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SAI: John Cabot University
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms Academic Year,
Summer 1,
Summer 1&2,
Summer 2
Dates/Deadlines Click here to view
Pre-Approved Courses: CLICK HERE:
Restrictions: BU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
GPA req.: 2.75
Program Description:

SAI Rome



Type of Program Affiliate
Program Length Semester & Summer
Language of Instruction English
Majors Various
Costs Baylor tuition + housing to the host university
Housing On-campus
Health Insurance Required Included in program costs
Special Requirements Minimum 2.75 GPA
Program Director Mr. John Wilson:
Room 102, Texas Collection , Carroll Library
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 PM



Rome is the Eternal City, where history and great art come alive; the Vatican Palace, with its masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael; the Pieta, Bernini fountains, and the Renaissance architecture of St. Peter's Basilica; archeological sites where ancient cultures are uncovered. This is Rome, a vital European center for religion, business, film, art and fashion. John Cabot University is a four-year American university located in Trastevere, a charming and historic neighborhood in the heart of Rome. Students from all over the world come to JCU for a semester abroad, summer session, or to pursue their Bachelor of Arts degrees in Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences or International Business. The neighborhood of Trastevere is quiet and friendly, yet exciting discoveries are around each corner. A thriving community of musicians and artists, Trastevere's gardens and cafes, parks and family businesses give way to the grander scale of the palaces, churches and fountains of Rome.

In our increasingly inter-connected world, Rome is an ideal place to study. As the center of the Mediterranean, Rome has riches that are as powerful a lure to scholars today as they have been for millennia. John Cabot University takes advantage of that wealth by offering its modern American university program in the midst of Rome's splendor.


Courses or Areas of Study:
Arabic, Arts & Humanities (art history, classical studies, English composition & literature, philosophy, studio arts, theater), Italian, Latin, Science (computer science, math, natural science), Social Sciences (business administration, communications, economics, history, political science, psychology, religion, social sciences), Spanish

For complete course listings and scheduling, please go HERE


Students who study at John Cabot University will live in shared university apartments. These are located in the center of the city and will be occupied with other American students. Apartments will house from 3 to 8 students who will either live in single rooms, shared rooms, or rooms for three people. All students who live in an apartment together will share a kitchen and living room. Up to five students will share a bathroom. For more housing information, please go HERE

Application Procedure:

Students are responsible for applying directly to Study Abroad Italy as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.

For more information about applying to this university, go HERE


All students will pay tuition directly to Baylor and housing to SAI.  Tuition rates are the exact same as every other semester in Waco.

Additionally, Students will pay the initial $90 application fee and a $500 confirmation deposit.  $300 of the confirmation deposit will be used as a Security Deposit and the remaining $200 will be applied to rent.

For the spring or fall semester, expect to spend around $3,625 for housing, after a $300 Baylor discount and the $200 from your confirmation deposit is applied.  If you wish to live by yourself, this will cost an additional $1,400. Single rooms are given on a first come, first serve basis.  

Students will be given a cell phone at the beginning of their stay in Italy. You will receive free incoming calls and text messages, but you must pay for all outgoing calls with your credit card. You will be billed twice a month for outgoing calls if you choose to use your phone for outgoing calls. Costs for food and travel will vary according to the student.

Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare.

Legal Documents:

A passport and student visa are required. You will receive more information about obtaining a student visa once accepted to John Cabot University. You will need to contact your closest Italian consulate to obtain a student visa (the closest one to Waco being the Italian consulate in Houston).

Or, SAI can process your visa for you for an additional fee.  More information can be found HERE

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/01/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End Dates TBA
Summer 1 2016 12/02/2015 12/16/2015 TBA TBA
Summer 1&2 2016 01/15/2016 01/15/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 03/15/2016 TBA TBA
Summer 2 2016 03/31/2016 03/31/2016 TBA TBA