Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Rome, Italy DANC 398

Faculty-led Summer Program in Rome, Italy*

‌*Dance majors and minors only

Program Description

This course uses choreography as a topic area within a performative research paradigm, allowing students to explore the choreographic process as it relates to consciousness, memory and storytelling within phenomenological and somatic research contexts. Public performance serves as the method of dissemination, recognized both as a form of engaged learning and the equivalent of ‘publication’ in the performing arts. Specifically, the research process will result in a public performance. For the this course, we will be collaborating on a joint performance with professional artists from Rome’s Mandala Dance Company.

This course pairs faculty mentors with dance students pursuing research projects in Dance. Platforms cross domains of activity, encompassing cognitive, psychomotor, and artistic. Students and faculty work together on research projects to generate qualitative and quantitative data, documented in multiple modalities, including dancemaking, regression analyses, interviews, correlational and/or case studies.

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Led by Amy Wilkinson, from the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.


DANC 398: Undergraduate Research in Dance (one credit)

Students must be a dance major/minor.


Students will live on the John Felice Rome Center campus in student housing.


May 21 - June 15, 2018

Program Costs

Program Fee: $2,140

The program fee includes:

  • Housing at the John Felice Rome Center
  • Some meals
  • Cultural activities and excursions
  • On-site program support

Tuition Fee of $722 Includes:

  • One credit hour

Total Program Cost: $2,862


Program does not include:

  • Round-trip airfare (Chicago - Rome) approximately $1,500
  • Personal spending money

Application Process

Space is limited—apply today!

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

For more information, contact the Office for International Programs at studyabroad@luc.edu or 773.508.3899, or Amy Wilkinson at awilki1@luc.edu

The application deadline is March 15, 2018.