Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM), situated in the heart of Tuscany, encompasses twelve campus buildings in Florence's city center. It is one of Italy's largest international institutes of higher education. Florence offers a myriad of cultural events throughout the year. Students will revel in the city's centuries-old culinary tradition, known worldwide for its exceptional local specialties and gelato parlors. What's more, Florence's thriving economic heart focuses largely on the exciting worlds of fashion, design, luxury goods, banking and tourism.
LdM Fact Sheet.pdf
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||LdM Florence has 14 buildings within walking distance of each other, all located around the city center.
||Many students choose to live in shared student apartments. LdM also offers a homestay option with a local Italian family.
See housing section below for more information.
LdM Florence is the ideal choice for those interested in studying business, the humanities, creative arts, design and of course Italian language and culture. Students can choose from over 400 courses, all of which are taught in English, except for Italian language classes. Program terms include academic semesters as well summer courses and workshops.
All semester study abroad students must take one 3-credit course of Italian. Students are placed according to their score on a language proficiency test upon arrival.
Find a full list of LdM courses here. If the term you want to study abroad is not yet posted, refer to the same semester of the previous year.
Adelphi requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad. LdM has a 2.8 GPA requirement to be admitted into their program. If you do not meet these requirements and hope to study abroad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Professional Opportunity (PO) organized through LdM is essentially an unpaid internship and non-credited international learning experience at a local business, institution or association. The P.O. requires an average of 10 hours commitment per week and should not, under any circumstances, interfere with the students’ academic schedule.
It is a serious commitment and attendance is mandatory. Students are required to maintain professional behavior at all times. All scheduled meetings, tasks and deadlines must be respected. Upon completion of the PO, if the feedback from the host organization is positive, the student with receive a certificate of completion and will also be able to ask the on-site supervisor a letter of reference.
The completion of the P.O. will consist in working until the week before finals working half time during Midterms and not working during Spring Break.
For more information contact Stefania Migliori -email@example.com.
Housing & Meals
LdM Florence offers an array of housing opportunities including: single room in a student shared apartment, double room in a student shared apartment, and homestay with a local Italian family. Housing services includes: rent, with fixed check-in and check-out dates, repairs not caused by students, utilities (water, gas, electricity), internet connection, and one cleaning of the common areas in the apartment in the middle of the semester. Housing services do not include meals, damage(s) caused by students, extra cleaning, and excessive consumption of utilities.
Students who enroll in the intensive Italian language program, or who are very interested in gaining fluency in the Italian language and deepening their knowledge of Italian culture and family structure, are encouraged to apply for host family accommodation. Homestay accommodations include half board.
Find more information here.
Student Support Services
A study abroad experience extends far beyond the classroom. At LdM, students get involved, develop new friendships, experience new cultures and explore many aspects of their campus and host city. LdM actively sponsors student clubs, organizations, sports activities, volunteer opportunities and much more. The LdM experience is designed to ensure that students learn not only the subject matter of their formal course of study, but also more about themselves and the world around them. A qualified and dedicated staff is ready to assist students in every aspect of their academic programs and inform them about events and news in their host city.
Application Procedures and Deadlines
Students are required to submit an online application through the CIE website and must also complete a separate application to the study abroad university to which they are applying.
- The application process can seem overwhelming, but here are some guidelines to follow:
- Attend a group advising session at the Center for International Education to obtain an overview of the study abroad process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Complete the Adelphi study abroad application. Click the APPLY NOW button on this page. If you are not sure of which program you want to apply for, complete the general application here.
- Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing email@example.com.
- Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
- Select the courses you are interested in enrolling in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
- Apply directly to LdM. Contact CIE for the LdM application form. CIE will submit the completed form on your behalf.
Adelphi Application Deadlines:
Spring: October 15
Fall: March 15
LdM Application Deadlines:
Spring: November 15
Fall: June 15
Students are responsible for their own travel documents, including obtaining a passport and researching entry regulations.
- All students need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return.
- If you are a citizen of another country, please work with appropriate consulate general for study abroad destination in order to identify and obtain appropriate entry documents. Email the Center for International Education (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance.
- For students maintaining F-1 international student status, interested in participating in a study abroad program, the following must be completed:
- Contact the Office of International Student Services in order to review your I-20, passport and F-1 visa for review and guidance for participation.
- Request a travel endorsement signature valid for re-entry into the United States.
- Maintain valid F-1 status
- Students studying abroad at LdM Florence for the fall or spring semester receive 100% of their Adelphi academic scholarships.
- Students pay tuition and fees directly to Adelphi University. All other costs, including housing, are paid directly to the appropriate entity.
- Students should carefully review their finances when considering a study abroad opportunity. Please set up an appointment with Adelphi University's Student Financial Services (basement of Levermore) to understand how studying abroad will impact your financial aid and scholarship package.
- Read the full Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships policy here.
- Adelphi Univeristy offers several study abroad tuition scholarships. Find more information here.
- Students who receive a Pell Grant are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which offers up to $5,000 in scholarship funds for study abroad.
Adelphi University requires all students studying abroad to have international health insurance coverage. Adelphi University has a contract with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), which provides worldwide health insurance coverage. Contact the Center for International Education for more information.
Health and Safety
- Students are responsible for their own physical and mental health while studying abroad and are encouraged to meet with a healthcare provider prior to travel.
- Find updated travel advisories and alerts posted by the U.S. Department of State here.
- For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC.
- All study abroad students are advised to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State that allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.