Loyola University Chicago

International Admission


The courses you study during your year in Rome will prepare you to make the most of your three further years of study in the US by providing you with a strong foundation for any of our bachelor's degree programs. Students in most majors* may participate in the Rome Start program. Click here for a full list of undergraduate majors.

As a Rome Start student, you will encounter an unrivaled academic experience. Rome Start students are automatically enrolled in three core curriculum courses each semester, which are taken together with other Rome Start students as a first-year cohort.

This unique schedule ensures:

  • Rome Start students immediately make progress on their Core Curriculum courses, which are required of all students regardless of major.
  • Rome Start students experience small class sizes and plenty of one-on-one attention from faculty.
  • Rome Start students benefit from an international learning environment, where they also learn from the varied experiences of their fellow Rome Start classmates.

In addition to the Rome Start cohort classes, Rome Start students select two elective courses each semester. These elective courses may be courses within the student’s major, additional core curriculum courses, or simply electives.

Please note that course selection and availability will vary each semester. All classes are taught in English, except, of course, for Italian language courses.

*Contact us if you have any questions about how your interests and the Rome Start program match up! Email us at internationaladmission@LUC.edu.