Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Summer Abroad Programs- Rome

The JFRC is pleased to announce the reopening for summer programs in Summer 2022. Explore Europe while taking classes unique to the JFRC experience. Because the JFRC summer program condenses the best elements of the semester program into a shorter time frame, it's perfect for students who have commitments preventing them from studying abroad during the school year.

JFRC Summer Session: five-week classes meet Monday-Thursday, allowing students three-day weekends to travel throughout Rome, Italy, and Europe. Students will select from two options: two courses (six credit hours) of their own choosing from a list of courses offered or a fusion experience pairing. The JFRC's popular fusion experiences combine on-campus classes with classes on-the-road. Students begin their study on the JFRC campus in Rome and then travel to another region of Italy, earning credit through two paired courses.  

Below you'll find more information on:



Summer 2022 Session I (5 weeks)
Due at JFRC May 20 (Friday)
May 20-22 (Friday-Sunday)
Classes Begin May 23 (Monday)
Final Exams June 22-23 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Departure June 24 (Friday)


A unique feature of the JFRC Summer Program is the Fusion Experience.  Two integrated learning experiences will be offered:

  • Discovering Italy: Food, Wine & Photography of Rome and Abruzzo
  • Digging up Sicily: Hidden Treasures & Lost Cities of the Ancient World

Students selecting a Fusion Experience will start and end at the JFRC campus, but travel to Sicily or the Abruzzo region for the time in-between.  Students are required to enroll in both classes that constitute a fusion experience.

Benefits of a Fusion Experience:

  • These experiences fuse content from two different subject areas.  The two classes connected to each experience have been intentionally selected so that the courses complement each other.
  • These experiences fuse theory with practice, as students will be applying what is learned in the classroom to out of the classroom, hands-on experiences.
  • These experiences fuse two different regions of Italy into one experience, e.g., Lazio (Rome) with Abruzzo OR Lazio (Rome) with Sicily, providing a comparative perspective.


Course Offerings

See Summer 2022 Course Offerings Click onto the title of a course to view the syllabus for that course when it becomes available (syllabi for summer 2022 classes will be available before registration begins in February 2022). 

Program Fees

The basic program fee for summer abroad at the JFRC covers tuition (requiring enrollment in six credit hours each session), room, partial board (lunch Monday through Thursday and a declining euro card to cover breakfast, snacks, or dinner in Rinaldo's Cafe), activities' fees, select additional course fees, and single-day excursions.

A mandatory charge for CISI (Cultural Insurance Services International), the student international health insurance plan, will also be billed on a student's LOCUS account to cover the entire JFRC summer.

Roundtrip airfare (USA-Rome-USA) is not included in the program fee and is the personal responsibility of the student. Optional week-end trips are also not included but will be available at a student's own expense.


Tuition for JFRC 2022 Summer Classes$TBD per credit hour
Five-Week Session (includes tuition): May 20-June 24 TBD
Sicily Fusion Experience (includes tuition): May 20-June 24 TBD
Abruzzo Fusion Experience (includes tuition): May 20-June 24 TBD

Summer Session Scholarships

All scholarships are need-based; need will be determined based on a student's current academic year's financial need assessment.  Opening date for applications is January 15, 2022.  Information can be found on the JFRC website here

Included in the Cost


  • During the five-week sessions, day-long trips will be offered to nearby towns in central Italy; options may include Assisi, Herculaneum, Tivoli, and Orvieto

These Day Trips will be led by the Student Life Staff at the JFRC. The cost for each of these trips is included in the student fees. 


Things to Consider

Please be aware that, when making your flight reservations, participants in the JFRC 2020 summer program are expected to arrive at the JFRC between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, May 20th, for the summer session or the fusion session.

There are no school-sponsored student group flights; all students must book their own round-trip tickets and get themselves to the JFRC campus. Confirmed students should book their flights as early as possible, taking note of the date they are due on campus and the date they must leave.  Booking to arrive a day or two early is not recommended, as there is a specific move-in date, and students will not be able to move-in earlier than the specified date. 

Students will reside in double rooms on campus while enrolled in the program. Administrative and student life support will be provided by JFRC staff.

Students must enroll in two courses. Paired courses must be taken as a pair; students may only choose two courses if those courses are not paired together. Courses will be subject to cancellation if enrollment is low.

Apply Now  for the John Felice Rome Center summer abroad programs.