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We invite you to spend your summer studying in charming Tuscania, Italy! Situated within the medieval walls of this small town, Lorenzo de'Medici offers a selection of arts & humanities courses taught in English, in addition to Italian language courses. Come experience small town Italy at its best, immerse yourself in the warm Italian culture, explore the stunning scenery of this region, all while earning valuable credit!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance


Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities


Housing (some meals with host families)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.8 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Italian speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2 Jul 5, 2023 - Aug 3, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

2 courses: add $900

Mar 15, 2023 No Extension Apr 14, 2023

The prices listed below are for 1 course per session. Students who are interested in taking 2 courses per individual session will incur an additional fee of $900 per course, per session.

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Tuscania programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri

    Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 63 AD and was completely demolished in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Life came to a permanent standstill in what had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centers. Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city. The eruption thus captured a moment in time.

    Sorrento is a resort town set atop rocky, picturesque cliffs along the Amalfi Coast. South of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is dotted with numerous beach towns that offer great shopping and dining, as well as breathtaking views of the sea.

    One of the beautiful islands off the coast of Sorrento in the Gulf of Naples, Capri is a top tourist destination. Famous for its limestone crags and the Blue Grotto, students will enjoy the laid-back, serene nature of this exotic retreat.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 U.S. semester credits per session (up to 12 total)

Students who elect to study abroad in Tuscania with API at Lorenzo de’ Medici – may take 1 or 2 courses for 3-6 credits per four-week term; alternatively, they may elect to pursue a 6-credit workshop course. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects, including art, art history, and Italian language.

The program fee depends on whether a student elects to take 3 or 6 semester credits.


LdM offers a variety of studio workshops during the summer. These workshops provide students with the opportunity to work on-location and involve field work as well as theoretical lectures. Each workshop, based in Tuscania, focuses on a particular discipline and includes field study. The workshops are of 4-week duration and are equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Workshop participants may not be able to attend all API excursions due to required course travel. Students are not reimbursed for any missed API excursions. Visit the API website for complete workshop information. Workshop information is listed in the summer course schedules.


Students receive transcripts from U.S.-accredited University of Massachusetts Amherst for courses taken at LdM. University of Massachusetts Amherst is a fully accredited, doctoral degree granting U.S. university in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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    Kelsi Maddock

    Kelsi Maddock will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program.


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    Matteo Berni

    Matteo will be your Resident Director in Tuscania and a resource for you while you are in Italy!


Click Here to Find Classes


Courses are available at lower- and upper-division levels. In general, 100 level courses are elementary, 200–300 level courses are intermediate, and 400 level courses are advanced.

Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced), while most other courses are taught in English. Students who choose intermediate level Italian or higher take a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. Students who do not meet proficiency standards are assigned to the appropriate course.

Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed.

Some courses may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students are encouraged to make course selections from the online listings when completing the program application as course listings, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change.


API partner universities in Italy issue credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3-4 U.S. credits each.

Courses at Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute (Tuscania Summer)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute (Tuscania Summer)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute (Tuscania Summer)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

  • Classes taught in English and Italian
  • Immersive Italian experience
  • Agricultural Studies and Technologies Options!
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Housing for API students is usually located within 20-25 minutes walking distance of the school.

The host family option is recommended for students who are studying Italian at the intermediate or advanced levels, for students who are Italian majors/minors, and for students who are seeking greater insight into Italian culture. Host families provide three meals per day Monday through Friday, as well as laundry service. Most students live in single rooms.

Apartments are typically a 10-15 minute walk from the school. Most students will share a room with only 1-2 other students. All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and common areas. Washing machines are available, and students are responsible for their own meals. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

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