Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) Institute

Three Cities Program

This special semester-long study abroad experience allows students to retrace the steps of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance cultures by living and studying in three cities which embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor: 

  • FALL SEMESTER:  Tuscania, Rome and Florence
  • SPRING SEMESTER:  Tuscania, Rome and Venice

Students spend several weeks in each of three locations and follow a structured program of five 3-credit courses, which together comprise a unique investigation into the roots of Western civilization. Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing a total of 45 contact hours per course.


Three Cities course schedules include an entry entitled "Marist Code" wherein the Marist equivalent for each LdM course is indicated.

The program has no special prerequisites, and is designed for students interested in studying the roots of western culture, Italian language, and exploring three diverse areas of Italy in one semester.


Academic Calendars


LdM Three Cities Course Schedule (Fall 2016)

  • DegreeWorks: Use "LOOK AHEAD" to see how prospective course(s) would "count" toward your degree.


LdM Three Cities Housing Service


LdM Three Cities Program Brochure (Fall 2016)


Student Visa