Florence, Italy

Lorenzo De' Medici in Florence is located in ten campus buildings in the historic city center, right next to the thriving San Lorenzo market and church and close to transport facilities. Florence's unique architectural masterpiece, the Duomo, is within a few minutes' walk. Together the LDM buildings contain a full range of facilities including numerous classrooms and large specialized art studios, a cafeteria, a courtyard garden, the library, the Student Point and the computer center. The main LDM building in Florence is situated in Via Faenza and dates back to the 13th century. It originated as a convent connected to a medieval church, San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini.

City, Country

Florence, Italy

Language of Instruction

English and Italian language class

Subjects of Study

Full range of courses available

Eligibility & Admission

3 semesters of college level study

Cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale

Two professor recommendations

Semester Available

Summer, Fall & Spring

Credits Earned/Term


Application Deadline

Summer and Fall Semester - February 2, 2015 

Spring Semester - March 2, 2015

Program Dates

Fall Semester 2015
Departure date: August 26, 2015
Orientation: August 28-29, 2015
Program dates: September 1 – December 12, 2015
Fall Break: October 20– 24, 2015
Housing Check-out: December 13, 2015

Spring Semester 2016
Departure date: January 27, 2016
Orientation: January 29 – January 30, 2016
Program dates: February 2 – May 15, 2016
Spring Break: March 23 – 27, 2016
Housing check-out: May 16, 2016

Program Costs

Fee (to be paid to Canisius):

Canisius tuition, study abroad fee ($1,000) and mandatory health insurance (approx. $45/month). 

Costs to be paid by student:

Living expenses are $3,300 per semester for a double occupancy room. A single room is $4,000 per semester. Upon acceptance, students must pay an $1500 deposit ($300 refundable security deposit + $1200 advance rent payment). Additionally, some classes have a special fee for materials, books, and labs which can range from about $100 to $300.  Students must pay approx. 168 euros ($235) for their Italian Permit of Stay. Other additional costs are cell phone minutes, airfare, books, food, personal expenses and travel.

Currency conversion is estimated at 1 euro=$1.40

Program costs subject to currency fluctuation

Program Highlights

Conversation partners program.  Outstanding art studies and art history classes.


Student apartment

Travel Information

Assistance with flight through travel agent

Host Website

Lorenzo de' Medici