John Cabot University Welcomes New and Returning Students to Spring 2015
The John Cabot University community is pleased to welcome our new and returning degree-seeking and study abroad students to campus for Spring 2015.
With over 1,200 students enrolled, this spring marks John Cabot’s largest and most diverse group of students in history. JCU’s new degree-seeking students represent 12 countries including: Azerbaijan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, the Republic of Moldova, Norway, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe.
Our American degree-seekers come from 10 states including: California, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Our Italian students represent 17 cities in Italy including Rome, Turin, Salerno, Modena, Fiuggi, and Potenza.
Our visiting students are traveling to Rome from 44 US states, 21 countries, and 145 universities in the United States, Mexico, and Denmark.
JCU staff, Orientation Leaders and Skippers will greet students at the Hilton Airport Hotel upon their arrival to Rome on January 13 and 14. 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 five-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!