John Cabbot University in Rome Past Review

By (consulting, The College of William and Mary) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes very worthwhile. Gained a sense of independence and an appreciation for US. Learned how to travel light and on a budget and greater understanding of history and different cultures.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: John Cabbot University
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload was relatively easy however there was a lot of group work for my business classes and it was often difficult to meet in groups or be on the same page for certain projects. Overall I felt the reduced workload gave me more time to experience the country and travel.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was excellent. Great location and apartment filled with Americans. heavy security and noise violations and fees though.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Favorite API events include cooking lessons (Florence) and thermal baths (Tuscany). Also, I really enjoyed the wine and food tastings.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safe if traveled in groups and always Taxis available.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Flights and trains are pretty expensive and include a lot of hidden fees and taxes. Also, even though many things for apartment provided, still needed to buy more.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Principles of Management

Course Department: MGT 301
Instructor: Paganini
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great course, very enjoyable to attend. Professor inspired group work and participation.
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International Economics

Course Department: EC 316
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challenging course, poor teacher who was unable to answer students questions. Do not take class.
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New Product Management

Course Department: MGT 304
Instructor: Paganini
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting class, very applicable to daily life.
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