PROGRAM OVERVIEW 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. Through an inter-institutional relationship with John Cabot University (JCU), SIUE students may study for a full academic semester at John Cabot University to earn SIUE credit in various disciplines. Approved SIUE students will receive a 10% discount on JCU tuition.
Emphasizing the development of critical thinking, communication and research skills, your JCU education will enhance your knowledge about ideas and culture, but more importantly, it will teach you to think and adapt. This intellectual agility provides you with a strong advantage over those who have not had a significant international experience that will help you to advance in your career or pursue graduate study or both.
All courses are taught in English except for the Italian language courses. Many of the courses allow students to explore Rome as a living laboratory. From Etruscan ruins and the Roman Colosseum to the Christian catacombs and the Vatican, you will have the chance to study architecture, art, art history, archaeology, history, and religion on location at museums and historic sites.
HOUSING JCU Housing provides (apartment style) accommodations to students in residential areas in order to promote an authentic study abroad experience in support of the overall mission of the University. Students housed with JCU are given the opportunity to live like Romans and should be mature, open to new experiences and ready for an international 'off-campus' housing experience. Living in JCU Housing will give students a better understanding of urban Italian life.
Gianicolo Residence - The Gianicolo Residence is home to a series of apartment-style student residences in Rome's Trastavere neighborhood. This learning and living community is just steps away from the Guarini campus and a short walk to the Tiber Campus Student Center and its dining services. Apartments house between 2 - 8 students and include a kitchen, bathroom(s) and a common living space. The building offers 24/7 security, a regular cleaning service, and air conditioning. The Gianicolo Residence is home to the JCU Housing and Residence Life Office and houses Resident Assistants (RAs) throughout the building.
Viale Trastevere Apartments - Each of the 12 Viale Trastevere Apartments is approximately 1700 square feet and accomodates nine students divided into two triple bedrooms, one double room, and one single room with two full bathrooms, one equipped kitchen, and a spacious living/dining area. This housing choice is an easy commute to JCU (approximately 25 minute walk or 15 minutes by public transportation); it is also a slightly more economical option.
All students in JCU Housing are assigned Resident Assistants who are available to help students in their residential life experience while at JCU. Resident Assistants live in the same neighborhoods as students and are available to answer questions, organize events and generally assist students in adjusting to Roman life. JCU also offerss a meal plan that can be used at the Tiber Cafe in the Tiber Student Center. Participating students are issued vouchers that can be used for a full meal at lunch time.
The John Cabot University academic calendar is very similar to the SIUE calendar. Fall semester runs late August - mid-December. Spring semester runs early January - early May. JCU offers two 5-week summer sessions. Summer 2015 dates are: Session I: May 21 - June 27, 2015
Session II: July 2 - August 8, 2015
Click the "APPLY NOW" button at the top of this online brochure page to create a SIUE study abroad application. Begin work on the SIUE requirements which include completion and submission of various items including Statement of Purpose essay responses, 1 Recommendation, and the SIUE Study Abroad Course Proposal/SIUE Equivalence Form. Contact Julie Wojtal in the Office of International Programs for advisement on courses and to obtain the necessary course approval form. After securing SIUE approval to for study abroad, you will need to complete the online John Cabot University application form.John Cabot will waive the normal $50 application fee for approved and nominated SIUE students.
TUITION, HOUING COSTS and SIUE DISCOUNT
SIUE students approved for study abroad at John Cabot will receive a waiver of the normal $50 application fee and a 10% discount on John Cabot tuition. Accepted students will be required to pay JCU tuition and housing fees directly to John Cabot on the basis of their payment due dates. A $500 tuition deposit is due upon acceptance. A $1,000 housing deposit is required with the housing application to reserve a spot in housing.
See the JCU Tuition and Fees page for the most up to date tuition and housing costs at JCU. The tuition listed on this page does not include the 10% discount that approved SIUE students will receive on JCU tuition.SIUE Students pay JCU tuition and housing costs directly to JCU by their estabilished payment due dates. See payment options for more information.