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La Bella Bologna

by Ian Frendreis

Ciao da Roma! This past weekend, I decided to be spontaneous and take a day trip to the beautiful city of Bologna, the home of spaghetti alla bolognese (aka spaghetti with meat sauce), some of the best red wine in Italy, and medieval architecture. ย Upon going there, I did not know what to expect, as […]

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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Clean Up Balduina Fall 2014

    JFRC Students give back to their local Neighborhood of Balduina being part of the solution essendo utili agli altri!
  • 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

    By Shanna Johnson, Class of '16
  • 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.
  • Make your mark on Rome

    The Alumni Wall Initiative invites JFRC alumni to engrave a message on a tile in a remodeled space in the heart of the Rome Center. Name a tile today!
  • 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 โ€“ Winter Vegetable Harvest & Spring Planting

    Cicoria, radicchio, broccoletti, piselli, fave: thatโ€™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 โ€œThe Marco Chronicles, To Rome, without loveโ€
  • 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 Romeโ€™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 Festival of Italian Food and Wine

    Spend a semester discovering the wonders of Italian cuisine, by tasting delicious delicacies and learning to cook various recipes yourself! The fall 2014 semester will focus on Italian fare and help find the inner foodie in you! Apply Now!
  • Giving

    Record gift for the JFRC

    At a JFRC Chicago Alumni Aperitivo reception on October 18, Emilio Iodice, director and vice president of the John Felice Rome Center, announced the largest current commitment in JFRC history: one million dollars from Anthony F. Piazza II (JFRC โ€™62โ€“โ€™63).
  • 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.
  • NEW Short Term Study Abroad Program in Rome and Malta

    Discover a brand new short term study abroad program in Rome and Malta! Enroll in this Human Rights J-Term course and earn 3 credit hours while studying abroad. Visit our Malta J-Term page for more program information.
  • 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