Tag: SAC

SAC’s Got Your Back

SAC’s Got Your Back

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 tangents pretty easily, which aren’t always productive–but they make for a good meeting. I’ve got to say that this hour of slightly hectic planning with 20 or 30 other JFoRCers is my favorite way to start the week.

This semester we have elected to run without a president so that we can all have a hand at leading the group. Each week, different students lead us through the meetings–with the occasional words of wisdom from Student Life Assistant’s Jessica and Steven, who sponsor SAC. Usually they let us have free reign on how our meetings go, but they’re quick to let us know if what we scheme up is a little bit too far out there.

In just 3 weeks of working together we’ve already pulled off 4 events–a Student Forum, a weekly movie night, a Carnavale themed masquerade dance, and going to a Roma calcio game. We’ve got quite a few other events in the works, our next being a campus wide game of Assassins. Most of our events go on throughout the school week since the majority of students are traveling on the weekends.

SAC’s Carnavale dance ended up being quite a hit–the free food probably boosted our attendance. We transformed our dining hall into the best dance floor we could manage, complete with streamers, loud music, and some impromptu flashing dance lights on the TV screens. As is typical of a Carnavale party we encouraged both masks and costumes. We also enjoyed a few different fried pastries that remind me of “fair food” back home, just a little bit more Italian.

SAC “scored” with a successful trip to the Roma calcio game this week with about 30 JFRC students–we had quite the experience, which you can read about in my other post.

After we cross our Assassins Game off the SAC agenda it’s hard to say what we’ll plan next–maybe Jason Derulo! Or maybe not.

Getting Involved While Abroad

Getting Involved While Abroad

When I thought of what I’d be doing on campus while I was studying abroad at the John Felice Rome Center I figured it wouldn’t be much besides studying, eating, and sleeping. I’ve already been proved wrong. The Student Life team at the JFRC has given us the opportunity to be more than involved during our time on campus.

  • Calcio–Probably everyone’s favorite JFRC activity is the campus calcio (soccer) league. For 40 Euros everyone is assigned to a team, given a t-shirt, and on Wednesday nights will take the field for a game. Games start next week and I can’t wait to be a part of this JFRC tradition.
  • Student Activities Committee–Another great way to be involved on this campus is in SAC. This group is similar to what ((dop)) is at LUC. Throughout the course of the semester we will be planning events including: karaoke night, a student forum, a talent show, and the end of semester banquet.
  • Christian Life Communities–CLC’s will meet on a weekly basis and give students the opportunity to share with each other how we are doing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Each group will be a led by a student here and will allow students another chance to build community.
  • Tutoring and Babysitting–Students also have the opportunity to get to know an Italian family in our neighborhood by working as a tutor or babysitter. Tutors will assist in teaching English to kids.