Program Details

The John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago provides a user-friendly cultural immersion program with LUC courses taught in English by Italian and US faculty.
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

As the premier and oldest continual US university program in Italy, LUC's John Felice Rome Center is well equipped to help you make the most of your time abroad, whether you are in the classroom, at an internship, doing service work, 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 60 different courses in Art, History, Literature, Music, Political Science, Theology, Business, Language, Honors, Philosophy, Science, Classics and more.

Setting Description:
Loyola's Rome campus is located on Monte Mario, the highest hill in the city of Rome and one of the most affluent residential areas of the city, with beautiful tree-lined streets. The campus includes “smart” classrooms, a residence hall, computer lab, library, chapel, recreation area, Italian style cafeteria, coffee and snack bar, workout and dance studio, student community garden, two acre olive grove, and more.

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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 2 Reviews


    Loyola’s diverse and accessible study abroad programs compelled me to study abroad at the John Felice Rome Center in Fall 2016. While in Rome, I dove headfirst into many exciting opportunities: interning at an Italian film company, coaching as a co-captain

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • JFRC Spring '17

    I can't recommend this program enough. The campus is lovely, the staff is wonderful, and Rome is the most enchanting city in the world. I can honestly say that studying abroad at the JFRC made me a smarter, braver, and more interesting person than I was

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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