Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

COVID-19

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Fall 2022 Information (updated January 25)

Dear Loyolans,

Once again, I would like to offer some updates on Loyola University Chicago’s global centers in Rome and Ho Chi Minh City, study abroad programming, and other global engagement activities as we continue to monitor health conditions and protocols in the regions where we work with our international partners.

John Felice Rome Center

After the completion of a successful Fall 2021 semester at the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC), I am pleased to announce that a new and larger cohort of 175 students is on our campus in Rome and has begun the Spring 2022 semester. The JFRC is planning to remain open this summer with a full array of courses and study trips and hopes to return to even fuller capacity in the fall 2022 semester.

This year, we are proud to celebrate the JFRC’s 60th anniversary. Since 1962, generations of students have benefited from studying abroad at our Rome campus, and I am very happy that our Rome faculty and staff can continue welcoming students during this special year and offering this transformational experience that is an essential part of Loyola’s tradition in meaningful global engagement. To apply for study abroad in Rome, please contact rome@LUC.edu or visit LUC.edu/rome.

Loyola Vietnam Center

Loyola remains committed to maintaining study abroad in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. However, due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 variants and immigration complexities in Vietnam, all programing and operations at the Loyola Vietnam Center (LVC) will remain suspended in the Fall 2022 semester and until further notice. Our concern rests with the safety of Loyola and visiting students, with staff and faculty members of the LVC, as well as with our Vietnamese partners. I maintain hope that Loyola will be able to offer academic programs in Vietnam when health conditions permit. Students who planned to study abroad in Vietnam in the Fall 2022 semester can contact vietnam@LUC.edu for more information.

Loyola has a rich history of engagement in Vietnam for over ten years now. Students who have participated in this study abroad experience attest to the transformative impact their time in Vietnam and Southeast Asia has had in their lives. I very much look forward to the day when we can once again resume operations and build on our meaningful academic partnerships in Vietnam.

 

Sincerely, 

D. Scott Hendrickson, SJ, DPhil

Associate Provost for Global and Community Engagement