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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA
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 Summer in Rome, Italy (John Cabot University)

For information on the semester-long program go to JCU Semester.

Program Features

ItalyWhy Italy?

Walk through the Colosseum and Forum in Rome on a sunny afternoon. Check out the Duomo in Florence. Ride a gondola in Venice. Spend a weekend exploring Cinque Terre. Have the most amazing pizza, pasta, or gelato of your life. 




John Cabot University is located within the historic center of Rome in the Trastevere neighborhood just south of Vatican City. This area is within walking distance to all of the main sites of central Rome and offers easy access to travel within the rest of Italy and throughout Europe.




ItalyWhat courses?

The summer programs include an impressive selection of classes in the areas of Art History, Italian Studies, Business Administration, International Relations, Communications, and more. JCU also offers Engineering and Mathematics courses for STEM majors during Summer sessions. Follow this link for more information.

Course schedules and syllab
Course descriptions

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



Cost and Scholarships

ItalyWhat does it cost?

The ISU Program Fees for Summer 2018 are $3500 for the 3 credit option and $5000 for the 6 credit option (per session). The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, fees, airport shuttle service and ISU's CISI insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, housing, food, and all other additional expenses.

The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." "Qualified" figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. "Other" includes all other fees.

Click the "budget sheets" tab above for more details.

For students receiving Financial Aid, you may request to have your payments to JCU deferred until your aid is released by ISU. Please download this form and take it to the ISU Student Financial Aid Office. (John Cabot Payment Extension Form.pdf)

Application process note:
The Supplemental Application is the JCU on-line application. While it asks for you to submit a deposit, ISU students do not need to submit a deposit and you can submit the application without providing payment information. You will also see a request to submit an official transcript to JCU. You do not need to submit a transcript to JCU. We will forward your unofficial transcript that you place into your ISUAbroad application file. For Housing Applications you DO need to to submit the required deposit to reserve a room.

Scholarships are available here.



ItalyWhere will I live?

Shared student apartments are available. Apartments typically house 2 to 9 students. Apartments are furnished and include kitchens and laundry. Single bedrooms are available. Please go to the JCU housing information page: JCU Housing Information. This page also has a link to the Housing Application.

Note: the JCU housing application is different than the JCU application system and you will need to create a different password. Students DO need to pay the housing deposit at the time of application.

Check out this video to get an inside look at JCU Housing.

John Cabot University Dining
One of the best experiences in Italy is taking advantage of the local markets for their fresh and delicious food, but JCU also offers an on campus cafe home to great food and an amazing atmosphere. Check out more information about their menu, hours and meal bundles: JCU Dining Information.


Dates and Contacts


JCU offers two separate summer sessions. Summer 1: late May to late June. Summer 2: early July to early August. Students may choose to do Summer 1, Summer 2, or both Summer sessions. For exact program dates for all terms please see the complete Academic Calendar.


How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

To learn more about this program, come in to the Study Abroad Center (6563 Memorial Union) any time between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays or call (515) 294-6792 to set up an appointment with the program coordinator.

Application process note:
The Supplemental Application is the JCU on-line application. While it asks for you to submit a deposit, ISU students do not need to submit a deposit and you can submit the application without providing payment information. John Cabot University