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Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center
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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

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Faculty profile

Italian and service learning instructor

Nives Valli has spent most of her life as a language student and instructor at the service of others. She has served at the JFRC for the past 10 years.

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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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Study Trip

Hospitality and hardship

Student Madelaine Brix reflects on her experience discovering the beauty and suffering in the food systems in Puglia during a study trip sponsored by the Student Life staff last fall.

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Student Profile

A truly global scholar

Current JFRC student Yalguun Sarantuya discusses her experience as a Rome Start Global Scholar. Upon completing her degree in Chicago, Sarantuya will have studied on three continents.

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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. 

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