Skip to Content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
John Cabot University
Rome, Italy
Program Terms: Fall,
Summer I,
Summer II
Budget Sheets Fall,
Summer I,
Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/15/2016** Rolling Admission 01/11/2017 05/06/2017
Summer I 2017 01/31/2017** Rolling Admission 05/17/2017 06/24/2017
Fall 2017 02/28/2017** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer II 2017 02/28/2017** Rolling Admission 06/29/2017 08/05/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
 Language of Instruction:
 Housing Options:
 Minimum GPA:
 Class Standing:
Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Undergraduate Sophomore
 Program Specialist:
Joseph Rasich
 Language experience required:
 Areas of Study:
Arts & Sciences, Economics, History, Various, Communication, Criminal Justice, Film, Video, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Theater, Sociology, Mathematics, Exploratory/Undeclared, Social Work, Comparative Religion
 Program Length:
Academic Year, Semester, Summer
Program Description:
Jump To: Photos Overview Location Academics Cost Housing Itinerary Resources

Photo Gallery

Photo slideshow coming soon!

Program Overview

Founded in 1972, JCU is an independent, four-year liberal arts university that welcomes over 1,000 study abroad students per year on its urban campus in Rome. JCU offers both undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world, and since its foundation, over 8,000 American university students have chosen JCU and its beautiful location along the banks of the Tiber River as their study abroad destination.

At JCU, you'll find yourself in a community of young people from all over the world each with a unique story to tell. JCU's courtyards, terraces, and classrooms are full of engaging dialogues that tackle topics ranging from issues of food security, human trafficking, environmental and cultural impacts of globalization, the challenges of starting and running an international business, to more personal issues of how humans understand and communicate across cultures. JCU offers small class sizes, optional internship and community service opportunities, and the chance to engage with other university students through social clubs and sports teams. JCU classes are help Monday to Thursday and students can use the long weekends for traveling or excursions.

Hear a past JCU student reflect on his experience studying in Rome:
Back to Top


Academic Eligibility
GPA 2.75 or higher.

Academic Program
John Cabot University offers courses in a variety of Arts & Sciences. Courses are taught by both American and Italian professors. Study Abroad participants have full access to the course offerings each term.

John Cabot University Course Schedules and Syllabi
John Cabot University Course Descriptions

Academic Credit
WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of the major), and WMU Study Abroad. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Approval Form available from the Study Abroad office. Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and study abroad staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.

Back to Top

Cost & Financial Aid

To access the complete program budget published at the top of this page, click here for fall, here for spring, here for summer I, or here for summer II. Students should bring a copy of the program budget when they meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss funding for study abroad.

WMU students applying for a semester program may be eligible for the Global Engagement Scholarship if taking one course (minimum of three credit hours) in Italian while abroad. Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences may also consider applying for the College's International Study Scholarship.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad.  After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs.  It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time).  Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead!  Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid disbursement for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable).  These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad Specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.

Back to Top


John Cabot University offers two types of housing for students. The Gianicolo residence dorm, which is the only option for summer students and comes at an additional cost for semester students, is located 6 minutes away from campus and provides students with a full kitchen, 24/7 security, a weekly cleaning service, an internet connection, and air conditioning/heating. Students should note that the Gianicolo residence is an alcohol free zone. The second type of housing is apartments in the residential Trastevere neighborhood, which is about 30 minutes from campus. These apartments include a full kitchen, balcony, easy access to the tram, 24/7 security, a weekly cleaning service, an internet connection, and heating. It also locates students in a building with Italian neighbors.

Housing information at JCU

Back to Top


JCU Academic Calendar

Back to Top 

Additional Resources

Host Institution Information (external links)
John Cabot University
John Cabot University Scholarships

Country Information (external links)
Italy - Lonely Planet
Rome - Lonely Planet
Country Specific Information - Italy
Culturegram - Italy

VISA (external links)
Consulate General of Italy in Detroit
Consulate General of Italy in Chicago
NOTE: The Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., announced that as of September 1, 2010, U.S. students will no longer need to apply for a study visa for short-term programs up to 90 days.

WMU Study Abroad Contact:
Joseph Rasich
Study Abroad Specialist
(269) 387-5890

Video Testimonial:
WMU Study Abroad Experiences: Getty Setzke