John Cabot University
Summer 11 weeks 2022
6 - 12 credits

SAI’s 11 week summer program at JCU is offered as a combination of the two back-to-back 5 week summer programs, giving summer students the chance to enjoy an extended amount of time in Rome. Students enroll in 1 or 2 courses in each of the two 5 week sessions, for a total of 6 - 12 credits.

Application: now open
Closes: March 3, 2022
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form
Supplemental JCU privacy consent form


  • See our revised policies due to Coronavirus here.
  • Courses emphasize exposure to the city with on-site learning on location at museums and historic sites.
  • Combine two 5 week programs and save!

Program Dates
May 18, 2022 – August 6, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: High school graduate or above

*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 85+ (internet based) or IELTS: 6.5+.

Summer III Courses

Summer III Courses

3.0 Credits
Summer III | Course #: * * * * | Open
The Summer III program is a combination of Summer I and Summer II.

Students select courses from each of those sessions.

Please refer to Summer I and Summer II (right hand navigation bar) for available courses.
Contact Hours: 45

Courses & Schedule
Courses run Monday – Thursday, meeting 4 or 2 days per week. Students register for 1 or 2 courses in each back-to-back 5 week program (Summer I and Summer II), for a total of 2 – 4 courses over 11 weeks.

Course Registration
Students register for each of the two 5 week sessions separately, and registration is completed directly with JCU through each student’s JCU account. Students receive their student account login about 2 weeks before registration opens. Courses listed with a section beginning with a 1 are offered during the first 5-week session (Summer I), while courses beginning with a 2 are offered during the second 5-week session (Summer II). JCU courses are competitive, and students should complete their course registration on the registration date. Course registration begins on the following dates:

First 5 week program (Summer I): April 19, 2022
Second 5 week program (Summer II): May 18, 2022

Pre-Departure Calendar
March 3 2022
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
February 17 2022
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
March 19 2022
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
March 19 2022
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
April 19 2022
JCU Course Registration Opens: Summer I
Registration opens at 3:30PM Pacific Time.
May 18 2022
JCU Course Registration Opens: Summer II
Registration opens at 3:30PM Pacific Time.

On-Site Calendar
May 18 2022
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 2:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
May 18 – 21 2022
SAI and JCU Orientation
Mandatory SAI and JCU orientations introduce students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
May 23 2022
JCU Summer I Classes Begin
May 25 2022
JCU Summer I Drop/Add Deadline
June 15 2022
Summer I Last day to Withdraw from a Class
June 24 2022
JCU Summer I Classes End & Final Exams
June 25 – July 4 2022
Intersession Break
Students do not have classes during this break, but SAI housing continues.
Coming soon
SAI Welcome Lunch
Students mingle with the newly-arrived Summer II students.
July 5 2022
JCU Summer II Classes Begin
July 7 2022
JCU Summer II Drop/Add Deadline
July 27 2022
Summer II Class Withdrawal Deadline
August 5 2022
JCU Summer II Classes End & Final Exams
August 6 2022
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel. 
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
Program Fee: 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
Program Fee: 9 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
Program Fee: 12 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Rome
$900 $1,800
Immigration Services
If applicable
$35 $35
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
$100 / course $200 / course
Includes groceries and eating out.
$650/ month $800 / month
Personal Expenses $300 / month $350 / month
Transportation within Rome
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$125 / month $150 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities and day trips
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Access to and assistance with international cell phone plans
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • 20 meals at Tiber Cafe
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Meal
SAI welcomes students to Rome with a traditional Roman meal. Students meet one another and get to know their new city.

Welcome Day ExcursionEscape to the Roman Hills
SAI welcomes students with a day trip to Frascati in the beautiful Roman hills. Frascati played a pivotal role in history from the time of the Roman Empire to WWII and now offers a glimpse into small-town Italian life today. Students will tour the town and learn about its history, enjoy the views from a local vineyard, and share a meal ‘al fresco’ in the town square which offers breathtaking views of Rome from above.

Sun and Sports at Lake Bracciano
Students escape the summer heat with a day of water sports and relaxation at Lake Bracciano. Students have the chance to kayak and paddle-board, explore the quaint nearby fishing village, or simply soak up some rays along the black sand beach.

“La Luna sul Colosseo” – Colosseum Night Tour
“The Moon above the Colosseum” is one of the main attractions in Rome during the summer months. As day gives way to night and after the crowds have all gone home, SAI will take students to visit the Eternal City’s most important monument. Students will be guided through the history of this amazing amphitheater, exploring its most important areas, including the underground chambers and arena floor – both of which are usually closed to the public.

A Taste of Rome Food Tour
Part walking tour, part introduction to Roman food culture, students get to know their new home by exploring the Trastevere neighborhood and tasting some of Rome’s most celebrated culinary traditions.

Gelato Workshop
Students learn to make gelato with a professional Roman Gelataio (Italian for gelato maker). The workshop provides an inside look at one of the yummiest Italian traditions.

Opera Under the Stars
The marvelous archaeological site of the Roman Baths, the Terme di Caracalla, serves as an absolutely unique theatrical stage. A showing of one of Italy’s classic Operas performed in this atmospheric open-air theater is an experience not to be missed.

Farewell Event
Students celebrate the end of a successful term abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious Italian meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet. Housing assignments are single gender; other housing configurations may be available under limited circumstances. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Please note: SAI housing is not related to John Cabot University housing; please do not fill out a housing application through JCU.

Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law U.S. students studying in Italy for 90 days or less are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.