Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University

Video and Photos

At Pompei discussing architecture with the archeologists!
Sunsets on top of the Michelangelo hill in Firenze!
In front of the breathtaking painted houses in Burano, Italy. Most beautiful place I have ever been, no doubt.
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. One of the best experiences of my life.
Street wall art depicting the directions of many of the important places in Rome.
Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University
Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University
Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University
Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University

About

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!

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 simply 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.

Questions & Answers

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 [email protected]
Yes, this institution offers postgraduate courses.

Reviews

95%
based on 22 reviews
  • Academics 7.8
  • Support 8.2
  • Fun 8.2
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9
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Sharon
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

John Cabot University

John Cabot University offers a familiar education system for American study abroad students and offers a good transition into Roman life. The campus is in a great location in Trastevere which is right across the river and a relatively short walk to all the major sights in Rome. There is a lot to do and explore in Rome and definitely a great place to be if you want the chance to travel throughout Italy and even Europe. I found that many of the students who were also studying abroad there were very interested into the nightlife and bar/club scene but it's also possible to do other things and have fun immersing into all the other activities of Rome. John Cabot University is almost 50% degree seeking students and 50% abroad students, and abroad students tend to make more communities of friends with other American students than the local/degree seeking students so it is not the best program to choose if you want a program where you are always immersed into Italian culture, language, lifestyle, and etc.

What would you improve about this program?
I think there should be a strategic way to group students for housing based on some kind of survey regarding their living styles.
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Eric
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

John Cabot, A Great Time Abroad

John Cabot University was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Not only did I get to explore Rome, I got to meet amazing people along the way. The roommates and friends I met are among some of my best friends now and although we're back in the United States, we still talk every day!

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Theresa
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

John Cabot

I traveled nearly every weekend, but the best moments were the ones where I can back to Rome, because It really started to feel like home. Walking through the streets, knowing that I was more than just a tourist, was an amazing feeling. I felt like I belonged in the midst of that history, especially after the classes that I took through John Cabot. Particularly, the onsite classes allowed me insight into the city that was beyond normal tourism. We saw things that I never would have seen had I only been a tourist in Rome. And I learned things I never would have learned. I think the best moment in my onsite class was when my class got to take a tour of the catacombs under St. Peter's Basilica. It was a unique, amazing, and once in a lifetime experience that I never would even have known about if not for my class. It was so moving to learn the history of St. Peter's and then to actually stand within it.

What would you improve about this program?
Some of the classes expected a lot of work to be done when my primary goal was to travel and experience Rome. I would have preferred to have less outside work, or more onsite activities, even in classes that didn't directly relate to Rome.
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Bekah
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good central location to travel

Since the school itself is not difficult, it leaves you with much time to travel the world and experience different atmospheres, people, and cultures. That was probably one of the best parts about to school was that it was located near 2 airports so it was easy access to travel.

What would you improve about this program?
I'm not sure what kind of school reputation they are going for, but it is not very difficult. But I wouldn't necessarily change that because I still learned a lot in school and in travel.
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Nathan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rome is Home

Rome is one of the greatest cities in the world. There is always something new to see, and the food is, well, wonderful. My favorite part is the architecture; its amazing how buildings and monuments that were built over 2000 years ago are still around. The city just has so much history. The weather is nice, and so are the Italians.
The other great thing about JCU specifically is you get 3 day weekends every week. This means you have more time to travel, whether its around Rome, Italy, or Europe (Discount airlines are your friend).

My favorite thing I did all year was go to the Amalfi Coast (south of Rome, near Napoli), and go to Oktoberfest in Munich. It is something you have to do if you are there in the Fall.

I also wrote a guide with all my favorite countries, places, and tips/tricks for Rome, Italy, and other places in Europe. Feel free to contact me and I can send that over, no problem.

What would you improve about this program?
The alcohol rules and the guest rules for the Gianicolo apartments were a little too strict.
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Andrea
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

La Citta Eterna

JCU is the mos amaizing experience ever. Everything about it is fun. Professors are great they are all international graduated from prestigous schools and they are passionate about what they do. JCU is just perfect its the best of both worlds, american university in the most beautiful city.

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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rome is Your Campus

I loved my experience at John Cabot University because of the small university environment in a large city setting. Not only do the faculty members bring a significant level of experience to the table, especially in terms of international affairs and organizations, but Rome offers a range of experiences in the same sector. Every student has the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to his/her own community. Shortened classes (or no classes) on Fridays also left a lot of time for travel, study, work, or internships.

What would you improve about this program?
I wish that the university would have done more to coordinate student life activities and athletic opportunities. Having a quality fitness center would have greatly enhanced the experience.