ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study:
Art, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, English, Film, Finance, International Studies, Italian Language and Culture, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Roman Civilization, Sociology
John Cabot University is a private American liberal arts school right in the center of Rome, Italy. Founded in 1972, the campus has grown into a prominant institution with faculty who hail from all over the world and different academic backgrounds. Two campuses occupy the Trastevere neighborhood and are situated only a fifteen minute walk from each other, with one only a two-minute walk from the main dorms. The student body is made up of less than 1,000 students, most of whom are also studying abroad from the U.S., allowing for a better teacher/student experience.
Located in the heart of Rome, John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.
100 faculty members with over 75 percent of non-language instructors holding PhDs, JDs, and MFAs from some of the world's most prestigious institutions. 1000 students from over 60 countries including visiting students from prestigious universities across the United States. Average class size of 15.
Video about studying abroad in Rome Video of John Cabot University Orientation Video of daily life in Rome and at John Cabot University
Classes are offered in majors including:
- Comparative Literature and Classics
- Art History
- Italian Studies
- International Studies
- Political Science
Exchange Program: There are a very limited number of direct exchange spaces at JCU for the semester. Please contact the Study Abroad Office (Brotman Hall, Room 201) for more information before you apply.
Discounted Fee-Pay Program: There is no limit to the number of students who may attend John Cabot University on our discounted program. The discount is 10% off the John Cabot tuition. Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information on this option.
Summer Program: John Cabot offers two, five-week summer sessions. Several CSULB faculty teach courses at John Cabot each summer. The courses they teach at John Cabot have been pre-approved as transfer credit to CSULB. No faculty recommendations are required.
CLSC 380/UNIV 301: Ancient Eats [UNIV 301, GE capstone, global issues]
Professor Karl Squitier
For more information see the attached flyer: Flyer.Italy.Squitier.16.pdf
And course description: AE sum 16 flyer. CSULB.docx
You are not, however, limited to taking courses from CSULB professors at John Cabot in summer. CSULB students receive a 10% off the John Cabot summer tuition for all courses. Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information
For information on Campus Housing, click here.
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).
Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.
• (Sp. 2012) Off campus private apartment with 5 other girls. Amazing location in the heart of Trastevere, which is close to campus. • Rome, Italy. I lived with two roommates from other schools in a school-run dorm/apartment • I lived in a small, one bedroom apartment in Trastevere near the Tiber campus with a degree seeking student. The apartment was kind of in a remote area and I often felt secluded from other students. The girl I lived with had her on and off days, but overall, I would not recommend her. There was a discrepancy regarding overpayment of rent. • I lived off campus in a private apartment with five other girls. Amazing location in the heart of Trastevere which was close to campus. I recommend the apartments because they are cheaper and you get to know the city better. • I lived in a private apartment owned by my university abroad with 5 girls. It was never boring and fun actually (2/14/13) • (Sp. 2012) Dorms are more expensive, and they are very strict and secure (you have to sign in all guests). • We were offered to find our own apartments in the city which is extremely hard. Most apartments were extremely expensive • I could have done university housing, which came out to be about the same price. I was paying for the apartment, and I paid the deposit and backed out. I regret my housing decision, but I may have enjoyed the dorms better because I would have met more people and may have had a better experience. But housing had its drawbacks too. • Dorms were more expensive. They were very safe and secure and had to sign in all guests. It’s called Gianricolo Residence • Most of my friends found housing options for only $600/month, about $2-$2500 a semester
Housing Costs per Semester: • (Sp. 2012) Around $8000 for the semester • Around $5000 for the semester • $5,000/ semester (2/14/13)
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.