Ask any JCU student why he or she initially chose John Cabot University. Chances are that his or her response will be “location.” As a bustling metropolis with one of the most fascinating histories in the western world, Rome is an incredible location for a liberal arts university. Between its culturally rich feel, expansive history and iconic landmarks, Italy’s capital—and most populous city—is not only an excellent place to explore and play tourist in, but also a one-of-a-kind place for any university student to learn in.
No matter what major students choose, John Cabot University strives to use its advantageous location to supplement its students’ educations. Here’s why JCU’s location is so beneficial to those wanting to study abroad in Rome.
JCU’s Location Helps Students Experience their Studies in and Out of the Classroom
As we’ve mentioned, JCU’s location in Rome allows for students to expand their knowledge of their chosen field in a city that has a history and reputation within many of them. Our Art History students are not only able to read about famous masterpieces in their textbooks, but are also able to see these works on a daily basis. Our Political Science and International Affairs majors have class discussions in the same city where some of the most important political thinkers in history debated one another. Our Business and Economics students are able to discuss the economic crisis and the nuances of the Euro with expertise due to their front-row seat, and our Religion students are in a perfect location to study some of the most important religions of the past several millenniums. Regardless of what you choose to pursue after you’ve decided to study in Rome, you’ll get opportunities to explore your major in ways you might not be able to elsewhere—in large part thanks to everything Rome has to offer.
When You Study in Rome, You Experience So Much of the City Itself
In case you needed even more of a reason to study in Italy, and especially in Rome, JCU’s location is right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous tourist cities. John Cabot University is located in Trastevere, a central Roman neighborhood characterized by its cobblestoned streets and community feel. Our campus is a short walk from most of Rome’s most important monuments: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican. In fact, Vatican City is only a 25-minute walk from campus, so students can visit the world’s tiniest country—and the home of the Catholic Church—in just a hop and a skip. Our professors use our location to their advantage when planning class excursions, and our study abroad students often cite these trips as some of their favorite classroom experiences. Whether you choose to come to JCU for a summer session, for a semester, or for four years, your experience in the Eternal City is bound to be a truly unforgettable experience.
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