Summer Programs

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.

  • 3 or 4 Credit Course
  • Combination of Two Courses (6-7 credits)

Special Summer Programs also available at LdM:

The LdM-CAMNES Archaeology Field School in Tuscania is an incredible journey in an inspiring environment, where students are guided by a team of professional archaeologists and work side by side with Italian university students, taking part in a real excavation, digging and uncovering 2500-year-old Etruscan artifacts.

The Summer Conservation Workshop provides an exciting opportunity for both undergraduate and adult students of varying backgrounds to approach the restoration field through a hands-on program, and to deepen their creative skills. The next Summer Conservation Workshop will be held in Summer 2023.

Stop-motion – The Art of Animating Objects

The LdM Stop-motion workshop offered in collaboration with Associati Audiovisivi at Studio Misseri, is a great opportunity to learn stop-motion animation technique that brings movement to lifeless figures. It is a creative process that can bring ordinary objects and materials such as clay, sand, paper to life, creating unexpected motion and bringing unimaginable stories onto the screen.

Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici is also offering a Summer Certificate Program carefully designed to meet increasing demand for on-site educational opportunities that emphasize career readiness within structured yet flexible plans of short-term study.

Application Form: LdM Study Abroad SUMMER 2023

Application Deadlines:

(Programs and Housing)

June Session: April 10th
July Session:  May 15th