John Cabot University

Live amid ancient history.

Since 1972, John Cabot University (JCU) has offered students from around the world the opportunity to pursue an exceptional academic and cultural education in the heart of one of the most inspiring cities in the world. JCU is accredited in the U.S. by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and offers a liberal arts curriculum taught entirely in English. Additionally, in 2022, JCU's Guarini Business School joined the ranks of excellent business programs around the world by receiving AACSB accreditation. The school draws professors from around the world who are committed to a multicultural environment, and to imparting a global understanding.

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JCU (U.S. accredited)

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Mixture of around 1,000 degree-seeking and study abroad students from around the world.


  • Credit & non-credit internships available in semester and summer.
  • Learn in small classes; JCU’s classes average 15 students.
  • Global Leadership Certificate available to semester students.

Students studying abroad at JCU are integrated into the diverse and international degree-seeking student body. JCU is located in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, which is one of the city’s oldest and most lively areas, abundant with art and excellent outdoor restaurants enjoyed by both Romans and visitors. The main campus is located on the grounds of the Accademia dei Lincei, the National Science Academy where Galileo was a member. This historic building takes full advantage of Rome’s mild climate, opening onto patios, terraces and a spacious courtyard where students regularly congregate to study and socialize. JCU’s Tiber building, located on the banks of Rome’s famous Tiber river, is a spacious, state-of-the-art building with smart classrooms, a student lounge and offices such as Student Services and Counseling.

Areas of Study

Art History & Architecture
Business & Economics
Engineering & Computer Science
Digital & Studio Arts
Literature & Creative Writing
Modern Languages & Cultures
Natural Science
Social Science
Performing Arts
Graduate Level

Student Life at JCU

JCU’s Student Services Department is committed to offering an array of activities for degree-seeking and visiting students. Student clubs and organizations seek to enable students to appreciate, benefit from and contribute to the richness and diversity of Roman culture. Organizations focus on language, sports, culture, arts, leadership, and writing.