Rome and Italy and how to appreciate food and wine more. Yes it was absolutely worthwhile. - Michigan State University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of self confidence and grew as a person. It was completely worthwhile. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Living A Dream
I grew up so much and gained such new perspective of the world and other cultures. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I gained an appreciation for an entirely different lifestyle that many Italians enjoy. I also learned how valuable international connections can be. - Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway View Entire Review
During my second semester, since I was part of the fashion club's board, I had to organize the multicultural fashion show. It was a big event that needed the participation of musicians, cameraman, models, make up artists, and hair-stylists. Obviously, they were all JCU students who had the opportunity to put in practice their pa... - John Cabot University View Entire Review
It was amazing. I have made lots of International friends, traveled around. - University of San Diego View Entire Review
I would say that overall, my study abroad experience was worthwhile. Although if I had the choice to do it all over again, I would choose to go to a different university, this experience really was a once in a lifetime experience. The opportunity to be able to be in Italy - someplace I dreamed about going to since my first Itali... - Saint Leo University View Entire Review
Past Review Home Sweet Rome
I learned more than I ever would by just staying in Wisconsin. I learned more about myself, how independent I am and how strong I am also. I couldn't put a task off or ask someone else to figure something out for me, I had to do it myself. I was challenged on a daily basis with language and my communicative skills increased dram... - St. Norbert College View Entire Review
The most important things I learned from my experience abroad was how to be flexible, patient, and manage my time better. These are all crucial components to my future career as a health care provider, so it was more than worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile; I became much more independent and learned how to fend for myself, by myself in all situations. - University of Saint Thomas - Houston View Entire Review
I learned a lot about different cultures and became more independent. It was definitely worthwhile - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
It helps you getting to know new cultures and appreciate your own as well View Entire Review
It was nice to learn how the rest of the world lives. It also makes you enjoy the things you have at home. However, it also makes you want to bring certain aspects home with you. It was definitely worthwhile - University of Miami View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with John Cabot University: Rome - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
Gained a better appreciation for all the different places and lifestyles around the world. Gained many new great friends. Gained unbelievable memories that I will always cherish. Came to the realization that I can be comfortable in a multitude of environments, that I can adapt well to different situations, and that I really enjo... - Bentley University View Entire Review
traveling gives you more insight and knowledge than any classroom can or will. - Cornell University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with John Cabot University: Rome - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
Absolutely worthwhile. New perspective. New culture. Rome is an incredible city and JCU does a good job making sure study abroad students get the most out of the semester. My complaints about Housing are unlikely to happen again, although they definitely made my experience worse. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review


Many roads lead to Rome ... choose the right one!

Over 8,000 American students have studied abroad at JCU. But what makes JCU such a special place? It combines the academic quality of an independent, accredited university while giving you the services and care of a study abroad program.

John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.  Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.

At John Cabot University you will: 

  • Be part of a lively, international student community from over 60 countries

  • Find small, engaging classes (average size 15 students) where professors and students get to know each other

  • Choose from over 250 challenging courses taught in English each term, most with an international emphasis

  • Benefit from JCU's regional accreditation, which facilitates academic credit and financial aid transfer

  • Take on-site classes at historic locations in Rome

  • Go on study trips and extra-curricular activities throughout Italy

  • Have an authentic Italian living experience in the heart of Rome

  • Career services and competitive internships to help you leverage your study abroad experience and build your international resume

  • Take advantage of your location and see Europe

  • Find a charming, historic campus in the center of Rome and a more modern campus nearby on the Tiber River—both offer full Wi-Fi coverage 

For our summer program, we offer the following dates and special programs:
Summer Session I: May 21 - June 27 (apply by April 15)
Summer Session II: July 2 – August 8 (apply by May 15)

JCU complements its course offerings with two unique Summer Institutes open to all interested students. This year we’re offering:
Summer Session I: Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Rome
Summer Session II: International Communication in Rome

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • European Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business Communications
  • Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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