Study abroad choices are often limited for engineering students, as the curriculum is often quite rigid and STEM courses from foreign universities do not always transfer. However, in dedication to our mission to help as many Americans as possible have an international college experience, JCU offers engineering courses during our summer sessions.
Our summer engineering courses, including ENGR 210: Statics and ENGR 213: Thermodynamics, allow engineering students to experience a summer in Rome without disrupting graduation plans. Our 5-week summer sessions offer a perfect short-term abroad experience: enough time to get to know John Cabot University’s picturesque Roman neighborhood and to gain a deeper understanding of Italian culture without missing semester back at your home university.
John Cabot University is an American university, meaning that our American-accredited courses will transfer back to your university seamlessly. Your federal financial aid is also transferable, in addition to our own scholarships for study abroad students.
Rome will truly inspire engineering majors. The ancient Romans achieved incredible engineering accomplishments throughout their vast empire, witnessed by the fact that many of these structures are still standing two thousand years later. Engineers continued to learn from and work in Rome over the centuries, and their houses, palaces, bridges, and parks offer a living museum of engineering and architectural feats through the years.
As an engineering student in Rome, you will learn from professors who have built international careers in your field. If you envision a career that allows you to travel and liaise with foreign colleagues and clients or are considering pursuing a master’s degree abroad, your JCU professors will be able to provide guidance in a way that your US-based professors may not. Plus, with a 1,250-member student body representing over 70 countries and an average class size of 15, you will get to know your diverse classmates and make life-changing friendships that will last long after your summer session ends.
One of the other perks of studying abroad in Europe is undoubtedly the opportunity to travel. JCU’s central location in Rome provides easy access to the rest of the continent, where you will witness different architectural styles and learn from the many impressive engineering feats of the western world.