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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/28/2020 05/16/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cruz, Peter Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Cruz, Peter
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.8 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: Italian Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State
Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:


Check out Alison's blog from her semester in Florence! If you are interested in LdM's summer program, click here

Program Features

ItalyWhy Italy?

Walk through the Colosseum and Forum in Rome on a sunny afternoon. Ride a gondola in Venice. Have the most amazing pizza, pasta, or gelato of your life. And if that hasn't sold you, the programs in Italy only have class Monday through Thursday!

Lorenzo de' Medici is one of Italy's leading study abroad institutions. LdM offers students the opportunity to live in the midst of Italian culture and share their study experience with students and instructors from Italy and around the world. There is a wide range of classes available each term so many majors can take advantage of this popular program.




Lorenzo de' Medici's primary location is in Florence. The institution occupies several different historic buildings in one of Florence's central neighborhoods. 

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What courses?

Lorenzo de' Medici offers courses in:

Ancient Studies
Apparel Merchandising and Design
Art History
Environmental Studies
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
Interior Design
International Business
Italian Language
Jewelry Design
Media Arts and Studies
Nutrition, Culinary Arts and Culture
Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media
Performing Arts
Religious Studies
Sculpture and Ceramics

Course transfer to ISU:
Students enroll in 12-15 credits at LdM and the majority of courses are 3 credits. For the term you study abroad, you will be registered at ISU for a full-time placeholder listed as INTED on AccessPlus. Courses should transfer back as the same amount they are at LdM. To determine how these transfer courses are applied to your specific degree requirements, meet with your academic adviser. 



Language requirement
Classes are taught in English. Students attending Lorenzo de' Medici do not need to have previously taken any Italian language. Students attending for a semester are required to enroll in an Italian language course. 


Cost and Scholarships

What will it cost?

The Program Fee includes tuition, fees, housing, and ISU's CISI insurance and is charged to your U-Bill. It does not include airfare, food, or spending money. For more detail, select the term next to "Budget Sheets" at the top of this page. Study abroad scholarship applications are available here.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please be aware that withdrawing from the program after you have committed 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.

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. 

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.



ItalyWhere will I live?

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 website.

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Dates and Contacts


The academic calendar at LdM lines up nicely with Iowa State's. The spring semester begins in late January and finishes in mid-May. The fall semester begins in late August and finishes by mid-December.


How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

Take a look at the links below to see more information about LdM's Campus Life, Housing, Extracurriculars and helpful Brochures.

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