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 I||Day|
|Due at JFRC
|Final Exams End
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.
BASIC PROGRAM FEE
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|
|| (6 s.h.) $3,930
Summer I $1,700
|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
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 www.luc.edu/rome 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.