Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University

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Study abroad next spring, summer, or fall at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Enroll directly in an American university operating abroad, allowing all of your credits to transfer easily to your home institution. Class sizes range from 12-15 students and are comprised of students from all over the world, allowing you to not only learn more about the Italian way of life but also many different cultures. Be sure to take advantage of the wide variety of trips and activities JCU offers to complement your studies!

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Questions & Answers

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.
It depends on the classes. I took it easy for the time I studied abroad and took a lot of art and photography classes, which were relatively easy. Some of my roommates took harder classes such as business classes and said they were quite rigorous.


based on 21 reviews
  • Academics 7.9
  • Support 8.2
  • Fun 8.1
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9
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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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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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.

How can this program be improved?
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.
Yes, I recommend this program
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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.

How can this program be improved?
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.
Yes, I recommend this program
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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.

How can this program be improved?
The alcohol rules and the guest rules for the Gianicolo apartments were a little too strict.
Yes, I recommend this program
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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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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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.

How can this program be improved?
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.
Yes, I recommend this program


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Study abroad at an American liberal arts university in the fascinating city of Rome, Italy. John Cabot University is located in an historic Italian neighborhood, with unrivaled access to a wide range of campus facilities and nearby famous historical...