Italy: Three Cities Semester

CCIS Study Abroad in Rome, Tuscania, and Florence Canada

Program Overview

Language of instruction: ENGLISH 

One Semester - Three Cities

Experience the Roots of Western Culture
Tuscania, Rome, and either Florence or Venice

Our civilization is the end product of widely contrasting cultures which evolved over many hundreds of years. With the Renaissance it became possible to unite the strands of these cultures in a new and exciting synthesis which prepared the way for the birth of the modern world. This semester-long study abroad experience allows students to retrace the steps of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance cultures by living and studying in the three cities which embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor: Tuscania, Rome, and either Florence or Venice. The fall semester ends in Florence while the spring semester ends in Venice.

 

SEE THE WORLD FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE!

 


Academic Profile

Lorenzo de'Medici The Italian International Institute in Florence

Course Offerings

This Lorenzo de' Medici semester-long program allows students to retrace the steps of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance cultures by living and studying in three cities which embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor: Tuscania, Rome and either Florence or Venice. Students spend one month in Tuscania followed by one month in Rome, and if they are on the program for the Fall semester, they finish their experience in Florence while for the Spring semester it is in Venice. Students' living and learning in the three locations is closely supported by LdM's expert and experienced team of advisors, support staff and faculty.  

Students follow a structured and integrated program of five courses, which together comprise both a unique investigation into the roots of Western civilization and a solid grounding in Italian language and culture. Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing a total of 45 contact hours per course.

Course Sequence

MONTH 1 - Tuscania
Italian Language (offered at all levels)
Greeks, Etruscan and Romans
The Food of Italy: a Gastronomic Tour of the Regions (optional course)

MONTH 2 - Rome
Italian Language (This course is completed in the third month of the program.)
Medieval and Renaissance Transitions

MONTH 3 - Florence (Fall) - Venice (Spring)
Italian Language (conclusive half of the course started in Rome)
Leonardo: Art and Science (Florence Only)
Venice and the East (Venice Only)

The program has no special prerequisites and is designed for anyone interested in experiencing the three locations and learning about Western culture.


For a complete list of scheduled courses, please consult the following link:
http://www.ldminstitute.com/en/schedules/

Requirements: A 2.75 GPA is required, and official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose are necessary for admission to the program.
The program has no special prerequisites, and is designed for anyone interested in experiencing the three locations and learning about Western culture. Language of Instruction: ENGLISH

 


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Students who choose this option are able to spend quality time in all three magnificent locations: Tuscania, Rome, and either Florence or Venice. The group that participates in this course will create a community that will share their experiences as they become a part of each area of Italy. All of the locations are rich in what they have to offer and they express the very interesting and very different faces of Italy. This is a unique educational and personal experience!

Housing

Housing is not included in the Program cost. The housing described below is for all three locations of the program: Tuscania, Rome, and either Florence or Venice.

DOUBLE BEDROOM IN A STUDENT APARTMENT
LdM is pleased to facilitate students in making their housing arrangements for a spot in a student apartment. Students will be assigned to a spot in a double room in a furnished apartment that is to be shared with other students enrolled at LdM.

APARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
Apartments are furnished and equipped with bed linen, basic pots and pans, kitchen utensils, washing machine and Tv. Towels are generally not-included in the apartment and we recommend students to bring their own set of towels to Italy with them. Although apartments are of the same standard and have similar facilities, no two apartments are alike. The student shared apartments are usually suitable for a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 persons. They are not all located in the same building, but within walking distance from the school facilities.

*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.

The cost per person is:

  • Double bedroom: U.S. $ 3,450

Please Note: All prices are subject to change.

 


Three Cities Semester Program Details

Duration

Spring 2014: January 29 - May 10, 2014
Fall 2014: August 27 - December 5, 2014
Spring 2015: January 28 - May 8, 2015

Application Deadline(s)

Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15

Financial Aid

Please check out the following websites for scholarship opportunities:

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation for Semester
  • Statement of purpose
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Minimum class standing - students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application. 

Language

English (except Language course)

Costs

$9,000 per semester for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Students take five courses for a total of 15 credits.

Costs Included

Tuition and administrative fees, orientation in US and Italy, sickness and accident insurance.

Costs Not Included

Airfare, books, housing, meals, personal costs, and school of record fee - Non CUNY/CCIS if applicable.
Note: Students from CCIS member institutions apply through home campus; students from non-member institutions enroll through Broome Community College/SUNY or other appropriate CCIS member institution.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

 


Your Adventure in Italy Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:

College of Staten Island/CUNY
Center for International Service
Building 2A, Room 206
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2100
(718) 982-2108 (fax)
StudyAB@csi.cuny.edu
http://www.csi.cuny.edu/international

How do I apply?

Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by downloading the forms. To download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.

YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR HOME INSTITUTIONS' STUDY ABROAD OFFICE OR ADVISOR OF YOUR INTENTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH A COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION. 

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CCIS Online Application & Instructions

CCIS Online Student Recommendation

(Students: DO NOT send the student recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL. The student recommendation form can be found under the "Apply Now" tab.) 

Application Deadlines:
Semester Programs:
April 15 – Fall Semester
October 15 – Spring Semester

Please note:
Academic Level: Undergraduate
No previous knowledge of Italian is required.

Note:
Students from CCIS member institutions apply through home campus; students from non-member institutions apply through Broome Community College/SUNY or other appropriate CCIS member institutions.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.