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Posts Tagged ‘Study Abroad’


Why Your Next Semester Should be at the JFRC

Why Your Next Semester Should be at the JFRC

May 3rd, 2015

They say a semester abroad will change your life. They say it will be an unforgettable experience where you learn so much about yourself and the world around you. They say your mind will be opened to new ideas, cultures, and people. Well, after my semester in Rome I would have to say that I […]


Discovering Roma: the Neighborhood of Testaccio

Discovering Roma: the Neighborhood of Testaccio

April 9th, 2015

I’ve been calling Rome “home” since January, but there is still so much of this city that I have yet to explore. Before this month is over my friends and I will be checking out the lesser known neighborhoods of the city. Who knew there was more here than the Colosseum?…Only kidding. For our Italian […]


Spring Break Part 1: Paris and London

Spring Break Part 1: Paris and London

March 18th, 2015

With Europe at our finger tips, the students of the John Felice Rome Center spread across the continent and beyond during our 10 day spring break. Students had the option to join JFRC staff on a study trip to the Balkans or Greece and Turkey or embark on individual journeys. I opted to map my […]


9 Loyola Myths

March 10th, 2015

  Over the past 3 years in admission, I have noticed there are A LOT of misconceptions about Loyola University Chicago. I am going to use my blog this week to set the record straight. Here are what I consider to be the top 9 Loyola myths: We are not the same school as Loyola […]


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 […]


Weekend Numero Uno in the Eternal City

Weekend Numero Uno in the Eternal City

January 18th, 2015

With orientation still underway, the JFRC staff had us in good hands during our first Roman weekend. Massive meals, a visit to the Colosseum, and a day in Lazio’s countryside made the perfect end to week number one, and perfect start to our first week of classes. Friday night we had the opportunity to partake […]


The Journey to Roma

The Journey to Roma

January 17th, 2015

This trip has certainly been a long time coming.  I’ve been dreaming of the day I would have the opportunity to study abroad in college for what seems like forever. And Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center was a huge factor in my choice to come here. But now my dreams are a reality and I get […]


Let the Packing Begin

Let the Packing Begin

January 9th, 2015

Packing has never been one of my favorite tasks. At first, its exciting to anticipate the trip. But after a while of organizing, stuffing things into suitcases, and trying to decide what should stay home–I get a little overwhelmed. Especially while I’m packing for an entire semester abroad. I’ve never tried to pack up a […]


ROME-ing for the Spring of 2015

November 22nd, 2014

“Go forth and set the world on fire” –St. Ignatius of Loyola As I prepare for a semester abroad at the John Felice Rome Center in–you guessed it– Rome, Italy, St. Ignatius’ words have been on my mind. I think the most important word in this quote is simply “Go”. And thanks to the opportunity […]


Advice from Current Ramblers

Advice from Current Ramblers

September 23rd, 2014

  The start of the Fall semester is always my favorite time of year – the campus is buzzing with energy as we welcome the students back after a quiet summer. This year the student workers of the Undergraduate Admission Office decided to share their application and college selection advice for prospective students: “Always keep an […]