Study STEM in Rome at LDM

April 18, 2018

API is excited to offer a unique opportunity for STEM students in Rome at Lorenzo de’ Medici. You can learn more about this opportunity here.

The Coliseum exterior. Rome, Italy.

It can be difficult for STEM students to make space in their rigorous course load for studying abroad.! API’s Lorenzo De’ Medici Rome STEM Program is designed for these students who are interested studying abroad, but wish to take courses from the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.  It offers students in sciences and related majors a unique educational opportunity.

The sciences are evolving constantly, but feature a rich history.their roots are deep. For centuries, Italian researchers have delivered substantial contributions that often resulted in fundamental paradigm-shifts. This program provides immersion in these longstanding scientific traditions and Rome provides the perfect setting for this integrated exploration of sciences and their histories!  

Staying up-to-date on the latest research and understanding the historic development of theories, frameworks and applications are equally important. Students broaden their knowledge of the fields and understand how scientific discoveries have influenced individuals and societies, contributed to historic and artistic developments, and shaped our world.

The core of the program is a required course on Italy’s contributions to modern sciences. Through the examination of important scientists from the Renaissance to the present, students explore the development of scientific thought and its historical connections. Students can then combine a selection of science courses that can vary each semester. In addition, students may choose among a variety of general education courses. Italian language study is encouraged but no language courses are required.

Students advance their studies through rigorous science courses offered in collaboration with Roma Tre University, a highly-recognized Italian institution offering state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The STEM program therefore combines LdM’s excellence in abroad education with the expertise of research and science education established by Roma Tre University.


For those pre-med, pre-nursing, or pre-health students (sophomores and up), API offers the opportunity to participate in a credit-bearing internship at a local Rome hospital! For further details, consult the course link on the Course Offerings page, or contact the API Rome Program Manager, Rachel Mogan, at [email protected]


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