Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

John Cabot University


Program Details
Location(s)  Rome, Italy
Term   Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
Credit   Art, Art History, Broadcasting, Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Italian, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
Classes Held  On-site
Housing   Apartment
Passport Required       
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Grad credit Not available
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requiste No previous proficiency required
Student Year Sophomore, Junior, Senior

About the Program

General: John Cabot University is located in the heart of Rome along the Tiber river. It is an American university which means that the curriculum is similar to what you expect on a US campus. This is an ideal option for students looking to take general education courses abroad.

Semester Programs: Students can participate in a semester or academic year program at John Cabot where they will have opportunities to take coursework in English in a variety of disciplines. Students will also have access to Italian language courses. 

Summer Program: John Cabot offers two summer sessions. Each session is 4 weeks and students can choose to take one or two classes. It is possible to participate in both summer sessions for a total of 8 weeks. More information about the summer program can be found on their website

Housing and Meals: Accommodation is available in student apartments. More information about housing options can be found on the accommodation website.

Entry Requirements: Students participating in a summer program and are US citizens do not need to apply for a visa. Students  participating in semester or academic-year programs must apply for a visa before entering Italy. More information can be found on the Italian consulate's website

Health Insurance: It is a university policy that all WIU students who study abroad are either covered under WIU student health insurance OR have purchased the Patriot Travel Medical Insurance plan through IMG.

Costs (Comparative Table)

Semester Program
ITEMS WIU John Cabot
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 11,950.00
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 6,295.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Student Visa (Residence Permit)   255.00
Total 9,793.44 19,145.00*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare. 

Summer Program
ITEMS WIU John Cabot
Tuition 6 semester hours, plan Q 2,301.72 4,650.00
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 1,260.00 2,145.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 3,761.72 7,440.00*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available. 

Semester Dates

Fall: Mid August-Mid December

Spring: Mid January-Mid May


  • Session 1: Mid May-Late June
  • Session 2: Late June-Early August

You can find out more information about John Cabot University by visiting their website.


Students can find more information on the courses available at John Cabot by accessing the course catalog.




 Contact US:

Sarah Looman 
Horrabin Room 8
Tel: 309-298-2504