What You’ll Study
TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 credits per session (up to 12 total)
Students who choose to study abroad in Rome with API at JCU take 1-2 courses and receive 3-6 credit hours per semester session or approximately 3 credits per course. The program fee for one course includes a maximum of 3 credits per summer session. The program fee for two courses includes a maximum of 6 credits per summer session. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced) and are taught in Italian. Most other courses are taught in English.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE OPTION (SUMMER 1)
Offered during the Summer 1 term as part of JCU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, this Certificate Program provides students with a taste of the entrepreneurial world early on in their careers. To earn the Certificate students will have to satisfactorily complete the following:
- One entrepreneurial course.
- Attend 3 entrepreneurship events, workshops or visits organized by IFE.
- Write a 3- to 5-page reflection paper.
Students may apply prior to arrival or once on-site. This certificate is open to both degree-seeking and visiting students of all majors.
CREATIVE WRITING OPTION (SUMMER 1)
Students who register for one creative writing course will be able to participate in JCU’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. Offered during the Summer 1 term, this session features a large selection of creative writing workshops, readings, films, lectures, and concerts, as well as writing and translation contests, and more. The 2018 Writer in Residence at the 9th Annual Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation will be Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of two critically acclaimed historical novels: the New York Times-bestselling Wench and Balm. Former Writers in Residence include Mark Strand, Billy Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edmund White, and Frederic Tuten.
Upon completion of the term, JCU will award a certificate to participating students.
COMMUNICATIONS OPTION (SUMMER 2)
Students who register for one communication course during the Summer 2 session are automatically enrolled in JCU’s Summer Institute in International Communication. As part of this program, students have access to special guest lectures, film screenings with Italian directors, and other extracurricular events. Upon completion of the term, JCU awards a certificate to participating students.
JCU offers a selection of engineering courses that fit in well with fundamental courses any engineering major may need! Students can select 1-2 courses each session for a total of 3-6 credits per session. Students who take both Summer sessions are eligible to earn up to 12 credits total. Below are a sampling of courses previously offered:
- Statics (Summer 1)
- Fluid Mechanics - 2 sections (Summer 1 & 2 combined)
- Thermodynamics (Summer 1, Summer 2)
- Mechanics of Materials (Summer 1, Summer 2)
- Material and Energy Balances (Summer 1)
- Circuits 1 (Summer 1, Summer 2)
- Fluid Mechanics (Summer 2)
- Microcontroller Program and Applications (Summer 2)
API students will receive a transcript from John Cabot University upon completion of the program. John Cabot University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.