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Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center
Your Roman education adventure begins here.
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John Felice Rome Center

Explore Your Calling

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Experience what thousands of Rome Center alumni have already come to know: Here at the JFRC, the world is our classroom. Engaged Learning Opportunities

Our Community

Last year the JFRC harvested nearly 1,000 pounds of olives which yielded 50 liters of olive oil.
Environment & Food Systems

Campus olive oil production

This fall the JFRC community harvested nearly 1,000 pounds of olives which yielded 50 liters “Olio Felice".

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Students in the 1960s participate in the memorial at the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II
100th birthday of John Felice

Memorial in Rome

This year - on September 6th - the JFRC community celebrated the centenary of our founder's birth with a ceremony at the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument.

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Between Rome and the majestic hills of the Abruzzo region, students interested in comparative cultures, sustainability in food, and photography.
Active Learning

Abruzzo Summer Fusion

Summer experience for students interested in sustainability, photography, and comparative cultures.

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John Kurowski and current Director Todd Waller in front of a statue of John Paul II
Human Rights

I am a son of Poland

Alum John Kurowski (1973-74) looks back over the study trip he created 14 years ago and discusses how their most recent trip examined the war in Ukraine.

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By the numbers


years of expanding students’ world views


alumni and global citizens


acre campus on Rome’s highest hill
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After 60 years, we know the best students are explorers at heart, and explorers make exceptional students. View our course offerings
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Loyola Students

As a Loyola Chicago student, you're invited to apply to spend a summer, semester, or entire academic year at the JFRC.

Our Campus

At Home in Rome

While you study abroad in Rome at the John Felice Rome Center, we want you to feel right at home. We'll provide all the support you'll need to ensure a smooth transition to living in Italy. 

Our Events
Sep 24
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday Mass

Sep 25
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Italian Language Tutoring

Sep 25
5:20 PM - 6:20 PM

Yoga Class

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