Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Fall 2013 Study Trips Well Under Way!


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This semester has been moving forward quickly for the students and staff at the JFRC. Having just passed the mid-point of the semester, the Student Life team has successfully led five different study trips which students were able to attend. Beginning the semester was an adventure to the small Campanian village of Cusano Mutri to celebrate the "Sagra dei funghi," or mushroom festival, with local community members. Shortly after that, many students attended a day trip to the ancient port city of Ostia Antica to explore its ruins. 

As the excitement continued, the JFRC community quickly found itself enjoying Fall Break with many students going on the trips offered to Poland or Greece. Some students explored issues of social justice and human rights while enjoying Polish culture. Others followed a more antiquated path to Greece to discover its importance to the classical world and enjoy its fabulous cuisine and hospitality.

Most recently, students joined JFRC alumni Jim Centner and Phil O'Connor for an exploration into World War II history and the Italian resistance of the time. A semester tradition, the trip was a great success leaving many students in wonder of the war's impact.

The semester will continue with two more study trips to Tuscany and Northern Ireland, but for  more details about those that have already passed, visit the links below:


Cusano Mutri

Classical Greece

Ostia Antica





Northern Ireland