** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
John Cabot University is an American university in the heart of Rome. It offers a wide range of courses in many different majors. There are over 3,500 students with roughly half being study abroad students and half degree-seeking students.
John Cabot University is located within the historic center of Rome in the Trastevere neighborhood. Watch the video below to get a sense of how amazing Rome is!
Explore the Colosseum and Forum on a sunny afternoon. Walk by the Spanish Steps or Trevi Fountain after class. Have the most amazing pizza, pasta, and gelato of your life. Spend your three-day weekends (no Friday classes at JCU!) exploring all Italy has to offer: Florence, Venice, Milan, Cinqueterre, the Amalfi Coast, the ruins of Pompei.
All courses are taught in English. JCU has a comprehensive curriculum with offerings in Business (Management, Marketing, Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Finance), Communications, English, Literature, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, Theater, and Art History.
The JCU semesters line up well with Iowa State with Fall between late August and mid-December and Spring between mid-January and mid-May. The academic calendar can be found here.
John Cabot University offers two summer sessions and students may attend one or both sessions. For more information on the summer programs please go to JCU Summer.
How to Apply
To learn more about this program, schedule a meeting with the program coordinator at the Study Abroad Center in ISUAppointments on AccessPlus, or call (515) 294-6792 to set up an appointment. You may also come in to the Study Abroad Center (6563 Memorial Union) any time between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays to talk to one of our Peer Advisors and get more general information about studying abroad.