On Wednesday, July 9th, summer session II students visited the baths of Caracalla to see a once in a lifetime performance of Swan Lake.
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.
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.
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."
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.
LUC Sophomore Alex Larkin lead her Spring 2014 Class in promoting awareness for the international fight against cancer, one city at a time.
Students make more meaning of their time in Rome by giving back to their local Roman backyards on Monte Mario.
Cicoria, radicchio, broccoletti, piselli, fave: that’s how you say green goodness in Italiano.
JFRC Faculty Member Elizabeth Geoghegan Reads from her recently published e-book “The Marco Chronicles, To Rome, without love”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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Prof. Wingenter, SLA Russell Gonzalez and 26 JFRC students ventured to the Tuscan countryside, sampling the best local culinary delights Tuscany has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 8 July, 2014 the JFRC hosted two acclaimed soprano opera singers. The performance was incredible