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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
Studying abroad gave me the chance to not only learn so much about other countries but to learn about myself. Being able to travel, see the world and becoming completely immersed into another culture is an experience unlike any other. I gained lifetime skills as well as a whole new perspective and outlook on the world. Allie H - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
learned a lot about the world. definitely worthwhile! A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I was opened to many different perspectives on life as well as having my own changed. I got to see and learn so much its hard to just pick out one thing I learned or that one thing that I will carry with me forever because I will carry this whole experience with me for the rest of my life. Samantha S - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
I gained a respect for other cultures and to be more confident in myself. brittany.viviani - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I learned a lot of independence A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned so much from this experience, I don't even know where to begin. If I could stay in Florence forever, I would. I came back such a different person. I have an incredible need to travel everywhere. My Italian language skills improved just by walking around, observing and listening. I was encouraged to try new things in so... mdisalvo2 - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of how diverse this world is. It made me realize just how much there is to still learn as well. This makes me want to find a way in the future to continue to experience other cultures. Katherine S - Bryant University View Entire Review
yes Erik R - Bryant University View Entire Review
Interpersonal skills, communicating in another language, independence, and money management skills. Alexandra C - Bryant University View Entire Review
YES Christina C - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I was able to communicate with people of a different language and I learned how to be an adult. If I wanted something to happen, I would have to make it happen. You learn how to budget your money, react in scary situation, and be flexible if your travel arrangements did not work out. Hanna M - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worth while. I learned so much and became a better person. I will never forget my time abroad. Brittany F - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile! It was honestly the best experience of my life, thus far! I wish I could do it over again 10 more times, and hopefully I will have the opportunity to go abroad again, now that one of my favorite things to do is travel! Catriona C - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Studying abroad is the most experience. As a painter, studying in the city of renaissance art was truly remarkable. Not only was I able to paint the city I loved so much, but I was able to see the paintings I am inspired from. I leaned how to be extremely independent. I was also able to become fully emerged in the culture and le... chelsea.norwich - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I am so lucky to have stumbled upon this program. I was on this very site a year ago and picked API from one of these reviews, and I am so thankful that I did. It was such a life changing experience. All I knew was that I wanted to study abroad, but I had no idea what the difference between the various programs were. Thankfully,... Hayley S - University of Central Arkansas View Entire Review
I gained a lot of things, more confidence and an experience that can never be replaced A student - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
It's difficult to put into words what I learned from my experience abroad, but I basically learned about myself - my ambitions, my strengths, my weaknesses. I learned to have patience, to be curious, and to always be willing to try new things. It was by far the best 4 months of my life, and I couldn't be more thankful for having... A student - Bryant University View Entire Review
I learned alot about myself and how independent i can be Courtney L - Illinois State University View Entire Review
yes, it opened my eyes to many different cultures Jennifer G - Bryant University View Entire Review
i had the time of my life. I got to experience many different cultures from my various trips and made freinds with people i will never forget A student - Bryant University View Entire Review
Completely worthwhile! It changed my perspective and completely tore down any barriers I had in terms of a "worldly" point of view. I realized I knew almost nothing! I now want to set out and learn as much as I can from the world around me. Kelly B - Bryant University View Entire Review
I learned to open up more than I have before and I also learned how to adjust to living in a new place and without some of the normal things I would have at home. Haley O - Bryant University View Entire Review
i wouldnt trade it for the world. Hollis G - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I loved it! Being away from home was a new experience for me and I really gained a sense of independence and it opened my eyes to all different cultures. Samantha H - University of Hartford View Entire Review
DUHHH Jacqueline L - University of Hartford 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
- Italian Studies
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Culinary Arts
- Italian Language, Literature
- Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Political Science and Government
- Design and Applied Arts
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships
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.
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.
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