• Italy
    • Rome
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
High School Diploma Bachelors
Apartment Dormitory


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals
Apr 12, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
59 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Study abroad in the fall, spring, or summer at John Cabot University. As an American university abroad, JCU allows your credits to transfer easily to your home institution. With small, discussion-based classes and students from all over the world, you will learn about the Italian way of life as well as other cultures.

Our services include a comprehensive orientation program with airport pick-up, nearby housing options with resident assistants, and a health and wellbeing office. Get involved in our clubs, organizations, community service programs, and athletics. Be sure to take advantage of the wide variety of trips and activities JCU offers to complement your studies!

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Program Highlights

  • John Cabot University's student body represents over 70 countries, so your university experience will be truly international. Explore different perspectives in the classroom and learn more about other cultures just by spending time with your new friends.
  • Our campuses in the historic center of Rome are beautiful, and our central location provides easy access to Rome's train stations and airports, facilitating weekend trips throughout Italy and Europe.
  • JCU's professors are international experts in their fields who hold advanced degrees from the world's top institutions, and continue to work and conduct research while teaching. Our small class sizes allow professors to get to know students individually.
  • Our comprehensive student life program includes clubs, community service, athletics, performing arts, cultural activities, and trips throughout Italy, which allow you to make friends while you gain leadership and team-building skills.
  • Rome is Italy's capital, home to government institutions, embassies, multinational corporations, museums, etc. so you will be able to partake in internships that would impress any employer.

Program Reviews

4.70 Rating
based on 77 reviews
  • 5 rating 74.03%
  • 4 rating 23.38%
  • 3 rating 1.3%
  • 2 rating 1.3%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 4.4
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 4.25
  • Safety 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

I am so grateful!

I’m so happy to be here. Everything is so engaging and fun. The professors are amazing, the environment background is even better and I’m so grateful to have the opposto be here with this people and professors. I love the American environment, the American people always bring me happiness and the support of the university is awesome!
They also helped me choosing my degree as at first I was no sure. Now I’m super confident with my degree and I am very grateful for this. I love John Cabot and all the people in it!

8 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best uni in italy

Best abroad experience

Great food, great teachers, great staff, all in a great city. Didn’t know what to expect but it exceeded whatever I thought! Ottimo cibo, ottimi insegnanti, ottimo personale, tutto in una grande città. Non sapevo cosa aspettarmi ma ha superato qualsiasi cosa pensassi!


  • Language
  • Fun
  • Finals
  • Attendance
8 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable and Enriching Experience

I studied at JCU during the Spring of 2018. It was such a magical experience that I think about often. I lived in the Trastevere neighborhood, which was close to both the main campus and the train station. Honestly looking back on my time in Rome now feels like a fairytale. The multicultural exchange, beauty of the city, unbelievable food, intellectual challenge, and endless opportunities for travel are just the big things that made studying at JCU a once in a lifetime adventure. I would go back and do it again in a heartbeat. If you are college age and get the chance to do something like this absolutely sign up and do not look back.

  • Exciting city
  • Stimulating classes
  • Great people
  • Strict house rules
9 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

John Cabot University

I studied in the fall of 22 and at first it was super hot and we didn’t have AC but after the first month the weather was perfect! Staff has been super supportive and the classes I took were hard but they only had 1 stats 2 teacher who legitimately was the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. But night life super fun! Super safe!

Also residential sucks though. People kept getting sick and res life just through there hands up also bed bugs are present and they don’t do anything.

Other than that history of the city takes up a lot of my curiosity

  • Night life
  • History of Rome
  • Safety
  • Housing
  • Teachers
  • They campus closes early and opens late so no late night studying at the library
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

The uncertainty of living and attending school in a new country gave me much anxiety but the ease of moving in and attending classes that John Cabot provided made this study abroad experience already an unforgettable part of my life. The university’s presentations about the city, safety, and academics made me feel included and part of this school which I was unsure I would receive as I am not a degree seeking student here. Overall, the academic and social life the schools provides is extraordinary and definitely something everyone should experience.

14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great American education Experience in Rome

Both of the student housing (Gianicolo and Lungara) are great because of the security available 24/7 and proximity to the campuses. Guarini is the closest campus, Tiber is a bit farther, and Critelli is the farthest. It helps if you are taking general classes, so that you are not missing out on any major-specific courses from your home institution. There are so many great restaurants, bars, and gelato places, so there is no shortage of great Italian food. Just be aware of pickpocketers, have common sense, and have a great time in Rome!

  • English Speaking
  • In Rome
18 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

John Cabot University – Summer Session I

I had never been to Europe before, and can at times be hesitant to get out of my comfort zone. This experience forced me to come out of my shell and be uncomfortable in the best way possible, and has forever changed me for the better… I feel much more confident in who I am and have a broader perspective about the world in which I live. I made so many new friends and explored places that I never could have dreamed of seeing. Life is beautiful – this is something I already knew. But now, after spending over a month in Rome, I realized that life is so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined!

  • Great professors
  • Wonderful location
  • Immaculate Vibes
  • Covid restrictions
  • Could not go to other residence halls
  • Grading policies
27 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

John Cabot review

The university and surrounding area are amazing. I wish I could attend school here full time. Italy is amazing. The teachers were nice. I learned a lot. But 500 characters is too long for an honest review. I will just say that I loved it thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much! Can’t wait to come back

  • Education
  • Sights
  • Easy
  • It’s still school
28 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Leah! You do not need to speak Italian to apply!!

Hi Sydney, yes JCU's classes run from Monday to Thursday which provides students with an extended weekend that is perfect for brief trips!

Hi Lauren! It really depends on what kind of living experience you're looking for. The Gianicolo and Trastevere residences house only JCU students in apartments, and provide 24/7 security, as well as onsite RAs; the Gianicolo residence is also entirely substance free. We also offer the option of living in external apartments, in buildings that also house tenants who do not belong to the JCU...

Hi Katelyn, Thank you for your interest in John Cabot University! You do not have to be enrolled at a university in order to study abroad at John Cabot. We have independent study abroad programs which you could apply for. I am attaching a link here where you can find all the information on how to apply. If you have any questions at all feel free to reach out to me directly at oaustin@johncabot.edu...