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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.
Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.
Dates for John Cabot University vary by semester. For exact dates, please check the academic calendar
Amy Bowes, Advisor
The University of Iowa
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242-1802
John Cabot University maintains two campuses in Rome, each with its own distinct personality.
Walk through the Porta Settimiana (built in the third century) and you will find JCU's Frank J. Guarini Campus. 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 "Lemon Tree" courtyard surrounded by bougainvillea. Students regularly congregate in these open spaces to study and socialize.
In addition to classrooms, the Guarini Campus houses the Aula Magna Regina auditorium, which hosts lectures, concerts, plays and films; the Frohring Library, with its study rooms, multimedia lab and media room; as well as JCU administrative offices.
JCU's Tiber Campus, located on the banks of Rome's famous Tiber river and a five-minute walk from Guarini, is a spacious, state-of-the-art building with smart classrooms, a student lounge and JCU offices such as Student Services and Counseling. Designed by the Italian modernist architect Angelo di Castro in 1958, it was completely renovated to accommodate 21st-century learning styles and technologies, while maintaining the architectural integrity of this former elementary school.
Both John Cabot University campuses are wireless and set up to encourage dialogue and collaboration among our international student population.
All UI students are required to use John Cabot housing and choose the Gianicolo Residence. If you choose the apartment option, you will be charged the housing fee for the Residence. If the Residence is full when you apply, please discuss options with your study abroad advisor.
For more information see John Cabot's housing site.
Participants will make their own travel arrangements to Rome, taking advantage of any frequent-flyer options and/or internet specials available to them. The cost of travel is not included in the program fee. Information about airport pick up will be given at orientation. Students should book airfare to correspond with the arrival and departure dates listed on the academic calendar.
Prior to departure there were be at least two orientations for Iowa students attending John Cabot. The first orientation will discuss the Credit Approval Form, visa information, and registration. This orientation will be held prior to the application deadline to accommodate the visa process, those who apply after the orientation or those who are unable to attend will be asked to schedule individual appointments with the advisor and participant services coordinator.
A representative from John Cabot will visit the campus closer to departure and hold the second orientation. This orientation will address questions students have about life in Rome, what to pack, classroom structure, etc.
Finally, all students at Iowa are invited to a general orientation, TIPS. TIPS is for every student studying abroad through the University of Iowa and addresses issues such as safety abroad, goals, independent travel, budgeting, etc.
This program is open to all UI students who are in both good academic and also disciplinary standing. Applicants must also meet the minimum cumulative GPA 2.67
Students who meet/exceed the GPA requirement must still be in good disciplinary standing in order to be eligible. No exceptions will be made on the disciplinary standing requirement.
These documents outline the total estimated costs associated with participating in this program and can be used for financial aid purposes. It includes fees charged on students’ U-Bill, as well as out-of-pocket expenses. Actual out-of-pocket expenses will vary from individual to individual. Quoted estimates are conservatively high, yet realistic.
The cost sheet includes the Study Abroad Administrative Fee and Mandatory Iowa Regents CISI Travel Insurance. Please see the respective websites for further details. If the fee is inclusive of UI tuition, it is calculated by Current Tuition. Please contact your study abroad advisor with questions regarding this cost sheet – call 319-335-0353 to schedule an appointment.
Most financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) is applicable to study abroad programs. Please check the Study Abroad website for information on financial aid and how it may be applied to studying abroad. You are also encouraged to speak with someone at the Office of Student Financial Aid to explore financial aid options.
After applying for a Study Abroad Program, notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to University of Iowa Study Abroad. The date on which the letter or e-mail message is received is the date by which your costs will be calculated. If for any reason you withdraw after the confirmation deadline and before or during the course of the program, the amount/percentage shown in the following chart represents what you will be required to pay to the University of Iowa.
|Date of Withdrawal||Student Financial Responsibility|
|Within the first nine days after the confirmation deadline||Administrative fee: $400
Portion of course fee: $100
|10-19 days past the confirmation deadline||Administrative fee: $400
Portion of course fee: 50%
|20-44 days past the confirmation deadline||Administrative fee: $400
Portion of course fee: 75%
|45 or more days past the confirmation deadline||Administrative fee: 100%
Portion of course fee: 100%
Consult with your Study Abroad advisor for any clarification about fees and billing. Note that when you withdraw from a program, any money already paid directly to a program provider and/or a host university will potentially be forfeited. Check with your specific provider/host university for details. Additional penalties for cancellation of airline tickets may also apply. Check with your airline for further details.
Steps to Completing Your Application
• Schedule an appointment to meet with Study Abroad advisor by calling 319.335.0353
• Fill out Iowa Study Abroad Application
• Fill out John Cabot Application. Do not pay the $50 application fee to John Cabot (this is collected in the Iowa application) and do not submit a transcript (your advisor will submit a grade report on your behalf).
NOTICE: For the Summer Term, this program has Summer I, Summer II, and Summer I & II options. In the UI online application under “Offering” you will be asked to choose between “Codes” A, B, or AB.
Code A=Summer I
Code B=Summer II
Code AB=Summer I & II
Please be careful to choose the correct session that corresponds to the dates you wish to be abroad. If you need help with this, please consult your study abroad advisor.
Once John Cabot notifies you of your acceptance into the program, please fill out the housing application. After the deadline for admissions passes, Study Abroad will contact you with further information about orientations and final documentation.
The following documents must be completed and returned to Study Abroad (UCC 1111) within 30 days of acceptance into the program. Accepted applicants must attend the orientation to receive the Credit Approval Form and those going to John Cabot for the Spring or Fall term must meet with the Participant Services Coordinator to obtain a student visa. Further instructions will be given in the orientation.
•A clear copy of the identification page of your passport
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