Italy: John Cabot University - Affiliate Partner

John Cabot University (JCU), an American liberal arts university in the heart of Rome, Italy, welcomes study abroad students in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. With 1,400 students from over 70 countries, the University offers more than 400 courses per semester and 130 courses per summer, all taught in English by internationally diverse faculty. There are also Engineering and Mathematics courses offered for STEM majors in the summer.

At JCU, Rome is your campus. The University is nestled along the Tiber River in Trastevere, a beautiful neighborhood in the city’s historic center. The area is like a small village within the city, with narrow cobblestone streets, quaint shops and boutiques, and family-owned restaurants on every corner. There are countless activities for students. They can cheer on their favorite Italian soccer team at the Stadio Olimpico, explore Rome’s 50+ museums, and attend concerts among Roman ruins. Furthermore, JCU’s academic calendar that allows for 3-day weekends encourages travel and exploration.

John Cabot University’s three campuses in the heart of the Eternal City, world-class academic programs, vibrant residential and student life, and ample opportunities to engage in the community through volunteer work or internships create a deeply rewarding international education experience.

2.5 GPA Required
No Language
Issue Friendly
Internship Option

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Academic Year 2020 (Fall 2020 - Winter 2021)

Estimated Program Dates: August 2020 - May 2021
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020 (Closed)

Winter 2021

Estimated Program Dates: January 2021 - May 2021
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020 (Closed)

Spring/Summer 2021

Program Dates: May 17, 2021 - July 4, 2021
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 (Closed)

Fall 2021

Estimated Program Dates: August 2021 - December 2021
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

Academic Year 2021 (Fall 2021-Winter 2022)

Program Dates: August 23, 2021 - May 1, 2022
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

Winter 2022

Estimated Program Dates: January 2022 - May 2022
Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

See JCU website for program dates. The information available on our website is a very general estimate.


Course Options JCU offers more than 400 courses per semester and 130 courses per summer 

Pre-approved Courses: Other GVSU students have studied abroad at this partner institution. The button below will take you to a list of GVSU equivalencies they have received. PLEASE  NOTE: This list indicates courses that have been previously approved. This is NOT a list of all available courses on this program.

Pre-Approved Courses Semester

Pre-Approved Courses Summer

Students registering for courses that have NOT been pre-approved will need to follow the course approval instructions: Course Approval Process 

For information on fulfilling general education courses abroad, visit: General Education 


JCU offers a range of different housing options. Visit the JCU website for details.

Cost and Scholarships

Program costs can be found on the JCU website. During the Fall 2021 semester, JCU is offering students from partner schools a 20% discount on the published tuition rates.


Secchia Scholars Program


Undergraduate students need to have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. This program is open to all majors.

Additional Information

Host University Website

Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall

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