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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Name: Italy: John Cabot University Country: Italy
Program Type: Full-time Study, Language Immersion Region: Europe
Term: Summer City: Rome
GPA Requirement: 2.75 Academic Fields Available: Arts and Performing Arts, Business and Management, Communications, Computer Science and Information Technology, Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Program Description:

John Cabot

About John Cabot University Summer 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.

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.

John Cabot is located in Rome, Italy, 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.

John Cabot University's website:
Watch this Youtube video about studying abroad at JCU:​

Over 8,000 American students have studied abroad at JCU. But what makes JCU such a special place? It combines the academic quality of an independent, accredited university while giving you the services and care of a study abroad program.

At John Cabot University, you will:

  • Be part of a lively, international student community from 50 countries
  • Find small, engaging classes (average size 15 students) where professors and students get to know each other
  • Benefit from JCU's regional accreditation, which facilitates academic credit and financial aid transfer
  • Take on-site classes at historic locations in Rome
  • Have an authentic Italian living experience in the heart of Rome
  • Career services and competitive internships to help you leverage your study abroad experience and build your international resume
  • Take advantage of your location and see Europe
  • Find a charming, historic campus in the center of Rome and a more modern campus nearby on the Tiber River--both offer full wi-fi coverage
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Housing & Orientation

John Cabot University is happy to arrange housing for you. Summer housing is in the Gianicolo Residence (shared accommodations) is 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. Students apply for housing directly through JCU so this gives you the option to select your preferred accommodation option.

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. Student Orientation offers an introduction to campus resources, personnel, and the city of Rome. Activities span the two days prior to classes and culminate with Registration for Courses and a Welcome Dinner. For more information, please see the Orientation section of the JCU website.


Fees for Brockport's Italy: John Cabot University Summer Program

Undergraduate Summer 2019 Program Costs
$5,443.28 (Estimated Cost - 3 Credits)
$7,242.72 (Estimated Cost - 6 Credits-same session)
$14,090.76 (Estimated Cost - 12 Credits total - 6 credits each session)


  • Tuition
  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • Pre-departure Orientation Materials
  • On-site orientation and counseling at John Cabot University
  • Airport Pickup Service
  • Social and Cultural Activities
  • Health Insurance*
  • Various campus-specific fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
  • Shared Accommodations***
  • John Cabot University's Study Abroad Office support
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services

Does NOT Include:
  • Transportation to and from Rome
  • Passport
  • Single room accommodation - upgrade
  • Meals while in Rome
  • Text books and Supplies
  • Miscellaneous expenses

The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Financial aid applies towards fees.

Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.

*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student' Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
***Program Cost will vary if student selects single accommodations instead of shared accommodations



JCU classes are held Monday through Thursday so there are plenty of long weekends available to explore or just relax in a Roman piazza. Participants will normally earn 3-6 credits for a short-term program at John Cabot University Courses. JCU has two Summer sessions and students can do either session or do both sessions. 

Course Listing can be found here:
Session I Course List
Session II Course List

View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by John Cabot University as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Europe, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in Europe.pdf 

For-Credit Internship

JCU's Center for Career Services (CSC) allows international students to apply for a "for-credit" internship. They collaborate with more than 630 companies and organizations offering internship opportunities to students. Please note that internships are highly competitive and we cannot guarantee you will obtain one, as it is the companies that interview candidates and ultimately make the decision. However, if you are willing and able to dedicate 10 to 20 hours per week, we encourage you to try as work experience in a foreign country is very formative and something interesting to write about in your resume. Not all of the opportunities require you to know Italian and you do not need a work visa in order to apply/work.

Students will gain: 
-3 upper-division academic credits during the semester
-Minimum of 120 internship hours plus 10 hours of in-class instruction throughout the semester

-Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
-Students must have Junior standing
-You must register for a for-credit internship/class no later than the 3rd week of classes. The course will begin the 4th week of classes. 

Internship Requirements:
-Daily Internship Log
-In-depth interview with the internship sponsor or organization
-a 2500 to 3500 word "White Paper" presenting a position or solution to a problem encountered by their employer.

For more information on for-credit internships, click here
For more information on the internship application process, click here.
For additional questions on the internship process through JCU, please contact Director of Center for Professional and Continuing Education and Career Services, Antonella Salvatore, at 


Summer 2020 (est):

Session I:  May 20th - June 27th
Session II: July 2nd - August 8th
Session I and II: May 20th - August 8th

(**Never book flights unless you have received the program travel memo as travel dates may be slightly different than program dates listed above)