Create your Study Abroad Experience
Where ?
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Multi-Region
  • North Africa and Middle East
  • North America
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • Multi-Country
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
When ?
  • Summer 4 Weeks or Less
  • Summer
  • Semester
  • Year
  • Winter J-Term
Program type ?
  • Study
  • Study + Intern
  • Study + Service Learning
  • Language & Culture
  • Explore Summer
  • Explore Semester
  • STEM Abroad
  • Internship
  • Virtual
Discipline ?
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Childhood Studies
  • Chinese
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Fashion Studies
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Greek Language
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Relations
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Languages & Culture
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marine Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Other
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Security Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Hearing Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Studies
  • Veterinarian
  • Culinary Arts
Get Started
Featuring CCIS Programs

Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania, Italy Summer

Tuscania, Italy (Europe)

Quick Facts

Summer I 2019
Dates:  May 30 - June 28, 2019
Application Deadline:  *Extended: April 1
One course - CCIS Members: $3,715 | CCIS Non-members: $4,115
Two courses - CCIS Members: $4,665  | CCIS Non-members: $5,065                         

Summer II 2019
Dates:  July 4 - August 1, 2019
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2019
One course - CCIS Members: $3,715 | CCIS Non-members: $4,115
Two courses - CCIS Members: $4,665  | CCIS Non-members: $5,065                        

Archeology Field School  CCIS Members: $6,235 | CCIS Non-members $6,635                    

Summer III 2019
Dates:  May 30 - August 1, 2019 
Application Deadline:   *Extended: April 1
2 sessions (1 course each) CCIS Members: $5,815 | CCIS Non-members: $6, 215
2 sessions (2 courses each) CCIS Members: $7,515 | CCIS Non-members: $7,915                

Apply Now

NOTE: Costs for Non-New York State Residents may be higher for students registered through the College of Staten Island. Please contact

Please note $500 deposit due two weeks after acceptance. 

Program Overview

The Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania Campus is located on the borders of the Tuscany and Lazio regions of central Italy, south of Florence and not far from Rome, in the breathtaking countryside of the southern Maremma. Tuscania is a very old town whose origins can be traced back to the Bronze Age. Significant evidence of substantial human settlements dates back to the Etruscan period, as witnessed by the numerous necropolises in the area. Tuscania has been admired for centuries for its picturesque setting, dreamy landscapes, medieval walls, cobbled streets and fine culture and foods. Filmmakers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Orson Welles and Franco Zeffirelli have chosen it for their films, while the town has inspired myriad artists, painters, photographers and writers.

In the last few years Tuscania has also developed a reputation as a center for new forms of contemporary expression and modern art: its vivid cultural life is represented by an active calendar of festivals and exhibitions. After 30 years of successful teaching experience in Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, a private educational institution, has opened the new study center in Tuscania. Classrooms and offices are located in an elegant and fortified building of great beauty, which is situated in the old town center near the medieval walls and just inside one of the main gates of the ancient town. 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.


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 Tuscania

Academic Programs

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and two Summer Sessions (June & July)

The Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania Campus offers courses to students from all over the world in Italian language, art, art history, archaeology, history, Italian culture, the culinary arts, 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. Taking advantage of the local environment, many courses focus on the Etruscan civilization.

A 2.80 GPA, official transcripts, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of purpose are necessary for admission to the program. In addition, students must be at least 18 years old.

The Tuscania Campus LdM program is based on a full immersion concept. Because of the town's small size and its geographic location, students live and study in a fully Italian and a more traditional small community-based environment. Integration in the community is fundamental to the program, encouraging students to create relationships in a cultural context.

Course Offerings

Students register for one or two 3-credit courses per Summer Session. For a complete list of scheduled courses, please consult the following website:

Tuscania Archaeology Field School: (6 credits; July - Summer Session II ONLY) Exclusively offered at LdM Tuscania, explore major features of Etruscan culture and the methodologies utilized in classical archaeology. Play a full role in the excavation of an Etruscan necropolis near Tuscania, currently in phase three of its exploration. Work under professional supervision and in collaboration with students from the University of Florence. By examining material evidence, so abundant in this region, you will learn about the lives of the ancient Etruscans from archaeological evidence and literary sources.

Language of Instruction: English other than language courses

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

Lorenzo de' Medici offers a free time program covering various activities involving the discovery of the different aspects of the historical and cultural heritage of the area.

These include guided visits such as:


Student Apartment LdM is pleased to facilitate students in making their housing arrangements for a spot in a double bedroom in a shared student apartment. Most apartments have one to three bedrooms. A very limited number have only one bedroom, and some may have more than three bedrooms. 2 to 4 (or more) students generally share an apartment.

Apartment Description

Apartments are furnished and equipped with: bed linens, 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. 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 6 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 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


Summer 2019

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


Summer 2019

One course - CCIS Members: $3,715 | CCIS Non-members: $4,115
Two courses - CCIS Members: $4,665  | CCIS Non-members: $5,065                   
2 sessions (1 course each) CCIS Members: $5,815 | CCIS Non-members: $6, 215
2 sessions (2 courses each) CCIS Members: $7,515 | CCIS Non-members: $7,915       

NOTE: Costs for Non-New York State Residents may be higher for students registered through the College of Staten Island. Please contact

Please note $500 deposit due two weeks after acceptance. 

Costs Included: Tuition and administrative fees, housing (double room in shared student apaprtment), orientation in U.S. and Italy, sickness and accident insurance

Costs Not Included: Approximate prices include airfare ($1,100), books ($80 -$150), meals ($700), personal costs ($700), Art equipment & supplies ($85-$200), optional field trips and school of record fee - 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

Session I -  *Extended: April 1
Session II - April 1, 2019
Session III -  *Extended: April 1

Tuition Payment Deadlines

For Summer Programs
May 1 – Session I (May-June)
June 1 – Session II (June-July)

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA and Standing: 
Interested students should must have a GPA of 2.80 and must be at least 18 years of age with at least one semester (minimum of 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application. 

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!


Request More Info

Request More Info Download brochure

Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

- Dennis Gaffigan

"You cannot buy a refrigerator magnet that says Tuscania. As a matter of fact, you will not find a tourist trap in Tuscania. You will find a small town surrounded by small towns. You are only a 90 minute train ride to Rome, or take the train to Florence and you will see all the sights that an American wants to see. But you will literally see sheep grazing outside the wall of the old city of Tuscania. It was safe to walk at night, the people are friendly. The Staff at LDM was most helpful on issues regarding field trips to Tuscany and other places (Tuscany is about 30 minutes away by car and I will never forget my day trip to a family vineyard). The teachers were first rate professionals; you will get homework. I took the cooking class and beginning Italian . I realized that I can cook, and I make fresh pasta now. I will never be fluent in Italian, but the locals were always helpful. I hope that you will order an espresso and sit with the locals on a hot Saturday night, and just feel that for that moment you are an Italian. Yes the food was great! Tuscania was a wonderful experience."

Lianna Gomori

"I would recommend this program. If it not the typical study abroad experience in a big city with lots of other American students and a bustling nightlife. This program suits students who want to learn about Italian small town culture, meet Italians, improve their language skills, and eat incredible food without tons of tourist traps."