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Study Abroad


Faculty Led Summer Program

*More details on Summer 2015 coming soon.












Program Description

This eleven-day program immerses students directly into the issues facing international refugees that seek asylum in Rome and the Mediterranean island country of Malta. The course begins with 4 days in Rome, where students will meet with the Jesuit Refugee Service staff, visit men’s and women’s shelters, soup kitchens, and offices dedicated to refugee aid. Students will then travel to Malta for 6 days of intensive site visits including the United Nations Refugee Agency, the International Organization for Migration, the General Workers Union, and various NGO’s committed to assisting refugees with legal council, integration into European culture, and work assistance.  While in Malta, students will also have the opportunity to directly help refugees by teaching English during the program.  This course also includes visits to major sites in Rome, including a New Years Day papal mass at the Vatican, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, as well as visits to Malta’s archaeological sights in Valletta (home of the Knights of Malta), the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina, and other historical sights and museums.

To view the program flyer, click here



Dr. Edward Zammit is a professor of Industrial Sociology and Industrial Relations at the University of Malta. He received his Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Literature at Oxford University, as well as his Bachelor's degree at Loyola University Chicago.  He knew the namesake of the Rome Center, Mr. John Felice.  

Currently he serves as Chairman of the Employment Relations Board, Board Member of the Malta Statistics Authority and the Foundation of Human Resource Development. Formerly he was also Chairman of the Cooperatives’ Board and Deputy Chairman of the Employment and Training Corporation. He is member of the International Industrial Relations Association, the International Sociological Association and the International Institute of Sociology. He has collaborated on a number of research projects under the auspices of the European Trade Union Institute, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, and the European Commission - particularly on social dialogue. He has issued a number of academic publications on various aspects of work, labour relations and social dialogue with particular reference to Malta.



Students participating in this course will receive 3 credit hours.  This course fulfills the following academic requirements:


Housing & Meals

During this traveling course students will stay in shared apartments at the Residence Medaglie D’oro in Rome and shared rooms at the University of Malta Residence.  Most meals are included. 

University Residence

University Residence in Malta



May 7-16, 2015




Program Costs




TOTAL COST: $3,520

Not Included: $100 OIP non-refundable application fee, airfare, personal spending money, other meals, optional baggage and travel insurance, and incidental expenses.  All students will be required to purchase the Loyola CISI international health insurance separately(approximately $20). 


Awards of $2,500 are available for Loyola students. Students must be a full time enrolled Loyola undergraduate who has applied and been accepted to Loyola's J-Term program and demonstrates financial need.  Click here for more scholarship information.

Application Process

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 23, 2014

Space is limited—apply today!

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

For more information, contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at kheath2@luc.edu or 773.508.3307.



Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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