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In this traveling study abroad program, students spend one month each in three of Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute’s (LdM) four locations and follow a structured program of five 3-credit courses, which together focus on interesting issues that intersect with the broader experience of Italy. In the Fall, the program finishes in Florence and for Spring 2020, the program finishes in Florence.

What's Included?

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Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing

Housing

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.8 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Italian speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API 3 Cities programs. All excursions are subject to change. Not all groups in 3 Cities will visit all of the following excursions sites.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. Located on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today it remains the seat of the Italian government. One must be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum – the Vatican, the Coliseum, the neighborhoods – and be enraptured.

  • Tuscany

    To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

  • Amalfi Coast/Enchanting Isles

    The Lazio region includes Rome and the three surrounding provinces. Day trips vary with season and terrain, from hill towns to seaside. The Castelli Romani area is dotted with hillside towns like Frascati, famous for its white wine, and Castel Gandolfo, the summer home of the Pope. Students may also visit Latina, a province known for its mozzarella production and numerous seaside towns such as Terracina and Sperlonga, linked along the coast by national parks and archaeological sites. To the west, Tivoli has offered an escape from Rome since the times of Emperor Hadrian, who built his villa there. Up the hill from Hadrian’s Villa, the Renaissance Villa d’Este has been recognized as the most beautiful park in Italy for its majestic, fountain-filled gardens.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. Located on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today it remains the seat of the Italian government. One must be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum – the Vatican, the Coliseum, the neighborhoods – and be enraptured.

  • Tuscany

    To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 15 credits per semester

In this traveling study abroad program, students spend one month each in three of Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute’s (LdM) four locations and follow a structured program of five 3-credit courses, which together focus on interesting issues that intersect with the broader experience of Italy. Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing a total of 45 contact hours per course.

TUSCANIA

In Tuscania, students take an Italian language course (all levels available), and Italian Regional Food from a Cultural Perspective, a course with hands-on learning that situates Italian gastronomy and cuisine within its geographical and social contexts.

ROME

In Rome, the course on Intercultural Communication uses the city as a laboratory to study relations between cultures. The physical and conceptual imprint of Ancient Roman civilization on the capital, and on the nation of Italy itself, are pursued in the second course.

FLORENCE

When the Three Cities experience culminates in Florence, students will explore first-hand and analyze the “Made in Italy” phenomenon, that is both country-specific and has a global impact.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive transcripts from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Monica Gabbrielli

    Monica will be one of our Resident Directors in Florence and a resource for you while you are in Italy!

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    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

In the link below, be sure to check for any course additions, cancellations, or closures, and remember to pay close attention to prerequisites and class times in order to avoid conflicts.Not all courses 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.

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. Students who choose intermediate level Italian or higher must complete a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. Students who do not meet proficiency standards are assigned to the appropriate course.

When obtaining pre-approval for course selections, students should refer to the Marist College course codes and titles, as these will appear on the transcript. If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Italy issue credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3-4 U.S. credits each.

LdM Courses

To choose your courses, click on this link, and select on the campus and term you are interested in.

LdM Course Link

LdM Courses

To choose your courses, click on this link, and select on the campus and term you are interested in.

LdM Course Link

LdM Courses

To choose your courses, click on this link, and select on the campus and term you are interested in.

LdM Course Link

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English and Italian with international, and American students
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)
  • Traveling program!

API students in the 3 Cities program live in student apartments in each respective city. Though students may request a single room, the traveling nature of the program implies that single rooms are not always available. Apartments for API students are generally within 25-30 minutes walking distance of the school. Each unit is furnished including a functional kitchen, and students are responsible for preparing their own meals. Washing machines are available, though dryers are not provided.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 26, 2019 - Nov 28, 2019 $15,280 Jun 1, 2019 Jun 15, 2019
Spring Jan 27, 2020 - May 1, 2020 $15,280 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 28, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $15,280 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018