Through several administrative understandings, the University has cultivated a series of institutional relationships that notably enlarge the educational opportunities it offers.
The University enjoys long-standing student exchange agreements with Sophia University in Tokyo, Nanzan University in Nagoya, and Kansai Gaidai University in
Kyoto, Japan. In recent years the University has also added exchange programs with the University of Hull, England; the University of Dortmund, Germany; Rhodes University, South Africa; Rai Institute, India; and Fatih University, Turkey. In addition, the University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which offers study abroad opportunities worldwide.
The University is a member of a consortium of Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) which supports the Beijing Program for undergraduate study in China as well as the Casa de La Solidaridad in El Salvador.
Students can entertain several programs of international study for one semester or two, depending on the program. In England, business students can enroll in the University’s Boler Business Semester in London; non-business students can enroll in the London Liberal Arts Semester in cooperation with Regent’s College. In Italy, students can participate in the University’s own Vatican Program in cooperation with the Pontificia Università Urbaniana; Loyola University of Chicago’s Rome Center; or John Cabot University in Rome. The University has recently established study abroad programs in Ireland (Maynooth), Spain (Madrid), and Costa Rica.
In addition to the program offerings listed above, cooperative agreements exist with programs in numerous countries on all continents.
John Carroll University also participates in agreements with many colleges and universities in the Cleveland area that offer cross-registration opportunities for all full-time undergraduate students.
In cooperation with the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, the University provides the academic component of the formation program for college-level seminarians of the diocese.
John Carroll University’s Education department affiliates with eight other Ohio colleges and universities to offer an online Consortium-based Literacy Specialist Certificate program at the graduate level.
In cooperation with Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland, the natural science departments provide a five-year joint dual-degree program by which students may receive a Bachelor’s Degree from John Carroll University as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University. A similar dual-degree program culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Biology from John Carroll University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University. In addition, Ursuline College and John Carroll University have an agreement whereby at least two seats per year in the Breen College of Nursing at Ursuline College’s Accelerated B.S.N. Program are designated for John Carroll graduates.
John Carroll University is affiliated with the Washington Center, which provides internships and academic seminars in Washington, D.C. This affiliation gives students the opportunity to live, work, and study full-time there while receiving a semester of academic credit from John Carroll University.