Learn, Travel, & Intern at the John Felice Rome Center This Summer

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About Program

Whether your goal is to gain international work experience, learn hands-on alongside our faculty, or take classes against the backdrop of the seat of Western civilization, you can do it during a summer at the JFRC. Our unique and varied summer program options give you the opportunity to make your own classroom, earn academic credit, and create amazing memories in the process. All of our summer options share access to our full-service campus on the northwest side of Rome, and combine many of the best parts of a JFRC semester in an exciting summer session!

Summer at the JFRC features:

- Summer Internships: we match you with an employer and work that fits your goals to build international work experience
- Fusion Programs: these hands-on, faculty-led programs involve travel and focus on one or two subject areas in depth
- Summer Session: take classes on campus and around the city of Rome, living like a local in the Eternal City

Program Highlights
  • No language requirement for summer students
  • Take 2 classes and earn 6 credits
  • Need-based scholarships available
  • Activities and excursions included in the program fee
  • The JFRC is the oldest continuous US education abroad program in Rome

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  • Academics 9
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 7.3
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Yes, I recommend this program

At Home in Rome

This was not my first time overseas, but it was my first time in Italy and in Rome. The food was great, the wine was great as well - and I am (was) not a wine drinker, and the people were very nice. Rome has quite a few things to see and do, and because it is a truly international city, one can find a small touch of home in various places and with certain activities. I found a touch of home at a beach party, an outdoor concert and a night club, as well as a record shop (yes, the place had vinyl records!) On the flip side, Rome is a big city, so there are also big-city problems such as traffic congestion and slow running busses. In spite of those things I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and treated every day like a new adventure.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I took a bus thinking that I could get off at a specific Metro station. When the bus arrived at the bus stop I got off and made my way to the front of the Metro station only to see that it was closed for repairs. A souvenir shop was only a few feet away so I went window shopping, but eventually found some nice items for my friends. I then took a bus on the same route in order to figure out an alternate plan to get back tot eh JFRC and ended up getting off at a bus stop that was near another souvenir shop, and this one had some gear that I was going to search for the next day. I ended up getting two items since there was a special sale: 2 for 45 euro. The best part was that I remembered the location of the first souvenir shop so two days later I went back to that one and got a couple of caps to coordinate with the new gear.
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Grazie Mille, JFRC!

I had an incredible experience studying in Rome for the summer, and I think a large part of that was due to the JFRC community. From the beginning of my exploration of the program to the day of my departure, I was impressed with the faculty and staff. It’s clear that they sincerely care about their students and want to do whatever they can to make each student’s experience one to remember. The campus was beautiful, and it’s location in the charming Balduina neighborhood helped me feel like I was really a part of the Roman culture. The classes that I took brought me out into the city of Rome, and getting to learn about this amazing place with knowledgeable professors allowed me to deepen my appreciation for this place. I loved my time in Rome and at the JFRC!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get to know Rome! Don’t be afraid to go out exploring or spend the weekend in the city!
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Yes, I recommend this program

Joe Lonardi Rome study abroad

I had a great experience. The advisors planned some really awesome trips with the class and took us to some great dinners. I got to see all of Rome thru my theology class. It was beautiful to see all the churches around Rome. I’m so thankful to have met the people I did and see the places I saw. I got to go to Malta, Naples, Venice, Florence, Verona, Pompeii, and of course Roma.

My only objection was with my European masterpieces. Since I was studying abroad, I wanted to see places in Rome. My theology class went above and beyond in achieving that. My Euro-masterpieces class did not leave the room once; making it a lot less inspiring.

All In all I had an amazing time and would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thank you!!
-Joey Lonardi

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advise to a future traveler is to budget your money and get off the beaten path. It is sometimes hard to do that, but when you do you find the best food and most interesting experiences. I dont even speak Italian and that was so much fun.
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