This program is open to undergraduate or graduate students from all academic disciplines.
Required Applications 2 | UK Education Abroad & University of Haifa
For the University of Haifa application, click the "Partner Website" link at the top of this page.
For More Info, Contact: Make an appointment with an EA adviser.
Students will earn transfer credit from Marist College. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Marist College. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
PRIOR to departure, students taking non-UK faculty courses must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF) for that coursework. The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred to UK. Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to UK Education Abroad. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate transfer of credits to UK.
All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) the term they are abroad.
Housing & Meals
Students will be housed in apartments. For an additional fee students may choose other housing options such as a homestay or residence hall.
Students will be responsible for covering all of their meals for the duration, unless they choose to live in a housing option that comes with a partial meal plan.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
There are also additional scholarship opportunities offered through API, please refer to the following webpage.
Florence, located in the renowned region of Tuscany, is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by hills of rolling Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets of Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto, and many more contributors to the arts and humanities. Here you will soak up the culture and history of this great city, while learning Italian and studying in buildings reflective of centuries past. Let API introduce you to the sights, sounds, and art that will embrace you at every turn in the flowering city of Florence! Established in the 9th century BC, Florence is a city that welcomes visitors and scholars, artists and students to walk her streets, relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences, and glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. As a student with API, you will experience Florence with others from around the world who share your passion for learning.
International student community
Artistic and social environment
The Accademia (home to Michelangelo's David)
45 minute train ride to the beach
As a student with API in Florence, you will study at the Lorenzo de'Medici School. The Lorenzo de'Medici School (LdM) offers students a wide selection of courses, such as intensive Italian, international business, humanities, liberal arts, and studio arts. Founded in 1973, LdM offers the opportunity to study under experienced instructors in the unparalleled surroundings of Florence. The campus is primarily located in an old 13th century AD convent in the heart of Florence. The facilities have been modernized to offer you the canvas of Florence on which to learn, create and challenge yourself in your personal endeavors.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Classes taught in English and Italian
Housing: apartments with other API students
Student visa required
Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
Good academic standing at home institution
Completed API application
One letter of recommendation
One official transcript
Students must be 18 years old by program start date
Courses at Lorenzo de'Medici in business administration are offered in partnership with Marist College's AACSB-accredited School of Management.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
12-18 semester credits
EXCURSIONS SPRING STUDENTS
MILAN & PARMA
TASTE OF TUSCANY
CINQUE TERRE & LUCCA
TASTE OF TUSCANY
VENICE & VERONA
As a student with API at the Lorenzo de?Medici School (LdM) - Florence, you may participate in one of four different academic programs:
FREE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
15-16 credit hours per semester (3-4 credits in language; 12 credits in electives)
This program is designed for students interested in selecting courses from a wide variety of disciplines with less emphasis on Italian language. Students will take one language course and three to four additional courses from the course listings.
SIX-HOUR ITALIAN PROGRAM
15 credit hours per semester (6 credits in language; 9 credits in electives)
This program is designed for students interested in taking more Italian language along with their electives. Students will take one language course for 6 credits and three additional courses from the course listings.
INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
15 credit hours per semester (9 credits in language; 6 credits in electives)
This program is designed for students interested in improving their Italian language skills while obtaining credit for non-language based courses. In addition to traditional class time, students will participate in weekly seminars and cultural visits.
SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
18 credit hours per semester session (all credits in language; no electives allowed)
This program has been designed specifically for those students whose personal interest and/or academic priority is to learn Italian. Emphasis is placed on developing and/or broadening each student?s speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills. Students enrolling in the Super-Intensive Italian Program are not allowed to add elective courses. Students are required to attend weekly seminars and guided city tours.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site.
You must take at least one Italian language course per semester. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced) while most other courses are taught in English. Courses with a significant Italian language component are highlighted in orange.
You will take four to five courses and receive 12-16 credit hours per semester, or approximately 3 credits per course. With the exception of the Super-Intensive Italian Program (for which you may earn up to 18 credits), the program fee includes a maximum of 16 credits per semester session; however, you may take additional courses for credit for an additional fee per course.
Courses are available at lower- and upper-division levels. In general, 100 level courses are elementary, 200?300 level courses are intermediate, and 400 level courses are advanced.
The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title. Some courses may have prerequisites listed after the course description. We have made every attempt to ensure the most accurate course descriptions, however, due to updates after publication, there may be course additions/cancellations and/or changes to the lab fees or prerequisites required for courses in this catalog. Please visit the API website if you have any questions about the course information, lab fees or prerequisites.
The courses offered at LdM-Florence are listed on the following pages. Not all courses in the catalog are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
API recommends that you obtain pre-approval from your home university for courses that you plan on taking abroad.
Courses and places at LdM-Florence can fill up quickly. It is suggested that you apply EARLY for best course selection.
STUDIO ART COURSES
You may notice in the class schedules on the API website that many of the studio art courses list two time blocks; students enrolled in those courses must attend both time blocks.
Placement exams for studio arts courses are mandatory for any student wishing to register for a higher level than beginning. Studio art placement tests are administered during the first week of classes. Students will be provided with the exact meeting time during orientation.
COURSE MATERIALS & LAB FEES
Many studio art classes require that students purchase their own materials. The cost of materials will vary depending on the type of course. While you may want to bring some basic, easily transportable materials (such as brushes or pastels) with you, most course materials should be purchased in Italy once classes start. By doing so, students will have the opportunity to speak directly with their instructors to make sure they buy exactly what is required for the course.
Many studio arts, cuisine and wine appreciation courses require a lab fee that is paid by students upon arrival. In addition, several courses from different departments require that students pay for visits and field trips as noted in the course descriptions (on the website) for such courses.
You will receive U.S. transferable credits for courses taken at LdM from Marist College, which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Courses in Business Administration are offered by Marist's AACSB-accredited School of Management. Marist College is a four-year, U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.