API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University

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The capital of Italy, Rome has always been a cultural and political stronghold and crossroads for people from across the globe. The glorious history of the eternal city can be seen in the form of artwork, exquisite monuments, museums, churches and... read more

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A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University
I learned the value of perspectives and patience. It was worthwhile x100 round. I will value everything I learned over those four months for the rest of my life. - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
I learned how to travel alone, be safe, how to rely on friends you make abroad. Yes, all of it is worthwhile. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
May 26, 2017 Roma
Definitely worthwhile. Gained a better global perspective. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University
August 11, 2016 When In Rome!
Self confidence and independence - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University
Acceptance of different cultures, appreciation of life as a whole, a new outlook on food and wine, lifelong friends. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
June 02, 2016 Go Abroad!
I am more independent now and can travel on my own. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned that I can be successful and survive on my own no matter what kind of environment I am surrounded by. I am confident in my navigation, and budget abilities. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
How to live on my own as well as in another country. It was worthwhile and jaw dropping. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
learned a different aspect of humanity it was worth while - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Go Abroad!
YES! - Cornell University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
how to talk to people from different cultures, I got to visit where my family lives even though I don't know them, become more outgoing, how to live on my own and how to deal with pressure situations when things go wrong - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
I learned what it really means to be independent. For the first time, I was actually on my own. I wasn't a train ride away from home anymore. I had to learn to manage my money and time and become more of a risk-taker. If I could go back to Rome I would do it in a heartbeat. Being abroad away from everyone, really lets you settle... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University
It was so worthwhile, I learned to just be more open to new things and new cultures. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned to slow down and enjoy. I learned that it is okay to step out your comfort zone. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was a great experience! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
October 01, 2016 Enriching
I learned alot about myself and the things i find important in life - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Rome - John Cabot University
I learned patience, and to expand my horizons. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained my independence and knowing I could do things on my own. Also it was completely worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
April 05, 2016 Amazing!
Completely worthwhile, I learned how to live and survive on my own. - John Cabot University View Entire Review
I learned another culture and it was worthwhile. - Anonymous University View Entire Review
The other side of the world is a whole different place than I ever imagined. It was worth it to go out and live life to the fullest while you have the opportunity to do so. - Thomas College View Entire Review
My experience was completely worth the time! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I learned things about a different culture, got to explore a new part of the world and even learned a little Italian, and got to practice my French! - University of Southern Maine View Entire Review
I gained independence, travel skills, and a greater appreciation for what I have, my family, and the world. - Bryant University View Entire Review
Responsibility, independence, confidence, maturity, and lifelong friends. It was absolutely worth while. - Bryant University View Entire Review
Yes it was worth it. I really feel I picked a great location to go to. Additionally, having met students from all programs, no programs, other schools in Rome, I am VERY happy that I chose API and John Cabot University, above all other options. Having a memory like riding a moped across the Bridge of Angels is priceless & just c... - Merrimack College View Entire Review

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The capital of Italy, Rome has always been a cultural and political stronghold and crossroads for people from across the globe. The glorious history of the eternal city can be seen in the form of artwork, exquisite monuments, museums, churches and architecture. One of the grandest sites in Rome is the great Colosseum, which remains an architectural feat in the eyes of modern engineers and has recently been named one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World.” The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica of St. Peter are ever-present reminders of the Catholic Church’s historical and religious influence. Rome is also full of picturesque piazzas and famous fountains. Here, Romans and visitors alike can step out of the hustle and bustle of modern Rome and enjoy people-watching over a caffé. For those looking to study in a cosmopolitan city rich with history, art, architecture and diverse people from around the globe, Rome beckons!

Programs in Rome Includes:


  • Full Curriculum at John Cabot University: Students who choose to study abroad in Rome with API at the John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome can study a wide variety of disciplines in English. Most API students choose to complete an Italian language course along with several other elective courses taught in English. It is highly recommended that students enroll in at least one Italian language course per semester. Italian language courses are taught at all levels. Course registration is conducted online prior to departure. Some courses do fill, so students are advised to have 1-2 alternates pre-approved for each class. Students complete a total of four to fi ve courses and receive 12-17 credit hours per semester session; most courses are equivalent to 3 credits. The program fee includes a maximum of 17 credits per semester session. Courses with site visits require an additional fee. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.


  • Summer Full Curriculum at John Cabot University: Students who choose to study abroad in Rome with API at JCU take 1-2 courses and receive 3-6 credit hours per semester session, or approximately 3 credits per course. The program fee for one course includes a maximum of 3 credits per summer session. The program fee for two courses includes a maximum of 6 credits per summer session. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced) and are taught in Italian. Most other courses are taught in English.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.7
Year Founded:
1997
Website
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships

Students who are interested in studying abroad with API at John Cabot University in Rome have the opportunity to earn an “early bird scholarship” in the form of a $200 – $250 program fee deduction, simply by applying to the program in advance of the application deadlines.

$200-$250

Deadlines:
Summer 1: On or before February 11 – $200 scholarship Summer 2: On or before February 11 – $200 scholarship Summer 1 & 2: On or before February 11 – $200 scholarship Fall: On or before February 25 – $250 scholarship Spring: On or before September 30 – $250 scholarship

Guidelines/Requirements:
Apply on/before scholarship deadlines. Letter of recommendation. Two essays.

The API-JCU Diversity Scholarship provides one full tuition award per session abroad (fall, spring, summer 1 or summer 2 session) to an outstanding minority student participating in the John Cabot University Program in Rome, Italy.

Full tuition (varies per term)

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 1 SPRING: October 15 SUMMER: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: In the process of applying or have applied to API’s Direct Enrollment Program at John Cabot University in Rome. Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, or Native American. Letter of recommendation Two essays

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university). Show financial need. Letter of recommendation, two essays,

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community or technical college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Letter of recommendation, two essays,

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad. Show financial need. Letter of recommendation Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
See Gilman deadlines in link below.

Guidelines/Requirements:
See Gilman requirements in link below.

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student. Letter of recommendation Two essays

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only for student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Students applying must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a letter of recommendation and two essays.

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
3.0+ GPA, Letter of recommendation, two essays,

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