Study in Florence, Italy
Lorenzo de Medici Institute (LdM)
Acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture, you’ll find that Italy’s traditional attitudes prevail among this modern, industrialized nation. While Italy has continued to progress, it has kept its magnificent artistic and architectural legacy intact. This Mediterranean country has many remnants of the Roman Empire and is also home to the greatest number of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites in the world. It borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. It has a diverse climate—most of it with hot, dry summers and cold, damp winters in the North. Italy’s population is 61.3 million, and the land area is slightly larger than the state of Arizona. You’ll find that Italians love food, sports, and value family greatly. You’re sure to enjoy your time learning and living the culture in this beautiful country.
Florence, located in the renowned region of Tuscany, is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets of Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto, and many other contributors to the arts and humanities. Here, you can soak up culture and history while studying in buildings from centuries past. Florence is perhaps best known as one of the birthplaces of the Italian Renaissance at the end of the 14th century. It is a city that welcomes visitors, scholars, artists, and students to walk her streets, relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences, and glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city.
The Lorenzo de’ Medici campus is primarily located in a 13th century convent in the heart of Florence. The facilities have been modernized, and the city surroundings offer students a canvas on which to learn, create, and challenge themselves in both academic and personal endeavors. Over 400 courses are available in a wide variety of subjects across the arts, humanities, business, and international relations. Founded in 1973, Lorenzo de’ Medici offers the opportunity to study under experienced instructors in the unparalleled surroundings of Florence.
NOTE: Study abroad courses must be reviewed prior to program participation so that you know how they will contribute to your degree progress.
Semester Program Costs
Cosponsored program fees can be determined by:
Cosponsor Program Cost
Find it on their website
UMD Study Abroad Fee
UMD Internet Access Fee
| + $72
Subtract the Cosponsor Discount
| - $400
ESTIMATED NET COST
= EST. TOTAL COST
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- If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.
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- Ask for estimates and budget samples
- Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
- Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info
(Note: study abroad program credits cannot be used in tuition banding)
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- Get a passport. It takes 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends
- Learn about visa requirements on the cosponsor (or UMTC) web page
- Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance from the foreign university
How to Apply
A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:
Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: (Fall/Spring/Academic year etc.)
Program Name: Cosponsored Florence, Italy (select your track if applicable)
After You Apply
- You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
- Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
- Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
- Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
- Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
- Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.” Note: If you cancel, you are responsible for any nonrecoverable cosponsor costs (application fees, deposits etc.) Contact the cosponsor for further information or any questions.
UMD Program Contact
Contact Levi Drevlow, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for any questions about this program.
Academic Programs International (API) is an Affiliate program provider that we have partnered with to offer study abroad locations all over the globe. If you participate in this program, your grades abroad will factor into your UMD GPA, you’ll receive resident credit and your course grades will appear on your transcript.
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