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  • Locations: Tuscania, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
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, Communication, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Theatre Term: Summer
Language Courses Offered: Italian Housing Options: Double room in a student shared apartment
Program Advisor: Mary Odrzywolski Credits: 3-12
Program Description:

Italy: Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici - Tuscania (Summer)

Tuscania - St. Peter's      Tuscania - LdM Building     Tuscania - Walled City
The historic hilltop town of Tuscania is located in the Lazio region of central Italy, in the breathtaking countryside of the Maremma. The LdM program in Tuscania is based on a full immersion concept that differs in emphasis from the Florence and Rome campuses. Because of the size of the town, its geographic location, and its pace, Tuscania is the perfect setting for friendly and frequent interaction with local Italians. Integration into the community is fundamental to the program and, in particular, to the Italian language courses, encouraging students to create real relationships in a cultural context and language that is different from their own.
LdM Tuscania supports its full immersion philosophy through a selection of courses in liberal and creative arts, as well as in the scientific field with the recent opening of the School of Agricultre. History and archaeology classes, for example, focus on the Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilizations that are at the core of Tuscania's history and devlopment, while courses in agricultural sciences and culinary arts highlight Tuscania's connection to the natural cycles and tradition of the region and its territory. Italian Language through Service Learning engages students with the local residents through community service. Site visits and field trips help students to broaden their cultural horizons and expand on what they have learned in class, enhancing the understanding of ancient cultures, customs, and different lifestyles. Students often participate in trips to Rome, Bolsena Lake, Orvieto, and the ancient town of Civita di Bagnoregio.

During the summer, students can take courses in:

Italian Language
Music, Cinema and Theater Studies
Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media

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

LdM Tuscania is pleased to facilitate student housing arrangements for a spot in a double room in a shared student apartment.

LdM Tuscania Housing Service includes:

• Rent, with fixed check-in and check-out dates
• Repairs not caused by students
• Average Utilities (water, gas, electricity). Any costs above the average consumption will be charged to the students sharing the same apartment and deducted from the housing deposit.
• One daily meal voucher for lunch or dinner in different eateries in Tuscania, from Monday to Thursday
• Internet service: The school will provide to the student one Internet key for her/his personal computer. Please ask at the LdM Front Desk.

LdM Tuscania Housing Service does not include:
• Damage 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)

Housing Request Deadlines:
Summer Session I (June): April 15th
Summer Session II (July): May 15th
Tuscania Summer - 3 credits Electives
Tuscania Summer - 6 credits Electives

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.

There are two summer sessions offered at the LdM Tuscania 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.
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.
Interested students are encouraged to make an appointment with the program advisor to learn more about this program. Additionally, students can visit the  Lorenzo de' Medici website.