Student Life

Housing and Residential Life


Welcome to John Cabot University Housing! At JCU, your academic environment is American, your surrounding community is Italian and your neighbors come from all over the world. 

John Cabot University is proud to offer an American education in an international environment to every student. The Office of Housing and Residential Life functions in line with this commitment by offering university housing that provides students an opportunity to live in an international community consisting of their peers and staff from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. The University has carefully selected locations close to the main campus buildings and in nearby residential areas that encourage students to integrate into the local community.

The Office of Housing and Residential Life supports the American belief that students living in a community of their peers benefit both academically and socially.  However, JCU Housing differs from a typical dorm-style experience, and challenges students to take on the responsibilities that come along with living in a fully equipped, independent apartment.  Students choosing to live in JCU Housing will gain a true understanding of how to "do as the Romans do" while studying at an American university.

Learn more about the different housing options, locations and prices.


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Take a peek inside a Gianicolo Residence apartment!

(Please note that this is a student-made video of one apartment, courtesy of Lisa Ly, a past JCU visiting student.)