Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Welcome from the Director


Welcome to the John Felice Rome Center Web site. By clicking on this link, you have just taken the first step toward a life-changing experience--one of discovery, scholarship, and exploration.

As the premier and oldest continual U.S. university program in Italy, the JFRC is well equipped to help you make the most of your time abroad, whether you are in the classroom, at an internship, in service, or on the road.

Our primary goal is to provide you with an intense educational experience that is infused with the flavors and excitement of living in Rome. From the moment you arrive to study in Rome, you will be exposed to the vast Italian landscape and immersed immediately into its dynamic, beloved culture. Our world-renowned faculty will lead you along the way through enriching curricula, exciting study trips, eye-opening service projects, and experiential learning through internships.

Of course, you will not just come to study in Rome,  but to have fun and make connections as well. The JFRC provides plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community through sporting events, dining, music, spiritual gatherings, and site-seeing. If you are like past students, you will make lifelong friends through all these avenues.

It is with great excitement that we welcome you on this new journey into global exploration--and perhaps most important--personal transformation.

Sincerely yours,

Emilio Iodice
Vice President and Director 

Alexander W. H. Evers, DPhil (Oxon) OESSH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Apply now.  Visit the frequently asked questions about the John Felice Rome Center and study in Rome.