• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.67 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, business, engineering, environmental studies, humanities, journalism, social science

Classroom Language



Apartments, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: September - Mid-May
Fall: September – Mid-December
Spring: Mid-January – Mid-May
Summer Session I: Mid-May – June
Summer Session II: Late June – Early August

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Italy, Rome
John Cabot University

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Please note that this program is closed and will not open for future durations.

Combine an American liberal arts education with the history and cultural heritage of Rome and you’ll find yourself at John Cabot University. This program offers you a direct-enrollment option at an American university in Rome, Italy.

John Cabot University (JCU), 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. At JCU you will learn in small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory.

You will be able to choose from a wide variety of courses from business to humanities to social sciences. JCU's campus is located in the heart of Rome, in the historic Trastevere neighborhood, just across the river from some of Rome's greatest attractions.

Not sure where Rome is? See it on a map here.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Italian perspectives on academic disciplines
  • Discover a distinctly American learning experience enriched by Rome and the international student population and faculty
  • Develop your critical thinking, communication and research skills by enhancing your knowledge about ideas and culture