The John Felice Rome Center (JFRC), founded by John Felice in 1962, is Loyola University Chicago s campus in Italy. Its undergraduate program offers a diversified, fully accredited academic curriculum, with classes in anthropology, archeology, art history, classical studies, communication, English, fine arts, Greek, history, international film and media studies, international studies, Italian language and literature, Latin, medieval studies, music, peace studies, philosophy, political science, Rome studies, sociology and theology. Full-year students may participate in the international internship class during the spring semester. Extensive opportunities to participate in organized educational travel, local cultural events and social encounters complement the regular course of studies. During the summer months, the JFRC hosts its own undergraduate program, as well as visiting programs in arts and sciences, business, law, education, and social work from the home campuses of Loyola University Chicago and other American educational institutions.
The JFRC is located in the upper Balduina district on Monte Mario, Rome s highest hill, a few minutes north of the Vatican. It enjoys frequent service by major municipal bus lines, and it is convenient to the Balduina train station; Cipro-Musei Vaticani is the closest metro stop. The JFRC s multi-level, residential complex, set in the midst of five verdant acres, includes a dining hall, coffee bar, recreation room, workout room, laundry facilities, infirmary, chapel, bookstore, computer laboratories, multimedia-outfitted classrooms, and the largest English language library in Italy. Wireless internet access is provided in select public areas of the building, and there is an outdoor basketball court on the grounds.
Enrollment in JFRC programs is open to matriculated students of Loyola University Chicago and qualified students from other accredited colleges and universities in the United States, who may spend a single semester, a full academic year, and/or a summer session at the JFRC. Applications are processed by the Rome Center Office in the Office for International Programs at Loyola University Chicago. Please visit its Web site (http://www.luc.edu/romecenter/) for further information about programs and application procedures.