LdM Florence is situated in the heart of Tuscany, a region that alone has more classified historical monuments than anywhere else in the world. As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence is celebrated as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its unique monuments and architecture, Florence has become the epitome of a global city, reflecting the world's diverse cultures, ethnicities, ideas, and forms of creativity, while remaining faithful to its strong artistic tradition.
The Summer Session Program consists of month-long (4 week) courses in June and/or July.
Summer 2020 June: May 28-June 26, 2020 July: July 2-30, 2020
3-6 U.S. credits per 4-week session. Students have the flexibility to choose courses from four academic areas: School of Italian Language & Culture, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Creative Arts, and School of Design. Non-credit cuisine and wine tasting offerings are available in combination with the courses. No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required (most courses are taught in English). LdM offers a range of academic and cultural optional excursions which students may participate in for an additional fee. Lorenzo de'Medici is accredited by the U.S. Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a Branch Campus of Marist College.
Students live in shared apartments organized through LdM. Apartments are furnished and usually consist of 2-4 double-occupancy bedrooms, a living area, kitchen and bathroom. Bed linens and access to a washing machine are provided in apartments. WiFi access is available in all apartments and utilities are included in the program cost. Please note that excessive use of utilities (over $75) will result in additional fees that will be charged to the student. Apartments are typically within walking distance of the school facilities. Students pay a $300 refundable housing deposit that is returned to students after the end of the term if no damages occur to the apartment.
Included is academic credit (3-12 credits), housing, international health insurance, and orientation. Additional costs include airfare, local transportation, meals, passport fees, personal expenses, housing deposit, any additional class fees, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee (currently $50 for summer).
Summer 2020 costs (paid to SU)
June OR July (3 credits)
June OR July (6 credits)
June AND July (6 credits)
June AND July (9 credits)
June AND July (12 credits)
Payment is due by SU Summer payment deadlines at the end of April.
NOTE: All costs are subject to change. The SU in Italy program fee is not based on SU tuition rates -- students are charged the stated rate (which includes tuition) for the term of their participation.