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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 02/15/2023 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type Of Aid That Can Be Applied: Federal Aid, XU study abroad scholarships Type of Program: XU Approved Short Term & Summer Programs
Program Description:

Loyola University Rome Center

Summer Session I

Take classes to lighten your load for the fall while seeing the world! What could be better?  From classical mythology to international business, we've handpicked the best parts of a JFRC semester and present them to you in this exciting summer package (perfect for students with other commitments throughout the year).  Choose one or both sessions with an optional intercession course in Greece or Italy. 

CALENDAR for Summer 2012

Session IDay
Due at JFRC

May 19 Saturday
Seaside Orientation

May 20 Sunday
Classes Begin

May 21 Monday
Final Exams End

June 21 Thursday

June 22 Friday

Session I

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 22nd.


The basic Rome program fee for each summer session covers tuition [entitling enrollment in six semester hours (two courses)], 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. 

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 during each session to Siena and Florence is also not included but will be available at a student's own expense.

 Single Summer Session
Tuition    (6 s.h.)                 $3,930

   Summer I            $1,700


Technology Fee                                   $30
Activities, Meals, Day-Long Excursions

   Summer I             $1,500



   Summer I             $7,160


Included in Cost

ORIENTATION: Day long trip to Italian seaside

Summer Session I Orientation 2012  - Two day-long trips to Assisi and Pompeii

Herculaneum & Naples Day Trip
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
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. TheDuomo, 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!

Study Trips (Optional, with additional cost)


Abruzzo Weekend Trip
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!
Approximate cost is €275 (The cost includes all transportation, 2 nights' accommodation in rustic cabins, daily breakfast, two dinners, guided tours, and all museum entrance fees. This cost is to be paid in full at time of registration.)
Tuscany Weekend Trip (still TBD)

Things to Consider

Please be aware that, when you are making your flight reservations, participants in the JFRC summer program are expected to arrive at the JFRC on Saturday morning: May 19th for Summer Session I or June 30th for Summer Session II [an exception is made for students enrolled in an inter-session course].  Students are required to depart on Friday, June 22nd, if only doing Session I; otherwise, all students must leave by July 27th.

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 either of the inter-session courses.

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. 


**Please note: You are required to be accepted into the Rome Center program prior to completing the Xavier application process here.  Please visit for additional information.

Monday, March 19, 2012 for Summer Session I; if space is still available after March 19th, the deadline will be extended.

Friday, June 1, 2012 for Summer Session II; if space remains available after June 1st, the deadline will be extended.

All applications ideally should be submitted no later than Monday, March 19th for Summer I, and no later than Friday, June 1st for Summer II. Students waiting to apply should be aware that registration for 2012 summer classes is under way, so some classes in each session may have already closed at their maximum enrollment 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.