Activities and Opportunities
* HOUSING (DOUBLE BEDROOM OPTION) IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM COST*
HOUSING THROUGH LDM: Single or Double Bedroom in a Student Apartment
LdM is pleased to facilitate students in making their housing arrangements for a spot in a student apartment. Most apartments have two or three bedrooms. A very limited number have only one bedroom, and some may have more than three bedrooms. Highspeed internet is available in the apartments.
- 4 to 6 (or more) students generally share an apartment.
- In a double bedroom two students share the bedroom.
- In a single bedroom, the student has his/her own bedroom.
- In all cases students share the apartment with several other students.
- Apartments are furnished and equipped with: bed linens, basic pots and pans, kitchen utensils, washing machine and TV.
- Highspeed internet is available in the apartments.
- Towels are generally not-included in the apartment and we recommend students to bring their own set of towels to Italy with them. Students can bring a few towels (not many) and buy them in Italy.
- The student shared apartments are usually suitable for minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 persons.
- They are not all located in the same building, but within walking distance from the school facilities.
- Although apartments are of the same standard and have similar facilities, no two apartments are alike.
*For housing arranged by LdM, the housing coordinator in Florence assigns roommates based on the completed housing profile. Students can request to room with a student they already know as long as both students make that request.
HOUSING OPTIONS NOT OFFERED THROUGH LDM
If you choose not to use the LdM housing option, you are free to arrange your own housing. Following are some other accommodation options:
CPS-Casa per Studenti
Via dei Vecchietti 6
Phone: +39- 055- 2399655+39- 055- 2399655; +39- 3317094569+39- 3317094569
Fax: +39- 055 26506140039
New Housing SAS
Via Chiara 4/R
Phone: +39 377 1681010+39 377 1681010 - +39 328 1582608+39 328 1582608
Massimo Mancini – Residenza La Fonte
Via Guido Carocci 18
Phone : Cristina 0039 340 36821770039 340 3682177 or Emanuele 0039 334 73347660039 334 7334766
Housing in Florence.Com - Firenze Immobiliare L.Iandelli
Tax N. 03994390486
Ag. Ruolo 1921
Piazza Salvemini, 7
50122 Florence ( Italy )
Tel. +(39) 349 64 066 85(39) 349 64 066 85
Tel. +(39) 055 24 0612(39) 055 24 0612
FIELD TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES:
As a complement to the academic program, students can participate in activities that are organized by their Student Advisor within the city of Florence and take day trips to nearby towns (many of the activities are free of cost). Students may also participate in optional field trips to places such as Rome & the Vatican, Urbino, Venice, Cinque Terre, Mantua, Ferrara, Nice & Montecarlo, Arezzo & Cortona & Montepulciano, Pienza, and Sorrento & Capri. These field trips are led by faculty from the school. Field trips are not included in the program cost.
According to the philosophy of the school, Lorenzo de Medici's main focus is the student's personal growth, which can be strongly affected and improved by a cultural experience abroad. For this reason, LdM created and supports the student clubs, where people with the same interests can develop and increase their skills, flair, and background together in a completely different social environment. This full immersion in Italian life, society, and culture is explored through various forms and aspects in order to include as diverse a range of people as possible.
The clubs help in obtaining a good balance between the students' mutual interaction and socialization and their introduction, adjustment to, and participation with the host community.
Student Clubs include:
Cinema Club: Students receive an overview of the contemporary and historical Italian and European movie scene. A weekly film viewing will help students to better understand specific aspects of Italian life, culture, politics and society.
Soccer Club: Students participate in the local sporting environment and culture through local sports facilities and competitions.
Basketball Club: Students are given the opportunity to practice their favorite sport weekly in a local gymnasium.
Slow Drink Club: Students discover, understand and experience an important and sometimes misunderstood aspect of the Italian everyday life and culture: the art of drinking wine.
Yoga Club: Students practice yoga, and better understand its mental and physical benefits.
Pilates Club: Students practice pilates and build core muscles through exercise.
Gazzetta Club: Students remain on the cutting edge of what is happening all around Florence and Tuscany by researching, writing, editing, hunting news, taking photographs, etc… Students create the LdM “Gazzetta” student magazine.
Gazzetta Photographers Club: Students’ photography skills are stimulated and developed by offering visual support to the interesting news, reports and stories.
In addition to Clubs, LdM’s four sites offer various cultural activities that allow students to get to know the city and its surroundings.
At LdM Rome students have the opportunity to experience various different aspects of Italian life and culture, such as sports events, films, wine tastings and nature walks in the countryside, in its Italian Club.
Volunteer Activities: (in Florence, Tuscania and Rome) LdM has developed relationships with various charities and organizations in order to provide contacts for students interested in volunteer work.
Note: Clubs are subject to change. A detailed list of available clubs will be distributed to all students.
Note: If you are interested in summer study abroad in Florence, see the list of summer program options.
“I gained a greater perspective of how people in other countries live. I was exposed to so much culture and completely immersed in Italian life. I would highly recommend this program to other students. Florence is a great city with great people, you get the city feeling but it is still small enough to walk everywhere.”
- Alyssa Nocerino
“Study Abroad is an amazing experience. I think every college student should take part in a program. It is truly a pivotal moment in my life. This experience gave me the strength to battle my insecurities about traveling abroad. I met some wonderful people and made several friends while abroad. This experience helped me grow spiritually and intellectually. My advice to future students would be to enter the program with an open mind and have no limitations. Let the program influences your experience and explore as much as possible.”
- Kevin Calisto