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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Arts Management, Classics, Communication, Dance, Italian, Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology Term: Summer
Language Courses Offered: Italian Housing Options: Double room in a student shared apartment
Program Advisor: Mary Odrzywolski Credits: 3-12
Program Description:

Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici - Florence (Summer)


Duomo Skyline in Florence     LdM Logo     LdM Students in Classroom
Founded in 1973 in Florence, Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is among Italy's most comprehensive and well-established international institutions in higher education. Throughout its three campuses, LdM hosts over 3000 students annually from all over the world. The educational opportunities at each of LdM's three sites are deeply rooted in their surrounding environments, allowing students to experience first-hand the inspiring culture of both historical and contemporary Italy. LdM integrates formal, university-level learning with an emphasis on personal growth, individual engagement, and community responsibility.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
During the summer, students can participate in one or two summer sessions taking one or two courses (3-6 credits) during each session. At LdM's main campus in Florence, students can choose from a wide range of courses including: 

Archaeology
Art History
Classics
Communications
Gender Studies
History
Italian Language and Culture
Literature
Philosophy
Sociology
Writing
Psychology
Photography
Painting and Drawing
Sculpture and Ceramics
Restoration
Graphic Design

Students will not be able to take classes in the following areas for credit: Culinary & Nutritional Arts, Fashion Design, Marketing & Merchandising, Interior Design, or Jewelry Design.

Students can choose to take a non-credit Culinary or Wine course for an additional cost (Cuisine (2hrs./wk. = 8 hrs. total): $490 / Wine Tasting (2 hrs./wk. = 8 hrs. total): $520)

A full list of academic areas courses offered in the summer at LdM Florence can be found on the June and July LdM Florence Course Schedules.


ACCOMMODATION
LdM's experienced on-site housing coordinators facilitate student housing placement. Accommodation in a double room in a student shared apartment is included in the program fee.

LdM Florence Housing Service includes:
• Rent, with fixed check-in and check-out dates
• Repairs not caused by students
• Average Utilities (water, gas, electricity) up to $75 per month. Utility expenses above $75 will be charged to student residents.
• Internet connection
• One cleaning of the apartment every five weeks during the semester

LdM Florence Housing Service does not include:
• Meals
• Damage(s) caused by students
• Extra cleaning (If the apartment is not clean on the specified check-out date, students will be responsible for an additional cleaning charge. The total cost will be estimated and determined by the landlord and the student advisor. The total amount due will then be deducted from the housing deposit)
• Excessive consumption of utilities


ESTIMATED COSTS
Florence Summer - 3 credits Electives
Florence Summer - 6 credits Electives
Florence Summer - 3 credits Italian Language
Florence Summer - 4 credits Italian Language

The budgets
above include accommodation in a double room shared student apartment. Students who are interested in single room accommodations can request an updated budget sheet from the Office of Study Abroad Programs at UB.

PROGRAM DATES
There are two summer sessions offered at the LdM Florence campus. Students can choose to participate in one or both sessions. The dates for Summer 2018 are:

Summer Session I: May 24 - June 22
Summer Session II: June 28 - July 27

Additional details can be found on the Lorenzo de' Medici Academic Calendar.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
This program is open to University at Buffalo sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 2.8 overall GPA.The application includes a study statement, one academic recommendation, and an official transcript.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Interested students are encouraged to make an appointment with the program advisor to learn more about this program. Additionally, students can peruse the Lorenzo de' Medici website.