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John Cabot University in Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: On-Campus Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email
Courses Offered: Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, International Business, International Studies, Italian, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies
Program Description:

About John Cabot University:

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.

Small university, big impact
At JCU 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.

Students who graduate from JCU are accepted at prestigious graduate schools worldwide that include Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and Oxford, l'Università Bocconi, the University of Auckland Business School and many more.

Because of the global nature of the JCU degree, students also start careers at major multinational companies, financial institutions, foundations, cultural organizations and diplomatic organizations, including Bloomberg, Arab African International Bank, Crowne Plaza – Rome, Heidrick & Struggles, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Honda, IBM, J. Paul Getty Museum, the World Food Program, the World Bank and the League of Arab States.


At John Cabot University in Rome, degree-seeking and visiting students alike will discover a distinctly American learning experience enriched by our location in Rome and our international student population and faculty.

Emphasizing the development of critical thinking, communication and research skills, your JCU education will enhance your knowledge about ideas and culture, but more importantly, it will teach you to think and adapt. This intellectual agility provides you with a strong advantage over those who have not had a significant international experience that will help you to advance in your career or pursue graduate study or both.
  • Professors hold degrees from Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University, the University of Bologna, the University of Munich, the University of Rome "La Sapienza," the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Yale, among many others.
  • Learn in small classes. John Cabot University's classes in Rome average about 15 students.
  • Experience an American-style learning environment. Get to know your professors. Debate in class. Share your ideas. Write analytical papers. Conduct original research.
  • Explore Rome as a living laboratory. From Etruscan ruins and the Roman Colosseum to the Christian catacombs and the Vatican, you will have the chance to study architecture, art, art history, archaeology, history, and religion on location at museums and historic sites.
  • Collaborate with students from 55 different countries. Every day you will learn with students from all over the planet—people who will share their ideas and perspectives in class—and their friendship outside of class. Together you will build a global learning community at John Cabot—and lifelong friendships across the continents.
  • Learn by doing. Through field trips, internships, research opportunities and study abroad opportunities (even full-time JCU students study abroad), you will grow personally and intellectually through first-hand experience.
This program utilizes the same grading scale and credit system as the USA. 

Student Life:

How best to describe John Cabot University students? Open.

Open to new ideas, people, experiences—and Rome!

Student life at John Cabot University in Rome reflects our sophisticated, international student community. Students here enjoy debating art and politics, going to the cinema and opera, attending lectures and concerts, exploring Rome and the Italian countryside and helping others.

John Cabot University's size will make it easy for you to get involved on campus in leadership roles. Become part of Student Government. Participate in Model United Nations. Raise money for humanitarian causes. Or distinguish yourself as a JCU soccer star.

More importantly, by developing friendships with people from 50 countries, you are helping to create a more peaceful, global society. The international business, political, and artistic relationships you forge here will shape the future of the world.

Life in Rome:

John Cabot University in Rome is located in one of the city's most beautiful districts. Taken from a Latin phrase meaning "across the Tiber," the name refers to Trastevere's location on the west bank of the city's river.

Historically a center for artisans, immigrants as well as the rich and famous (Julius Cesar had a villa here), Trastevere retains its bohemian appeal. Stucco buildings and homes dating from the 16th century drip with ivy, their rose, terracotta and ochre colors bleached by the Roman sun. Cobble stones line the winding streets. Laundry and flower-filled window boxes hang above the district's narrow alleys.

The piazza, Santa Maria in Trastevere, serves as the center of the neighborhood's social life. At night the lit façade of the Basilica di Santa Maria (built in the 4th century, Santa Maria is the oldest church in Rome) illuminates the square with its cafes, shops, restaurants—and crowds of people walking after their evening meals.

Trastevere is also the home of the famous Porta Portese Flea Market, wonderful fruit and vegetable markets, and Gianicolo, the second-tallest hill in Rome, which serves up breathtaking views of the city's domes, towers, and ancient monuments.

You could spend months exploring Trastevere's twisted alleys and extraordinary eateries and never grow bored.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.