Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Make Rome Home

The John Felice Rome Center offers an American undergraduate college experience in the heart of Western Europe. Because the Rome Center is an actual campus and academic center of Loyola University Chicago, it is fully accredited, and credits earned are easily transferable to other American universities.

Students choose from more than 60 academic courses each semester and live together to form a tight-knit community in one of Europe's largest and most captivating capital cities with considerable cultural and religious importance for more than 2,000 years.



John Felice

John P. Felice, founder of Loyola's study abroad program in Rome.

Our Founder

John P. Felice, founder and director emeritus of the John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, was an educator famed for his remarkable leadership skills, diplomacy, collaborations and his warm, charitable, and untiring personality. 

In 2004, Loyola President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., recognized Felice’s commitment to the Center, which Felice had nurtured for so many years, by rechristening it the John Felice Rome Center. In 2006, Loyola presented Felice with the “Heart of Loyola” award to honor his extraordinary generosity and lifelong commitment to Jesuit education.