At John Cabot University in Rome, degree-seeking and visiting students alike will discover a distinctly American learning experience enriched by our location in Rome and our international student population and faculty.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Founded in 1972, JCU is the first American regionally accredited overseas liberal arts university in Italy.
  • The mission of the University is to provide an educational experience firmly rooted in the American tradition of the liberal arts.
  • The academic programs are designed to use to the fullest extent the special resources of a multicultural faculty, an international student body.



John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.


At John Cabot University in Rome, degree-seeking and visiting students alike will discover a distinctly American learning experience enriched by our location in Rome and our international student population and faculty.

You will learn in small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory. There are also opportunities for internships at multinational companies, international organizations, NGOs, consulates, or government offices, as well as opportunities for study to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe.

John Cabot University's classes in Rome average about 15 students so you'll get to know your professors and share your ideas in class.


For students attending a liberal arts college, conducting market research will seem like second nature. The skills you develop interpreting great works of art, politics, and pivotal historical movements can be directly applied to an in-depth examination of our current society – and what makes us tick as consumers. And of course, if you’re pursing a degree in Business Administration or Marketing, research into market and buying trends will be an integral part of your education and future career.


The Center for Career Services is dedicated to helping students and alumni prepare for and successfully enter the workforce.

To get the most out of our office, make an appointment to meet the Career Services team early in your university career. Our services are open to both degree-seeking and study-abroad students.

We offer a variety of events and services to assist John Cabot students and alumni in gaining work experience and preparing for their professional careers.

Our services include: Job Opportunities, CV/Resume Building, Cover Letter Writing, Student Advising, Career Fairs, Seminars, Special Lectures, Graduate School Fairs.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (7)
Business & Management (5)
Humanities (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)


Student services

Student Services

Our mission is to provide quality non-academic programs and services in an engaging environment that facilitates student growth and success.  

We aim to address and respond to the needs of our students through providing leadership, support, and co-curricular activities, as well as a variety of programs and services that reflect our identity and values as a multicultural university.

Our motto is: Explore, Excel, Experience and Grow Together.

Housing services

John Cabot University is proud to offer an American education in an international environment to every student. The Office of Housing and Residential Life functions in line with this commitment by offering university housing that provides students an opportunity to live in an international community consisting of their peers and staff from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. The University has carefully selected locations close to the main campus buildings and in nearby residential areas that encourage students to integrate into the local community.

Library services

Located in the Guarini Campus, the Frohring Library is a unique, dynamic, and highly appreciated learning environment open to all the members of the University community. It provides access to one of the best academic English language collections in Rome. 

ICT services

John Cabot University's four computer laboratories and the new Library Multimedia Laboratory provide a central point for students to work on computer science projects, prepare business presentations, write compositions and papers, check and send e-mail, and accessing internet.

Medical services

The JCU office of Health and Wellbeing works to connect students with physical and mental health resources in order to enable them to better achieve their educational and personal goals. Specifically, students may request assistance with on and off campus doctors, directions to different medical institutions, and help with the insurance claims process.

Student Life

Campus life

John Cabot University's two urban campus centers are located along the banks of the Tiber River in the historic center of Rome.

Guarini Campus

The Guarini campus hosts the Aula Magna Regina auditorium as well as the Frohring Library, one of Italy's most comprehensive English language libraries. The Guarini campus also hosts numerous study rooms, a multimedia lab and media room, a meditation garden, as well as JCU administrative offices.

Tiber CampusIn addition to classrooms, the Campus houses offices such as Student Services and Immigration Services. It is also home to John Cabot University's cafeteria, the Tiber Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers various meal plan options.

Sports facilities

John Cabot University welcomes students, faculty, and staff to participate in the Recreational Sports Program. The program is designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, while encouraging participants to have fun.

Regular exercise plays a fundamental role in our physical and mental well-being.

The Fitness Center, located inside the Gianicolo Residence in Vicolo della Penitenza 26, is open to all members of the JCU community. It is equipped with treadmills, bicycles, various cardiovascular machines, as well as a nautilus machine and free weights.

Student clubs

JCU takes pride in its Student Clubs and Organizations, which function under the guidance of the Director of Student Services. All JCU students in good standing are encouraged and welcome to participate.There are three types of student organizations:

Club - A club is an officially recognized Student Organization at JCU representing specific community, social, or cultural student interests.

Society - A society is a recognized Student Organization affiliated with and supported by the academic departments they belong to.

Groups - Student/Interest Groups are groups of students who wish to meet on an informal basis according to common interests and needs.


John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer-evaluation and accreditation. Accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education is an expression of confidence in an institution's mission and goals, its performance and its resources. Accreditation by a regional accrediting association certifies to other educational institutions and the public that an institution has been evaluated, meets or exceeds established standards, and is achieving its own goals.

Other Degrees

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