The Jesuit Refugee Service is an incredible organization, and Jacquelyn Pavilon is a great resource. We encourage students to reach out and get involved in JRS events and initiatives that are happening on and off campus!
Guided by the Student Life team and mentored by SLA Elly Hahn, 14 students this fall were awarded their certificates after completing a variety of activities that aimed to have them think critically about leadership in their own lives as well as historically and around the world.
Cooking in Orvieto felt like such an authentically Italian experience that I couldn’t resist joining in on the fun. The trip did not disappoint. The experiences I had in Orvieto were exactly what I was looking for when I decided to study abroad at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center.
The fall trip to Tuscany seems to offer an opportunity for participants to take a step back from the common stressors of life. This trip teaches students about the cultural impact food and wine have in an Italian society. The weekend included a trip to a family vineyard where students participated in a wine tasting, a traditional pig farm to taste prosciutto, salami, etc., as well as an olive grove to taste fresh olive oil.
From September 25–27, eighteen Loyola University John Felice Rome Center students and two staff members traveled to Cusano Mutri in the region of Campania, Italy for the Sagra dei Funghi, or Festival of Mushrooms. This study trip allowed students the opportunity to visit a town in rural Italy, to hike, mingle with locals and to eat mushrooms for every meal.
Anthony "Tony" F. Piazza (JFRC '62–'63) is a lifelong champion and active supporter of the John Felice Rome Center. He is the former president of RSI Kitchen and Bath and was a member of the first full-year class at the Rome Center from fall 1962 to spring 1963 during his junior year at Santa Clara University. At the Rome Center that spring, he met his future wife, Susan Brazier Piazza (JFRC Spring '63).
On the week of March 23 – March 27, the JFRC community had the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of religions that compose the fabric of the world with through a variety of events offered on and off-campus.