ROME: John Cabot University

Rome, Italy

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Mid January - Early May
  • Summer 1 Semester - Mid May - Late June
  • Summer 2 Semester - Late June - Early August
  • Summer Full - Mid May - Early August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - Early March
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1
  • Summer Full - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

John Cabot University is an independent, accredited four-year college of liberal arts and sciences, with an outstanding faculty, an international degree-seeking student body and over 200 courses from which to choose. Travel in Italy, classes on site at famous monuments and museums throughout the city and a range of extra-curricular activities are just some of the advantages of John Cabot's program.

The culture of an American university, with classes (except Italian language and literature) taught in English; the international atmosphere of a global mix of students of varying backgrounds and nationalities; the incomparable Roman milieu combining centuries of history and art with up-to-the-minute style.

Students visiting from the United States meet others from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Italian degree-seeking students. Lively exchanges of views and perspectives take place in small classroom settings and on the terraces of the charming ex-convent that is John Cabot's main campus. Cross-cultural friendships develop in the abundant coffee bars and trattorie of Trastevere where JCU is located. Total immersion in the Roman way of life brings new understanding and appreciation of how others live.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Luke Kashdan, JCU Spring 2013; kashdan.l@husky.neu.edu

Courses

  • Semester (fall, spring, or full summer): During the semester student will enroll in 4 courses for a total of 16 NU credits. We recommend that students take at least one Italian language course as part of their program. Placement is determined by the Italian proficiency exam administered during the orientation session. Study abroad students enjoy all the rights, privileges and services of degree-seeking students, although priority in course registration is granted to full-time, degree-seeking candidates.
  • Summer I or Summer II: Students enroll in 2 courses for a total of 8 NU credits. We recommend that students take at least one Italian language course as part of their program. Placement is determined by the Italian proficiency exam administered during the orientation session. Study abroad students enjoy all the rights, privileges and services of degree-seeking students, although priority in course registration is granted to full-time, degree-seeking candidates.
  • Course Schedules and Syllabi

    JCU Summer I 2014 Courses

    JCU Summer II 2014 Courses

    Fall 2014 Preliminary Course Schedule

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    Host University

    Founded in 1972, John Cabot University is licensed by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and authorized by the Government of Italy to operate as an American four-year university in Rome. Located in the heart of the Eternal City, in the beautiful compound of the Italian National Academy of Sciences, John Cabot is a unique place. It combines the best qualities of American liberal arts education, with the history and rich cultural heritage of Rome, a city that is at the same time one of the cradles of western civilization and a vibrant center of international life.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
    • GPA of at least 2.67
    • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

    Application Procedure

      • Completed OISP Online Application
      • Completed JCU Online Application:

        Please note the application fee is waived. 

        Please bring the following items to the OISP:

      • Official transcript
      • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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    Cost

    Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Italy, Rome: John Cabot University Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

     

    Summer 1 2014: $10,295

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Italy, Rome: John Cabot University Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

    Summer 2 2014: $10,295

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Italy, Rome: John Cabot University Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

    Accommodations

    Study Abroad students typically share rooms in the characteristic apartments in the area. They offer several options within the surrounding area. *Please note that summer student must live in the Gianicolo Residence*

     

    Housing Information

     

    JCU Housing provides accommodations to students in residential areas in order to promote an authentic study abroad experience in support of the overall mission of the University. Students housed with JCU are given the opportunity to live like Romans and should be mature, open to new experiences and ready for an international 'off-campus' housing experience. Living in JCU Housing will give students a better understanding of urban Italian life. For the most part, JCU apartments are grouped in areas adjacent to the university. Their clustered apartments make it easy for you to get to know your JCU neighbors and commute to campus together on foot or by bus. All students in JCU Housing are assigned Resident Assistants who are available to help students in their residential life experience while at JCU. Resident Assistants live in the same neighborhoods as students and are available to answer questions, organize events and generally assist students adjust to Roman life. JCU also provides a meal plan which is valid for breakfast and lunch at restaurants around both campuses. JCU Housing is committed to providing: Appropriate student living environment Locations in safe neighborhoods Trained Resident Assistants who can help with the transition to Roman life Access to public transportation and shopping Autonomous apartments which allow interaction with local Romans Characteristics of JCU Housing Apartments vary in design and aesthetics, but all provide a bedroom, shared bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen (to Italian standards, including a washing machine, but no dryer or dishwasher). The majority of apartments are located within a 30 minute walk and/or ride via public transportation. Apartments are maintained by long-term JCU contractors. Utilities, such as gas and electric, are included in the price. *Internet is not a service provided by JCU Housing. Some of the landlords and agencies provide Internet access, but JCU does not accept any liability for this service and will not intervene in Internet maintenance.

    Destination

    Rome, the Eternal City, is an epic, bubbling-over modern metropolis harboring lost empires. One visit and you'll be hooked. Rome has a glorious monumentality that it wears without reverence. Its architectural heirlooms are buzzed around by car and Vespa as if they were no more than traffic islands. Rome's distinctive neighborhoods bombard you with variety, color, and history: the ancient cobblestoned lanes and medieval houses in Etruscan Trastevere; the antiquity of the Imperial Forums and the Colosseum; the Baroque Roman art history of the Piazza Navona; the architecture of the Villa Borghese, with its gardens landscaped in the naturalistic English manner and its magnificent art gallery, showcasing part of the Borghese collection. Draped in history, Rome is also very much a 21st century city.