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- API (Academic Programs International): Florence - Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute (LDM)
API (Academic Programs International): Florence - Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute (LDM)
Florence, located in the renowned region of Tuscany, is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets of Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto and ma... read more
Cultural understanding, inner peace and enlightenment, connections, so worth while Garrett bodnar - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and the world from a global prospective. It was worth every second. Brittany Hicks - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Danielle W - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
I learned about a culture that I've been in love with since I was a little kid. I also learned things about myself. Rebekah Rivas - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I gained adaptability and independence. It was definitely worthwhile A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
yes. It was worth every minute. A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned great time-management skills, interpersonal communications skills, and adaptability. I also developed a sense of direction and the ability to step outside my comfort zone. Yes it was most definitely worth while! Cassie J - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Learned how to be independent. Learned that I want to travel even more. It was 100% worth it I would go back and do it a million times if I could. Best time of my life Faaiza B - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained an amazing experience and friends i cherish beyond measure. Jessica V - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I gained immense knowledge of a similar yet completely different way of life. I learned that I could live in a different country and that I could adapt to new challenges on a daily basis. It was 110% worthwhile. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
Independence! Sarah M - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile. I learned how to travel independently and how to adapt to a foreign culture. Leah S - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I am so happy I went abroad. It is an experience that I will never be able to have again. I encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity. A student - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
I learned so much about Italian culture, what it is like to study in a foreign country and how to travel effectively. It was most definitely worthwhile. Devon Kasper - Springfield College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and other cultures and traditions. I was able to see other countries way of life instead of the American culture. A student - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I not only gained knowledge of the historical monuments in the city and their food culture, but I gained a perspective about how others live. I acclimated to a different language, lifestyle, and setting. I was challenged to make new friends (as I came alone) and to keep up an apartment with 4 roommates. I learned to appreciate t... A student - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Widened cultural perspective and new view on life in the USA. Definitely worthwhile Jonathan Dietzel - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I learned that there are a lot of different cultures and people out in the world and that those differences are hard to get used to but once you do, it is very nice to observe Jillian Chase - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
i gained knowledge about another place that i could call home. i learned about their food and cultures and the people. it was 100% worthwhile Carli R - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned that traveling the world is amazing because, you get to open your eyes up to a different view on life and different cultures. Brittany W - University of Hartford View Entire Review
i learned who i am as a person and have meet some amazing people. I have discovered what kind of environment I prefer. i learned about amazing cultures and history and i would do this again sabrina t - University of Hartford View Entire Review
To many things to put in a paragraph. nichole D - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and the beauty of life Tiffany A - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A new world perspective, cultural awareness and sensitivity, appreciation for art, thankfulness of being an American, that they way my culture operates is not always the best way, how to travel smart, the Italian language. 10000% worthwhile! A student - Georgia State University View Entire Review
Mostly personal things is what I learned and gained. It was definitely worthwhile, maybe at the time it was a struggle, it was a fight here and there but looking back, it was worth it Lily Y - Anonymous University View Entire Review
Florence, located in the renowned region of Tuscany, is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets of Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto and many other contributors to the arts and humanities. Here students can soak up the culture and history of this great city while learning Italian and studying in buildings from centuries past. Established in the 9th century BC, Florence is perhaps best known as one of the birthplaces of the Italian Renaissance at the end of the 14th Century. It is a city that welcomes visitors, scholars, artists and students to walk her streets, relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences, and glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Students in Florence experience the city with others from around the world who share a passion for learning.
Programs in Florence Include:
Lorenzo de’ Medici Semester/ Year Programs: API students who want to study abroad in Florence may choose from over 400 courses at Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute – Florence (LdM). Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects across the arts, humanities, business, and international relations. In addition to the a free-elective course structure, several additional opportunities are available including internships, certificate programs, and professional development opportunities. Additionally, the Certificate Programs offered by LdM are designed to offer students, through a structured plan of study, the opportunity to develop their individual creativity, artistic talent and technical and professional skills. These programs are offered for a semester, or for one or two years in duration, and involve a set curriculum for each specific discipline. All courses, except Italian language, are conducted in English. Certificate program dates and prices are generally the same as the regular LdM Florence programs. More information is provided for each specific certificate program post-acceptance.
January Intersession: The January Intersession Program provides the opportunity for students to study abroad in Florence for a short period and earn academic credit, as well as a chance for independent or adult students to study abroad for professional development or career advancement. Students can enroll in one or two classes during the January session. If this program is taken along with a semester program, a discount is applied.
Lorenzo de’ Medici Summer Programs: Students who choose to study abroad in Florence with API at Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute (LdM) – Florence may elect to take 1 or 2 courses per four-week term; alternatively, they may elect to pursue a 6-credit workshop course.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Architecture History, Architectural Criticism
- Culinary Arts
- Design and Applied Arts
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Italian Language, Literature
- Italian Studies
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
- Political Science and Government
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships
API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.
This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community or technical college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.
The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.
Up to $1,000
API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.
It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.
The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.
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