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Academic Resources

Through the power of digitalization and global collaboration, Marist students all over the world have access to many of the same resources that students at the New York campus have. In a growing global society, the importance of creating networks that facilitate international information sharing has become clearer.  In order to create the same atmosphere of learning and information access, Marist offers a plethora of on-ground and virtual resources for their students across the globe. 

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Italian language tutoring is offered every semester by the LdM School to aid students in their language skills.  Please contact the Marist-Italy office for the most up-to-date schedule of the lab. 

At Marist-Italy, approximately 150 dedicated and qualified professors from Italy and all over the world teach over 400 different courses. While the majority of the faculty is of Italian nationality, the international flavor of the Institute is reflected in the appointment of instructors representing a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. Learn more about our faculty >>

The LdM Library

Despite the limited space of traditional European institutions, the Marist-Italy library holds many significant volumes that have been hand-selected by the faculty to augment the classroom experience.

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 8:00 pm 

Special additional hours TBA during finals week

The Marist College James A. Cannavino Library

In addition to the library holdings on-site in Florence, all students enrolled in Marist-Italy programs are granted access to Marist College's James A. Cannavino Library. Students will be given a user account that will allow you access to the Marist Global Online Library, available 24/7. This "ebrary" contains an extensive collection of electronic databases, journals, and ebooks offered exclusively to students of Marist College.

Marist-Italy students have access to an extensive collection of electronic databases, journal, and e-books offered exclusively through the ebrary. Each student is provided with a user account that will allow you access to the Marist Global Online Library, available 24/7. Most helpful to students attempting a research project is the Fox Hunt search feature, a meta-search that cuts across many databases in a discipline. Fox Hunt will lead you to scholarly articles in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, over 20,000 digital full-text books, online reference sources, the latest news in your area of study and Google results as well.

Marist offers two options to help students with writing support:

The Marist-Italy Writing Center - Located in the Marist-Italy Admistrative office at Via del Giglio 6 provides free writing support for all students – from first-year students to graduate students – taking courses at Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici. Whether you are at the beginning stages of a written assignment and trying to find a focus or you are completing a major research paper and need help with documentation, The Writing Center can help you. While setting up an appointment 24 hours in advance is strongly encouraged, depending on availability and assistance needed walks-in are accepted.  Please contact the Marist-Italy office for the most current Marist-Italy writing center hours.

The Marist Online Writing Center - In addition to on-site writing assistance, Marist-Italy students also have access to the Marist College writing center in their online format.   Students simply schedule an appointment and log on at that time.  All online appointments are conducted synchronously (live!) via Google docs and telephone. (Use your telephone speaker so your hands are free to type on your keyboard).

To make an appointment for the Online Writing Center, send your document as an email attachment in WORD format to joseph.zeppetello@marist.edu. Use the heading online tutorial in the Subject Line. In the body of the message, please include 1) your name, 2) the course Name and designation Ex. College Writing I, ENG 116) the professor's name, 4) your telephone number, and 5) the day and time you would like an online appointment. Appointments are available in one-hour sessions. See below.

Online tutors are available in Eastern Standard Time: 

  • Mondays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon; 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 9 pm - 10pm 
  • Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fridays: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM; 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Within 36 hours (excluding weekends), we will contact you via email to inform you of your appointment day and time or to negotiate a different day and time with you. 

Marist-Italy offers proofreading to all students through the Marist College Academic Learning Center.   Trained Proofreader will be ready and waiting to proofread a student's paper for grammar and clarity.  Proofreading services are provided by the Academic Learning Center through the Marist-Italy Current Student Intranet site.  Students can upload any paper under 10 pages to the site for review. Students are served on a first-come, first-served basis.  An appointment is needed for papers that are 10 or more pages in length. Please contact Kammi DiCorsia in Academic Learning Center directly to make an appointment: +1.845.575.3300 or Kathryn.DiCorcia@marist.edu

Alumni Relations and the Center for Career Services present the Alumni Career Network. The Network contains hundreds of names of individuals who are willing to be contacted by fellow alumni and current students about career choices and paths. You can search the Network by occupation type, business title, business name or name of a person. By entering the year of graduation or location you will narrow your search.