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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: CSULB Program
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: Art, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, English, Film, Finance, International Studies, Italian Language and Culture, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Roman Civilization, Sociology
Program Description:
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John Cabot University is a private American liberal arts school right in the center of Rome, Italy.  Founded in 1972, the campus has grown into a prominant institution with faculty who hail from all over the world and different academic backgrounds.   Two campuses occupy the Trastevere neighborhood and are situated only a fifteen minute walk from each other, with one only a two-minute walk from the main dorms.  The student body is made up of less than 1,000 students, most of whom are also studying abroad from the U.S., allowing for a better teacher/student experience.  
 
 
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Alhough we do not currently have any exchange spots available for this university, CSULB students can attend by directly enrolling to the university. You will receive a 10% discount on tuition.


Located in the heart of Rome, John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

100 faculty members with over 75 percent of non-language instructors holding PhDs, JDs, and MFAs from some of the world's most prestigious institutions. 1000 students from over 60 countries including visiting students from prestigious universities across the United States. Average class size of 15.

Video about studying abroad in Rome
Video of John Cabot University Orientation
Video of daily life in Rome and at John Cabot University
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Classes are offered in majors including:
- Business
- English
- Comparative Literature and Classics
- Art History
- History
- Sociology
- Communications
- Economics 
- Italian Studies
- International Studies
- Political Science 

For Course Schedules and Syllabi, click here.

Exchange Program: There are a very limited number of direct exchange spaces at JCU for the semester.  Please contact the Study Abroad Office (Brotman Hall, Room 201) for more information before you apply.

Discounted Fee-Pay Program: There is no limit to the number of students who may attend John Cabot University on our discounted program. The discount is 10% off the John Cabot tuition.  Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information on this option.

Summer Program:  John Cabot offers two, five-week summer sessions. Several CSULB faculty teach courses at John Cabot each summer. The courses they teach at John Cabot have been pre-approved as transfer credit to CSULB.  No faculty recommendations are required. 
Summer 2016:
CLSC 380/UNIV 301: Ancient Eats [UNIV 301, GE capstone, global issues]
Professor Karl Squitier
For more information see the attached flyer: Flyer.Italy.Squitier.16.pdf
And course description: AE sum 16 flyer. CSULB.docx
You are not, however, limited to taking courses from CSULB professors at John Cabot in summer. CSULB students receive a 10% off the John Cabot summer tuition for all courses.  Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information
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For information on Campus Housing, click here.
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Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship
 

Testimonial:
• (Sp. 2012) I took writing classes. Art History is a must. Not much homework, but studying is a must for midterms and finals.
• Italian 102, English Literature Survey A, Ancient Rome and it’s Monuments, Renaissance Rome - Monuments
• I took a drawing class and a sociology class that were taught on-site, meaning that we met at certain spots around Rome for class on certain days. I also took a communications and an Italian course. I would say my drawing class was the easiest and the other three were fairly challenging.
• I took journalism (feature writing) with Judy Bachrach (she’s an editor at Vanity Fair). It was difficult, but amazing. Art history was a must because you see monuments/famous paintings in real life. Course load is easier. Not too much homework, but need to study hardcore for midterm/final.
• I took marketing courses (international marketing, intro to advertising, and consumer behavior). Teaching style is not different but you learn the materials from a European perspective! (2/14/13)
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/11/2019 ** 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.