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John Cabot University
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Testaments to Rome’s preeminence are found all over the city, in the shape of the Coloseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, the Villa Borghese, and a series of baroque piazzas. But despite the architectural backdrop, Rome is no ancient monument; it’s a fun, fast-moving city. In summer, the city’s calendar is packed with musical, theatrical, and literary events. And Rome is a center of world cinema, too—you can visit the Cinecittà studios—with an international film festival in October. When it comes to nightlife, the city has more than its fair share of bars and clubs, only don’t expect things to get started early—the locals will likely still be enjoying a late night dinner. Rome’s mild climate means you can be out on the streets and in the piazzas, strolling, enjoying the vibe, seeing and being seen, nearly all year round.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the John Cabot University website.
The Rutgers Italian department has created a list of John Cabot University courses and their Rutgers equivalencies. For a list of courses click here. Should you have any questions, or you do not see your course listed, please contact the Italian department.
John Cabot University offers students the opportunity to participate in for-credit internships. JCU has many long standing and mutually beneficial agreements with international profit and non-profit organizations. You will work a total of 120-150 contact hours during the 14 week semester. Students will earn up to 3 credits. For more information please visit the John Cabot University Internship web page. Please note that internships cannot be guaranteed before a student goes abroad.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both JCU and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. The credit translation system between JCU and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at JCU will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late August – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late April
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the JCU web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the program dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Housing assignments are made at the discretion of John Cabot University. Should you request or be placed in housing outside of the standard placements, you will be responsible for the pricing difference. This includes, but is not limited to, placement in single rooms. The furniture and amenities are standard across all JCU Housing, including internet and independent heating.
Students have three apartment options:
GIANICOLO RESIDENCE– This is home to a series of apartment-style student residences in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. The apartment is just steps away from the Guarini campus and a short walk to the Tiber Campus Student Center and its dining services. Apartments house between two and eight students and include a kitchen, bathroom(s) and a common living space. The building offers 24/7 security, a regular cleaning service, and air conditioning. (Note: This costs more than the approved standard & external options. Also, during the Fall semester, this housing is mostly gap-year freshman.)
VIALE TRASTEVERE– This is the standard housing option. The apartment is located in a residential area within an easy commute to the JCU Campuses (approximately a 20-25 minute walk or 15 minutes by public transportation). Each apartment accommodates nine students divided into two triple bedrooms, one double room and one single room with two full bathrooms, one equipped kitchen (including washing machine), and a spacious living-room with a sitting and dining area. The Viale Trastevere Apartments are convenient to public transportation including buses, tram line, and the Trastevere train station (with a direct train to Fiumicino International airport).
EXTERNAL APARTMENTS – These apartments are mixed into buildings and neighborhoods with locals. Apartment rooms/suites are all JCU students; they are often Italian/European students. This option is great for students looking for a little more independence!
A meal plan can be purchased and used only at the Tiber Cafe in the Tiber Student Center. Participating students are issued vouchers that can be used for a full meal at lunch time.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
National Italian American Foundation Scholarship(s)- Several scholarships are available with various application criteria. For more information please visit the NAIF website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.