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Students who elect to study abroad in Tuscania with API at Lorenzo de’ Medici – may take 1 or 2 courses for 3-6 credits per four-week term; alternatively, they may elect to pursue a 6-credit workshop course. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects, including art, art history, and Italian language.
2 courses: add $900
2 courses: add $1800
The prices listed below are for 1 course per session. Students who are interested in taking 2 courses per individual session will incur an additional fee of $900 per course, per session.
API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Tuscania programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.
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.
The charming land in central Italy between Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and green hills with paths that link lovely ancient villages perched on cliffs overlooking untouched landscapes. Medieval towers and cathedrals, small dwellings fashioned out of colored sone, artisan shopping, picturesque family-run taverns, dot the surrounding green valleys and offer a perfect glimpse of a life without hustle and bustle.
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. 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 and the world’s biggest open air museum.
The Lazio region includes Rome and the three surrounding provinces: Sorrento, Capri, and Vesuvius. 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.
TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 credits per session (up to 12 total)
Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced), while most other courses are taught in English. Students who choose intermediate level Italian or higher take a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. The program fee depends on whether a student elects to take 3 or 6 semester credits.
LdM offers a variety of studio workshops during the summer. These workshops provide students with the opportunity to work on-location and involve field work as well as theoretical lectures. Each workshop, based in Tuscania, focuses on a particular discipline and includes field study. The workshops are of 4-week duration and are equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Workshop participants may not be able to attend all API excursions due to required course travel. Students are not reimbursed for any missed API excursions. Visit the API website for complete workshop information. Workshop information is listed in the summer course schedules.
Students receive a transcript 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.
Matteo will be your Resident Director in Tuscania and a resource for you while you are in Italy!
Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!
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. 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. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.
Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students are encouraged to make course selections from the online listings when completing the program application as course listings, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change.
API partner universities in Italy issue credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3-4 U.S. credits each.
To choose your courses, click on this link, and select on the campus and term you are interested in.
LdM Course Link
Housing for API students is usually located within 20-25 minutes walking distance of the school.
The host family option is recommended for students who are studying Italian at the intermediate or advanced levels, for students who are Italian majors/minors, and for students who are seeking greater insight into Italian culture. Host families provide three meals per day Monday through Friday, as well as laundry service. Most students live in single rooms.
Apartments are typically a 10-15 minute walk from the school. Most students will share a room with only 1-2 other students. All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and common areas. Washing machines are available, and students are responsible for their own meals. Students in apartments will be given 4 meal tickets per week, and are responsible for preparing the remainder of their own meals. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.