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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I & II 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Stephanie LaCava
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
2.67, Firm
Class Standing:
Junior, Rising Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll
Program Provider:
John Cabot
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:

Students interested in studying Art History should apply to the Art History in Rome program.
Students interested in studying Italian language should apply to the Summer in Urbino program.

The Program
  • Take courses for five or ten weeks at John Cabot University, an American liberal arts university in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere district
  • Take English-taught classes from a variety of schools; from humanities and liberal arts to business and communication
  • Benefit from many of JCU’s onsite courses that blend classroom learning with site visits and excursions, making the Eternal City your classroom
Your Host City: Rome
Rome, “the Eternal City,” has long been a crossroads of peoples, cultures, and civilizations.  Today, it is the thriving capital of a modern and increasingly multicultural Italian state, and displays evidence of its ancient, medieval, and modern faces, often in stark juxtaposition.  It is not uncommon to find ancient monuments, Renaissance art, and twentieth century architecture seemingly jumbled together at every turn of its cobblestone streets.  Trastevere is a quieter, more residential area across the Tiber River.  A short walk to some of the more tourist-driven pockets of the city, Trastevere is more likely to offer the visitor a glimpse of Roman life, from its morning markets and quiet, secluded daytime cafes to its more local nightlife.

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

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in Summer Session I or Summer Session II. 

You may choose to take either one or two classes in each session. The credit translation system between John Cabot University 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.

Program Dates
Summer I 2019
Arrival: May 22nd
Departure: June 29th

Summer I+II 2019
Arrival: May 22nd
Departure: August 10th

Summer II 2019
Arrival: July 4th
Departure: August 10th
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Accommodations and Meals
The Gianicolo Residence is JCU’s default housing option and the only option available during summer sessions. It is home to a series of apartment-style student residences, a short walk from JCU’s classroom and dining facilities.  A typical apartment houses several students (double and single rooms) and includes a common area, kitchen (stocked with tableware and basic cooking equipment) and bathroom. Apartments are simply but fully furnished.  JCU provides a pillow, two sheets, two blankets and a bedspread for each student.

*Please note, there are differentiations in housing offered at John Cabot University.  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.

JCU Meal Plan
Students may request a meal plan for the JCU Summer Session. The meal plan is available to all enrolled students and can be 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.

Students wishing to participate in the Meal Plan must submit the online contract. Students should be familiar with all of the terms and conditions of the Meal Plan as the contract is considered legally binding.

For more information, please visit the John Cabot University website.

Financial Information
For more information about additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.

For more information about finances, including information about Financial Aid and tuition remission 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 Global -- Study Abroad's withdrawal policy.

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

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.

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