University description (as per official university website)
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.
Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.
Small university, big impact
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, as well as opportunities for study and travel beyond Italy’s borders to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe.
John Cabot University in Rome, Italy: The Academic Experience
At John Cabot University in Rome, degree-seeking and visiting students alike will discover a distinctly American learning experience enriched by our location in Rome and our international student population and faculty.
An American education in Rome
JCU is a liberal arts university offering Bachelor of Arts degrees in 12 fields. Emphasizing the development of critical thinking, communication and research skills, your JCU education will enhance your knowledge about ideas and culture, but more importantly, it will teach you to think and adapt. This intellectual agility provides you with a strong advantage over those who have not had a significant international experience that will help you to advance in your career or pursue graduate study or both.
Professors hold degrees from Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University, the University of Bologna, the University of Munich, the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Yale, among many others.
Learn in small classes. John Cabot University’s classes in Rome average about 15 students.
Experience an American-style learning environment. Get to know your professors. Debate in class. Share your ideas. Write analytical papers. Conduct original research.
Explore Rome as a living laboratory. From Etruscan ruins and the Roman Colosseum to the Christian catacombs and the Vatican, you will have the chance to study architecture, art, art history, archaeology, history, and religion on location at museums and historic sites.
Collaborate with students from 40 different countries. Every day you will learn with students from all over the planet—people who will share their ideas and perspectives in class—and their friendship outside of class. Together you will build a global learning community at John Cabot—and lifelong friendships across the continents.
Learn by doing. Through field trips, internships, research opportunities and study abroad opportunities (even full-time JCU students study abroad), you will grow personally and intellectually through first-hand experience.
Students who graduate from JCU are accepted at prestigious graduate schools worldwide that include Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and Oxford, l’Università Bocconi, the University of Auckland Business School and many more.
Because of the global nature of the JCU degree, students also start careers at major multinational companies, financial institutions, foundations, cultural organizations and diplomatic organizations, including Bloomberg, Arab African International Bank, Crowne Plaza – Rome, Heidrick & Struggles, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Honda, IBM, J. Paul Getty Museum, the World Food Program, the World Bank and the League of Arab States.