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John Felice Rome Center

Volunteer Opportunities, Service Learning, and Internships Abroad


JFRC Internships abroad are transformative experiences for students personally, professionally and academically. By turning the city of Rome into their classroom, eligible full-year students gain practical, real world work experiences through an academic course offering. This experience is especially valuable for students wishing to one day make their living abroad. View more information.

Service learning

Social justice is a core tenet within the Jesuit philosophy of faith and service, with a particular call to defend the weak, the oppressed, and the marginalized. The John Felice Rome Center takes up that charge through service opportunities that bring students into direct contact with the less fortunate members of Italian society.

You will have the option to reach these individuals by serving at a number of charitable organizations. Service work is focused in part on helping the homeless. Other outlets cater to refugees from war-torn regions, such as Iraq, Sudan, and Afghanistan. View more information.

Volunteer opportunities

Students can volunteer in various ways during their time abroad. The JFRC works with the Community of Sant’Egidio to provide weekly opportunities for students to give back while immersing themselves in Italian culture. Students can volunteer at the community’s soup kitchen, clothing center, or by distributing meals by car. For more information about volunteering during your time in Rome please contact romesla@luc.edu.

Jesuit refugee service internship abroad

Post-graduate opportunity

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) offers an eleven month internship (September through July) for recent graduates from Loyola University Chicago and/or the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC). The internship abroad would take place in the Communications Department of JRS. The internship includes round-trip air fare to Rome, insurance, and a 500 euro a month stipend, all provided by JRS. Room and board is provided by Loyola’s JFRC, and includes opportunities to engage in various activities within its community of students, faculty and staff. All applications must be completed by April 1. Application

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. Apply now or Request more information about volunteer opportunities, service learning or internships abroad.


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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