Lorenzo de' Medici - Florence: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo changed for ever the w... read more

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I learned SO many things about myself, about the world around me, and about others. It was SO worthwhile and I would never trade my experience for anything in the entire universe. - Illinois State University
Yes. I think that everyone should always study abroad to gain better perspective on their lives and to become more cultured. - Marist College
A student studying abroad with Lorenzo de' Medici - Florence: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned that in order to you gain a full experience, you must take risks. Going on this trip was a big risk for me and I definitely think it was worthwhile. I stepped way out of my comfort zone and loved absolutely every second of it. I would give anything to go back! - Bentley University
I learned about the history and culture of a place I had only ever seen in textbooks. It was extremely worthwhile. - Bentley University
To explain the answer above, I would go to Italy again and do a host family, but I would want to chose a different school and do an actual program (not do it only through Bentley) - Bentley University
I learned to appreciate many things in America. Also realizing that there is much more out there than just material things in life. Seeing the world is the best experience anyone will go through. - Illinois State University
It's impossible to use words to describe everything I learned while abroad, but I can do my best. First off, I learned how to live independently and share an apartment with other people. I also became a much more savvy traveler, which will help me a lot in the future. More importantly, I learned a lot about myself and what thing... - Illinois State University
I loved every second of it - Illinois State University
A student studying abroad with Lorenzo de' Medici - Florence: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I had an absolutely amazing time in Italy. I learned so much about the culture and the food, and I visited so many amazing places. I have so many great memories that will last me a lifetime. It may have been expensive, but it was completely worthwhile! - Bentley University
I grew up in my eyes and met so many amazing people. It really opens up the world and makes you think about enjoying life a little more sometimes. - Illinois State University
I grew up a lot and became a lot more independent. I was really homesick at first but once I got over that it was the best experience of my life. - Illinois State University
05/07/2013 Extraordinary
It was 100% worthwhile. Learned so much about myself in many different ways. Feel much more confident. - Bentley University
I loved learning the culture and a lot about myself. It is definitely worth the time if you love to be adventurous and want to learn about the world. - Illinois State University
I learned how to be more independent and responsible! It was so worthwhile! - Illinois State University
Yes, i want to go back next summer - Bentley University
I discovered the culture of a part of Europe I had not yet visited. It was great learning of the similarities and differences in both the language and the culture to other parts of Europe. Definitely worthwhile. There is so much rich history behind Italy. - Bentley University
It was amazing and worthwhile - Bentley University
07/08/2013 Life Changing!
I learned much more about what it is to be a global citizen. In addition, I learned more about my family roots. It was the best experience of my life! - Bentley University
I matured, opened up, and really learned a lot about myself while abroad. Going to a completely different place and culture is shocking, scary, and unpredictable and how you respond, react and learn is an amazing experience. - Bentley University
Tolerance, Patience, Acceptance, Social skills, an better understanding of american culture, practical skills etc... - Illinois State University
I learned how to live. It was more than worthwhile. - Illinois State University
05/08/2013 Amazing
I learned alot about the Italian culture, language and lifestyle. I also learned alot more about myself. It was definitely worthwhile - Bentley University
It was worth every minute but I would have liked to live with people from a different school. It was difficult to meet people in the classroom because majority of people came with at least three friends and they all took classes together. I was lucky enough to have one friend that I perviously knew and we were able to travel tog... - Illinois State University
I found myself through this experience. I learned how to be independent and completely self-sufficient. It was definitely worthwhile. I wish I could do it all over again. - Illinois State University
I really learned a lot about myself as well as another culture. It really opened my eyes and look at myself and the US completely differently. I have been given an amazing chance to live in place with so much history and culture. - Bentley University


As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo changed for ever the way we see the world. For centuries travelers and admirers of the arts and culture have fallen in love with this city, called Firenze in the Italian language, and the undulating countryside that surrounds it. Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is the ideal destination for those interested in studying humanities, the arts, Italian language and culture or design. Extraordinarily rich in history and ancient traditions, Firenze, with its world-famous artistic heritage, offers the study abroad student a wide spectrum of cultural events throughout the year. The city is also known for its exceptional cuisine, characteristic restaurants, ice cream parlors, wine bars, elegant shops, artistic workshops and traditional markets. As a thriving economic center with particular strengths in the fashion, design, luxury goods and tourist sectors, the city of Florence also offers its inhabitants the chance to investigate a myriad of aspects of the contemporary Italian world. In addition, Florence is an excellent location for access to other sites and cities in Tuscany, Italy and Europe.

*Oldest LdM site (since 1973)
*Comprehensive academic programs
*15 buildings, centrally located in San Lorenzo area
*Strong connections to the community; many opportunities for community projects
*Partnership with the University of Florence (Italian language conversation exchange, joint archaeology projects) and local businesses, government, and festivals.
*Popular student clubs
*Courses in English

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Major(s):
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Services
  • Film / Cinema / Video Studies
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Fashion / Apparel Design
  • Archaeology / Archeology
  • Pyschology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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