Study Abroad in Florence - Semester Programs LdM with API
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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English and Italian with international students
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)
  • Internships available (for credit)

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.8 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Italian speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
Jan 29, 2017 - May 20, 2017
$14,880
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 28, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$14,880
FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
$14,880
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 28, 2017 - Late May, 2018
$27,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Aug 29, 2016 - May 20, 2017
$27,980

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2016
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2016
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2016

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
12-16 Semester Credits

API students who want to study abroad in Florence may choose from over 400 courses at Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute – Florence (LdM). Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects across the arts, humanities, business, and international relations. In addition to the a free-elective course structure, several additional opportunities are available including internships, certificate programs, and professional development opportunities.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

15-18 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER

Semester certificates give students the opportunity to gather the professional skills and the theoretical underpinnings of exciting fields in design and other subjects in a single semester. Semester certificates include: Visual Communication for Fashion, Interior Design in Contemporary Living, Product Design towards Sustainability, Architecture in Urban Context, Art in Food: Italian Gastronomy, and Balance in Nutrition: The Art of Cooking.

Certificate program dates and prices are generally the same as the regular LdM Florence programs. An $800 additional fee is charged for any certificate programs that involve 18 U.S. credits per semester or more. For academic year certificate programs, beginning students must enroll in the first semester of the first year course sequence. More information is provided for each specific certificate program post-acceptance.

ONE- AND TWO-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The LdM year-long Certificate Programs are designed to develop a student’s creativity, artistic talent, and technical skills within structured plans of study. Combining a strong theoretical base with practical work for the pursuit of professional goals, LdM offers one- and two-year Certificates in the following disciplines: Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Merchandising, Graphic Design & Visual Communication, Jewelry Design, Interior Design, Restoration & Conservation, and Fine Arts. These programs begin in the fall semester each year.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

LDM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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:

  • Advertising
  • Art History
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Education
  • Fashion Design and Retail
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations and Event Planning
  • Public Administration (in Italian)
  • Sports and Web Marketing

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. An on-site interview is required of all students. Placements are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early!

LDM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The LdM Professional Opportunities Program offers students a non-credit experiential learning experience. It is similar to an internship, but it requires less time and is based around the completion of one single project. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate with both the LdM Institute and local Florentine businesses, organizations and associations, and upon successful completion of the project, students receive a certificate of participation. The Professional Opportunities Project gives students the opportunity to add international work experience to their resume/curriculum vitae. The Professional Opportunities offered for each semester are generally announced at the beginning of the semester, after the students have arrived, and the professional opportunities offered differ from semester to semester.

Opportunities may include:

  • Blogging for LDM Marketing Office
  • Graphic Design for local businesses
  • Marketing and social media for local businesses
TRANSCRIPTS

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

Program Manager

Natalie Brady is the Florence Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Italy.

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Resident Directors

Federica Guerrieri, Ellen Oyasaeter, Monica Gabbrielli, Valentina Scalini are the Florence Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in Italy.

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