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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Winter Session
  • Restrictions: Non-Binghamton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Housing Options: Dormitory without Meal Plan, Home Stay
Language of Study: English, Italian Class Level: Undergraduates: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Program Type: Study Abroad Student Type: Open to all Qualified Applicants
Flight Arrangements: Self-Arranged Flight Program Advisor: Carson Downs:
Program Description:

Italy: Lorenzo de Medici Winter in Florence 

students studying in classroomFlorence Skyline

Academic Features
Student Life
Estimate of Costs
Application Process
More Information

LdM Florence is situated in the heart of Tuscany, a region that alone has more classified historical monuments than any other country in the world. This winter option at LdM provides students the opportunity to take between 3-7 credits in a range of topics including humanities, social sciences, creative arts, 
Italian language and more during the January intersession.

**Binghamton University students are not able to participate on this program because program dates overlap with Binghamton's spring semester dates. All other SUNY students should refer to their home campus academic calendar to determine if there is a conflict.**

About Florence
As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence is celebrated as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, the place where Dante, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei changed forever the way we see the world. For centuries travelers and admirers of the arts and culture have fallen in love with both the city and its enchanting countryside. While recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its unique monuments and architecture, modern era Florence has become the epitome of a global city, reflecting the world’s diverse cultures, ethnicity, ideas, and forms of creativity yet while remaining faithful to its strong artistic tradition. LdM Florence is located in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, right in the heart of the city. 

Academic Features

The three-week January Intersession Program is the ideal study abroad format for professional development or career advancement. Courses are dedicated to students of all ages (from 18 years old) and all nationalities who wish to deepen their personal cultural experience to extend beyond traditional academic boundaries. Italian Language is optional in this program. All courses, except Italian Language courses, are taught in English. 

Students can take up to 7 credits during the January Intersession. Course Descriptions of Winter courses can be found on LdM's Course Schedule site.

Program Dates:
Winter 2018: January 2 - January 20

Students will need to receive approval from their home campus to earn credit for courses taken at LdM towards their degree at their home institution.

Student Life

At LdM Florence students can live in shared apartments near LdM’s main campus building – and soak in the vibrant San Lorenzo neighborhood – or in one of the city’s five districts, getting to experience everyday life from a local and genuine perspective. With its world-famous artistic heritage, Florence offers the study abroad student myriad cultural events throughout the year. Students will revel in the city’s centuries-old culinary tradition, known worldwide for its exceptional local specialties and gelato parlors. What’s more, Florence’s thriving economic heart focuses largely on the exciting worlds of fashion, design, luxury goods, banking and tourism.

LdM Florence Housing Services
LdM Florence 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

Meals will be paid for by the student individually. There is a cafeteria on campus for students' use, and plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants are within walking distance. Further information about housing at LdM Florence can be found on their Housing at LdM Florence site

LdM's Florence CourtyardLdM's Florence Campus Exterior

Estimate of Costs

LdM Florence 3cr Costs Winter 2018.pdf
LdM Florence 6cr Costs Winter 2018.pdf

Financial Aid
Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. 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 Office is able to consider only the applications of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study. 

For more information about scholarships, including scholarships for students who have been studying Italian, and financial aid in general, click here.

Withdrawal Policy: When a student commits to an education abroad program in their Terra Dotta online program application, the Office of International Programs (IEGI) mirrors the Binghamton University Student Accounts refund policy for tuition, tuition differentials, and all program fees.

Application process

Applicants for the winter program should be in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year at the time of the application with at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA. This program is intended for applications from other SUNY and non-SUNY students. **Binghamton University students are not able to participate on this program because program dates overlap with Binghamton's spring semester dates. All other SUNY students should refer to their home campus academic calendar to determine if there is a conflict.

The application for the winter session at LdM Florence will require the following: 
  • Study Statement
  • Official Transcript
  • One Letter of Recommendation
The application deadline is October 15.  Late applications may be accepted on a case by case basis.

More Information

Ldm Florence Campus Site
LdM Florence Course Schedules
LdM Florence Campus Life 
LdM Student News Site


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Session 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2019 01/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.