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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 café. For those looking to study in a cosmopolitan city rich with history, art, architecture and diverse people from around the globe, Rome beckons!
While on their gap year in Rome, API students will enroll at John Cabot University (JCU), an independent, four-year, U.S.-accredited liberal arts university. Centrally located in the quaint Trastevere neighborhood, JCU is only a short walk away from the Tiber River and many of Rome’s most historic sites. The school is named after the Italian navigator, Giovanni Caboto, or John Cabot, whose exploration helped to open relations between Italy, England, and North America.
“Overall I thought API did an amazing job transitioning us into the culture here and they allowed us to form a bond with all the people in the group."
API students in Rome have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including helping out at a cat sanctuary, serving food to homeless communities, clothing donations, teaching English to disadvantaged women, a charity fun run, and city beautification projects.
Wander through ancient Roman ruins
Explore Rome's nearby beaches and hills
Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain
Gaze up in wonder at the Sistine Chapel
Rome Maraton (April)
Settimana della Cultura (April)
Rome's City Birthday (April)
Rome Cinema Festival (October)
Lorenzo de'Medici - The Italian International Institute (LdM) has been offering study abroad programs for over 45 years and offers courses in English in over 38 subject areas.
John Cabot University is an independent, U.S. accredited liberal arts university in the heart of Rome.
Naike will be one of your Resident Directors in Rome and will be a resource for you while you are in Italy!
Alessio Balduini will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.