Loyola University Chicago: Rome - John Felice Rome Center

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  • Location(s): Rome, Italy
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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As the premier and oldest continual U.S. university program in Italy, the JFRC is well equipped to help you make the most of your time abroad, whether you are in the classroom, at an internship, in service, or on the road. Our primary goal is t... read more

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A student studying abroad with Loyola University Chicago: Rome - John Felice Rome Center
Learned so much about myself in terms of getting out of my comfort zone and what i'm interested in with regards to traveling in the future. Also learned so much about friendships and just meeting new people in general. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent, so it was worthwhile - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned so much about the world and myself. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Loyola University Chicago: Rome - John Felice Rome Center
Everything about my time at the JFRC was worthwhile. I met my best friends who will be in my life forever, I learned how to step outside of my comfort zone, gained language skills, and cultural experience. I also had a marketing internship which gave me insight into what it is like to work in a foreign office. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
January 13, 2015 Fun Abroad
The program was very good at allowing me to travel around on the weekends. They also provided good opportunities to travel through the school. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I got to experience many very different cultures, completely worthwhile - Fordham University View Entire Review
How to be street smart, a lot about the history of Rome and the culture there. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I grew as a person and learned about myself and how to deal with being away from home. I stepped out of my shell and made new friends and experienced many things I would be too scared to do at home. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and it was definitely worth while. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. I learned that you can't truly experience a country/culture without a serious commitment to it. - Miami University View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about a culture much different than my own. It was worthwhile because I got to meet some of my more distant family members who I had never met before and I was able to see a great deal of Italy. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Overall, this is a good, well-run program and my semester at the JFRC was a positive experience, but it wasn't exactly the experience I was after. I am a Spanish/French minor and have done summer study abroad programs in Spain and France, including home stay and classes taught in those languages, so this program seemed really sh... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
June 12, 2013 Absolutely Amazing
I learned a lot about independence, how to get around between countries, how to live somewhere where you don't speak the language, and loads about art and history. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I wish we were given more information before the program. The staff at JFRC are all incredibly helpful, especially the SLA staff. They are wonderful! - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Living in Italy changed me for the rest of my life. Believe me when I say even if it seems scary it is beyond worth it. You realize and develop a part of you that you did not know existed. Being there 5 months was not enough. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I could write a novel on all that I've gained/learned from my experience abroad. It was the most worthwhile thing I've done throughout my entire undergraduate career. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
independence - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned about so many different cultures and ways of living. It was extremely worthwhile and now I know how other people and societies conduct their lives. I didn't love everything about Rome (some terrible locals) so I spent A LOT of time traveling during most of my weekends which was amazing - i experienced amazing food, cul... - Fordham University View Entire Review
An understanding of a different culture and an increased appreciation for the American culture. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
August 19, 2013 Too Short.
It wasn't until the last week that I felt like I really fit in with the Italian life. I met some italians and began to feel more comfortable speaking the language. It was the best summer of my life. - University of Notre Dame View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Loyola University of Chicago: Rome - John Felice Rome Center
Past Review R Home!
It was the best year I could have ever asked for. Both the ups and downs made me grow and mature and become more and more independent, which was definitely a goal I had for the year. Travel has also become a completely new learning experience, one that I learned to appreciate differently. Rome in general though, taught me to liv... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I loved learning about the Italian culture and being able to experience another country first hand. It was truly an eye-opening experience for me. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I have a better view of how I want to live my life in the states. I also learned a bit more about Europe and traveling, since I have never traveled without my family or been out of the country. YES it was was completely worth while! I am trying to fit another study abroad in the Spring! - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Confidence to travel by myself, flexibility to be able to go with the flow, I learned a ton of European history. The whole trip was extremely worthwhile. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
My time abroad has been the most memorable experience in my life. There is no question whether it was worthwhile. If I had the chance to go back, I would go back a thousand times over. I was able to experience being independent while still living in a structured environment. I also started to really appreciate how culture plays ... - Trinity University View Entire Review

About

As the premier and oldest continual U.S. university program in Italy, the JFRC is well equipped to help you make the most of your time abroad, whether you are in the classroom, at an internship, in service, or on the road.

Our primary goal is to provide you with an intense educational experience that is infused with the flavors and excitement of living in Rome. From the moment you arrive, you will be exposed to the vast Italian landscape and immersed immediately into its dynamic, beloved culture. Our world-renowned faculty will lead you along the way through enriching curricula, exciting study trips, eye-opening service projects, and experiential learning through internships.

Of course, you will come here to have fun and make connections as well. The JFRC provides plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community through sporting events, dining, music, spiritual gatherings, and site-seeing. If you are like past students, you will make lifelong friends through all these avenues.

It is with great excitement that we welcome you on this new journey into global exploration--and perhaps most important--personal transformation.

All majors are welcome at our campus where students can choose from over 40 different courses in History, Business, Art, Theology, Language, Political Science, Sociology, Math, Music, Theater, Literature, Film Studies, Anthropology, Classics, English and more. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Archeology
  • Theology and Religious Vocations
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Cell Biology, Anatomy
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing, General
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Italian Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1962
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Loyola University Chicago Scholarships

Fall or Spring Semesters, Awards up to $2,000

Awards up to $2,000

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Eligibility: Financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC.

Fall Semester Only, Awards range from $850 to $1,750

Awards range from $850 to $1,750

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Eligibility: Financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC.

Fall or Spring Semester, Awards up to $2,500 each Eligibility: GPA of 3.2 or higher at a student’s current institution, financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC

Up to $2,500 each

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Eligibility: GPA of 3.2 or higher at a student’s current institution, financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC

Fall or Spring Semesters, Awards range from $2,600 to $3,400

Awards range from $2,600 to $3,400

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Eligibility: Financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC.

Academic Year or Fall Semester, Awards up to $7,500 for an academic year/approximately half for a single semester

Awards up to $7,500

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Eligibility: Visiting student (e.g., not from Loyola University Chicago) from any US college or university, financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC.

Fall or Spring Semesters, Awards up to $5,000

Awards up to $5,000

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Eligibility: Financial need or qualification for need, and eligible to apply for the JFRC.

Fall or Spring Semester, Amount varies, may relieve tuition and academic expenses

Varies

Deadlines:
Visit LUC.edu/rome

Guidelines/Requirements:
Fall or Spring Semester, Amount varies, may relieve tuition and academic expenses Eligibility: Financial need or qualification for need and eligible to apply for the JFRC.

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