Program Details


  • Classes taught in English and Italian with Italian
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (John Cabot University)
  • Meal plan: 20 meals included
  • “Early Bird” scholarship opportunity
  • API/JCU diversity scholarship opportunity


  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Italian speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport


Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2015-2016
May 16, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
$6,280 (one course); $7,480 (2 courses)
SUMMER 2 2015-2016
Jun 27, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016
$6,280 (one course); $7,480 (2 courses)
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2015-2016
May 16, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016
$11,580 (one course); $13,780 (2 courses)


SUMMER 1 2015-2016
Mar 15, 2016
Apr 1, 2016
SUMMER 2 2015-2016
Mar 15, 2016
Apr 1, 2016
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2015-2016
Mar 15, 2016
Apr 1, 2016

Academic Program


Semester 3-6

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.

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 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.


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. Upon completion of the term, JCU will award a certificate to participating students.

Make sure to check out the JCU scholarships by clicking this link!


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.




What’s Included

  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Mobile Phone
  • Meal Plan (20 meals)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Rachel Mogan is the Rome Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Italy.

2014-02-11 at 18-10-46Rachel.Mogan

Resident Director

Alessio Balduini (pictured below) and Naike Valeriano (picture forthcoming) are the Rome Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in Italy.

Alessio Balduini API ROME