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In this traveling study abroad program, students will split their semester between both of Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute’s (LdM) locations in Florence and Tuscania! Students follow a structured program of five 3-credit courses, which together focus on interesting issues that intersect with the broader experience of Italy.

What's Included?

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Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

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 letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022 $15,850 Oct 15, 2021 No Extension Nov 1, 2021
Fall Aug, 2022 - Dec, 2022 $15,850 Jun 1, 2022 Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Two Italies programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • 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.

  • Tuscany

    To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

  • 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. Located on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 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. One must be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum – the Vatican, the Coliseum, the neighborhoods – and be enraptured.

  • Tuscany

    To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 15 credits per semester

Students have the opportunity to live and learn in two cities in Italy within a single semester in this unique traveling study program! Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing a total of 45 contact hours per course.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive transcripts from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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    Jenna Jones

    Jenna Jones will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!

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    Federica Guerrieri

    Federica Guerrieri is our Italy Regional Director and a resource for you on-site.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

In the link below, be sure to check for any course additions, cancellations, or closures, and remember to pay close attention to prerequisites and class times in order to avoid conflicts. Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.

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. Students who choose intermediate level Italian or higher must complete a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. Students who do not meet proficiency standards are assigned to the appropriate course.

When obtaining pre-approval for course selections, students should refer to the Marist College course codes and titles, as these will appear on the transcript. If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

Two Italies in Florence and Tuscania - Course Catalog

Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing a total of 45 contact hours per course. Students will take a total of five 3-credit courses in total over the semester.

Courses, Syllabi, and More!

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Two Italies in Florence and Tuscania - Course Catalog

Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing a total of 45 contact hours per course. Students will take a total of five 3-credit courses in total over the semester.

Courses, Syllabi, and More!

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English and Italian with international, and American students
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)
  • Traveling program!

API students in the Two Italies program live in student apartments in each respective city. Though students may request a single room, the traveling nature of the program implies that single rooms are not always available. Apartments for API students are generally within 25-30 minutes walking distance of the school. Each unit is furnished including a functional kitchen, and students are responsible for preparing their own meals. Washing machines are available, though dryers are not provided.

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