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John Cabot University in Rome, Italy (Direct Enroll)

The Program

John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

With a location in the historic center of Rome, Italy and a student body representing 70 countries, John Cabot University is far more than the typical study abroad experience. Whether you study with JCU for a year or semester, your time in the Eternal City will allow you to stay on track for graduation during the most significant academic experience of your undergraduate career.

Students who choose John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome can study a wide variety of disciplines in English.

The Academics

At JCU you will learn in small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory. You will also have opportunities for internships at multinational companies, international organizations, NGOs, consulates, government offices, and museums.

John Cabot University’s classes in Rome average about 15 students so you’ll get to know your professors and share your ideas in class. You’ll also write analytical papers and conduct original research.

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits upon successful completion of this program. JCU offers courses in communications, economics, history, literature, psychology, sociology and many languages. Courses offered can be seen here.

You will earn up to 15 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program. In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found here.

The Experience

JCU provides every student with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and programs designed to develop your leadership skills and guide you through a journey of self-discovery and growth.

Student Life at JCU will offer you a unique, diverse and enriching environment, where you will be encouraged to seize opportunities that will challenge you to explore your limits, find new interests and make unforgettable friendships.

The housing options available through John Cabot University Housing are the Gianicolo Residence and the Viale Trastevere Apartments. For Fall and Spring semesters, External Apartments become available only after the Gianicolo Residence and Viale Trastevere Apartments have reached capacity. It should be noted that, although the External Apartments include the same basic amenities and services as the primary housing options, they are managed by a third party contractor and all related cleaning services and maintenance requests are coordinated and overseen by the third party company.

Students should understand that John Cabot University housing is Italian by nature in every way. Our apartments can have varied floor plans, aesthetics and furnishings. Quiet hours are to be respected and are strictly enforced in an effort to maintain a good rapport with the local community.

Wireless Internet, though available free-of-charge in all apartments, is not included as a basic standard amenity since local internet providers can be unreliable. John Cabot University does not accept any liability for problems with internet providers and will not intervene in internet maintenance. For academic research, students should utilize the wireless internet service available on the Guarini and Tiber Campuses.

Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 01/09/2018 05/06/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Communication, Economics, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5