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Study in Rome: SOE Graduate

Graduate Summer Session II
July 5 - July 18, 2015
Rome Center

Come back in October for 2015 details

Loyola University Chicago's School of Education again offers summer study sessions at Loyola's Rome Center campus in Italy for graduate students.

All School of Education courses at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center make use of the vast cultural resources of this world-class city and involve on-site instruction. In addition, activities are scheduled for students that expand interaction with Rome and with the Italian way of life.


Calendar - 2014

March 15 Applications must be received by this date, although early submission is advised
April 22 Full payment of room charge is due
June 13 Mandatory pre-departure 2 hour orientation, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Water Tower Campus
July 6 Opening lunch and orientation at the John Felice Rome Center, 1:30 p.m.
July 7 Classes begin
July 18 Classes end; farewell dinner
July 19 Program officially ends, and participants are expected to vacate the Rome Center by 10 a.m.


General Information

Loyola University Chicago is distinctive in many ways, in that one of its campuses in located in a beautiful section of Rome. The full experience of Loyola’s excellent educational programs should involve spending some time studying at its campus in the Eternal City. During the Roman Empire, all roads led to Rome. Since then, Rome has served as a center for the gathering of cultural movements. Today, with its ruins and palaces, streets and museums, fountains and churches, Rome is a classroom for understanding the cultural context of the present time.


Courses Offered

For the 24th consecutive year, the School of Education offers graduate courses at Loyola University’s John Felice Rome Center on a two-week schedule. All the courses carry three hours of graduate credit and all are adapted to make use of the cultural resources of Rome so that the Eternal City itself becomes part of the classroom. The following courses are scheduled for 2014:

 Click the course number to view the course syllabus in PDF format.


In addition to the course work which brings students into direct contact with Rome, there are individual faculty conducted optional walks to areas of particular interest. The class schedule is also arranged so that students have ample time for their personal exploration of Rome. Finally, the bus pass provided to each student allows unlimited use of public transportation in Rome and makes moving around Rome easy and economical.

Perhaps the Italian writer Carlo Levi captured the essence of Rome best when he wrote, “…The city of Rome, is the most beautiful place on earth, an endless spectacle of architecture, forms, colors, and images from every period, in which a boundless genius seems to have taken crystalline shape…all this beauty, a beauty that has made, and will continue to make, so many hearts race with real and feigned raptures.”

Aside from the three specific meals that are provided as part of the program (these are during the orientation, the program picnic, and the farewell dinner), meals are the responsibility of the individual student. There are two food services at the Rome Center: a café and a cafeteria. In addition, all rooms are furnished with refrigerators, and grocery stores are within walking distance of the Rome Center, although the Rome Center does not provide cooking facilities. Rome also provides excellent restaurants that are moderately priced. The program director will give students ample advice on selecting places to eat in Rome so that unexpected and inordinate costs are avoided. In general, a reasonable breakfast can be purchased for 5-6.50 Euros ($6.50-$8.50 USD) and a lunch or dinner between 10-15 Euros ($13-$20 USD).

Located on Monte Mario, the highest hill in Rome, Loyola’s Rome Center is only twenty minutes by bus from the heart of Rome. The Center’s residence hall, classrooms, dining facility, coffee bar, and garden courtyard are situated in one of Rome’s most attractive residential areas. Students have access to an Information Commons, computer facilities, including the Internet, and they have access to the exercise room and basketball court. Towels and linens are supplied. Typically, students use the coffee bar for breakfast and lunch and then have dinner in one of Rome’s many excellent and inexpensive restaurants. Each room is furnished with a refrigerator, and grocery stores are nearby for those who wish to shop for their own food, however, cooking facilities are not available to students. Laundry machines and detergent are available at the Rome Center, along with irons and ironing boards.

Participants in this program are asked to make their own travel arrangements to and from Rome. **Please do not make plane reservations until you have been notified that you class has sufficient enrollment. All participants are expected to arrive at the Rome Center on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Since the opening lunch and orientation is scheduled for 1:30PM, July 6, participants are encouraged to arrange their travel to be present for that event.

The usual tuition for a three-hour graduate course in the summer session applies: $2,790. The cost of textbooks and admission fees to sites in Rome will vary according to the course selected; see course descriptions for details. After registering for a course, students will be billed by the Office of the Bursar for tuition.

The operation of this international study program involves expenses that are not normally associated with other courses taken on the Chicago campuses of Loyola University. In addition, services are provided to both facilitate the work of the course and to enhance the stay in Rome. These services include: 

  • Lunch at the Rome Center on the day of arrival
  • Bus pass for unlimited travel on buses and subways in Rome during entire stay
  • The use of the internet in Rome for research and email access
  • Program picnic
  • Farewell Dinner with tour bus ride to at  a lovely restaurant along the Appian Way
  • Entrance fees to the Jewish Ghetto Museum, the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and a private tour on Wednesday July 16th, 2014 of the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel
  • The rental of headsets for onsite instruction

To cover these services and administrative expenses, a program fee is assessed of $295 ($395 for Program Associates). There is no refund of the program fee for services not used.

The charge for accommodations at the Rome Center for the duration of the program (13 nights at $50 per night per person) is $650 per person for a shared double room or $1,300 for a single room (subject to availability).

Subject to space availability, students may be joined by one Program Associate who will be assessed a program fee of $395. All Program Associates must be 18 years or older, submit a reservation form and be approved in advance.

All students and program associates participating in the Rome 2013 Graduate Program are required to purchase CISI Health Insurance through Loyola. To apply, please access Loyola’s Global Travel Center webpage and scroll down to the “CISI Health Insurance” section and follow the instructions on the application process. The cost associated with this is approximately $35 since you will be in Rome for less than 30 days. When you apply and enter in your dates the exact amount will be calculated for you.

Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact Megan Lipps: mlipps@luc.edu or 773.508.3899 and let her know that you are participating in the School of Education Rome Graduate Summer Program.

Students who are North American (USA, Canada, and Mexico) or European Union citizens are not required to secure student visas for participation in the two week Rome Program. Students who are not North American or E.U. citizens must contact Loyola’s Office for International Programs to ascertain whether they will need a student visa. Please contact the OIP at (773) 508-3899 for any questions you may have regarding insurance and student visas. All students will need a valid passport to exit the United States. To apply or renew your passport http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/new.html. Note: The passport should be valid for at least three (3) months beyond the period of stay for travel to Italy. If possible, you should renew your passport approximately nine (9) months before it expires. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

Classes meet daily Monday through Friday over a two-week period, beginning July 6 and ending on July 19. Students often use the middle weekend, this year July 11-13, for travel outside of Rome. An optional package trip to Capri, Sorrento, and Pompeii will be offered with departure on Friday afternoon, July 11, and a return to the Rome Center on Sunday evening, July 13. Details regarding this trip are set by the Rome Center and will be forthcoming.

Information Sessions

Join School of Education faculty for an introduction to the John Felice Rome Center and the SOE's Summer Sessions program in Rome. Information session dates and times at Water Tower Campus and Lakeshore Campus are as follows:

Fall 2013
Oct. 15, 2013 (Tues) 6:00-6:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. Janis Fine
Oct. 16, 2013 (Wed) 3:00-3:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. Terry Williams
Oct. 21, 2013 (Mon) 3:00-3:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. John Dugan
Oct. 21, 2013 (Mon) 6:00-6:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. Janis Fine
Oct. 24, 2013 (Thur) 3:00-3:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. John Dugan
Oct. 28, 2013 (Mon) 3:00-3:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC
Dr. Terry Williams
Oct. 30, 2013 (Wed) 6:00-6:45 pm 1050 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. Janis Fine
Nov. 20, 2013 (Wed) 5:00-5:45 pm 1050 Lewis Towers, WTC Dr. John Dugan
Nov. 21, 2013 (Thur) 6:00-6:45 pm 1030 Lewis Towers, WTC

Dr. Janis Fine

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Janis Fine
School of Education
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312.915.7022
E-mail: jfine@luc.edu


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 ยท SchlEduc@luc.edu

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