The Program

John Cabot University is located in the Trastevere district of the ancient city of Rome. John Cabot University was founded in 1972 to offer a four year Liberal Arts and Sciences degree in English. John Cabot University is home to students from more than 70 countries, and 25% of their overall student body is Italian. Students can chose to study for an academic semester, for the entire year, or just for the summer.

Financial Aid

John Carroll students may only apply state and federal financial aid to John Cabot University. However, students have an opportunity to apply for scholarships to be applied toward the tuition costs at John Cabot University.

Program Costs (2015-2016)

Directly billed by JCU

  • Tuition: $11,950
  • Room (at cost): $4800-5850
  • Administrative Fee:$1000
  • Total Billed: $17,750-18,800

Estimated costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books and Supplies: 600
  • Personal Expenses: 1800
  • Board: 1500
  • Optional Meal Plan (60 meals): 595
  • Transportation: 1100
  • Insurance: 160
  • Residence Permit: 200
  • Student Activity Fee: 450
  • Application Fee: 50
  • Total Indirect Costs: 6,455

Total Budget: $24,205-25,255

* John Cabot University features the on-campus Tiber Café and optional meal plans.

For further information about John Cabot University, please contact the Center for Global Education.

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

For further information on Italy, please see the following websites:

  • CIA Fact book: Italy
  • State Department’s Consular Information Sheet: Italy/Holy See
  • Centers for Disease Control: Italy