Feeling at Home: Student Giuseppe Musto

Giuseppe Musto is a JCU student pursuing a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Legal Studies. Giuseppe, who transferred to John Cabot from the University of Naples Federico II, is currently participating in JCU’s Direct Exchange Program, and he is studying abroad at the University of Miami.

Tell us about your background.
I am from Naples, where I attended an international high school and also obtained an Italian diploma. I decided to attend JCU because I wanted to keep studying in an international environment and meeting people from all over the world.

Giuseppe Musto
Giuseppe Musto

What made you decide to participate in JCU’s Direct Exchange Program and study abroad at the University of Miami?
The JCU Direct Exchange Program caught my attention as soon as I transferred to JCU. I think that being able to study abroad for a semester or more really enhances my college experience. I was interested in the University of Miami because of its academics and campus culture, as well as the amazing city of Miami.

What is the most surprising/best part of studying abroad? What’s your best study abroad story so far?
The best part of studying abroad is certainly experiencing a completely different culture and getting used to it. Throughout my time here I have been able to adjust pretty quickly and enjoy the differences thoroughly.

How is your experience in the classroom similar and different from your experience at JCU?
Classes are pretty similar to JCU. Most of them require active participation and group projects, which I greatly enjoy.

So far, what has been the most challenging and most rewarding part of your experience? What do you hope to learn from it?
At first, I felt a little bit off living in a big city with no one I knew, but now I feel completely comfortable and I’m enjoying this experience. This has taught me that I should always seize opportunities, as you never know how much you can grow and learn from them.

What advice would you give to JCU students considering studying abroad at a partner university?
To anyone considering studying abroad at a partner university, I would definitely say to go for it. Check the list of universities available on the JCU website, see which one could be your best fit, and enjoy the experience to the fullest.

What are your plans for the future?
I am currently a senior expecting to graduate in Fall 2024 and after that, I want to apply for a master’s degree in management and then start working abroad.