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JFRC: John Felice Rome Center
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
Loyola Chicago
Program Term(s):
Minimum Class Standing:
Minimum GPA:
Previous Language Study Req?:
Language of Instruction:
Language courses offered:
Italian, Latin
Housing Options:
Residence Hall
Areas of Study:
Archaeology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business Adminstration, Classical Studies, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, European Studies, Film Studies, Filmmaking, Finance, Greek (ancient), History, International Studies, Italian Language & Literature, Linguistics, Management, Math/Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Theatre/Drama
Program Design: Direct Enroll, Study Center
Additional Program Options:
Program Description:

John Felice Rome Center

Group at the Colosseum
Over the course of four decades, the John Felice Rome Center has established itself as Italy's premier study-abroad program. Over 200 students from dozens of universities across the United States come here each semester seeking a full-immersion learning experience that promises to energize, enrich, and expand their horizons. Course information is organized by academic term. All classes are worth three credit hours (0.75 GAC units), unless otherwise noted.

Rome makes no small promises—so you should make no small plans. With that aim, 200 students come to the John Felice Rome Center each semester for an immersive, modern experience rooted in the grandeur of centuries past. Drawing on the cultural riches of Rome, the JFRC takes full advantage of Rome as your classroom and home.

The JFRC's multi-level, residential campus spans five acres in the upper Balduina district of Monte Mario, Rome's highest hill.  The neighborhood is home to diplomats, senators, judges, and other distinguished families. By living on a campus in the center of a great neighborhood, you will have everything you need.

The nearest bus stop is only two blocks away, providing a short, 20-minute ride to Vatican City or an easy, 40-minute trip to downtown. Within walking distance are grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, a salon, a convenience store, a post office, banks and ATMs, and other small businesses.

Eligibility. The following requirements must be met before an application will be considered eligible for review.  All applicants must:
  • Be at least 18 years old by program start date
  • Have earned at least 12 semester hours (or 18 quarter hours) of college credit
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Be in possession of a valid passport, or a receipt verifying application for a passport (copy uploaded at time of JFRC application)
  • Have approval from their home institution to study abroad at the JFRC
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