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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Workship Credit Eligible: No Chapel Credit Eligible: No
Sending Department: Center for Experiential Learning When: Spring Semester
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Number of Credits: 12-15 Program Advisor: CEL advisor
Shots Recommended: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Routine Vaccines (see note) Eligible Majors: All
Projected Cost: PBA tuition + $7500 Housing Options: Apartment/Flat (shared)
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Communications, Culinary, Dance, English, Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising, Graphic Design, History, Interior Design, Italian Language & Literature, Music, Nutritional Arts, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Theater/Drama
Program Description:

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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS


Florence


LdM Florence is situated in the heart of Tuscany, a region that alone has more classified historical monuments than any other country in the world.

This makes LdM Florence the ideal choice for those interested in studying the humanities, creative arts, design and of course Italian language and culture.

Students can choose from over 400 courses, all of which are taught in English, except for Italian language classes. Study Abroad programs range from academic semesters to summer courses and workshops, undergraduate Certificate programs and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
LdM also offers a Master of Arts in Museum Studies for graduate students. Through the years, students at LdM Florence have also had the opportunity to undertake internships in Italy’s best museums, as well as in many artisan and small companies that characterize the centuries-old commercial activity of the charming Florentine territory.

Here are some other highlights from the Florence experience:

  • Oldest LdM site (since 1973)

  • Comprehensive academic programs
  • 15 buildings, centrally located in San Lorenzo area
  • Strong connections to the community; many opportunities for community projects
  • Partnership with the University of Florence (Italian language conversation exchange, joint archaeology projects) and local businesses, government, and festivals.
  • Popular student clubs
  • Courses in English

ABOUT FLORENCE

As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence is celebrated as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei changed forever the way we see the world. For centuries travelers and admirers of the arts and culture have fallen in love with both the city and its enchanting countryside. Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its unique monuments and architecture, in the modern era Florence has become the epitome of a global city, reflecting the world’s diverse cultures, ethnicities, ideas, and forms of creativity, while remaining faithful to its strong artistic tradition.

HOUSING

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Students generally live in shared apartments with other students.

SHARED APARTMENTS

Each LdM campus offers apartment accommodations shared with other LdM students. The shared apartment option is the most popular housing option. All apartments are within walking distance of the LdM campuses or are easily reached by public transportation. According to the specific structure of Italian city centers, LdM apartments may not be located all in the same building.Apartments are furnished and equipped with bed linens, towels, basic pots and pans, kitchen utensils, a washing machine and a TV. They are also provided with Internet service. They do not have telephone service or air conditioning.Many apartments in Italy, especially in the historic city centers, are situated in old buildings and therefore no two apartments are alike. Although LdM tries to maintain a standard for all of its apartments, some may be slightly nicer than others while some are closer than others to LdM campus facilities. Shared apartments usually house 2-8 students. LdM does not offer co-ed apartments. All apartments are NON SMOKING.

The standard apartment bedrooms are double rooms (two single beds in the same room). Single rooms are limited. If a student’s room request cannot be honored due to space limitations, LdM will assign an accommodation according to availability.

The rent period begins on Housing Check-In Day and ends on Housing Check-Out Day.


TESTIMONIALS

FlorenceLorenzo de' Medici (LdM) describes the experience in Florence like this: "As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo changed forever the way we see the world. For centuries travelers and admirers of the arts and culture have fallen in love with this city, called Firenze in the Italian language, and the undulating countryside that surrounds it. Located in Artthe heart of Tuscany, Florence is the ideal destination for those interested in studying humanities, the arts, Italian language and culture or design. Extraordinarily rich in history and ancient traditions, Firenze, with its world-famous artistic heritage, offers the study abroad student a wide spectrum of cultural events throughout the year. The city is also known for its exceptional cuisine, characteristic restaurants, ice cream parlors, elegant shops, artistic workshops and traditional markets. As a thriving economic center with particular strengths in the fashion, design, luxury goods and tourist sectors, the city of Florence also offers its inhabitants the chance to investigate a myriad of aspects of the contemporary Italian world. In addition, Florence is an excellent location for access to other sites and cities in Tuscany, Italy and Europe."
 

For additional information, please contact us at CEL@pba.edu.



Program Reviews:
Ginelle M Ruffa, Spring Semester 2015 Participant
Studying abroad in Florence Italy for a semester was one of the most enriching, experiential, and growing opportunities I have ever had in my life! I learned more than I ever imagined I would and had so many incredible experiences around the world! I grew in numerous ways professionally, personally, and spiritually. This was definitely the most wonderful semester in my college career and I highly recommend this opportunity to any and every PBA student!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 09/21/2018 01/29/2019 05/17/2019