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  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    17 out of 19 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    GOOD

    Greek Life

    Only Roman!

    Clubs and Activities

    All outside.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love traveling, if you love Italy, the language , the food and possibly are into Arts.. and can do without the big American college campus life.. and walk the streets of Rome without fear and can live without drying your clothes in a drying machine during the winter, this could be for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Despite a not so perfect appearance or great and prompt organization, you are in Rome and it is mostly a Liberal Art school . Rome is your campus. The idea would be to connect outside the school with local people and really live it. Up to you!

    What to do for fun

    Another 5 stars. pubs, bars restaurants and a vibrant downtown full of fanstastic art the whole world envies is just awesome.. recommend the purchase of a used lambretta to get around. faster and cheaper!

    Food and Dining

    you are in the Trastevere. it is 5 full big stars!! cannot argue on this one!

    Dorm Life

    not very comfortable. urban, tight arrangements and not on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Did not appear to be tough, but we couldn't say for sure.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you visit during classes, during the week. Also look at schools in Florence they tend to be more organized for the American student.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a big green lawn you will not find it. Very small school, pretty much all inside one building. Rome is the campus! Dorms are about a mile or two away. no gym, no dryer, 1000 students. Classes all held in English. organization was not the first thing that came to our minds when we visited this school just recently this summer, but there is a family feel ...

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You are within walking distance of all of Rome. Truly right across the river from the Historic City Center and events that are coordinated by the school.

  • 04/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good, we have ID scanners at the residence as well as guards at every door.

    Clubs and Activities

    JCU has a lot of clubs and activities, and it is also relatively easy to create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Thrill-seekers, jet-setters, independent students looking for the challenge of living abroad!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have many beautiful terraces!! Our Guarini campus used to be a convent.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many opportunities to take advantage of at John Cabot, but you have to be proactive!

    What to do for fun

    JCU hosts a lot of fun events, plus we are located in a very student-friendly neighborhood. Rome as a whole has so much to offer!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, I don't have a meal plan so I rarely eat there.

    Dorm Life

    The university apartments are nice and security is tight.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a very wide range of classes. Classes are challenging but professors are generally enthusiastic and interested in their students, which definitely enriches the learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to current students about life at the university! JCU's student body is so diverse and welcoming towards everyone.

    In three sentences

    JCU has a fantastic atmosphere paired with the huge benefit of being located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! I am both challenged and inspired at John Cabot, and it only gets better each year. I know when I graduate that I will be fully prepared for a happy and successful future!

  • 11/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 security. Trastevere is an extremely safe neighborhood, there is nothing to worry about.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are constantly present here at JCU. Find your niche and join clubs and participate in activities, meeting new people in the process!

    Great for these types of students

    Quirky. Independent. Worldly. Someone ready to experience new people and cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lemon Tree Courtyard. The hangout and home to all JCU students.

    Bang for the buck

    I live in the Eternal City and I'm receiving an American education what more is there to say?

    What to do for fun

    You're in Rome there's always something to do! Clubs, bars, and friends are abundant!

    Food and Dining

    Personally, I'd like to suggest that you avoid the food plan and stick to experiencing the various cuisines of Rome. Purchase a small meal plan and use the extra money for eating out or buying food that you can make in your apartment kitchen. With regards to the restaurants found in Rome, more specifically Trastevere, there are so many and they are SO good. I recommend Dar Poeta for pizza, Tony's for pasta, and Cafe Settimiano for a lunch time sandwich.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living in the Gianicolo residence. I live with two girls, sharing a bedroom with one. Our apartment is spacious, inviting, and furnished with essentials. We have a large living room, dining area, and full kitchen. In each bedroom there is a large armoire that holds a significant amount of clothing, however I do suggest purchasing under the bed storage boxes. Dorms are apartment style, therefore you will not experience the typical college idea of dorm-life where people leave their doors open. There is a study room open all night, a social room, and the fitness center located in Gianicolo. 24/7 security is also present.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small, no more than 20 students to a professor. Expect essays and homework, but not to the rigor of an ivy league.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not base your opinion off of rankings. John Cabot is an institution in which you will receive a liberal education and a personal journey filled with independence and eye-opening experiences.

    In three sentences

    Small school with well-rounded classes and professors that genuinely get to know you and your learning abilities. Breathtaking atmosphere, every alleyway is a new adventure with stores, people, and delicious food. Ultimately, both a personal and cultural experience you will never forget.

  • 04/23/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Rome has many cultural academies and museums with many permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Academies offer many lectures and conferences to the public.

    Food and Dining

    Not only are the traditional food dishes incredibly flavorful, but they are also affordable.

    Dorm Life

    When in Rome, don't live in an American dorm house. There is much more cultural immersion when you live in an Apartment in the city.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class offered at John Cabot it a challenge which requires hard work and dedication but Professors are always there to help out when you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with your eyes and minds open and be ready to adjust your perceptions of the world.

    In three sentences

    John Cabot offers a unique opportunity to earn a American College Degree while studying in a International city with students and professors from around the world. Studying Art History in Rome gives you primary access to some of the top collections in the world and its central location in Europe offers mobility to travel and see Art centers in person (i.e. Louvre, British Museum, Glyptotek Copenhagen). The small class sizes allows us to make personal relationships with our professors creating long lasting friends and networks.