Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Study International Affairs in Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at John Cabot University provides students with an opportunity to understand contemporary global problems and issues. The program focuses on the institutions and the processes by which international affairs are conducted and on the forces which influence global policy-making. The emphasis is not only upon those factors which cause international conflict, but also upon the instruments of peace.

We offer numerous merit-based Presidential Scholarships and need-based Assistance Grants.


JCU's curriculum in International Affairs has traditional strengths in global justice, public policy, European institutions, religion and politics, peace and conflict resolution studies, human rights and global political theory. The degree includes both skill-based and theory-driven courses and its scope of formation is broadly interdisciplinary: students take sequences of courses from international history, economics and political science.

Reflecting its home in Rome, the curriculum is inserted in a unique international and multicultural context with special exposure to a thick hub of international institutions, organizations and diplomats, all propelled forward by a city that boasts to be the capital of both a political state (Italy) and a transnational religious faith (the Catholic Church), in addition, of course, to its immense, unparalleled political and cultural historical legacy.

Degree requirements for the B.A. in International Affairs.


This degree program will be of value to anyone planning a professional career with an international dimension. It prepares students for future work or graduate study in:

  • International Institutions
  • Global Development Organizations
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Service
  • Transnational Financial, Business and Law Firms and Corporations
  • Global Service and Advocacy


Anna Butuzova  

ANNA BUTUZOVA, Class of 2015
Anna Butuzova was President and co-Founder of the International Relations Society at JCU.

Alejandra Palacios  

ALEJANDRA PALACIOS, Class of 2019/2020
Alejandra Palacios was recently selected as a grantee by the prestigious Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Tamara Volozhanina  

Tamara Volozhanina, valedictorian of the Class of 2019, recently completed her Masters with distinction at Oxford University.


JCU’s Career Services Office connects students with hundreds of competitive internships per semester. By taking advantage of these services, you could graduate from college having completed an internship working in your desired field, from assisting in the US Embassy’s daily operations to drafting policy briefs at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Madison Silverman  

I had the opportunity to do an internship in the communications department at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights. Read Madison Silverman's Testimonial

Elena Riva  

My internship at the U.S. Embassy Visa Office taught me how to interact professionally with the public and to solve problems creatively. Read Elena Riva's Testimonial

Ignacio Moreno  

Doing an internship at IPS was undoubtedly one of the best decisions of my life, and it gave me the insight I was looking for, in the field I love. Read Ignacio Moreno's Testimonial