John Cabot University was founded in 1972 as a small, independent liberal arts university in the center of Rome. An American university with about 1,200 students and an average class size of 15 students, students learn in small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory. All courses are taught in English.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
Covid-19 Updates & Alerts
For the most updated JCU Covid-19 updates, please visit COVID Updates and Alerts for the JCU Community.
John Cabot is one of UM's most popular partner programs and space is limited. As such, there is no guarantee that all applicants will be accepted into the program. Late applications will not be considered.
Due to this popularity, students are encouraged to seriously consider and select a 2nd choice program.
Students applying for housing through John Cabot live with other John Cabot students in apartments near the university, and commute to campus on foot or by bus. Note that students must pay a non-refundable housing deposit (minimum $1,000) to secure their space by John Cabot's housing deposit deadline. A full housing payment is due prior to the program start date. All students living in John Cabot sponsored housing are assigned Resident Assistants who live in the same neighborhood and are available to help students in their residential life experience. Meal plan options are available. For more information about John Cabot Housing, please visit https://www.johncabot.edu/housing-residential-life/options.aspx
Alternatively, students can choose to make their own housing arrangements.
DatesFall Semester: late August to mid-December
Spring semester: Mid-January to early-May
|Art History and Studio Art||Business Administration||Communications
(Including Digital Journalism and Media Arts)
|Economics and Social Sciences
(Including Sociology, Psychology)
|English||History and Humanties
(Including Classics, Religion, Philosophy)
|Mathematics, Natural and Applied Sciences
(Including Computer Science)
|Modern Languages and Literature
(French, German, Spanish and Italian)
|Political Science and International Affairs|
John Cabot University is an American university; grades and credits will come back to UM as they appear on the John Cabot University transcript.
Grading Scale and credit equivalency:
John Cabot University Grade = UM Grade
John Cabot University Credits= UM credits
John Cabot University Campus & Facilities
John Cabot University's three urban campus centers (Guarini, Tiber and Caroline Critelli) are located along the banks of the Tiber River in the historic center of Rome.
For more information on campuses and facilities please visit https://www.johncabot.edu/about-jcu/campuses-hours.aspx