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.
The Summer Session Program consists of month-long (4 week) courses in June and/or July.
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 three academic areas: School of Italian Language & Culture, School of Arts & Sciences, and School of Creative Arts. LdM Rome offers a STEM program option, including science and mathematics (requires minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA).No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required (most courses are taught in English). The summer months also offer a variety of cultural and artistic events that take place in and around the LdM campus. Lorenzo de'Medici is accredited by the U.S. Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a Branch Campus of Marist College.
June/July: 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.
STEM options: Students live with host families outside of the downtown area, about 25 minutes walking or a bus ride away from the school. Included is half board (breakfast and dinner Monday to Thursday, and breakfast on Friday).
Included is academic credit (3-12 credits), housing, local bus pass, international health insurance, and orientation. Additional costs include airfare, 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)
June STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (3 credits)
June STEM (6 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.