Summer Abroad Programs- Rome
Take classes to lighten your load for the fall while seeing the world. What could be better? From Italian culture to environmental issues, we've handpicked the best parts from a JFRC semester to present them to you in this exciting summer abroad package (perfect for students with other commitments throughout the year). Choose one or both sessions. In between, you may wish to consider Loyola's faculty-led programs to Spain or to Greece.
|CALENDAR for Summer 2014||Session I||Session II||Day|
|Due at JFRC||May 17||June 28||Saturday|
||May 18||June 29||Sunday|
|Classes Begin||May 19||June 30||Monday|
|Final Exams End||June 19||July 25||Thursday/Friday|
|Departure||June 20||July 26||Friday/Saturday|
Five-weeks in length. Classroom lectures in Session I will meet for one hour and forty minutes Monday through Thursday; on-site classes will meet twice a week for three hours and twenty minutes. The final exam is scheduled for the last class meeting of each course. All classes are taught by Rome- or Chicago-based faculty. Students are required to take two (2) courses. Each course carries three (3) semester hours of credit. Departure for Session I students is on Friday, June 20th.
Four weeks in length. Classroom lectures will meet for two hours and five minutes Monday through Thursday; on-site classes will meet for four hours and ten minutes twice a week. All final exams are scheduled on Friday, July 25th. All classes are taught by Rome- or Chicago-based faculty. Students are required to take two (2) courses. Each course carries three (3) semester hours of credit. Departure for Session II students is on Saturday, July 26th.
Between the first and second summer sessions in Rome, there is sufficient time for JFRC summer students to participate in a Loyola faculty-led summer program to Greece or to Spain.
- The Greek option is a ten-day course / study trip that is an exploration of the artistic heritage of classical Greece.
- The program in Spain is a ten-day immersion course that follows in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The course provides an opportunity to study Ignatius' life and spiritual legacy in some depth at the important sites that transformed him—Loyola, Javier,Montserrat, Manresa, and Barcelona. [Note: some hiking is involved.]
Students should plan to arrive in Greece or in Spain on Friday, June 20th. Students enrolling in Session II at the JFRC should plan to return to Rome on Sunday, June 29th.
- CLST 206: Art of Ancient Greece
- THEO 281: Christianity through the Ages: Ignatius Loyola
For details about costs and procedures for enrolling for the inter-session, please click here.
Schedule of courses
See Summer 2014 Course Offerings Click onto the title of a course to view the syllabus for that course.
Basic program fee
The basic Rome program fee for each summer abroad session covers tuition (entitling enrollment in six semester hours), room and partial board (breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday), activities' fees, select additional course fees, and three day-long trips: the initial orientation trip (to the seaside), a trip to Pompei, and a trip to Assisi in SS I, and the seaside orientation, a trip to Herculaneum, and a trip to Orvieto in SS II.
Roundtrip airfare (USA-Rome-USA) and international student health insurance are not included in the program fee and are the personal responsibility of the student. An optional week-end trip to Abruzzo or to Tuscany in SS I, and to Minturno in SS II, is also not included but will be available at a student's own expense. Likewise, the inter-session course to Greece (3 semester hours) will be offered at a separate cost covering tuition, lodging, travel, and meals (click here) and requires a separate online application.
|Summer I (5 weeks)|
|Tuition (6 s.h.)||$4,140|
|Housing (34 nights)||$1,700|
|Activities, Meals, Single-Day Excursions||$1,500|
|Summer II (4 weeks)|
|Tuition (6 s.h.)||$4,140|
|Housing (28 nights)||$1,400|
|Activities, Meals, Single-Day Excursions||$1,400|
|Double Summer (9 weeks)|
|Tuition (12 s.h.)||$8,280|
|Housing (62 nights)*||$2,960*|
|Activities, Meals, Single-Day Excursions||$2,900|
* Students who enroll for both Session I and Session II at the JFRC will receive a slightly discounted rate on housing for Session II. In addition, double-session students who will not be traveling outside of Rome will be permitted to remain on campus during the eight-day break between sessions at no charge for housing, but must arrange for their own meals, as no regular food service will be available during this session break.
Included in Cost
- Summer Session I 2013 Orientation Schedule: Day-long trips to Assisi and Pompeii
- Summer Session II 2013 Orientation Schedule: Day-long trips to Herculaneum, Naples, and Orvieto
Friday, May 24, 2013
This is a one-day Study Trip to the Roman city of Pompeii which was buried by ash falling from Mt. Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Except for a lucky few, Pompeiians suffered a live burial. The amazing exhibits are visible all over the ancient site. The excavation is ongoing, from the first unearthing in 1784 through the present. Payment for this trip is included in student fees and lunch is included. 7:30 am departure and return to the JFRC by 6 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013
This day trip will transport students to the medieval town of Assisi, a three-hour drive northeast of Rome, situated in the center of the Umbria region, extremely rich in historical and cultural interests and the birthplace of St. Francis. Payment for this trip is included in student fees and lunch is included. 7:30 am departure and return to the JFRC by 8 PM
Herculaneum & Naples Day Trip
Friday, July 5, 2013
Visit Herculaneum, a beautifully preserved ancient Roman town, found in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. Herculaneum was destroyed by volcanic lava along with Pompeii in 79 AD. Herculaneum was a smaller town with a wealthier population. Students will have lunch in nearby Naples while having a chance to explore the bay area.
Orvieto Day Trip
Friday, July 19, 2013
On this trip, students will have a day to taste and see what Orvieto has to offer its visitors. Orvieto, a city that dates to the time of the Etruscans, is nestled in the hills of Umbria and is home to - among other things - a stunning 14th century cathedral. The Duomo, as it is called, is most noted for its frescoed Signorelli Chapel.Orvieto is also known for its vini bianchi (white wines) and is part of the slow food movement. If you're a "foodie," if you're interested in seeing beautiful hillside scenery, or if you just want to enjoy a beautiful day in a beautiful town, this trip is for you.
Optional study trips for summer abroad programs
Abruzzo Weekend Trip
Friday May 31-Sunday June 2, 2013
On this study trip Professor Jim Schwarten will lead you to the Swiss looking Roveto Valley in Abruzzo, peninsular Italy’s most mountainous region. If you love the outdoors, great food, and taking part in an ―off-the-beaten-track experience, then this trip is for you. Students will learn first-hand about local history and food preparation, as well as encounter the rustic beauty of the region while hiking to the central Apennine mountains’ longest waterfall, on mountain roads to a thousand-year-old hermitage, and (weather permitting) atop Mount Viglio—the valley’s highest peak. Proper outdoors gear and physical endurance are a must.
Estimated Cost: €275. Students must sign up and pay in the JFRC Business Office.
Cost includes transportation, 2 nights' accommodation in rustic cabins, daily breakfast, two dinners, guided tours, and all museum entrance fees.
Spots are limited to 27 participants, open on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuscany Weekend Trip
Friday June 14-Sunday June 16, 2013
If you love food and wine, then the Tuscany trip is for you. Loaded with various tastings, students who go on the Tuscany trip are given the opportunity to experience Tuscan food and wine in renowned local wineries and restaurants. To top it off, students will see first-hand the famous beauty of the Tuscany countryside as well as explore the Tuscan treasure city of Siena.
Estimated Cost: €350. Students must sign up and pay in the JFRC Business Office.
Cost includes transportation, 2 nights' accommodation in a Tuscan villa, most meals, and all guide/ museum entrance fees.
Spots are limited to 27 participants, open on a first-come, first-served basis.
Al Mare a Minturno (At the Seaside in Minturno) Weekend Trip
Friday, Sunday, July 12–14, 2013
Minturno is a small seaside town in Southern Italy, situated on the border between the Campania and Lazio regions of Italy. Originally founded as Minturnaeand inhabited by Romans, Minturno became an important port city and was situated toward the southernmost limits of the Via Appia. This trip will include a visit to a Roman site, the medieval Minturno, a local agriturismo for a taste of the local mozzarella di bufala and vino, and some time on the beach.
Estimated Cost: €285. Students must sign up and pay in the JFRC Business Office.
Cost includes transportation, 2 nights' accommodation at seaside hotel, most meals, and all guide/ museum entrance fees.
Spots are limited to 25 participants, open on a first-come, first-served basis.
Things to Consider
Please be aware that, when you are making your flight reservations, participants in the JFRC summer abroad program are expected to arrive at the JFRC on Saturday morning: May 17th for Summer Session I or June 28th for Summer Session II of 2014 [an exception is made for students enrolled in the course to Greece]. Students are required to depart on Friday, June 20th, if only doing Session I; otherwise, all students must leave by July 26th.
There are no school-sponsored student group flights during the summer; all students must book their own round-trip tickets and get themselves to the JFRC campus. Students will reside in double rooms on campus while enrolled in the program. Administrative and student life support will be provided by JFRC staff.
Students enrolling for both JFRC Summer Sessions will be allowed to remain on campus over the interval between sessions if they are not enrolling in the inter-session course to Greece.
Students must select two courses [six (6) semester hours] from the scheduled offerings in each session for which they plan to enroll. Courses may be subject to cancellation if enrollment is low.
The online application for JFRC 2014 Summer Sessions I and II will open on Monday, September 16, 2013. The application deadline is Friday, March 21, 2014, although this deadline will be extended as long as space remains available in a session.
All applications ideally should be submitted earlier rather than later. Students who wait to apply should be aware that registration for 2014 summer classes will begin on Monday, February 10, 2014, so some classes in each session may have already closed at their maximum enrollment well before a deadline.
Applications are reviewed when completed. Offers of admission are sent to all applicants via e-mail.
The following items constitute a completed application for summer study at the JFRC:
- A completed, signed and dated on-line summer application form*
- Submission of an OIP processing fee of $100
- A completed advisor recommendation form (e-mailed to our office by the advisor)
- Submission of an official transcript with the application form [Loyola-Chicago students need not submit a transcript as we can access Loyola records directly]
- Submission of a photocopy of the data page of the student's valid passport.
Apply Now for the John Felice Rome Center summer abroad programs.