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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/15/2019 05/11/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
2.67, Firm, 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:
JCU Program Banner

The Program
  • John Cabot University (JCU), an American-style liberal arts university, welcomes approximately 600 study abroad students a year as well and as some 350 full degree-seeking  Italian and international students
  • JCU offers courses in a variety of departments taught in English and Italian
  • The JCU campus is located in the Trastevere neighborhood, right in the heart of Rome
Your Host City: Rome
Testaments to Rome’s preeminence are found all over the city, in the shape of the Coloseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, the Villa Borghese, and a series of baroque piazzas. But despite the architectural backdrop, Rome is no ancient monument; it’s a fun, fast-moving city. In summer, the city’s calendar is packed with musical, theatrical, and literary events. And Rome is a center of world cinema, too—you can visit the Cinecittà studios—with an international film festival in October. When it comes to nightlife, the city has more than its fair share of bars and clubs, only don’t expect things to get started early—the locals will likely still be enjoying a late night dinner.  Rome’s mild climate means you can be out on the streets and in the piazzas, strolling, enjoying the vibe, seeing and being seen, nearly all year round.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the John Cabot University website.

The Rutgers Italian department has created a list of John Cabot University courses and their Rutgers equivalencies.  For a list of courses click here. Should you have any questions, or you do not see your course listed, please contact the Italian department.

Internship Opportunities
John Cabot University offers students the opportunity to participate in for-credit internships. JCU has many long standing and mutually beneficial agreements with international profit and non-profit organizations.  You will work a total of 120-150 contact hours during the 14 week semester.  Students will earn up to 3 credits.  For more information please visit the John Cabot University Internship web page.  Please note that internships cannot be guaranteed before a student goes abroad.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both JCU  and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. The credit translation system between JCU and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at JCU will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Late August  – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late April
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the JCU web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the program dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Housing assignments are made at the discretion of John Cabot University.  Should you request or be placed in housing outside of the standard placements, you will be responsible for the pricing difference.  This includes, but is not limited to, placement in single rooms.  The furniture and amenities are standard across all JCU Housing, including internet and independent heating.

Students have apartment options:

VIALE TRASTEVERE– This is the standard housing option.  The apartment is located in a residential area within an easy commute to the JCU Campuses (approximately a 20-25 minute walk or 15 minutes by public transportation).  Each apartment accommodates nine students divided into two triple bedrooms, one double room and one single room with two full bathrooms, one equipped kitchen (including washing machine), and a spacious living-room with a sitting and dining area.  The Viale Trastevere Apartments are convenient to public transportation including buses, tram line, and the Trastevere train station (with a direct train to Fiumicino International airport).

EXTERNAL APARTMENTS – These apartments are mixed into buildings and neighborhoods with locals.  Apartment rooms/suites are all JCU students; they are often Italian/European students.  This option is great for students looking for a little more independence!

GIANICOLO RESIDENCE (& Lungara)– This is an upgrade-housing option (additional money due to JCU-directly). This is home to a series of apartment-style student residences in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. The apartment is just steps away from the Guarini campus and a short walk to the Tiber Campus Student Center and its dining services. Apartments house between two and eight students and include a kitchen, bathroom(s) and a common living space. The building offers 24/7 security, a regular cleaning service, and air conditioning.  (Note: This costs more than the approved standard & external options.  Also, during the Fall semester, this housing is mostly gap-year freshman.)

A meal plan can be purchased and used only at the Tiber Cafe in the Tiber Student Center. Participating students are issued vouchers that can be used for a full meal at lunch time.

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad  Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship(s)- Several scholarships are available with various application criteria.  For more information please visit the NAIF website. 

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.