ITALY:   One Semester:  Three Cities Program


Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici

After more than 40 years of growth and experience, Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is known as Italy's most distinctive and established study abroad institution. Founded in 1972 in Florence, the School prides itself on its varied offerings of vocationally-oriented courses as well as courses in Business, Communications, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Math, and Social Sciences, in addition to Italian Language and Culture.


* Please note that the LdM Three Cities Program will be suspended in Fall 2015. The program sequence is under revision to offer more course options.


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: Tuscania, Rome, Florence in the fall semester, OR  Tuscania, Rome, Venice in the spring semester.

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 a column entitled "Marist Code/Title" 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.


Click here:  Experience the Roots of Western Culture   for program details including semester brochures, calendars, and course schedules.  Three Cities Spring 2015 Brochure