We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. - Anais Nin

Program Highlights

  • Earn SMC credits while engaging with Italians and and other international students
  • Enroll in an Italian language course available at all levels and intensities
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Italy while living and learning in Rome
  • John Cabot offers a variety of academic options geared to accommodate almost all majors

Application Requirements

2.8 Major and Cumulative GPA, open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Preparation for the Study Abroad

Planning to study abroad in Rome in Fall 2014?  We highly encourage you take Italian #060 this spring.

Find out more info. here:

Italian #060


SMC tuition and international room (board is not included)

Tuition and Fees $20,615
Room (Board NOT included) $4,415
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1000
Student Visa (SAI provides a visa processing service for $250.00) $0 (if you apply independently)
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit $300
Application Fee N/A


Host University

John Cabot University through Study Abroad Italy


List of Courses Offered



Students are placed with other (usually US) SAI students in apartments that are privately owned and located in buildings shared by Italian residents.  A typical residence will house 2-6 students, and contains a combination of single and double bedrooms.  SMC students are placed in double rooms (students who wish to have a single room, will need to pay the additional fee to SAI). The kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas are shared.

List of Pre-Approved JCU Courses, Click Here

*Transfer Credit Approval forms are not required for pre-approved courses. Courses listed under each institution do not reflect all courses offered. Any course not listed must be approved by way of a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval form

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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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