Rome | Lorenzo de’Medici
The Lorenzo de’Medici (LdM) of Rome, an Italian international institute is situated close to the Piazza Barberini on via XX Septembre, with easy metro access to historic sites of Rome. The facility is located in a newly restored building in the center of the city, and the school offers students opportunities to participate in the culture of the city. Courses take advantage of the wealth of art and history available in Rome.
- Semester or Academic Year
- 3-Cities Semester Program
- Summer: May/June, July
- Weekly and Monthly Language & Culture Courses (non-credit)
Brief description of programs, costs, and other information are below. See Lorenzo de’Medici (LdM) Download page for: Academic Calendar, Course List by session and by selected programs, Course Catalogue, Information Sheets for Study Areas, Brochures for selected programs, Registration Form by session, and Housing,
See programs at other LDM sites: Florence, Tuscania (including Archaeological School), and Venice.
LdM-Rome’s curriculum takes advantage of Rome’s setting and importance for studying the economy, religion, philosophy, history, art, architecture, film, and archeology. Students are able to visit many sites of relevance to the subjects offered. Courses include traditional subjects such as history, classical civilizations, art and literature, or more contemporary subjects such as international business, political science, film studies, philosophy and religion, environmental studies, and Italian language. Many courses are taught both in the classroom and outside. The curriculum is especially strong in film and business, and close connection exists with Cinecitta, the largest film and television production facility in Europe.
See Lorenzo de’Medici (LdM) Download page for: Course List by session.
3-Cities Semester Program
This program focuses on the roots of western culture — Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance. Students live and study in three cities which embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor, staying one month in Tuscania followed by one in Rome, and then one in Venice (Spring) or Florence (Fall). See LdM Download page for 3-Cities Program Brochure and Course List.
Enrollment in this program allows students to choose courses from various disciplines such as studio arts, film, arts and humanities, archaeology, Italian language, and wine and culture. See Lorenzo de’Medici (LdM) Download page for: Course List by summer session.
Weekly and Monthly Courses
Italian, food, wine, and cultural courses are available from one week and longer throughout the year.
Click here for the schedule of Lorenzo de’Medici programs.
Costs include tuition, application processing; visa and other assistance; Italian Health Insurance (for semester participants), packet for studying abroad; orientation; on-site assistance, and student activities within Rome. Housing costs are identified in the Accommodations section below.Costs do not include travel to Italy, books, supplies, lab fees, housing and board, and academic excursions.
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 Semesters
- $7,750 per semester (3 or 4 credits of Italian + 4 electives)
- $7,800 per semester: 3-Cities Program
- $330 (per trip): Academic Field Trips including overnight stay
Summer 2013, per monthly session
- $1000: Italian (3 credits)
- $1,900: one 3-credit elective course
- $2,400: one elective course & Italian (6 credits)
- $3,100: two elective courses (6 credits)
Weekly and Monthly
Language & Culture Classes: Weekly, Monthly during year in Florence. Information is available on request.
EHI provides participants these options for their selection of housing:
- LDM-assigned apartments shared with other students (double rooms, singles for special requests)
- Homestay arrangement (through LdM)
- Independently arranged housing
Availability of LDM-assigned apartments is limited to the academic calendar; students do not select their apartment. Costs are:
- Fall 2012: $3750 for double room; $4250, single room per semester
- Spring 2012: $3700 for double room
- Summer 2012: $1250 for double room per monthly session
See Housing Information in LdM Downloads page for more details.
Language of Classes
Classes are taught in English except for Italian and some supplementary cultural courses.
Examinations & Certificates
Courses require regular attendance, completion of projects and/or final exam for a semester or academic summer program. Lorenzo de’Medici issues the transcript for a student’s home university.
Excursions & Activities
Rome offers activities all year. Optional overnight excursions are scheduled for each study period. Students may sign up in advance. Costs for overnight trips will be about $330. Recent trips have included: Ponza Island, Val d’Orcia, and the Marche Region. Rome is also centrally located for independent travel to Naples, Pompei, and Capri; Florence; Milan; Venice; and many other locations.