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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Program Type: Affiliate
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant B, Pell Grant, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan
Areas of Study: Art History, Classical Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Design, Economics, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Food Science, History, Italian Language and Culture, Marketing, Political Science
Program Description:
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With almost 40 years of growth and experience, Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is one of Italy's most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions. LdM is renowned for its many years of offering academic and professionally-oriented courses designed to complement a variety of majors as well as to enrich students' knowledge, experience, and skills.
This is a CSULB Affliate Program which gives CSULB students a discount. Unfortunately Lorenzo de Medici Institute does not have an exchange agreement with CSULB, thus tuition will be about double CSULB's tuition. You must apply on-line through this website and then meet with Sharon Olson or Lauryn White in the Study Abroad Office to complete the Lorenzo de' Medici application process.
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  • Campus:
    • At LdM Florence students can live in shared apartments near LdM’s main campus building – and soak in the vibrant San Lorenzo neighborhood – or in one of the city’s five districts, getting to experience everyday life from a local and genuine perspective. With its world-famous artistic heritage, Florence offers the study abroad student myriad cultural events throughout the year. Students will revel in the city’s centuries-old culinary tradition, known worldwide for its exceptional local specialties and gelato parlors. What’s more, Florence’s thriving economic heart focuses largely on the exciting worlds of fashion, design, luxury goods, banking and tourism.
  • City:
    • Florence, Italy (Central west)
  • Weather:
    • Spring 59 F - 73 F Summer 65 F- 85 F Fall 57 F - 41 F

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On the website you can find courses and academic calendar. Students can choose from over 400 different courses in 32 subject areas taught at LdM's four campuses. LdM attracts students from all over the world. They have a large and diverse student body. At the same time, LdM emphasizes the personal development of each student. Lorenzo De' Medici offers courses for all majors including Art History, Business, Design, Film, Communications, Literature, Psychology, and Sociology.
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Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and the Center for International Education are pleased to announce
a new scholarship to enable more students to study abroad.
A limited number of $1,000 travel stipends are available for semester programs.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 14, 2016


   • Wine and Culture, Photography, Food and Culture, Italian 102; I think grading was easier, and there was more of an emphasis on the student’s experience abroad rather than solely in the classroom. I loved all of my teachers—so knowledgeable and helpful!
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2020 09/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/09/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 10/02/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.