Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Study in Rome


“I loved every minute of our time in Italy. I learned so much from the people and places we visited. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I will never forget it!”

    The IPS Summer Rome program provides a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the historical, cultural, and spiritual benefits of the Eternal City and the Vatican.  Led by faculty members with longstanding personal relationships with local academic and ecclesial leaders there, the program is designed for students of the IPS but is open to others.  Participants are able to draw upon the invaluable resources of Loyola’s half-century presence running a campus for students of various ages and degree programs who choose to study in the Eternal City.  International study scholarships and prorated payment plans make the cost feasible for full- and part-time IPS students. Often the richly diverse classes include non-degree seeking students interested in personal enrichment or those earning graduate degrees at other institutions as well.

Looking to make the most of your summer travels, while learning along the way? The IPS Rome program offers learning and cultural experiences that you can’t find in a classroom in Chicago. Join us one summer to:

  • Complete a core course towards your degree
  • Reconnect with your spirituality while living in the Eternal City, Rome
  • Combine classroom lessons and adventures abroad

In addition to classes, students tour some of Rome's most famous landmarks and attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and much more.

Upcoming Summer June 18–28, 2019 Courses:

  • IPS 402: Church and Mission
  • IPS 599: Spirituality of Pilgrimage and the Contexts of Faith

To view Course Descriptions click Here

Registrations for the Rome 2019 program are now open.

Click on the link to access the REGISTRATION  site and view the housing options.

Cost Breakdown:

  • Pay in full OR
  • By installments

    Due before December 15th; nonrefundable
     Payment 1
    Due before Feb 15
     Payment 2
    Due before April 1

IPS students are also eligible to apply for the Rome Scholarship.  View the International_Study_Scholarship_Application for more details.

If you have more questions, please contact your academic advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Future Courses

2020 - IPS 599: Human Sexuality, Gender, and Feminist Voices across Cultures and IPS 532 Social Context of Ministry: Global Ecclesiology and Exclusion