PROGRAM TYPE: Lorenzo de' Medici Rome Semester/Year Program
apply nowLorenzo de' Medici: The Italian International Institute (LdM)
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: No previous Italian is required. Open to all levels of Italian speakers, but one Italian class must be taken each semester.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Housing for the Rome program consists of a shared student apartment with no meals or laundry service included, or a host family (based on availability) with some meals included. Additional fees apply for host family living. All Rome housing includes internet access. 
G.P.A. REQUIREMENT: Minimum 2.8 

Academic Program


12-16 semester credits

This program is designed for students interested studying abroad in Rome who wish to select courses from a wide variety of disciplines with less emphasis on Italian language. All students must take at least one Italian language course per semester. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced), while most other courses are taught in English.


LdM internships offer students the possibility to learn different aspects of working in Italy, a country known for its artisan and small business culture. LdM strives to place students in companies which enable them to explore and understand the strengths and structure of the Italian business environment in a variety of fields. Internships are available for credit and in combination with academic courses only.

Internship options are listed on the API/LdM course schedules on the website, and subjects may include:

  • Art History/Museum Studies
  • Business Internship
  • Fashion Marketing/Retail Management and Merchandising
  • Sport Marketing and Communications

Students should indicate their interest in an internship upon application, and submit a résumé/C.V., essay and portfolio. The internship essay should discuss the student’s reason for applying, expectations about the internship, and a detailed description of the duties in which the student would like to partake in. An on-site interview is required of all students. Placements are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early!


You will receive U.S.-transferable credits for courses taken at LdM from Marist College. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.

  Academic Year 2017-2018 August 28, 2017 - May 19, 2018 $28,990 
  Spring 2018 January 29, 2018 - May 19, 2018 $28,990
  Fall 2018 August 27, 2018 - December 15, 2018 $14,990
  Academic Year 2018-2018 August 27, 2018 - May 18, 2018 $28,990
  Spring 2019 January 28, 2019 - May 18, 2019 TBA


The capital of Italy, Rome has always been a cultural and political stronghold and crossroads for people from across the globe.  The glorious history of the eternal city can be seen in the form of the amazing art, exquisite monuments and fountains, and the museums, churches, and architecture that abound in Rome. One of the grandest sites in Rome is the great Colosseum, which remains an architectural feat in the eyes of modern engineers, and has recently been named one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World". The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, and the Basilica of St. Peter are ever-present reminders of the Catholic Church's historical and religious influence. Rome is also full of picturesque piazzas and famous fountains. Here, Romans and visitors alike can take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern Rome and enjoy people-watching over a café. For those looking to spend their gap year in a cosmopolitan city rich with history, art, architecture and diverse people from around the globe, Rome beckons!

Italy Florence At Night
Italy Florence River
Italy Florence Duomo From Side
Italy Florence Duomo Ceiling
Italy Florence Painting On Sidewalk
Italy Florence Boat Under Bridge
Italy Florence City From Above
Italy Florence Duomo
Italy Florence Duomo
Italy Florence Mopeds
Italy Florence Duomo From Tower