SMU Study Abroad Program Rome, Italy Summer 2012
John Cabot University• John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four- year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.• Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.
CommunicationsThe Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical,and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the informationage. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and writtenproficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis ofmessages. In addition, the program is dedicated to integratingtechnology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts forthe study of communications, so as to prepare students for anincreasingly global industry. This major focuses on intellectualdevelopment and ethical reasoning to empower students to takeleadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both withinand outside of the communications industry. Students with a BA inCommunications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and VideoProduction, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law,Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.capacità - comunicativa - comunicazione - dialogo -linea - scienza - settore
Prepare Yourself!• Visa – Contact local Italian Consulate to obtain your visa.• Permit – Once arriving in Italy, you must obtain a permit to stay within 8 days. http://eduitalia/org/assistance/ can assist you.• Medical Insurance – Italian law requires foreign students living in Italy to carry medical insurance.• Personal Property Insurance: to protect your valuables, make sure your insurance covers personal property.• Money – Italy uses the Euro. You can keep track of the exchange rate here http://www.xe.com/ucc/ . Most students obtain a debit card from their local institution and ensure it can be used internationally.
SafetyRome is a very safe city and violent crime is rare. The Student Services staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about staying safe in the city. See below for important information regarding your safety overseas, and who you can contact if you are victim to a theft or another crime.The local equivalent to the "911" emergency line in Italy is: 113.Embassy / Consulate Info.United States of America Embassy Via Veneto 119/a - 00187 Roma - phone 06 46 741 web site: www.usembassy.it
The ExpierienceTo study in Italy is a life-long dream of mine. Not only to explore different culturesbut to learn to live somewhere that is not Americanized. The language, food andpeople will all be an experience that will live within my memory forever! Ciao