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Archive for the ‘Study Abroad’ Category


A Weekend in the Homeland, Ja!

A Weekend in the Homeland, Ja!

March 4th, 2015

My Swedish heritage has always been a big part of my life thanks to my grandparents, who are both proud of where their ancestors came from. I’ve eaten plenty of Swedish meatballs (and Swedish Fish), taken many visits to a local Swedish settlement, and have always wanted to visit “the Homeland”. Over the years my […]


Grandma and Grandpa Swanson do Roma

Grandma and Grandpa Swanson do Roma

March 2nd, 2015

For the past week I’ve been playing the part of “Roman Tour Guide”. I think I’ve done a fair job, but my grandparents are convinced that they’ve got the best tour guide in the Eternal City—let’s just say I’ve got the best people following me around. Seeing the two of them at the Zone Hotel […]


Taking the Stage–Roman Style

February 26th, 2015

Well, at least taking a stage that happens to be in Rome. This semester a class of about 20 JFRC students (including myself) have decided to “take the stage” and learn a thing or two about the world of theater. Beginning Acting is taught by professor Eric Nicholson who is no stranger to the drama […]


Defining Different Types of College Visits: Which visit is right for you?

February 24th, 2015

  Daily Presentations & Tours at the Lake Shore Campus Target Audience: Students who have yet to apply and guests Focus: General information about Loyola and the admission process; tour of the Lake Shore Campus Website: https://uao.luc.edu/VisitLSCFreshman/ Daily Presentations & Tours at the Water Tower Campus Target Audience: Prospective and admitted students interested in Business, […]


SAC’s Got Your Back

February 22nd, 2015

The Student Activities Committee is the JFRC’s version of ((dop)). But I’d like to think that even without a Jason Derulo concert on our agenda we’ll have just as much fun. Monday nights the SAC meets for about hour. Really our meetings could be done in about 40 minutes, but we get off on planning […]


Siamo La Roma

Siamo La Roma

February 19th, 2015

AS Rome vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-1. Great game to watch. Most terrified I’ve been so far while abroad. The Student Activities Committee helped organize a group of students to go to the AS Roma soccer game on Thursday night. My ticket only set me back 22 euro–in order to encourage more women to come to […]


Florence is my Valentine

Florence is my Valentine

February 16th, 2015

Making last minute plans with two of my girlfriends to spend Valentine’s weekend in Florence turned into one of my favorite trips so far. Our journey started at 5:30 AM Saturday morning and we arrived in Florence around noon. We went straight to the Accamedia Galleria where Michelangelo’s David statue stands. As we expected there was a […]


Making the Pope Proud: Panini Distribution at the Vatican

February 13th, 2015

Every Friday night at 8pm in the lobby of the John Felice Rome Center a group of about 20 students meet Student Life Assistant Pedro for panini distribution. We head over to Vatican City and distribute food to the homeless. For the last two weeks I’ve tagged along and have loved participating in this JFRC […]


30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola

February 11th, 2015

  With Valentine’s Day approaching and everyone talking about love, it only seemed appropriate to talk about what Loyola staff and current students have to say about their relationship with Loyola. Here are 30 reasons staff and students love Loyola: The ability to go abroad to the Rome center. – Ellen The incorporation of social […]


The Caves and Cathedral of Orvieto

The Caves and Cathedral of Orvieto

February 8th, 2015

On a cold and rainy Saturday morning a group of my friends and I headed to the medieval town of Orvieto for a day trip in the Italian countryside. Orvieto sits atop a hill about an hour and 15 minutes away from Rome and was absolutely beautiful. We arrived just before noon and started wandering […]