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At LdM, I was able to take an Intercultural Communication class
that fulfilled a requirement for my Communication Studies major.
As part of the course, we created surveys that we distributed to
compare Italian and other cultures. This class allowed me to see
all of these differences on a much larger scale. For example, It is
easy to notice small variations in speech, eating habits, or the use
of technology. It becomes interesting, though, when you examine
these differences because of the societies having various norms
and values that contrast with your own. This class at LdM helped
me discover Italian culture more profoundly than I ever would
have naturally. I am now able to look at these different cultures
that I feel I am a part of and analyze why exactly they differ. It
has given me a new appreciation for diversity and accepting
others regardless of how different they may seem at first. This
course was just one of many classes offered at LdM that gives
students the chance to experience so much more inside and
outside of the classroom.

Angela Surrusco – LdM Study Abroad Student in Florence, Spring 2017

Studying abroad in Florence with LdM was a transformative
experience. At LdM, you have the opportunity to attend a wide
variety of classes which allowed me to stay on track
academically while also having the chance to explore new
interests such as Italian Cooking. The professors at LdM went
out of their way to ensure students were not only grasping the
material, but also adjusting to life in a foreign country. Aside
from providing a high-caliber education, LdM offered many
additional opportunities to immerse yourself in Italian culture
fully. One of my favorite experiences was volunteering weekly
at a local elementary school where I had a chance to teach
English to 2nd graders. Studying abroad in Florence truly
pushed me out of my comfort zone, encouraging me to grow
both personally and academically. I still look back on my
experience daily and continue to practice the skills I learned
through my time in Florence with LdM!

Lauren Davis – LdM Study Abroad Semester – Florence, Spring 2016



Andrea’s semester abroad in Florence with LdM really came in handy, when she was hired to work with a Chilean architecture firm to reconstruct a submission for this year’s Venice Biennale.

Language skills and familiarity with Italy benefitted Andrea when she returned to Italy to create Pedro’s Lookout, a famous Lookout that was originally built in Chile. Read more…

Andrea Gonzalez – LdM Alumna, Florence 2013