With almost 40 years of experience, Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is one of Italy's most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions. Depending on the campus you attend, you can choose from over 400 different courses in 32 subject areas. Courses fall under four main academic divisions: Arts and Sciences, Creative Arts, Design, and Italian Language and Culture.
LdM’s original campus is in Florence located in the heart of Tuscany. Florence is known to be a city extraordinarily rich in history and ancient traditions. It is the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo changed forever the way we see the world. It is the ideal destination for those interested in studying humanities, the arts, Italian language and culture or design. In recent years, smaller campuses were opened in Rome, the capital of the country with unparalleled history and cultural diversity, and in Tuscania, a small, walled city known for its vivid cultural life and its breathtaking countryside atmosphere.
Detailed information on each location is available here. For a quick overview of highlights in each location, take a look here:
LdM Choosing a Program
HOUSING & MEALS
Housing is in double room student apartments. Up to eight students live in each apartment, which includes an equipped kitchen, living/dining area, washing machine, TV and internet service. You'll shop and cook your own meals. Homestays are also available in Tuscania. If you choose a homestay, your host family will provide your meals.
You can take classes in many areas of fine arts, business, social sciences and humanities. A few examples include Art, Art History, Business, Communication & Journalism, Dance and Psychology. *NEW* for 2016-2017: the Rome campus is offering a program specifically for STEM students! To learn more about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, UW-Eau Claire equivalents, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Lorenzo de' Medici Italy
- Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
- Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.
- Get some video advice from past peer advisers about study abroad. Scroll down
- View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.
Below you will find more information on program costs:
LdM organizes student clubs, guided visits to historic sites, social and cultural activities, such as dinners at local restaurants, seasonal festivals, field trips, theater, concerts, and much more. Some of these events require additional fees paid by the students.
"This program worked really well for my degree. I fulfilled a course for my minor by studying intercultural communication, and my pairing food and wine course satisfied a general education requirement and counted toward my required international experience for my minor."
- Danielle, Management & Spanish for Business Professions major, International Business minor, Florence, Summer 2013
"I am attending Lorenzo de Medici for an entire year to complete their certificate program for art conservation. When I return, I plan to pursue a graduate degree in art conservation."
- Christine, Art History major, Chemistry minor, Florence, Academic Year 2013-2014
"One of the best experiences of my life. I was able to learn so much about myself and another culture while making a group of great friends who live all over the world." - Amanda, Rome, Summer 2014
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.