Safety Update in Rome: President Pavoncello Press Release

A statement by John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello on safety in Rome appeared in several media outlets yesterday. The original statement was made in Italian and the translation that the English language press provided failed to capture the essence of President Pavoncello’s words and misrepresented their spirit.

A reporter asked President Pavoncello the question, “Is the night life in Rome dangerous?” The President answered that it was not up to him to give a “yes” or “no” reply to the broad and complex issue of night life in a major urban city, but rather to stress that it is important for public authorities to continue to do all they can to make Rome as safe as possible. On that matter, the President added that John Cabot University takes every possible step to insure the safety and wellbeing of its students during their stay in Rome through information, prompt communication, and constant vigilance of the neighborhood around JCU.

In conclusion, it is important to point out that during the past 10 years, over 13,000 U.S. students have studied at JCU and have had one of the most important and transformative experiences of their lives.