John Cabot University was founded in 1972 as a four-year college of liberal arts and sciences, with all courses taught in English (except Italian language and literature).
Today JCU is a unique accredited independent university with American roots and a distinctively international character, offering its students both European and American degrees.
The distinguished faculty of over 70 full and part-time professors from around the world is dedicated to teaching and ensuring that students receive the individual attention needed to fully develop their talents and abilities. Most classes are relatively small and interactive; the language of instruction is English. In addition, John Cabot University is proud to host a comprehensive schedule of academic and professional lectures, featuring prominent representatives from around the world.
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John Cabot’s main campus is situated near St. Peter’s and the Vatican in the charming Trastevere quarter, with a fine-arts annex on the other side of the Tiber River. The central Rome location means that students are literally surrounded by the history and art of thousands of years. John Cabot’s strategic position in this world center of diplomacy, combined with the unique relationship enjoyed with leading multinational corporations, embassies, media and international organizations, also gives JCU students the opportunity to participate in exclusive internship programs and to be first-run candidates for distinguished job openings in the vibrant inter-national market.
2.8 GPA, open to students who are sophomore, juniors, and seniors.
John Cabot University confers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Art History, Business Administration, Economics, English Literature, Humanistic Studies, International Affairs, Italian Studies and Political Science.
Courses Offered in: Art History, Studio Art, Business Administration, Classical Studies, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, Italian, Mathematics, Natural Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Theater and Film Studies
Housing contributes greatly to the quality of the overall cultural and study abroad experience. Adapting to typical Italian housing allows you to gain a greater understanding of Italian life. When you make a decision to come abroad for a semester or for a year you want to widen your knowledge of the world – not to simply live the same way you’ve always known. Millions have come to Rome over the centuries seeking a unique experience and you are about to live it as part of your education. Coping with different housing standards is part of your learning experience here in Rome. Remember that you are in an ancient city. Don’t expect your housing to be exactly like “back home” in your modern dorm. If you want to know how Romans live, become intimate with the historic center (centro storico) of the Eternal City and learn to appreciate a completely different style of life, then you are in for a treat. Where else can you work toward your degree, step outside and see the Colosseum, Trastevere, or the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica?
John Cabot University does not have residence halls or dormitories. However, the program does have apartment housing providing adequate and safe accommodations not far from the university. The apartments we use are all in desirable residential areas for both Romans and foreigners alike. Each neighborhood has its own character and is more like a small village within the large city of Rome. These neighborhoods give students the opportunity to be residents of Rome and to know their Italian neighbors, as well as the chance to discover all the best places for pasta, pastries, and gelato. Although the apartments vary in location, style, age, and size, all of them are equipped with the essentials. Please try to understand this fact and accept it as part of your experience in Rome.
If you are a student at one of the US Lasallian universities or colleges, you will remain enrolled at your school and pay tuition and program fees there. Tuition is based on your campus tuition rates and may include an additional surcharge depending on the program. Contact the person on your campus responsible for study abroad.
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Fall semester – September through December
Spring semester – January through May
Fall semester – March 1
Spring semester – October 1
SMC online application and Study Abroad Italy application.
Please be sure to include a printed copy of all your application pieces in the packet to be sent to Saint Mary’s College of California.
For more information, please visit La Sallian International Programs Consortium.