SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University

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John Cabot University is an American university located in the historic Trastevere section of Rome; from this vantage, the splendors of the city are withing walking distance. JCU welcomes students coming from all over the world and offers courses in a variety of subjects, including Business and Economics, Political Science, Classical Studies, and many others.

Join SAI and John Cabot University for a life-changing experience abroad!

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Sai offers premium housing every semester that offers a more central location and often newer interiors. It does cost extra money, but those are the best apartments. However, all the apartments are great! Sai does a great job of getting apartments in the area and they're all nice. The farther you get from JCU usually the larger the apartments. The closer you are normally it's slightly less space...
Apartments are located all over the neighborhood Trastevere which is where John Cabot is located. They're all totally different and some are two blocks away while others are a little over a mile. My apartment was one of the farther ones, but I was still able to walk there in fifteen minutes without taking any public transportation. Everyone had between 4-5 people total living in their house. I...

Reviews

97%
based on 42 reviews
  • Academics 8.1
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.2
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Liz
10/10

Excellent Program

SAI was so accommodating in every step of the study abroad experience. Before arriving in the Rome the Admissions staff was very helpful and then once abroad the staff was unbelievably terrific. They were always overly willing to help and they planned amazing trips. Needless to say I am so Rome sick and wish I could do it all over again! Thanks SAI!

Yes, I recommend
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Julie
10/10

SAI ROME

I've never spent a day in Rome feeling unsupported by SAI. They have helped make my semester abroad such an amazing experience. Between everyone that works in the Rome SAI office and the free activities, I would recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad in Italy!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing!
Yes, I recommend
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Heidi
10/10

Incredible Experience with SAI

The staff members are all really personable and they are always willing to go out of their way to help students. The events they offer are always so much fun and a great way to experience Italian culture.

Yes, I recommend
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Amie
10/10

Great Program, definitely would recommend.

I think I 100% made the right choice with SAI. The staff is friendly, accessible, and always ready to help, no matter how serious or trivial the problem. They are very easy to get in contact with and it is a small enough program that I got to know the staff members personally. From picking you up at the airport to helping you get around your new neighborhood, they are extremely helpful when acclimating to life in a new country. The events they organize are fun and help you meet everyone in the program right from the get go. They have just the right amount of involvement in the students life I think, helping you when you have questions or problems but also giving lots of independence to figure things out on your own. Housing is more than adequate and they try their best to match you with roommates you will get along with (my roommates are my best friends here). Altogether a great program, I wouldn't go any other way.

Yes, I recommend
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Alexander
10/10

Change your Life with Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University

Descriptions on how to make the most of everyday and your experience abroad. The ability to go on excursions or par take in activities one may never have thought of. Along with being able to come to the office for help with anything from directions to consolation.

How can this program be improved?
Potential vespa rentals.
Yes, I recommend
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Christy
10/10

Great semester

SAI was a great program. I'm so glad I chose them because they were always helpful and gave us AMAZING housing arrangements for us. It was a nearly perfect semester thanks to SAI. When I had to go to the doctor, SAI contacted a local practice that spoke English, made me an appointment, and sent my insurance without me having to do a thing. I was very please with the service they provided overall and it was a nearly perfect semester thanks to SAI.

Yes, I recommend
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Ryan
9/10

Great Semester in Rome

I loved my semester abroad in Rome. I feel that it is one of the best places to study abroad and SAI does a fantastic job of planning events and setting us up for the semester. I highly recommend studying abroad in Rome and using SAI!

Yes, I recommend
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Kaila
9/10

Great program, great semester

I thoroughly enjoyed going abroad to Rome with SAI/JCU. The staff at SAI Rome is super helpful and very accommodating. They're young too so they understand and if you need to talk, they're there to listen. I really like the extra programs such as cooking classes, vineyard tours, etc. that were offered to SAI program students only. These are included in the program and are a great way to meet other people on the program and get immersed in Italian culture. I would definitely recommend going to Rome with SAI!

How can this program be improved?
My housing location and apartment in general were subpar. Our neighbors hated us from day one which made living in our apartment difficult at times but this was not SAI's fault at all. SAI was very accommodating with our situation and paired with Comforts of Rome Housing to make sure that everything pertaining to our apartment was taken care of quickly and accurately.
Yes, I recommend
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Haley
9/10

Best experience of my life

The best decision I ever made was choosing to study abroad. SAI made it easy and helped me out greatly when I needed it. School was important but I could never have learned life experiences like I did moving to a new country without knowing a soul. I'm still very close to the friends I met there even though we are all over the US now. And we've all taken a reunion trip back! I definitely recommended SAI for anyone and everyone!

Yes, I recommend
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Rachel
9/10

SAI is great

SAI is a great program to study abroad with. They are very involved in getting settled when you first arrive. They also are always available to help you with whatever you need when you have problems or questions. I have no complaints at all about SAI.

Yes, I recommend
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Cailey
10/10

Two thumbs up for SAI

SAI provided a number of free trips and activities, such as a Tuscany weekend trip and cooking classes, that helped make my time abroad fun and exciting while saving money and experiencing things I would not have normally experienced. It was nice to be a part of a smaller group of students within the school and to participate in all of these trips and activities with them. It helped to give me a good group of friends from the beginning in a place where I did not know anyone. In addition, the SAI staff was wonderful. They were always friendly, welcoming, and extremely helpful. They were there to help out with everything from getting me medicine for a cold or a good deal on a taxi to a simple restaurant recommendation. They helped me feel more comfortable and at-home in a very new and unfamiliar environment. I do not have a bad thing to say about SAI. They truly helped make my study abroad experience so amazing and it would not have been what it was without them.

Yes, I recommend
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Nicole
9/10

Words can not describe Roma

I really appreciated SAI for several reasons while I was abroad. I have bad luck and had several health complications (food poisoning and strep throat...just to name a few) but my program coordinators took good care of me. I got all the medical attention I needed and my health insurance covered the cost. The onsite coordinators became friends throughout the semester. I could not have been happier with my housing location. It was a beautiful and charming apartment with easy access to the tram as well as close proximity to a train station--which was awesome when going to the airport for weekend trips. I liked SAI because they provided me with the support I needed and offered a lot of fun activities and excursions. At the same time, I was on my own in the city to explore and grow as a person.

How can this program be improved?
Some of the courses I took, I would not take if I had a do-over. The language barrier with the professor (class taught in English) was really stifling to our learning.
Yes, I recommend

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