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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission 01/13/2020 05/09/2020
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cruz, Peter Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Cruz, Peter
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Italian
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:


A Semester in Rome, Italy (John Cabot University)

Program Features


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. 





ItalyAll 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.

Course schedules and syllabi
Course descriptions

To determine how these courses are applied to requirements in your degree plan, coordinate with your academic adviser. 


Cost and Scholarships

ItalyThe budget for this program can be found here.

Apply for ISU Study Abroad scholarships here.




ItalyFurnished student apartments are available and include kitchens and washing machines. Single bedrooms may be available at an additional cost.

For a description of housing options and prices, check JCU Housing Information. Most ISU students typically choose to live in the Viale Trastevere Apartments. JCU also offers an on campus cafeteria. Check out more information about their menu, hours and meal bundles: JCU Dining Information


Dates and Contacts

ItalyThe 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.

Summer Programs:
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.