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Featuring CCIS Programs

Lorenzo de' Medici Florence, Italy Summer

Florence, Italy (Europe)

Quick Facts

Summer I 2019
Dates:  May 30, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Application Deadline:  *Extended: April 1
One course: $4,540 CCIS Member | $4,940 CCIS Non-member
Two courses: $5,740 CCIS Member | $6,140 CCIS Non-member

Restoration Workshop: $6,990 CCIS Member | $7,390 CCIS Non-member

Summer II 2019
Dates:  July 4, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2019
One course: $4,540 CCIS Member | $4,940 CCIS Non-member
Two courses: $5,740 CCIS Member | $6,140 CCIS Non-member

Restoration Workshop: $6,990 CCIS Member | $7,390 CCIS Non-member

Summer III 2019
Dates:  May 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Application Deadline:   *Extended: April 1
2 Session (one course each): $7,210 CCIS Member | $7,610 CCIS Non-member
2 Sessions (two courses each): $9,470 CCIS Member | $9,870 CCIS Non-member

Please note $500 deposit is due two weeks after acceptance. 

Click here for Lorenzo de'Medici Florence, Italy Semester Programs

Program Overview

The Lorenzo de' Medici Florence Campus is located in the heart of Florence, a city which is a living museum filled with the works of famous painters, sculptors, and architects. Florence is the ideal destination for those interested in studying humanities, art, Italian language and culture. Extraordinarily rich in history and ancient traditions, the city, with its world-famous artistic heritage, offers the student a wide spectrum of cultural events throughout the year.

As a thriving economic center with particular strengths in the fashion, luxury goods and tourist sectors, the city of Florence also offers its inhabitants the chance to investigate myriad aspects of the contemporary Italian world. In addition, Florence is an excellent location for access to other sites and cities in Tuscany, Italy and Europe.

Highlights of LdM Florence: Oldest LdM site (since 1973) Comprehensive programming 15 buildings, located in the historic city center Strong connections to the community; many opportunities for community projects Partnership with the University of Florence (Italian language conversation exchange, joint archaeology projects) and local businesses, government, and festivals. 


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
John Dunleavy
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island.

Academics & Program

Lorenzo de'Medici – The Italian International Institute in Florence

Lorenzo de’ Medici is a private educational institution located in various campus buildings in the historic city center, right next to the thriving San Lorenzo market and church and close to transport facilities. Together the LdM Florence Campus buildings contain a full range of facilities including numerous classrooms and large, specialized art studios, a cafeteria, a courtyard garden, a library, the Student Point and the Computer Center. All LDM premises are equipped for wireless connection.

For over 30 years, students from all around the U.S. and the rest of the world have enrolled at Lorenzo de Medici. Faculty in all fields of study are highly experienced and speak English and all courses are taught in English with the exception of Italian language courses.

Summer Academic Programs

Summer Session I (June)
Summer Session II (July)

Course Offerings

Florence Program and Curriculum

The largest of the sites, the Florence Campus currently offers the most comprehensive programming. Students can study abroad for a year, a semester, or short-term programs in the summer. Students that enroll at LdM come from all around the United States and the rest of the world to study Italian language, studio art, art history, Italian culture, and various other fields of study. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. The language of instruction is English, with the exception of the language classes.

Classes are small, with strong emphasis placed on student-faculty interaction. Students register for one or two 3- or 4-credit courses for Summer Session I (June) & Summer Session II (July).

For a complete list of scheduled courses, please consult the website

Student Life & Housing

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.

Student Clubs 
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.

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 that 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.

Apartment Description: 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. 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 50123 Firenze
Phone: +39- 055- 2399655 +39- 055- 2399655; +39- 3317094569 +39- 3317094569 Fax: +39- 055 26506140039

New Housing SAS
Via Chiara 4/R
50123 Firenze
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 3682177 0039 340 3682177 or Emanuele 0039 334 7334766 0039 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

Note: If you are interested in summer study abroad in Florence, see the list of summer program options.

Duration & Costs

Summer 2019
Summer Session I: May 30, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Summer Session II:  July 4, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Summer 2019

One course: $4,540 CCIS Member | $4,940 CCIS Non-member
Two courses: $5,740 CCIS Member | $6,140 CCIS Non-member

Restoration Workshop: $6,990 CCIS Member | $7,390 CCIS Non-member

2 Session (one course each): $7,210 CCIS Member | $7,610 CCIS Non-member
2 Sessions (two courses each): $9,470 CCIS Member | $9,870 CCIS Non-member

NOTE: Costs for Non-New York State Residents may be higher. Please contact

Please note $500 registration fee is due two weeks after acceptance.

Students registering at the College of Staten Island as Visiting Students or at a School of Record may have to pay additional costs based on residency and matriculation status.

Costs Included: Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance

Costs Not Included: Approximate prices include airfare ($1,200), textbooks ($80 per course), meals ($700), personal expenses ($700), art equipment & supplies ($100-$200), optional field trips ($300-$900), and school of record fee ($300) - Non CUNY/CCIS if applicable.

Payment Deadlines for Summer Programs:
May 1 – Session I (June)
June 1 – Session II (July)

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Summer 2019

 *Extended: April 1

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA: 
Students must have at least a 2.80 GPA
Minimum Class Standing: Students must have completed one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application and be at least 18 years old

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Emilee Simpson

“I would definitely recommend this program to other for the great experience I had. The city is wonderful and the teachers and faculty are very helpful. I had a great time getting to know everyone. My program and trip were wonderful because of my class experience.”


I spent July 2017 in Florence as part of the CCIS program. It was honestly amazing. I loved all of it. The city itself is incredibly beautiful and there's a lot to see and do, especially if you're interested in art and Italian culture. I took an Italian language class taught completely in Italian so it was definitely a different course experience than one you get in the US and at times challenging because you do rely on your knowledge of the language. Thankfully, it is easy to catch on to things and really good practice if you're serious about learning. I thought the professors were great! The course material was appropriate and left plenty of time to engage in other activities.