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Three Countries In Three Weeks

by Scott Zimmerman

Over the last three weeks I’ve checked London, Paris, and Barcelona off my list of destinations to visit while studying abroad, and it’s been an incredible time to say the least. I’m starting to gain a better understanding of different European cultures and the nuances that distinguish them from one another, and I’m excited to […]

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  • WWII Weekend

    This past weekend was time, once again, for the semi-annual World War II study trip. This is a two-day trip where the students get a glimpse of the role that Italy played during WWII.
  • Interreligious Week

    On the week of March 23 – March 27, the JFRC community had the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of religions that compose the fabric of the world with through a variety of events offered on and off-campus.
  • Best of the Balkans

    Over the course of ten days in three different countries, JFRC students journeyed through the Balkans to learn about fundamental historical events, diplomatic relationships, and Balkan culture.
  • In the footsteps of Alexander

    Over Spring Break JFRC students explored the kingdom of Macedonia and Istanbul.
  • Go Global at the John Felice Rome Center

    Congratulations to video contest winners Kellen Fisher, Caroline Heckler, and Joseph Vanderbosch!
  • L'isola di Sicilia

    Once again, students were able to take a break from studying for midterms by focusing on the beauty, culture, and history of the incredible island of Sicily.
  • Connecting with the Jesuit Refugee Service

    The Jesuit Refugee Service is an incredible organization, and Jacquelyn Pavilon is a great resource. We encourage students to reach out and get involved in JRS events and initiatives that are happening on and off campus!
  • Today We Remember Our Founder John Felice

    John Felice lived an extraordinary life, filling his 84 years with enough adventures, challenges, and successes to fill several volumes.
  • Campania Orientation Trip Spring 2015

    To bring Spring Orientation to a close, the JFRC trekked to the region of Campania for a memorable weekend filled with food and friends.
  • Settling into Spring

    As the first day of classes begin, 235 students (the largest group the John Felice Rome Center has housed in many years) have started to settle into the routine of life abroad.
  • Student Spotlight: Spending Turkey Day in Turkey

    This past Thanksgiving holiday, Father Ted Bohr, S.J. and Student Life Assistant Chandni Patel led a pioneer trip of twenty-three students to Istanbul, Turkey. The focus of the study trip was to explore the meaning and interpret a personal definition of Modern Islam and discover Turkish culture.
  • Student Philosophy Conference

    Students and scholars presented papers related to Identity and Values at this years Philosophy Conference.
  • Hunger Week

    JFRC students and faculty participated in Hunger Week, throughout the week of November 17-21
  • Women in Leadership Panel

    On Wednesday, November 19th, Student Life Assistants Jessica and Anna hosted a panel featuring prominent female leaders at the JFRC.
  • Tastes of Toscana Fall 2014

    For the weekend of November 7th to November 9th, 27 students, SLA Jessica and Librarian Elise Aversa traveled to the Tuscan countryside to enjoy a relaxing weekend filled with food and fun!
  • Student Spotlight: My time here in Rome

    Courage. It’s something we all strive to possess; it’s something that not all of us have. However, without courage, I never would have applied to the John Felice Rome Center. Courage is something, I’m proud to say, my parents instilled in me. So, I made the decision to study abroad.
  • JFRC Video Contest Winner!

    Creighton University Biology major Gina Drummond won the spring 2014 JFRC video contest. Watch the video here and learn a little about her!
  • Student Spotlight: Panini Distribution

    Rome-- On Friday, September 31, a group of the Loyola Rome Center students embarked on the weekly Panini Distribution, led by the one and only Pedro Guerrero.
  • Clean Up Balduina Fall 2014

    JFRC Students give back to their local Neighborhood of Balduina being part of the solution essendo utili agli altri!
  • Ultimate Umbria: Fall 2014 Orientation Weekend

    On Friday September 5th, all 157 John Felice Rome Center students, along with the Student Life Team, and various faculty, piled into three buses and took off for an Ultimate Umbria orientation weekend!
  • Student Philosophy Conference

    The Annual Student Philosophy Conference is entering its third year at the John Felice Rome Center.
  • Alumni Aperitivo in Honor of Dr. Susana Cavallo

    Join us for a special opportunity to gather with fellow JFRC alumni and hear from JFRC Dean of Faculty, Dr. Susana Cavallo, who will share her memories, guiding principles, and unique perspective in leading the JFRC to where it is today.
  • Fall 2014 Study Trip: Poland

    During this year's fall break, 14 students, 2 staff members, and 2 faculty members joined a group of passionate JFRC Alumni in Poland.
  • Student Spotlight: Fall Break in Poland

    Shanna Johnson reflects on her time in Poland over Fall Break.
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Cusano Mutri 2014

    From September 26-28th, 25 students found themselves discovering the beauty of mushrooms, Campania, and the essence of the Italian sagra
  • Ostia Antica Fall 2014 Trip

    On September 20th, a group of JFRC students along with SLA Anna and Dr. John Nicholson traveled to Ostia Antica
  • A look through the arrival of our Fall 2014 studenti!

    On September 27th, the Fall 2014 JFRC students arrived on campus and began their orientation week.
  • JFRC Students think globally and act locally by making a difference in their Roman backyard.

    Students make more meaning of their time in Rome by giving back to their local Roman backyards on Monte Mario.
  • Student Organic Garden – Winter Vegetable Harvest & Spring Planting

    Cicoria, radicchio, broccoletti, piselli, fave: that’s how you say green goodness in Italiano.
  • Profile

    Elizabeth Geoghegan, Prof. of English Lit & Creative Writing

    JFRC Faculty Member Elizabeth Geoghegan Reads from her recently published e-book “The Marco Chronicles, To Rome, without love”
  • UIC Professor Gloria Nardini visits the JFRC

    The JFRC continues to extend its academic excellence with the invitation of guest lecturers from a variety of fields. Professor Nardini's insights were able to expand our student's context about Italo-American life as a comparison to the life they lead here at the JFRC!
  • JFRC Students Serving Rome’s Homeless and Sick Children

    Study, travel and calcio are not the only activities JFRC students are engaging in this semester. The JFRC has solidified partnerships with local community service organizations to assist those in need while helping students make meaning of their time abroad in Rome.
  • A Night of Theatre in the Eternal City

    On February 6th, a group of students and two SLAs attended an outing to a local theatre to see an English-language production of Irish play Dancing at Lughnasa.
  • Fall 2013 Study Trips Well Under Way!

    Here you will find a review of the Study Trips which have been successfully completed this semester thus far. Read the following post to discover the great adventures students have experienced!
  • Benvenuti!

    Emilio Iodice's welcome to the John Felice Rome Center.
  • Under the Tuscan Sun

    Prof. Wingenter, SLA Russell Gonzalez and 26 JFRC students ventured to the Tuscan countryside, sampling the best local culinary delights Tuscany has to offer.
  • Ignatian Spain Pilgrimage

    Nine JFRC students, Fr. Ted Bohr, S.J., and SLA Russell Gonzalez explored Catalonia while feeding their minds, bodies and souls, thus inaugurating the JFRC's first Spain Ignatian Pilgrimage.
  • Serbia and Bosnia

    Professor Anne Wingenter and Student Life Assistants Brian Godfrey and Jack Spittle led sixteen students through Serbia and Bosnia during Spring Break; crossing bridges between the ancient and modern prewar and post-war worlds in these Central and Southeastern European countries.
  • Northern Greece & Turkey Spring Break 2013 Study Trip

    The Spring Break 2013 study trip to Northern Greece and Turkey led 54 JFRC students, Dr. Cavallo, Dr. Evers, Dr. Ioanna Kopsiafti, JFRC alumnus Jim Centner and SLA Gina Crovetti on a Greek-Turkish adventure, following the footsteps of Alexander the Great.
  • La Bellissima Sicilia

    Forty JFRC students, Prof. Alexander Evers and SLA Gina Crovetti traveled to Sicily to explore the ancient crossroads where Greek, Roman, Normanic and Borbonic history and influence shaped the Mediterranean's largest island.
  • Photo Gallery

    Spring Orvieto Study Trip

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