Rome Summer (John Cabot University)
Summer Session I: May - June (4 weeks)
Summer Session II: July - August (4 weeks)
Rome - the Eternal City! You can spend a summer studying in Rome, Italy at John Cabot University (JCU). Depending on what course or courses you take, you can satisfy Lewis major, minor, elective, or General Education course requirements while you live, study, and experience this fascinating city.
John Cabot University (JCU) was founded in 1972 as a four-year college of liberal arts and sciences, with all courses taught in English (except Italian language and literature). Today JCU is a unique accredited independent university with American roots and a distinctively international character, offering its students both European and American degrees.
The structure of the university, as well as its teaching style, is American in nature. John Cabot's main campus is situated near St. Peter's and the Vatican in the charming Trastevere quarter, with a fine-arts annex on the other side of the Tiber River. The central Rome location means that students are literally surrounded by the history and art of thousands of years.
While at JCU, you will take either one or two courses during a summer session. Since John Cabot is a comprehensive university with its courses taught in English, you have a wide range of courses from which to choose, including:
- Art History
- Studio Art
- Business Administration
- Classical Studies
- Computer Science
- Natural Science
- Political Science
- Theater and Film Studies
JCU also complements its summer course offerings with unique Summer Institutes open to all interested students. For the Summer, they are offering:
You will live in the JCU Gianocolo Residence while you are in Rome, which is a short walk away from campus in the Trastevere neighborhood. Meals are not provided, but there are kitchen facilites in each of the suites and a separate meal plan is available.
Trastevere is the neighborhood in which John Cabot University is located. Characterized by narrow, winding, cobbled streets, it is full of small trattorie, restaurants, clubs and coffee bars. This is a popular destination for students and young professionals, so it is crowded and vibrant in the evenings.
The Gianocolo residence is similar to dormitories here in the US and are suites typically with two or more double rooms. The suites each have a kitchen and a bathroom, while some suites also have a shared common room. It has regular cleaning services and on-site maintenance and support.
Adapting to typical Italian housing allows you to gain a greater understanding of Italian life. When you make a decision to come abroad for a semester or for a year you want to widen your knowledge of the world – not to simply live the same way you have always known.
While JCU residences are standardized in terms of basic amenities, they may vary in aesthetics; students must understand that University housing is Italian by nature in every way, including but not limited to its structure, surroundings, utilities, and furnishings.
For the most up to date program costs, please check the Budget Sheets above contact the Lewis Study Abroad office. The program costs for the Rome – JCU program include Lewis tuition, airport pick-up in Rome, accommodation, orientation, resident assistant guidance, program-sponsored activities and events, and a mandatory $300 Lewis Study Abroad fee.
The program cost does not include airfare, passport and visa fees, meals, supplies, and personal expenses.
Program costs are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.
There are no language prerequisites for this program. To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate.
Please click on the Application link in the left column to learn more about the application process, how to obtain an application, and what other materials are required. If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now icon.