As a place that has inspired famous artists for centuries, Tuscania has developed a reputation as a center for new artistic forms of expression. This hilltop town is located on the border of the Tuscany and Lazio regions of central Italy, south of Florence and not far from Rome. The surrounding countryside forms part of a nationally protected nature reserve and has one of the richest collections of archaeological remains in Italy. Due to Tuscania's small size and its geographic location, students live and study in a fully Italian, traditional, small, community-based environment.
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. The curriculum has been designed to promote the historical, artistic and cultural qualities that make this part of Italy unique. Service-learning opportunities are available. No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required. The summer months also offer a variety of cultural and artistic events that take place in and around the LdM campus. Summer students may have one optional excursion each term which they 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. One daily meal voucher for lunch or dinner in different eateries in Tuscania is provided from Monday to Thursday. The school will provide to the student one Internet key for a personal computer. 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, orientation, and group airport transfer upon arrival (Rome to Tuscania). Additional costs include airfare, meals, passport fees, optional excursions, 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.