Giorgio in San Diego: Discovering the City

I can’t believe I am already halfway through my experience abroad. It seems like yesterday that I was leaving Italy to come here, and now that I see Halloween decorations everywhere I suddenly realize that time really is flying. I have no words to describe how blessed I feel to be here, or how happy…

Russian Students: Finding Food from Home

“Let’s cook borscht,” my mother said one evening. She had come to visit me while I was studying in Rome, and was tired of eating pasta every day. I gladly supported the idea. Three months without Russian food had been tough. It is possible to find a Russian grocery store in Rome, so we went…

Study Abroad Spotlight: Gregory Caso, Summer 2017

Before I spent a summer session at John Cabot University, I was on the fence about studying abroad. I wasn’t sure if it would be the right fit for me, or how I would assimilate to the place I was studying in. As soon as I arrived on campus, though, all of my worries were…

Study Abroad Spotlight: Caroline Lekakos, Spring 2017

John Cabot University’s amazing art history department, in conjunction with my history professor Fabrizio Conti, opened my eyes to Renaissance art and history in a way that would be impossible had I never come to JCU. I knew what I was getting into signing up for three different classes related to the Renaissance, but wasn’t…

Top Things to Do Around JCU Campus

1. See the cannon fire on Gianicolo hill One of the rituals JCU students find out about soon after arriving in Rome is the Gianicolo hill cannon, which fires blank every day at exactly 12 noon. The firing of a cannon has been tradition since 1847, on the orders of Pope Pius IX, and since…

Life After Graduation: Nicole Luvisotti

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole and I am a Marketing major at John Cabot University. Last summer I had the chance to start interning at the Marketing Department of CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee). There, I started collaborating with the project manager of an international tennis event called Next Gen ATP Finals. This event,…

Student Spotlight: Angela Matos, Class of 2021

I have always known that after leaving high school, you will not remember the twenty definitions you were told to memorize one week, or that one test you failed. Instead, you will remember the friendships, the hard work, and the memories you created during your time there. When I began looking for a university, I…

Meet Your Admissions Counselor: Elaine Barreto

Nature is perfection. This has been my mantra as long as I remember. It has allowed me to accept all that is, and all that is not, and the constant changing patterns of both. When I graduated from university in my little state in Goa, India, I chose to do a 6-month experience in an…

Student Spotlight: Sofia Carlettini, Class of 2020

Hello everyone! My name is Sofia, and I am a freshman student majoring in Communications at John Cabot University. Rome is my hometown and this is one of the main reasons I’ve decided to keep studying here. The truth is, before applying to John Cabot University, I visited so many Italian universities but none of…

Giorgio in San Diego: Settling into a New Campus

Hello! My name is Giorgio Millesimi and I am a John Cabot University student currently studying in San Diego for the Fall 2017 semester. I have always dreamed of living in California, that magic land described by so many of my idols, from Jack Kerouac in his novels to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in…

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