Classes are taught in English. Students attending Lorenzo de' Medici do not need to know any Italian language. Students attending for a semester are required to enroll in an introductory Italian language course. Students attending during the January Intersession or any summer term are not required to take Italian language.
Shared student apartments typically house 2 to 8 students. Apartments are furnished and include kitchens. Single bedrooms are available for an additional fee. All housing facilities are within walking distance to Lorenzo de' Medici's buildings.
For more details on housing visit the LdM Housing web site.
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The ISU Program Fee varies depending on the term applied for and the location. The ISU Program Fee for
Fall 2017 is $11,600 for Florence, $12,000 for Rome, $10,100 for Tuscania, and $11,800 for the Three Cities Program.
The ISU Program Fee for all Lorenzo de' Medici programs includes tuition, fees, housing, cell phone rental, and ISU's CISI health insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, food, and all other additional expenses.
The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." Qualified figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. Other includes all other fees.
For more detail, select the term next to "Budget Sheets" at the top of this page.
Lab fees, course materials and field trips as part of a course, are not included in the tuition costs and are, therefore, not included in the ISU Program Fee. Please see the section entitled "additional course costs" above.
Please be aware that in this program, withdrawing from the program involves the following penalties assessed by LdM (in addition to the standard ISU withdrawal penalties).
Please note that the withdrawal date is the date that LdM receives their official withdrawal form.
TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY
IF AN OFFICIAL CANCELLATION NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY LdM:
45-31 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for $500 tuition.
30-0 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for half of the tuition cost.
If the student withdraws after the start of the program, liability amounts to full tuition and no refund will be made by LdM.
The student will be fully liable for the total tuition cost if no official notice of the student’s cancellation is received by LDM before the start of the program.
HOUSING CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SEMESTER PROGRAMS
Any cancellation must be communicated in a written withdrawal form which can be requested. Please remember that once the student arrives in Italy, no refund will be made for any reason whatsoever in the event of a student deciding to cancel change or vacate an assigned apartment.
If a student cancels 45 days or MORE prior to the check-in date, the $300 security deposit and $1200 advance of the rent payment will be refunded.
If a student cancels 44-31 days preceding the check-in date, the student will lose the security deposit (US$300) but will be refunded the $1200 advance of the rent payment.
30-11 days preceding the check-in date, the student is liable for the $300 security deposit and $1200 advance of the rent payment.
If a student cancels 10-0 days preceding the check-in date – or fails to check-in to his or her housing assignment – the student is responsible for the full rental amount of the accommodation for the entire academic term.
The student will be fully liable for the total housing cost and housing deposit if no official notice of the student’s cancellation is received by LDM before check-in.
Please be aware that the $300 security deposit and housing rent are not kept by LDM but retained by the landlord to partially cover the loss of the occupant.
Important note when booking flights for Florence; arrival at check in must be by 4:30 PM