John Cabot University is an American-accredited university in Rome, Italy that offers both degree and study abroad programs to students from more than 70 countries. Spending your gap year at John Cabot University will allow you to explore Italy and Europe without putting off college graduation. You can apply for one or two summer sessions, a semester, or our full year program.
Gap year students are not required to adhere to our core curriculum, allowing you to choose our 300+ course options while earning college credits that will transfer back to an American institution. Our professors and staff serve as mentors who can help you decide what you would like to study when you officially enroll in an undergraduate program, whether at John Cabot University or elsewhere. As a gap year student, you can also get involved in our clubs, organizations, community service programs, and athletics, allowing you to make friends from across the world while experiencing Italian culture firsthand.