When I Miss Rome…

I graduated from John Cabot over three years ago and still to this day I find myself missing Rome. After talking with several fellow graduates, whatever phase of life we are in now, one thing we can all agree on is that we miss Rome. Living in Trastevere, attending John Cabot University, and calling Rome…

Summer in Rome: Ferragosto

If you decided to stay in Rome for a JCU summer session (or two), or simply wanted to come back early to enjoy the city before starting the Fall semester, you probably feel like you have your summer routine down. Whether you have become a regular at your local gelateria, or you have found your…

Porta Portese Flea Market

You could live in Rome for a lifetime and not manage to see everything this city offers. It is a priceless experience to spend four years soaking in all the culture, history, and art – but it can also be tiring trying to take advantage of the breathtaking ancient ruins, monuments, and museums that the…

Parks in Rome: Villa Pamphili

I have always loved going to the park… especially when I’m in the middle of a big city. Growing up around the world, it was sometimes difficult to navigate my way around foreign countries and new cultures. While it was rewarding to discover so many new places, and gather many different “homes” around the world,…

Transfer Spotlight: Victoria Barros, Class of 2018

My name is Victoria Barros and I am from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Growing up, I never felt that I belonged to a specific community, group, state, or country. As a child, I often wondered what it would be like to settle down in one city for the rest of my life. However, I didn’t think…

10 Reasons to Transfer to JCU

The decision to transfer to a new university is not one to be taken lightly. You may be unhappy at your current college for a variety of reasons: maybe you aren’t thriving academically, or you seek more extracurricular options. Perhaps you don’t love the city your school is located in or you haven’t made close…

5 Tips About Italian Coffee Culture

When you move to a new country, it usually takes a while to adjust to the cultural norms. There may be aspects of your host culture that differ greatly from the customs back home. For example, you might not think something as common and simple as a caffeinated beverage found around the world would be…

How to Transfer to JCU

Transferring to a new university can be scary, especially when that university is in a completely different country. Sending in applications, trying to decide on the right path for your future, and all of the other stress that comes along with changing schools can be intimidating. Luckily, John Cabot University has a long-standing tradition of…

Gap Year Spotlight: Colleen Mair

They say that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you’ll return to Rome – how many people can testify that this actually works? My name is Colleen and I am a gap year student at John Cabot University from Australia. I first set foot in Rome in October 2017 when I came…

Life After Graduation: Anna Butuzova

When I came to John Cabot University, I did not know what I wanted to study: indeed, my major was “Undecided”. I had transferred from Moscow Pedagogical University, but as John Cabot does not offer an education major, I decided to follow my interest in politics. In general, when I do not know what to…

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