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Welcome to all Fall 2014 students!



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

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!

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 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!

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!

Summer Session II students visit Le Terme di Caracalla for the ballet

On Wednesday, July 9th, summer session II students visited the baths of Caracalla to see a once in a lifetime performance of Swan Lake.

Discovering the ruins and treasures of Herculaneum

On July 4th, Summer Session II students chose to celebrate Independence Day a little differently. The Student Life team led them to south central Italy to instead discover important Italian history following the story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

A Weekend at the Sea: Maremma, Isola di Giglio, and Lower Tuscany

On the weekend of June 13th, a group of twenty five JFRC students traveled to the most unique parts of the Tuscan region of Italy. Scenic views and beautiful sea were in no short supply.

This Week in Student Life: The Week of June 2nd

The week of June 2nd was a busy one for student activities at the JFRC. It was kicked off on Monday by a wonderful wine tasting organized at Trimani Wine Bar near the baths of Diocletian. The following Wednesday night, we organized our first ever Summer Calcio evening entitled, "One Night Only."

Summer Session I Orientation off the beaten path

‌On May 18th, the JFRC Summer Session community traveled across the rolling hills of the Roman countryside to Farfa, a medieval village located in the Sabine Hills. This region is considered one of the least-touched areas of Italy, and the views from Farfa and neighboring hill towns are like something out of a dream.

JFRC Relays For Cancer!

LUC Sophomore Alex Larkin lead her Spring 2014 Class in promoting awareness for the international fight against cancer, one city at a time.

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.

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.

Spring 2014 Orientation Trip Highlights

This January, the John Felice Rome Center Class of Spring 2014 traveled to the beautiful and delicious region of Campania. The trip started and ended with a favorite Italian past-time: sharing an enjoyable and lengthy meal together.

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!

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 ’62–’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!



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.

More Stories

Spring Orvieto Study Trip


Delai Surrat and Veronica Holland Perform for the JFRC

On 8 July, 2014 the JFRC hosted two acclaimed soprano opera singers. The performance was incredible


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