What You’ll Study
TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 credits per session (up to 12 total)
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.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE OPTION (SUMMER 1)
Offered during the Summer 1 term as part of JCU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, this Certificate Program provides students with a taste of the entrepreneurial world early on in their careers. To earn the Certificate students will have to satisfactorily complete the following:
- One entrepreneurial course.
- Attend 3 entrepreneurship events, workshops or visits organized by IFE.
- Write a 3- to 5-page reflection paper.
Students may apply prior to arrival or once on-site. This certificate is open to both degree-seeking and visiting students of all majors.
CREATIVE WRITING OPTION (SUMMER 1)
Students who register for one creative writing course will be able to participate in JCU’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. Offered during the Summer 1 term, this session features a large selection of creative writing workshops, readings, films, lectures, and concerts, as well as writing and translation contests, and more. The 2018 Writer in Residence at the 9th Annual Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation will be Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of two critically acclaimed historical novels: the New York Times-bestselling Wench and Balm. Former Writers in Residence include Mark Strand, Billy Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edmund White, and Frederic Tuten.
Upon completion of the term, JCU will award a certificate to participating students.
COMMUNICATIONS OPTION (SUMMER 2)
Students who register for one communication course during the Summer 2 session are automatically enrolled in JCU’s Summer Institute in International Communication. As part of this program, students have access to special guest lectures, film screenings with Italian directors, and other extracurricular events. Upon completion of the term, JCU awards a certificate to participating students.
API students will receive a transcript from John Cabot University upon completion of the program. John Cabot University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
JCU offers both lower division and upper division courses. Course numbers are as follows: 100-299 freshman, sophomore or other introductory level courses; 300-399 junior or senior-level courses (requires a background in the material); 400-499 seniors only. Course registration is conducted online prior to departure. Some courses will fill so it is advised to have 1-2 alternates pre-approved for each class. API recommends students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.
Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students are encouraged to make course selections from the online listings when completing the program application as course listings, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change.
Please note that not all courses are offered every semester or every year.
Be sure to check for any course additions, cancellations, or closures, and remember to pay close attention to class times in order to avoid conflicts. Please make your course selections from these online listings when completing the program application.
If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.
API partner universities in Italy issue credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3-4 U.S. credits each.
- Classes taught in English and Italian with Italian, international, and American students
- Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (John Cabot University)
- Meal plan: 20 meals included
- “Early Bird” scholarship opportunity
- API/JCU diversity scholarship opportunity
- Engineering scholarship opportunity
- Internship opportunities