With its unparalleled history, Rome, the Eternal City and Italy’s capital, functions as both an ancient and modern global center. The city fuses the feel of a large metropolis with small lively neighborhoods and picturesque districts dotted with hills, piazzas, fountains, cobblestone streets and churches. The unique history and resources of Italy’s capital make it a meaningful city in which to study both ancient cultures and contemporary political and international issues. Rome has captivated pilgrims and tourists for centuries, and students will immediately find inspiration in the city’s parks, evocative ruins and Renaissance and Baroque palaces.
LdM Rome offers students a wide variety of courses to choose from for their studies in Rome. Smaller than than the Florence program, a smaller number of students on the LdM Rome means there is a tighter sense of community between the students and staff at LdM Rome, and students can get individualized attention if needed. All students are required to take at least one Italian language course while at LdM Rome. Some of the other available academic areas include, but are not limited to:
Archaeology and Classical Studies
Italian Language and Culture
Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry)
Painting and Drawing
There are also internships available in local businesses, museums, and retail areas. Rome’s economic and political heart focuses largely on the exciting worlds of international relations and business, media and communications, and art and fashion. This gives LdM students the opportunity to experience up close the unique charm of modern lifestyle in a millenary capital city.
Students will not be able to take classes in the following areas for credit: Culinary & Nutritional Arts | Fashion Design, Marketing & Merchandising | Interior Design | Jewelry Design
To see a list of courses students have previously taken at LdM and how these classes were shown on Binghamton transcripts, check out our Study Abroad Course Equivalencies page.
Located in the bustling center of the historic city, LdM Rome is fully immersed in the ancient Roman culture. It offers a small “green campus” that actively promotes respect for cultural diversity and the environment according to a specific green policy. This is an important feature of the study abroad experience that LdM Rome puts into practice every day, sharing it with all students: recycling, using recycled paper, saving energy and organizing different activities such as excursions to the Abruzzo National Park, the largest European park, and the Slow Down! Day, an opportunity to get back to a more natural rhythm of life.
LdM hosts excursions, food and wine tastings, and daily trips led by professors and staff to some of Italy’s most famous and beautiful locales such as Lake Bracciano and Odescalchi Castle, Abruzi National Park, Sorrento and Pompeii. In addition to these, the Italian Club helps students who wish to learn more about Roman culture by organizing activities to enrich their time abroad
LdM Rome facilitates students’ housing arrangements, with housing options including:
• Double room in a student shared apartment
• Single room in a student shared apartment
• Homestay with a local Italian family
LdM Rome Housing Service includes:
• Rent, with fixed check-in and check-out dates
• Repairs not caused by students
• Average Utilities (water, gas, electricity) up to €60,00 per month.
• Internet connection
• Bus Pass
LdM Rome Housing Service does not include:
• Meals (homestay accommodation includes half board)
• Damage(s) caused by students
• Extra cleaning (If the apartment is not clean on the specified check-out date, students will be responsible for an additional cleaning charge. The total cost will be estimated and determined by the landlord and the student advisor. The total amount due will then be deducted from the housing deposit)
*Cost comparison: The average cost for a full time student on campus at Binghamton University for one semester is $12,467 for an in-state student and $18,287 for an out-of-state student.
Financial Aid Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply it. The amount of financial aid that you may be eligible to receive is of an individual nature. All students should print out this Estimate of Costs Sheet, bring it to the Financial Aid office, and consult with a counselor there about what the implications of this cost would be for them individually. Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.
Scholarships Students applying for this program are highly encouraged to apply for the Myers Family Scholarship if eligible. This provides an award of $1,500.
For more information about scholarships and financial aid in general, click here.
Applicants for the semester program should be in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year at the time of the application with at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0 for students wishing to enroll in the STEM Program (Info: STEM Program Brochure.pdf). Students must also be in good judicial standing with Binghamton University through the length of the intended term. This application is intended for Binghamton University students only.
The application for a semester at LdM Rome will require the following:
- Study Statement - Official Transcript -Two Academic Recommendations
The application deadline is October 15th for the Spring and April 1st for the Fall or Academic Year. Late Applications may be accepted and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Interested students should email the program advisor as soon as possible.