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Study in Rome: SOE Undergraduate

Summer 2015

Undergraduate Summer Session I
May 17 - 30, 2015
Rome Center

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Loyola University Chicago's School of Education again offers summer study sessions at Loyola's Rome Center campus in Italy for undergraduate 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 1  Reservations must be received by this date, Submit early, class fill up immediately!
April 15 Full payment of room charge is due
April 25 Mandatory 2 hour pre-departure orientation, 6:00-8:00 PM, Water Tower Campus
May 18 Opening lunch and orientation at the John Felice Rome Center, 1:30 p.m.
May 19 Classes begin
May 30 Classes end, final dinner event
May 31 Program officially closes, and participants are expected to vacate the Rome Center by 10 a.m.


General Information

Why Rome in 2014?
All roads continue to lead to Rome as the center of culture and political events. Because of its importance throughout the development of Western culture, Rome provides an exceptional vantage point for considering the flow of history. For anyone who seeks to understand the cultural context for the work of schools, Rome is an essential experience. The School of Education is particularly fortunate that Loyola University Chicago's own John Felice Rome Center can provide students with comfortable accommodations and excellent facilities for study and exploration.

Why consider a two-week program?
The full liberal arts education promoted by Loyola calls for study at the Rome Center to enable students to better understand the present through historical roots and to more fully appreciate the culture of contemporary America through the experience of living abroad. Since many students cannot devote an entire academic year or even a full semester to study in Rome, the School of Education has developed a two-week program. During this program, students take a specially designed course that uses the Eternal City and its rich resources as a dynamic classroom.


Courses Offered

During Summer Session I 2014 (May 18-31), the following undergraduate courses will be offered at the Rome Center:

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


Please complete and submit your application (PDF) and deposit as soon as possible. Classes fill up early.

The usual tuition for a three-hour undergraduate course in the Summer Session applies: $2070.

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 and orientation at the Rome Center on the day of arrival
  • Transportation 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 a lovely restaurant along the Appian Way
  • Entrance fees to the Jewish Ghetto Museum, the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum.  The program fee also covers the cost of renting headsets for onsite instruction
  • Papal Audience during Wednesday May 28th, 2014 at no additional cost

To cover these services and administrative expenses a program fee is assessed of $295

The room charge will be $50/night per person for a shared double room. Since the stay is 13 nights, the charge will be $650.

Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from Rome. **Please do not make plane reservations until you have been notified that your class has sufficient enrollment. All students are expected to arrive at the Rome Center on Sunday May 18th in time for the opening program lunch at 1:30pm local time and Rome Center Orientation. Students are encouraged to arrange their travel to be present for that event.

Aside from the three meals that are provided as part of the program, 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 about selecting restaurants 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).

Students who anticipate having completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours by the end of spring semester 2014 with a cumulative GPA OF 2.75 or higher are eligible to apply for the Rome 2014 undergraduate program. The acceptance process starts with a submission of the application form and a payment of $295, to cover the program fee. Upon acceptance, a place is reserved for the applicant in the course of choice.

Students who are North American (USA, Canada, or 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 visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/new.html.

 This process can take several weeks or months so begin the process as soon as possible. Note: The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

All students and program associates participating in the Rome 2013 undergraduate 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 health insurance 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 Undergraduate Summer Program.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

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