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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • UB Course Equivalents
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Area of Study: Any Term: Winter
Language Courses Offered: Italian Housing Options: Double room in a student shared apartment
Program Advisor: Mary Odrzywolski Credits: 3-6
Program Description:

Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici - Florence (Winter)

City of Florence         
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.
During the winter, students can choose to take one or two courses (3-6 credits). At LdM's main campus in Florence, students can choose from a wide range of courses including: 
Ancient Studies
Art History
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
International Business
Italian Language
Nutrition, Culinary Arts and Culture
Political Science and International Studies

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

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. Students pay a housing deposit to LdM that is refunded to them at the end of the program provided there is no damage to the room.

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

Winter 2019 Budget

The budget above include accommodation in a double room shared student apartment.
For program dates, please refer to 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.

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.


This program is currently not accepting applications.