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Study Abroad in Italy during a Summer Session

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Over 8,000 American students have studied abroad at John Cabot University!

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Summer Session I: May 21 - June 27 (orientation May 21 -23, apply by April 15, 2015)

Summer Session II: July 2 – August 8 (orientation July 2 - 4) apply by May 15, 2015)

To get an idea of our course offerings, see: 

Summer I 2014 Course Schedule

Summer II 2014 Course Schedule


JCU complements its course offerings with two unique Summer Institutes open to all interested students. 

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What classes can I take?
Click here for course schedules.

Can I get transfer credits for my courses?
JCU is a regionally accredited University so credits earned at JCU are easily transferable, allowing you to stay on track for graduation. Course syllabi are available online.

How much will it cost?
Please visit the Anticipated Budget page to see an estimated student budget, which includes tuition fees and expenses.

Payment deadlines are:
April 30th for Summer Session I 
May 30th for Summer Session II.
Visit your University's Study Abroad Office to see if there is an agreement with JCU.

Click here for payment details if you are a citizen or resident of countries other than the US or Canada.

Are there study abroad scholarships available?
Yes, scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. Please fill out an application for a summer session scholarship.

Where is the campus located?
John Cabot University is located along the banks of the Tiber River in the vibrant Trastevere quarter, on the grounds of the prestigious Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, where Galileo worked. A 15-minute walk takes you to the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and Castel Sant'Angelo, the hiding place of the popes during the Guelf-Ghibelline wars of the Middle Ages. In another direction you'll find the Pantheon, built as a Roman temple in 25 BC, and the beautiful Piazza Navona. And yet in another direction you'll be walking through the Roman Forum to the Coliseum.

The neighborhood surrounding JCU is characterized by small cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes – the perfect place to study and meet with friends as you enjoy the historic center of Rome.

Rome comes alive in the summer with people from all over the world converging on the city to enjoy the warm summer nights and the vibrant Estate Romana (Roman Summer) with hundreds of outdoor concerts, art exhibits, and performances held throughout the city.

Where will I live?
John Cabot University is happy to arrange housing for you. Summer housing is in the Gianicolo Residence, a 230-bed residence hall with 24/7 security and live-in resident assistants located just five minutes from campus. In the event that the Residence is filled to capacity, students will be housed in a shared apartment located within a 30 minute walk or bus ride to JCU.You will live as the Romans do, in an authentic Roman neighborhood with its many coffee bars, restaurants, trattorie, gelaterie, and open-air markets.

How do I get to the University from the airport?
As soon as you get off the plane JCU representatives will be waiting to welcome you to Italy and bring you to the JCU campus. Click here for more information about moving in.

What if I come by myself?
There are many student activities available during summer sessions to help you meet other people, such as wine-tasting, cooking classes, weekend and day trips.

What is the campus atmosphere like?
JCU is an American university so you will find the academic structure similar to a university in the US. Classes are small so you get to know your professors and classmates quickly. The campus is a welcoming environment full of faculty and students throughout the day. There is always a friendly atmosphere because we are used to welcoming people who are away from home.

John Cabot University faculty, staff and students are proud to be part of an American university overseas with a unique and friendly student population of Italians, Americans, and international students who enjoy the challenges and satisfaction of contributing to a global community dedicated to tolerance, respect, and appreciation for diversity. We welcome you to become a part of our JCU family as you begin your adventure studying abroad.

Can I travel?
JCU classes are held Monday through Thursday so there are plenty of long weekends available to explore or just relax in a Roman piazza. Some of the most magnificent and historic cities in Europe (including London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna, Budapest, and Athens) are within easy train or plane distance from Rome. Even Cairo, Istanbul, Dubai and Jerusalem are within reach.

Do I need a visa?
Citizens of the following countries do not need a study visa, nor do they need to request the Permit to Stay (permesso di soggiorno) in order to attend the summer term(s) at John Cabot University as you would be in Italy for less than 90 days.

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It's easy: APPLY ON-LINE. Have questions? A dedicated admissions counselor is available to answer your questions. Feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or call our US Office toll-free at: 1-855-JCU-ROMA.