Italy: Lorenzo de Medici Institute Summer in Rome
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. Students typically take between 3-6 credits per summer session. Some of the available academic areas available during the summer include, but are not limited to:
Archaeology and Classical Studies
Italian Language and Culture
Painting and Drawing
Engineering (Including Engineering Economics for the Summer. See notes in Calendar and in Application Process regarding this course)
A full list of academic areas courses offered in the summer at LDM Florence can be found on the LdM Rome Course Schedule. Binghamton students will not be able to take classes in the following areas for credit: Culinary & Nutritional Arts, Fashion Design, Marketing & Merchandising, Interior Design, or Jewelry Design. Students can choose to take a non-credit Culinary or Wine course for an additional cost (Cuisine (2hrs./wk. = 8 hrs. total): $490 or Wine Tasting (2 hrs./wk. = 8 hrs. total): $520). Non-Binghamton students will need to receive approval from their home campus to earn credit for courses in the above academic areas towards their degree at their home institution.
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.
There are two summer sessions offered at LdM Rome. Students can choose to participate in just one or both sessions. The dates for Summer 2018 are the following:
Summer Session I: May 24 - June 22
Summer Session II: June 28 - July 27
Engineering Course: TBD
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 Housing Services
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)
Further information about housing at LdM Rome can be found on their Housing at LdM Rome site.
Estimate of Costs
LdM Costs Rome Summer 2017 - 3 Credits.pdf
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.
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 Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.
Binghamton and SUNY 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 with at least one year of Binghamton credits and a minimum GPA of 2.8 are eligible to apply for this program. Students with a GPA between 2.6 and 2.8 may talk with the program advisor about possible admission into the program. Students who wish to take the engineering course during the summer must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications from other SUNY and non-SUNY students are welcome, with the one exception of University at Buffalo students who must apply through their home campus.
LdM Costs Rome Summer 2017 - 6 Credits.pdf
The application for a summer at LdM Rome will require the following:
The application deadline is March 15th for the summer.
Lorenzo de Medici Rome Campus Site
- Study Statement
- Official Transcript
- One Academic Recommendation
Lorenzo de Medici Rome Course Schedules
Lorenzo de Medici Rome Campus Life