The Summer Programs consist of two, four-week-long sessions held during the months of June and July. They are offered at both sites: Florence and Tuscania. Summer Programs are well-suited for both undergraduate students who want to study abroad and earn academic credit and independent students seeking a meaningful educational experience.
LdM gives students a wide selection of core academic courses to choose from that reflect their areas of study. While they focus on their majors, students can learn new skills and enrich their cultural understanding of their host cities with hands-on workshops, summer excursions, and culinary arts courses. There are also a variety of cultural and artistic events that take place in and around LdM campuses during this time of year giving students a complete cultural experience.
All courses are taught in English except Italian Language courses. Italian Language is optional during summer terms but is an excellent choice for students who want a fully immersed cultural experience.
LdM courses usually involve 45 to 60 contact hours per term. The standard course load is 3-7 credits per session. Attendance is mandatory. Upon completion, students receive an academic record statement. See course schedules for details.
Special Summer Programs also available at LdM:
- The LdM-CAMNES Archaeology Field School is a four-week intensive program. The hands-on training in archaeological fieldwork showcases a varied approach in understanding ancient civilizations; this includes the analysis of literary sources, field trips and the examination of materials found in and around Tuscania. The field school combines on-site fieldwork and specialized academic instruction by The Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies’ (CAMNES) expert team of archaeologists.
- The Yoga Wellness Workshop: Body and Spirit held in Tuscania during the month of June deserves a special mention, as it offers an immersive experience in the Yoga tradition which embraces mind, body, and spirit. Students interested in this workshop may enroll in the workshop only (for 3 credits) or combine with another course (for 6-7 credits).