Study in Rome: SOE Undergraduate
Undergraduate Summer Session I
May 19 - June 1, 2013
Loyola University Chicago's School of Education again offers summer study sessions at Loyola's Rome Center campus in Italy for undergraduate students.
All School of Education courses at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center make use of the vast cultural resources of this world-class city and involve on-site instruction. In addition, activities are scheduled for students that expand interaction with Rome and with the Italian way of life.
Calendar - 2013
|March 1||Reservations must be received by this date, Submit early, class fill up immediately!|
|April 15||Full payment of room charge is due|
|April 25||Mandatory 2 hour pre-departure orientation, 6:00-8:00 PM, Water Tower Campus|
|May 19||Opening lunch and orientation at the John Felice Rome Center, 1:30 p.m.|
|May 20||Classes begin|
|May 31||Classes end, final dinner event|
|June 1||Program officially closes, and participants are expected to vacate the Rome Center by 10 a.m.|
Why Rome in 2013?
All roads continue to lead to Rome as the center of culture and political events. Because of its importance throughout the development of Western culture, Rome provides an exceptional vantage point for considering the flow of history. For anyone who seeks to understand the cultural context for the work of schools, Rome is an essential experience. The School of Education is particularly fortunate that Loyola University Chicago's own John Felice Rome Center can provide students with comfortable accommodations and excellent facilities for study and exploration.
Why consider a two-week program?
The full liberal arts education promoted by Loyola calls for study at the Rome Center to enable students to better understand the present through historical roots and to more fully appreciate the culture of contemporary America through the experience of living abroad. Since many students cannot devote an entire academic year or even a full semester to study in Rome, the School of Education has developed a two-week program. During this program, students take a specially designed course that uses the Eternal City and its rich resources as a dynamic classroom.
During Summer Session I 2013 (May 19 - June12), the following undergraduate courses will be offered at the Rome Center:
- CIEP 360 - Interdisciplinary Workshop: Culture and Identity (Dr. Janis Fine)
(Satisfies the requirement for CPSY 342 and is an approved elective. See your advisor.)
- ELPS 302 - Philosophy of Education (Dr. Amy Shuffleton)
Click the course number to view the syllabus for that course in PDF format.
- When should I apply?
Please complete and submit your application (PDF) and deposit as soon as possible. Classes fill up early.
- What is the tuition?
The usual tuition for a three-hour undergraduate course in the Summer Session applies: $2,025.
- What are textbook and admission fees?
These will vary according to the course in which a student enrolls.
- Are there any program fees?
The operation of this international study program involves expenses not normally associated with other courses taken at Loyola's Chicago campuses. In addition, services are provided to both facilitate the work of the course and to enhance the stay in Rome. These services include: insurance for students studying in Italy (mandated by the Italian government); lunch and orientation at the Rome Center on the day of arrival; a bus pass for travel on buses and subways in Rome; the use of the Internet in Rome for research and e-mail access; a picnic; transportation to the farewell dinner at a lovely restaurant; and entrance fees to the Jewish Ghetto Museum, the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. To cover these services and administrative expenses a program fee is assessed of $295.
- What is the cost for housing at the Rome Center?
The room charge will be $50/night per person for a shared double room. Since the stay is 13 nights, the charge will be $650.
- What about transportation to and from Rome?
Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from Rome. **Please do not make plane reservations until you have been notified that your class has sufficient enrollment. All students are expected to arrive at the Rome Center on Sunday May 19th. Students are encouraged to arrange their travel to be present for that event.
- How are meals handled?
Aside from the three meals that are provided as part of the program, meals are the responsibility of the individual student. There are two food services at the Rome Center: a café and a cafeteria. In addition, all rooms are furnished with refrigerators, and grocery stores are within walking distance of the Rome Center, although the Rome Center does not provide cooking facilities. Rome also provides excellent restaurants that are moderately priced. The program director will give students ample advice about selecting restaurants in Rome so that unexpected and inordinate costs are avoided. In general, a reasonable breakfast can be purchased for 5-6.50 Euros ($6.50-$8.50 USD) and a lunch or dinner between 10-15 Euros ($13-$20 USD).
- When will I be accepted?
Students who anticipate having completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours by the end of spring semester 2013 with a cumulative GPA OF 2.75 or higher are eligible to apply for the Rome 2013 undergraduate program. The acceptance process starts with a submission of the application form and a payment of $295, to cover the program fee. Upon acceptance, a place is reserved for the applicant in the course of choice.
- Do I need a student visa to study abroad?
Students who are North American (USA, Canada, or Mexico) or European Union citizens are not required to secure student visas for participation in the two week Rome Program. Students who are not North American or E.U. citizens must contact Loyola’s Office for International Programs to ascertain whether they will need a student visa. Please contact the OIP at (773) 508-3899 for any questions you may have regarding insurance and student visas.
- Do I need insurance to study abroad?
Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact Marian Carlson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.3996 and let her know that you are participating in the School of Education Rome Undergraduate Summer Program.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Janis Fine
School of Education
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611