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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Partner Program, Provider Program Areas of Study: Engineering
Housing Options: Apartment, Student Housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Summer Engineering Program in Rome, Italy, API
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Program Description:

The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science, partnering with API (Academic Programs Abroad) offers engineering majors a summer study abroad opportunity at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy. 
John Cabot University will be offering Engineering and Mathematics courses for STEM majors during our Summer I and II five-week sessions. This allows students to take the pressure off their semester coursework, transfer the credits back to their home university, and stay on track for graduation – while spending the summer in Rome, Italy, a city renowned for its remarkable feats of engineering such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the aqueducts.

Students can select one of the following; 
  • Summer Session 1: May 14- June 23
  • Summer Session 2: June 26-August 4

Program Structure and Assessment:

Students will enroll in one or two courses related to their major and all courses are taught in English. Please see below for a list of available courses and their UCF-approved equivalent. 

Engineering Courses at JCU

Summer schedules and course syllabi may be found here.

JCU uses the grading system used by most schools in the United States where professors ascribe letter grades (A,B,C,D, or F, sometimes followed by a + or -) based on a 100 percent scale assessing students' work.
Students will receive a transcript from John Cabot University upon completion of the program. John Cabot University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information on this program, please visit the API website here


Students live in apartments that are typically a 25-45 minute commute from JCU. Some apartments can house as many as 10 students, although students typically share a room with only one or two other students. All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, 1-2 bathrooms, and common areas. Washing machines are available, and students are responsible for their own meals. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Eligibility and Requirements: 
-  Be a declared engineering major
-  Have attended UCF for at least one full semester
-  UCF GPA: 2.75 minimum


A visa is not required for summer study for American passport holders.  For further information visit:


 $5,780 (1 Course); $6,980 (2 Courses)

What’s Included


Advising @api Online System
Orientation Materials and Resources
Access to International Phone Plans
API Alumni Network
Social Networking


Airport Reception
API Centers, Resident Directors
On-Site Orientation
Meal Plan (20 meals)
Medical & Life Insurance
Excursions (overnight, day)
Social & Cultural Activities
Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
Volunteer Opportunities


Re-Entry Materials & Support
Post-Program Evaluation
Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

What's Not Included (estimated) 

Airfare ($1,100)
Meals not included ($900)
UCF Study Abroad fee ($350)
Bus ticket ($35)
Books, lab fees (not known, if any)
Passport ($140)

All students pay API directly for the program cost.  The study abroad fee will be placed on the student’s UCF account.  Student funds all other expenses.  Please see the
API website here

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Advising for partner programs is based on your program location: 

Europe: Please email 

Asia, South Pacific (Aus and NZ), Africa & the Middle East: Please email or schedule here via MyKnightStar

Latin America: Please email or schedule here via MyKnightStar


UCF Abroad Upcoming Events & Group Advising Sessions (linked here)

This program is currently not accepting applications.