With its unparalleled history, Rome, the Eternal City and Italy's capital, functions as both an ancient and modern global center. The city fuses the feel of a large metropolis with small lively neighborhoods and picturesque districts dotted with hills, piazzas, fountains, cobblestone streets and churches. LdM Rome is located in an elegant Umbertine palace constructed at the end of the 19th century. The building is situated between two Metro stops, numerous bus lines, and is less than five minutes away from the central railway station (Termini) that connects to the city’s two airports. Many of the major sites and monuments of Rome are within walking distance of LdM.
Maximum of 16 U.S. credits per semester. Students have the flexibility to choose courses from three academic areas: School of Italian Language & Culture, School of Arts & Sciences, and School of Creative Arts. LdM Rome offers STEM course options, including science and mathematics (requires minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA).Internship opportunities are available. Placement in internships is not guaranteed, and students taking an internship must retain a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Stevenson University students are encouraged, but not required, to take an Italian language course. No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required (most courses are taught in English). Lorenzo de'Medici is accredited by the U.S. Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a Branch Campus of Marist College. LdM offers a range of academic and cultural optional excursions which students may participate in for an additional fee.
Nursing students take the following courses in the fall semester of sophomore year*:
BIO 310 R Human Anatomy I w/Lab (equivalent to BIO 222 Human Anatomy)
PHI 288 R – Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (equivalent to PHIL 215 Ethics)
HIS 281 R – Italy’s Contribution to Modern Science (equivalent to HIST 211 - SEE Humanities) - this course is required for STEM course options
WRI 290 R Travel Writing (equivalent to ENG 224 Introduction to Creative Writing - SEE Writing Intensive & SEE Fine Arts)
Additional SEE Humanities course (e.g. ANC 216 R, LIT 350 R, Italian language)
* Study abroad in fall semester requires Nursing students to take NURS 110 in the summer.
Semester or year-long students live in shared apartments. 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 per month) 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.
A limited number of homestays are also available. Living with a host family is an excellent opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of Italy and its people. Students who are committed to learning the Italian language and deepening their knowledge of Italian culture should consider this option. Homestays include breakfast and dinner on weekdays. Please contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Study for more information on the homestay option in Rome.
Students pay SU tuition and fees (can apply 100% of their SU aid as a category "A" program) and the Wooded Way Double housing rate. Included is academic credit (maximum 16 credits), housing, local bus pass, international health insurance, and orientation. Additional costs include airfare, meals not included, visa and passport fees, Italian permit of stay (approx. $200), personal expenses, a $300 housing deposit (apartment option only), any additional class fees, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee (currently $50 for a semester or year).