Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate Minimum Language Requirement: None
Housing:
Home-stay, Student housing
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.8 College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
LdM Banner

Study in Italy for the Summer!

Institution

In 2013 Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) celebrated a major milestone: 40 years of offering international higher-education in Italy. Over forty years of experience have made LdM one of the most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions in Europe.

LdM prides itself on offering academic and professionally-oriented courses designed to complement a variety of study abroad programs as well as enrich students’ knowledge, education and skills. Students can choose from 500 different courses in 38 subject areas, which are taught in English at LdM’s three locations: Florence, Rome, and Tuscania. Courses fall under six main academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Sciences, Agriculture, Creative Arts, Design, and Italian Language and Culture.

Location

Today LdM hosts over 3,000 students a year from all over the world. In addition to its oldest campus in Florence, LdM has locations in Rome and Tuscania, providing the opportunity for students to study in multiple locations and to truly experience the cultural richness of both historical and contemporary Italy.

Academic Calendar

  • Summer I: May 24, 2018 to June 21-22, 2018
  • Summer II: June 28, 2018 to July 26-27, 2018
For more information about the academic calendar please visit LdM's website.

Housing

Students attending LdM have various housing options and LdM offers a free service to help them find accommodations at all of its campuses. Students generally live in shared apartments with other students or they can choose to live in homestays with a local Italian family, which include half board (meals).

Housing costs will be invoiced to Appalachian State and then placed on each student’s account.

For more information about housing please visit LdM’s accommodation web page.

Financial

Program Costs

Select the campus below to see the corresponding program costs.
Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2019 3 credits 6 credits Restoration Workshop
1Tuition $1850  $3000 $4250
2Housing $1160 - $1350  $1160 - $1350 $1160 - $1350
3OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200 $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day $1.45/day
1The LdM tuition charge is per session.  Students also have the option of taking an extra non-credit Cuisine ($520) or Wine Tasting ($550) course.
2Housing costs are per summer session and vary by housing type.
3The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.


Estimated Additional Costs 
  1 Session 2 Sessions
Housing Deposit (Refundable) $300  $300
1Additional Meals (Homestay) $50 - $150  $100 - $300 
Meals (Apartments) $400 - $600 $800 - $1200
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500 
2Personal Expenses $500 - $800 $1000 - $1600
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Additional Course Fees $0 - $100  $0 - $100 
Local Transportation $50 - $150 $100 - $300
Visa & Residence Permit (for US Citizens) 0 0
Passport $150 $150
4Personal Travel and Spending $200 - $800 $400 - $1600
1Homestays include 2 meals per day.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2019 3 credits 6 credits
1Tuition $1850 $3000
2Housing $1400 - $1710  $1400 - $1710
3OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day
1The LdM tuition charge is per session.  
2Housing costs are per summer session and vary by housing type.
3The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.


Estimated Additional Costs
  1 Session 2 Sessions
Housing Deposit (Refundable) $300  $300
1Additional Meals (Homestay) $50 - $150  $100 - $300 
Meals (Apartments) $400 - $600 $800 - $1200
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500 
2Personal Expenses $500 - $800 $1000 - $1600
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Additional Course Fees Varies  Varies
Local Transportation $50 - $150 $100 - $300
Visa & Residence Permit (for US Citizens) 0 0
Passport $150 $150
4Personal Travel and Spending $200 - $800 $400 - $1600
1Homestays include 2 meals per day.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2019 3 credits 6 credits Arch Field School
1Tuition $1700 $2600 $5100
2Housing $830 - $1030  $830 - $1030 Included in Tuition
3OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200 $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day $1.45/day
1The LdM tuition charge is per session.  
2Housing costs are per summer session and vary by housing type.
3The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.


Estimated Additional Costs
  1 Session 2 Sessions
Housing Deposit (Refundable) $300  $300
1Additional Meals (Homestay) $50 - $150  $100 - $300 
Meals (Apartments) $400 - $600 $800 - $1200
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500 
2Personal Expenses $500 - $800 $1000 - $1600
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Additional Course Fees Varies  Varies
Local Transportation $50 - $150 $100 - $300
Visa & Residence Permit (for US Citizens) 0 0
Passport $150 $150
4Personal Travel and Spending $200 - $800 $400 - $1600
1Homestays include 2 meals per day.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the LdM website for additional information about living costs.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

The LdM curriculum is focused on innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, student-centered learning, practical and professional application. LdM offers 500 courses in an array of subjects and in six academic areas: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Sciences, Agriculture, Creative Arts, Design, and Italian Language and Culture.   

To view specific courses at LdM, please visit the school’s course schedule webpage, click on the appropriate location and term, and then select the department in which the corresponding courses of interest fall. 

Students will take 3-6 credits per summer session. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.