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Featuring CCIS Programs

Lorenzo de' Medici Three Cities, Italy

Three Cities, Italy (Europe)

Quick Facts

Spring 2019
Dates:  January 29  May 1
Application Deadline:  October 15, 2018
Costs:  $13,370 CCIS Member | $13,770 CCIS Non-Member

Fall 2018
Dates:  August 28   November 29
Application Deadline:  April 15, 2018
Costs:  $13,370 CCIS Member | $13,770 CCIS Non-Member
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Program Overview

One Semester - Three Cities

This semester-long study abroad experience connects students to three diverse Italian cities, each with a distinct identity and culture. Students spend one month in Tuscania, followed by one month in Rome, and they complete the experience in Florence in the fall or in Venice in the spring.

Each Italian city that the program visits possesses a vibrant urban character, historical and artistic heritage, and role in today's Italy. After living and studying in these varied landscapes, students come away with unique insights into the diversity and unity of another culture.

This program is designed to highlight interesting issues that intersect with the broader experience. Students will explore the beauty and power of the Italian language, the relations between cutures, ancient Rome as an inspiration for later Italian culture, Italian gastromic geography, and the ways writing can capture engagement with new places. 


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 CUNY.

Academics & Program

Lorenzo de'Medici – The Italian International Institute in Florence

Course Offerings

Students spend a month at each location, moving from Tuscania, to Rome, to Florence in the fall or Venice in the spring. They follow a structured and integrated program of five 3-credit courses: two courses at the first two sites and one at the last site. Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for a total of 45 contact hours per course.

In Tuscania, students take an Italian language course (all levels available), and Food of Italy, a course with hands-on learning that situates Italian cuisine in its geographical and social contexts. In Rome, students take a course on Intercultural Communication, and a course about Ancient Rome and its imprint on this city and on the nation of Italy.

The Three Cities experience culminates in the third site, Florence or Venice, where students distill their experiences through a course on Travel Writing.

Course Sequence
Month One: Tuscania - Italian Language (offered at all levels) - The Food of Italy
Month Two: Rome - Intercultural Communication - Ancient Roots of Italy Month Three: Florence (Fall)/Venice (Spring) - Travel Writing (Spring)

The program is open to all students and has no special prerequisites.

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

Credits: 15 credits
Language of Instruction: English

Student Life & Housing

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 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.

Duration & Costs


Fall 2018: August 28 - November 29, 2018
Spring 2019: January 29 - May 1, 2019


Fall 2018:
$13,370 CCIS Member | $13,770 CCIS Non-Member

Spring 2019:
$13,370 CCIS Member | $13,770 CCIS Non-Member

Costs Included: Tuition, housing, group bus transfers between sites, orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees. 

Costs Not Included: Approximate costs include airfare ($1,300), books ($380), meals ($1,700), personal costs ($1,700), permit of stay registration fee ($220), food course lab fees ($120), extra three-credit course ($950), and school of record fee for Non-CUNY/CCIS if applicable.

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

Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15

Financial Aid

Please check out the following websites for scholarship opportunities:

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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