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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English GPA Requirement: 2.75
Housing Options: Apartment
Program Description:

John Cabot University
Rider Exchange Program

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Academics Location
Students at the John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome can choose to study a wide variety of disciplines in English. Most API students choose to complete an Italian language course along with several other elective courses taught in English. It is highly recommended that students enroll in at least one semester of Italian language prior to attending John Cabot University. 

*As a Rider Exchange, a limited amount of students will be accepted per semester.

Students who have declared an Italian Minor will receive first preference. Enrolling in Italian is highly recommended for all students who study at John Cabot University and Italian language courses are taught at all levels.

Course registration is conducted online prior to departure. Some courses do fill, so students are advised to have 1-2 alternates pre-approved for each class. Students complete a total of four to five courses and receive 12-17 credit hours per semester session; most courses are equivalent to 3 credits. The program fee includes a maximum of 17 credits per semester session. Students who have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 have the option of taking specifically designated honors courses. Most courses taught at JCU require the use of personal computers. While computers are available in the computer labs, students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop with them.

Internship Program:
Students must have a 3.0 GPA and Junior standing to participate in the internship program. No Italian language is required. Information will be sent by JCU mid semester about how to apply. The internship comes with a class and is worth 3 credits.

2018 Courses:

Sample courses that Rider students have taken:
John Cabot University Course Equivalents.docx

The capital of Italy, Rome has always been a cultural and political stronghold and crossroads for people from across the globe. The glorious history of the eternal city can be seen in the form of artwork, exquisite monuments, museums, churches and architecture. One of the grandest sites in Rome is the great Colosseum, which remains an architectural feat in the eyes of modern engineers and has recently been named one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and the Basilica of St. Peter are ever-present reminders of the Catholic Church's historical and religious influence. Rome is also full of picturesque piazzas and famous fountains. Here, Romans and visitors alike can step out of the hustle and bustle of modern Rome and enjoy people-watching over a caffé. For those looking to study in a cosmopolitan city rich with history, art, architecture and diverse people from around the globe, Rome beckons!
Student Life
Students in Rome live in apartments with other students. Apartments are typically a 25-45 minute commute from the University. Some apartments house as many as ten students, however, students share a room with only 1-2 other students. All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, 1-2 bathrooms and common areas. Washing machines are available and students are responsible for their own meals. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Applications for housing come out June 1st for Fall students. Payment is due July 15th.