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Featuring CCIS Programs

Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania, Italy

Tuscania, Italy (Europe)

Quick Facts

Fall 2018
Dates:  August 28  December 15
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018 
CCIS Member 

Liberal Arts (12-16 credits)  $11,780

CCIS Non-Member
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits) $12,180

Spring 2018
Dates:  January 30  May 19
Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017 
CCIS Member
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits)  $11,580

CCIS Non-Member
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits) $11,980

Please note $800 deposit due 2 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

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. 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. The LDM Tuscania campus building is equipped for wireless connection.

Course Offerings Program: Liberal Arts/Studio Arts Students choose 4 or 5 courses (12 to 16 credits). An Italian language course is required, which is offered at all levels from beginning through advanced. Courses are either 3 or 4 credits each. For a complete list of scheduled courses, please consult the following website

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:

*Costs to be given upon arrival in Tuscania.


Participants live in single or double bedrooms in a furnished apartment which is shared with several other students. Apartments are located within walking distance from the school facilities. Food and the general cost of living tends to be less expensive than in the larger Italian cities, and many restaurants offer a discount to Lorenzo de’ Medici students.

One meal voucher per day is also provided for lunch or dinner in different cafeterias in Tuscania from Monday to Thursday.

Duration & Costs


Fall 2018: August 28 - December 15, 2018
Spring 2018: January 30 - May 19, 2018


Fall 2018:
CCIS Member 
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits)  $11,780

CCIS Non-Member
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits) $12,180

Spring 2018:
CCIS Member 
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits)  $11,580

CCIS Non-Member
Liberal Arts (12-16 credits) $11,980

Please note $800 deposit due 2 weeks after acceptance. 

Costs Included: Tuition and administrative fees, housing, orientation in US and Italy, sickness and accident insurance

Costs Not Included: Approximate costs include permit of stay registration fee ($220), airfare ($1,100 - $1,500), textbooks ($380), meals ($1,700), personal costs ($1,700), art equipment & supplies ($155 per course), optional field trips ($150-$700), extra three-credit course ($950), and school of record fee ($300) 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 Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 15

Tuition Payment Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: December 1

Financial Aid

Please check out the following websites for scholarship opportunities:

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA and Standing: Interested students should must have completed at least one semester (12 semester credit hours) and a GPA of 2.80 on a 4.0 scale or higher

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Lianna Gomori

"The Tuscania program is fantastic for anyone who truly wants a taste of la vita Italiana. It is full of history and warm people ready to feed you, chat with you, and kiss you on both cheeks. The town may seem small, but I would get lost for hours exploring and finding new fountains and beautiful views hidden in corners. I've never enjoyed doing homework so much as when I was sitting in the park looking out at the old Romanesque countryside and reading Dante's poetry. I really loved Tuscania and my 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."