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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Affiliate Program
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: University/Student Housing Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:

Rome, Italy is also known as the "Eternal City". Discover Italian culture and language. Walk in the paths of emperors, popes, artists, and saints. Foster creativity, adaptability, and independence. Encounter the universal Church and take part in Catholic celebrations with pilgrims from around the word. Be in awe of your ancient classroom by taking unique courses not offered at CU.

John Cabot University (JCU) is an American liberal arts institution located in the Trastevere district of Rome.  The University is centrally located and within walking distance from historical landmarks and bustling piazzas. Approximately 1200 students are enrolled each semester, with about half the population consisting of visiting students like you.

Academics and Coursework
Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours (typically 4 courses) while at John Cabot University. Nursing students must enroll in four courses as well as two online Nursing courses at Creighton.  There are a wide variety of courses to choose from; please be sure that your course needs match the offerings at JCU.

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

On-Site Assistance
The International Office at John Cabot University will support you throughout your stay. Prior to the beginning of each semester, they also host a one-week mandatory orientation to the university and city.

There is a mandatory, one-week orientation prior to the start of each semester at John Cabot University.  See the schedules below:

Fall 2018 Calendar
August 28-29 - Move-in dates (please refer to your housing confirmation e-mail for your specific move-in date)
August 28-September 1 - Orientation
September 3 - Classes Begin
September 10 - Last day to add/drop classes
November 1 - Holiday
November 22 - Holiday
December 6 - Last day of classes
December 10-14 - Final Exams
December 15 - Move-out deadline

Spring 2019 Calendar

Service at John Cabot
Students studying at JCU for the semester must enroll in Italian language coursework OR participate in a minimum of 15 hours of service throughout the semester in order to be better-immersed in the Roman community.

Service opportunities can be found on the John Cabot website.

Housing in Rome
Creighton student live in apartments called Viale Trastevere.  Apartments are located just a tram ride away from the main campus. Your roommates will likely include one or two other Creighton students, and a mix of other visiting students and/or JCU degree-seeking students.  Students will pay housing costs directly to John Cabot University.  Learn more about John Cabot University Housing here.

  Pay to Creighton Pay to John Cabot University Student Responsibility Not Applicable
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board     X  
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa + Permesso di Siggiorno     Approx. $280  
Flight     X  
Creighton Traveler Security Program $100      
Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for All Fall 2018 Participants and Beyond
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.

For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.
To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2019 05/11/2019
NOTE: Dates tentative

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.