Student Services at LdM
A study abroad experience extends far beyond the classroom. At Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, students get involved, develop new friendships, experience new cultures and explore many aspects of their campus and host city. LdM actively sponsors student clubs, organizations, sports activities, volunteer opportunities and much more. The LdM experience is designed to ensure that students learn not only the subject matter of their formal course of study, but also more about themselves and the world around them. The LdM community is multicultural and dynamic with faculty, staff and students from all across the globe. This section gives a general overview of Student Life at LdM.
For further insight into student life at each LdM campus, click the links below.
Rules of Conduct
In order to maintain an atmosphere that nurtures this potential, Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici has established Rules of Conduct consistent with this goal.Learn more…
LdM offers weekend excursions around Italy every semester. Led by qualified LdM staff, these trips enable students to visit some of the most famous Italian cities and sites, like the Alps and Lake Garda, Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii as well as others outside of Italy, such as the French Riviera and Switzerland. All LdM sites offer many day trips to local natural and historical sites, as well as nearby cities in their respective regions.
LdM has developed relationships with various charities and organizations in order to provide contacts for students interested in volunteer work. Students can choose from a range of volunteering activities, such as working for food banks, distributing clothing to the needy, collaborating with community clean-ups or teaching English at local schools. To find out more information, students should contact their LdM Student Advisor.
Lorenzo de’ Medici credit-bearing internships offer the possibility to learn different aspects of working in Italy, a country known for its artisan and small business structure. Students get to know the characteristics and structure of the Italian workplace.
LdM arranges internships in the major churches and museums of Florence, in Communications, Public Relations and Event Planning, Sport and Web Marketing, Advertising, Education, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design. In addition, students have the opportunity to carry out service learning (in Italian only). Placement opportunities are limited.
The LdM Professional Opportunities Program offers students a non-credit experiential learning experience. It is similar to an internship, but it requires less time and is centered on the completion of one single project. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate with both the LdM Institute and local Florentine businesses, organizations and associations, and upon successful completion of the project they receive a certificate of participation. The Professional Opportunities Project gives students the opportunity to add international work experience to their resume/curriculum vitae. Each professional opportunity has specific application requirements.
Campus and City Events
LdM’s three campuses are located right in the historic centers of some of the most renowned tourist destinations in Italy. The times, locations and relevant information for local and LdM-organized events, lectures and exhibits can be found prominently posted in each campus. Student Advisors can also provide information on events that are of specific interest to LdM students. In addition to course-related visits, LdM hosts regularly scheduled social events throughout the academic year. Florence, Tuscania and Rome are home to popular seasons of theatre, music, and cultural events.
LdM students find many ways to experience Italy’s rich culture outside of their host city. Planning short trips allows students to enjoy museums, landmarks, soccer games, and other cultural events in surrounding small towns and other Italian cities. LdM campuses are located near major transportation hubs, allowing students to also explore beyond Italy.
LdM campuses in Florence and Rome are served by public transportation and are close to major airports; meanwhile the beauty of studying at LdM Tuscania is its strong rural connection to the surrounding countryside and its small scale. It is a walkable town that does not have local transport, but is serviced by regional buses that travel to nearby towns and the Italian capital. Students are strongly discouraged from renting cars or motorbikes. For more information about the transportation available at each LdM campus, click the link below.