Message from Emilio
Dear Alumni and Friends,
The dream you shared with John Felice of one day owning the Rome Center became a reality in July 2009 when the campus was purchased by Loyola University Chicago. Opened in 1962, the JFRC holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operated U.S. university program in Italy.
Now, through the acquisition of the Via Massimi property, the JFRC is one of the largest United States university campuses in Europe. Every year, nearly 400 students from dozens of colleges and universities across the US come together to study at the center’s all-inclusive residential campus that spans five acres in the upper Balduina district of Monte Mario—Rome’s highest hill.
Inspired by the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of combining academic rigor with the education of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—the JFRC offers a life-changing, cross-cultural learning experience now shared by some 15,000 alumni throughout the world.
We invite you to help shape the future of the JFRC—just as the JFRC program helped shaped you—by supporting the goals of Insieme per il futuro. Your involvement at any level will help us provide a unique study-abroad experience, grounded in Jesuit values and academic excellence—enabling students to express their beliefs openly, while learning from others in the Eternal City.
Vice President and Director
John Felice Rome Center