Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Orientation in Rome

An orientation program is held at the beginning of each semester in Rome, including a weekend of day trips in and around Rome during the second weekend. Attendance throughout the program is required for all JFRC students.

Students may download PDF files of the most recent orientation programs below. N.B. These programs are subject to change.

Spring 2020 New Student Orientation Agenda

Students within their first few minutes at the JFRC.

The JFRC's orientation program offers incoming students a sampling of the best that Rome has to offer. This introduction to the Eternal City includes day trips to the Roman Castle region, a series of villages "off the beaten path," chosen to deepen students' immersion. This is followed by a day of visits to important cultural sites in and around Rome. Students gain a clearer image of the life and history of Italy by visiting cultural and historical sites, and gathering together as a community for authentic Italian meals. ‌

Students are all smiles at the Roman Forum.

Traditionally, orientation draws to an end as the community comes together for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at Chiesa Sant'Ignazio in the historical center of Rome, followed by a community dinner.

Students enjoy an afternoon at a vineyard in Montefalco.

Paestum, Campagna, IT.