In an exciting new extension of its activities, LdM opened its newest campus in the heart of Italy's capital in Spring 2007. Rome is a city with an unparalleled history and a cultural diversity spanning over two millennia. The new Lorenzo de' Medici site represents a conscious decision to participate in the life, politics, and educational traditions that made Italy the seat of the western world. Rome is an extraordinary synthesis of cultures from the Mediterranean region, North Africa, Europe, and an increasingly global community.
The city seamlessly fuses the macrocosm of a large metropolis with the microcosm typical of small lively neighborhoods and picturesque districts, in a way that is fresh and spontaneous. It is home to world recognized monuments and locations that have been celebrated throughout the world. Rome itself forms a unique backdrop for many artistic and cultural events such as music, cinema, concerts, and sporting fixtures. The hills, piazzas, fountains, cobbled streets, and churches are a testimony to a great heritage but at the same time provide a contemporary setting for the active social and cultural life of the thriving modern city.
Spending any amount of time in the Eternal City is an experience that has kept visitors and pilgrims captivated for centuries. Whether the inspiration comes from a quiet spot in Rome's parks, from powerfully evocative ruins, from Renaissance or Baroque palaces, or from the awe-inspiring art of Vatican City, Rome continues to stimulate the senses. The unique history of Italy's capital city allows for the study of ancient cultures as well as contemporary political and international issues all within the same location.
LdM is authorized by the Ministry of Public Education in Italy and has recognition, accreditation and membership in a number of European and international educational organizations.
Students attending LdM will earn transferable units and transcripts through Marist College, a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
At least 18 years of age
2.8 cumulative GPA
Must submit an official college transcript
Must have a high school diploma, or equivalent G.E.D.
LdM Facilities are in the city center
Diverse programming; especially strong film and business curriculum
Curriculum includes contemporary subjects: international business, political science, environmental sciences, or gender studies
Rome is an important setting for studying Economy, Religion, Philosophy, Politics, History, Art and Architecture, and Film. Students are able to visit many sites of relevance to the subjects offered.
Credits granted through Lorenzo de' Medici will appear on a Marist College transcript
Superior Student Support
Experienced Student Advising
Centrally Located Student Apartments
Tuition, Course Enrollment, and an Official Transcript from Lorenzo de' Medici - Rome
Cultural Immersion Events
Extensive Pre-departure Information
Onsite Program Director
Arrival Transportation from Airport
Comprehensive Health and Medical Insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee)
**GPA requirement may be flexible; contact GSE for more information **please note on housing section above, additional fees are associated with the homestay option
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