Lorenzo de' Medici – Florence

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Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici invites you to study abroad in Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region and home to approximately one-third of the world’s art treasures! Living and studying in the birthplace of the Renaissance is an unparalleled ex... read more

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The experience was definitely worth while. I learned plenty about Italian culture and history. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Italy Is Amazing
100% worthwhile. I had the best four months of my life. - Truman State University View Entire Review
Yes! My experience was definitely worthwhile! I learned so much about the language and culture of Italy. I particularly learned a lot about art history, as I go to to visit many museums and historic sites. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent and responsible! It was so worthwhile! - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I gained a sense of confidence in myself and gain an better understanding how Greeks live on a day to day basis. It was definitely worth while. - CUNY - Queens College View Entire Review
Yes, i want to go back next summer - Bentley University View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
Past Review Awesomecoolsweet
It was amazing and worthwhile - Bentley University View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
I learned how to integrate myself into a new culture and how to be more independent. I learned to be more laid back and to let things just happen. It became obvious to me quickly that just because two nations are different doesn't make one better and one worse; there are both good and bad to every place in the world and it's i... - Illinois State University View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
I loved every second of it - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Past Review Unforgettable
I absolutely loved Italy, learned a lot about myself, and learned a lot about travel. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
Past Review Take Me Back!!
It was a blast! I was lucky enough to have an internship there which helped me extremely! The culture and the lad back ease of life I miss as well as people just assume the best in others over there. It was great meeting friends too because everyone is in the same boat, either you mingle or you are alone. But don't be afraid to ... - University of Wisconsin - River Falls View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
Yes. I think that everyone should always study abroad to gain better perspective on their lives and to become more cultured. - Marist College View Entire Review
Past Review Do It!
I learned a bit about wine and architecture, and had some fun in between... It was very worthwhile - Bentley University View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
I learned about the history and culture of a place I had only ever seen in textbooks. It was extremely worthwhile. - Bentley University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Lorenzo de' Medici – Florence
I learned a great deal about myself and the person I want to be. As well as the people I want to have around me. - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Past Review 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 View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and more culturally aware. Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to see that the world has so much more to offer than what I had been used to. - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Tolerance, Patience, Acceptance, Social skills, an better understanding of american culture, practical skills etc... - Illinois State University View Entire Review

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Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici invites you to study abroad in Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region and home to approximately one-third of the world’s art treasures! Living and studying in the birthplace of the Renaissance is an unparalleled experience. Walking to classes in Florence’s historical center, the entirety of which is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, LdM students enjoy jewels of the city, marvel at its beauty, and make meaningful memories every day.

LdM buildings are situated in the San Lorenzo district, next to the bustling market and ancient church. The LdM Florence campus comprises 16 properties peppered among the iconic Duomo, artisanal gelaterias, and the legacies of great scientists and artists of human history. In addition, LdM partners with the University of Florence, enabling students to complete STEM coursework in the same laboratory facilities utilized by Italian university students. LdM students will appreciate a full range of facilities: Wi-Fi equipped classrooms, specialized art and design studios, modern culinary labs, a courtyard garden, a library, and a computer center. In addition, the always delicious LdM Cafeteria offers affordable meal plans, frothy cappuccinos, and a cozy space where students can gather between classes.

LdM Florence's interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to deepen their understanding of chosen fields of study, extend their personal interests, and explore the multifaceted connections among their courses. At LdM, students can take advantage of over 500 courses that range across the humanities, creative arts, design fields, social sciences, gastronomic and culinary arts, and Italian language and culture.

While in Florence, students choose courses from a wide array of disciplines: Italian Language; Italian Culture; Italian Gastronomy and Culture; Ancient Studies; Anthropology; Art History; International Business; Communications; Environmental Studies and Geography; Gender Studies; History; Literature; Philosophy; Political Science and International Studies; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; Writing; Film and Media Arts; Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media; Performing Arts; Photography; Printmaking; Restoration; Sculpture and Ceramics; Architecture; Fashion Design, Marketing, and Merchandising; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Jewelry Design; Nutrition; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; and Mathematics.

LdM Schools present in Florence are: the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; the School of Italian Language and Culture (courses in this school are taught in Italian); the School of Creative Arts; the School of Design; the School of Nutrition, Italian Gastronomy and Culture; and the School of Science and Mathematics.

For a full listing of courses available in Florence, please consult the LdM Course Schedule.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architecture
  • Italian Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Culinary Arts
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Writing, General
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Ancient Civilization
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science and Government
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • History
  • Fashion / Apparel Design
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Year Founded:
1973
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