Welcome to Fall 2015 at John Cabot University!

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John Cabot University

Welcome Fall 2015 Students!

The John Cabot University community is pleased to welcome our new and returning degree-seeking and study abroad students to campus this Fall.

With over 1,055 students enrolled, this fall is one of our largest incoming classes in history. JCU’s new degree-seeking students represent 26 countries including: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United State, and Vietnam,

Our American degree-seekers come from 16 states including: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. Our Italian students represent 31 cities in Italy including Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo, and Rome.

Our visiting students are traveling to Rome from 40 US states, 21 countries, and 126 universities in Canada, Egypt, Greece, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States.

This fall we are also pleased to welcome 60 freshman abroad students from the University of Delaware, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Southern California.

JCU staff, Orientation Leaders and Skippers will greet students at the Hilton Airport Hotel upon their arrival to Rome on August 24 and 25. Students complete orientation and housing check-in forms at the Hilton, and are subsequently taken to their new Roman homes by a JCU shuttle bus.

During the six-day Orientation, students participate in sessions designed to introduce them to the University and the Eternal City. Skippers lead their groups through Navigation 101, a tour of Rome which acquaints students with the city center and teaches them how to purchase a public transportation ticket, find their closest pharmacy and supermarket, and discover the quickest route to Rome’s main train station, Termini.

In order to enhance students’ spring semester experience, the Office of Student Services has prepared a wide variety of activities including Italian cooking classes, tours in Rome, and weekend trips to the Italian regions of Umbria and Campania. Students will also be able to participate in a variety of exercise classes at the Fitness Center located in the Gianicolo Residence , travel with the JCU Athletics team to ski and hike in Abruzzo, and try out for our soccer, basketball, and volleyball teams.

JCU staff and Orientation Leaders and Skippers are looking forward to meeting everyone!