• Italy
    • Rome
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Subject Areas
Accounting Advertising Art History Arts Business Classical Studies Communications Creative Writing Digital Media Economics English Entrepreneurship Film Finance Global Studies History Humanities International Business International Relations Journalism Law Liberal Arts Literature Marketing Mathematics Media Relations Philosophy Political Science Psychology Public Relations Social Sciences Statistics +22
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Apartment Dormitory


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals SIM cards
Dec 13, 2023
Apr 30, 2024
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About Program

Located in the Eternal City of Rome, John Cabot University offers Bachelor's degree programs in the liberal arts context. Its international community, dynamic learning environment, and small classroom sizes grant students with an experience of a lifetime. With 14 majors and 20 minors, students have the possibility to choose from various fields of study, whether it's Business, International Affairs, Political Science, Art History, or other programs.

Throughout your four-year academic journey, you will get the opportunity to enrich your studies by applying to internships, participating in community service, or getting involved in sports and various student-led clubs. After graduating from JCU, you will be fully prepared to take on the challenges of today's world and become a global leader of tomorrow.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

The Queer Alliance is a JCU student club founded by members of the student body who identify as either LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) or straight. Its goal is to foster a supportive academic, professional, and personal, environment for both degree-seeking and study-abroad students while attending JCU and living in Rome.



John Cabot University is committed to building a more sustainable world. By leveraging its liberal arts tradition, JCU aims to create a leadership hub that connects academic excellence and innovation to provide solutions to real-world problems on sustainability.

Program Highlights

  • John Cabot University's student body is comprised of students from 75 different countries, which makes your university experience truly international. Explore different perspectives, learn about different cultures, and make worldwide connections.
  • Professors at JCU are international experts in their fields, who mentor and guide students throughout their studies. Small class sizes provide personalized teaching, with professors knowing their students by their names.
  • Our comprehensive Student Life program plays an active role in our students' journey. With our clubs and organizations, community service, athletics, and performing arts, JCU students create a safe community while making lifelong friendships.
  • The Center for Career Services helps students and alumni to successfully prepare for their future. With exciting internship opportunities, company talks, and career fairs, students get the chance to begin investigating in their professional careers.
  • With Rome being your campus, you get to learn through on-site classes. Located in the city center, JCU's campuses also provide easy access to Rome's train stations and airports, facilitating weekend trips throughout Italy and Europe.

Popular Programs

Study Business at John Cabot University

JCU's Frank J. Guarini School of Business is dedicated to providing excellence in business education in the liberal arts context. Within the School of Business, you will find specific programs depending on your interests. The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance. The Department of Business Administration offers Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration, International Business, and Marketing.

Study International Affairs in Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at John Cabot University offers students an opportunity to understand contemporary global problems. The program includes both skill-based and theory-driven courses, where students take classes related to international history, economics and political science. The curriculum also reflects the ideal location of Rome, which gives exposure to various international institutions and organizations.

Study Political Science at John Cabot University

The B.A. in Political Science emphasizes the historical and behavioral aspects of politics in today's globalized world. The program introduces students to the systematic analysis of political structures, issues and events. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the distribution, dynamics, and legitimization of political power, all while reflecting on the location of Rome, the birthplace of the European Union and numerous international organizations.

Study Art History in Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History emphasizes art historical theories and analytic methods with a strong focus on the visual arts of Europe, the Mediterranean and North America. Rome being the campus, with its rich archeological sites, churches, museums, and contemporary art galleries, provides students with an ideal environment to study art and visual cultures of Rome and of Italy.

Program Reviews

4.44 Rating
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  • Academics 4.8
  • Support 4.55
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 3.9
  • Safety 4.55
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Yes, I recommend this program

My experience

As a freshman at John Cabot University in Rome, my experience has been nothing short of transformative. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I was immersed in a vibrant international community that embraced diversity and fostered intellectual curiosity.

Beyond the classroom, JCU offers a plethora of extracurricular activities and cultural experiences that have enriched my college experience. From volunteering at local charities to participating in study abroad programs, I've had the opportunity to engage with the community and broaden my perspective on global issues.

Overall, my freshman year at JCU has been an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, learning, and growth. I am grateful for the friendships formed, the knowledge gained, and the memories created, and I look forward to continuing my academic adventure at this exceptional institution.

8 people found this review helpful.
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Dream University

This is my dream university. The programs are great, I have met so many friends, the environment is so international and I love that there are such small classes! This is my dream university. The programs are great, I have met so many friends, the environment is so international and I love that there are such small classes! This is my dream university. The programs are great, I have met so many friends, the environment is so international and I love that there are such small classes! This is my dream university. The programs are great, I have met so many friends, the environment is so international and I love that there are such small classes! I love the campuses, the places where we get to study and the climate we get to do that in.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Final exams!
7 people found this review helpful.
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It has always been a dream to come here and know it’s everything that I’ve expected. However I would check the experience or english level of professors beforehand since some of them speak really bad english and it’s almost impossible to understand them. Also it’s better to hire more professors as the slot hours are really limited and choosing one slot that works is overwhelming. Overall I would grade the university a 8/10.

10 people found this review helpful.
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Meeting New people

I have had an excellent semester abroad at JOHN CABOT in Rome because there I met whole banch of new people which was fun talking to them for me. Beside academic experience I havd had always the privilege of meeting new people from across the world. For example, students from the US, Italy, and France. Beside having an extremely fun semester I was able to travel and explore whole bunch of new places around Europe. I traveled to Norway, Sweden, and Spain. I just loved this experience which was full of memories.

8 people found this review helpful.
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I am having a wonderful and enriching experience at this Institution! I am enjoying my time playing a sport at this institution (volleyball) and I am extremely grateful to have broadened my range of friends. I now have friends from all over the world including Italy, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and different states in America. I am excited to go home and recommend this experience to all of my friends! When I get home I will also tell my family all about my experiences living abroad and I will share all the things I have learned.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
My emersión in the language.
  • Living in Italy full time.
  • Living half way across the world from my family.
25 people found this review helpful.
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My lovely experience

I was not supposed to come to Rome but I am enjoying every single thing about it. I am very happy of the major I decided to study, I am enjoying all the classes I chose even though it is my very first semester. I am making so many friends and I am enjoying all the funny things that the university suggests from the sports to the meetings or clubs. It is amazing how a new community is being built up and it is wonderful that these are the years of our lives. I am already sad that it is just three years!

What was your funniest moment?
When I entered into the tennis team
  • Friends
  • Doing sports
  • Meeting lots of people
  • No cons
  • No cons
  • No cons
26 people found this review helpful.
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Best experience ever

During my first two years in this university I’ve always felt supported and welcomed. The faculty is amazing and the offices help you out with everything!
The community created is wonderful and mixed and you will never feel excluded. People from all ove the world will expand your horizons and help you develop new skills. Clubs and extracurricular activities are always available: theatre, computer labs, photography and many other more! Some clubs at jcu help also the community around us by cleaning the environment and helping people less fortunate.

29 people found this review helpful.
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EVERYTHING IS AMAZING, in john cabot there is the good energy and connection that I had expected. For this reason I feel at home at john cabot university because I feel at home and can’t wait to spend my time here in the university of John Cabot.

I have been here for 5 months and everything is among, people, professors, building the energy and the great vibe that sourround us!

this is a beautiful experience that I would have ever spent in my live since I am a very positive and energy guy. thanks

What was your funniest moment?
Kidding with professor
  • people
  • not cons
23 people found this review helpful.

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