Location: Rome, Italy

Disclaimer: EIU does not own, operate or sponsor this program.



Anthropolgoy, Archaeology, Art, Communication Studies, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, History, Italian, Kinesiology, Music, Photography, Sociology, Theatre  

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Spring - See academic calendar
Fall - See academic calendar
Summer 2013 - See academic calendar

Do not use these dates to purchase airfare; use dates provided by host.

Language:English with Italian Language


Please contact the office for a current budget.


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing

Application Deadlines:

Spring: October 5th
Summer: March 1st
Fall: March 1st

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available after the deadline, applications will be accepted, but there is no guarantee.

Application Materials:

EIU Application Materials
Course Approval Form
LdM 2014-2015 Application Form
Spring 2015 Housing Form
Summer 2015 Housing Form
Fall 2015 Housing Form - Coming Soon!
Homestay Information

Also, please complete your Travel Consultation (as indicated in your EIU Application checklist).

All Application Materials should be turned in to the Office of Study Abroad in 1207 Blair Hall by the appropriate deadline.

Program Highlights

Small, personal study abroad program in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rome is known as the "eternal city" for so many reasons that you will discover when you see it yourself. The unique combination of ancient ruins and baroque architechture coupled with modern day political, religious, and cultural activity, make Rome an intriguing and stimulating place to study with a flavor all of its own.

Lorenzo de Medici (LDM) is located in an elegant Umbertine palazzo. This palazzo was constructed at the end of the 19th century on one of the city's main arteries, Via XX Settembre. This prime location is within walking distance to many of the major monuments in Rome, such as the Spanish Steps, the Quirinale, Piazza Repubblica, Piazza Barbertini, and Trevi Fountain. The palazzo has been redesigned to provide fully-equipped, modern studios and classrooms. The Rome campus has a state-of-the-art computer center with free internet access and printing for students as well as a library containing all course related literature.


Academic Programs

Lorenzo de Medici (LDM) is one of the largest, leading international schools of Italy, with centers in Florence, Rome, Tuscania, and Venice. LDM is an ideal school for students who want to study Italian language and culture, art, archaeology, music-cinema-theatre, and history. Because of LDM's involvement with internationally-known film and music festivals, as well as contemporary film productions, it is also an excellent choice for students interested in cinema. Furthermore, LDM offers credit bearing internships, Certificates in International Conflict Transformation, and Certificates in Archaeology Studies.

Academic Calendar 2014/15


At LdM, Italian language courses are taught in Italian and they use the codes ITL (Italian Language) and ITC (Italian Language and Culture).

Students pre-registered for Elementary Italian 2 and above levels willtake an Italian language placement test (which consists of a written and oral EXAM) to confirm their level prior to the start of the term. LdM reserves the right to move students into a different level as a result of the placement test.

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!

Student Life & Housing

See link to housing applications under "Application Materials." More details on housing can be found here.

Visit LDM's website for more information about Rome, housing, recreation, etc. Briefly, LDM Rome offers its students a wonderful opportunity to be members of the Italian Club. The Italian club is a cultural association for LDM students who wish to get deeper into the Italian culture during their stay in Rome and be a part of an all-absorbing experience of growth and discovery through the exposure to Italian culture and life. This club promotes many activities such as cultural events, movie nights, walks where tourists usually don't go, football (soccer) games, dinners in typical places, naturalistic excursions with the possibility to experience local enogastronomic products.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.


Read a great article about the different regions of Italy.

Foreign Entry Requirements

To enter Italy, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

Currently, U.S. Citizens who are studying in Italy must obtain a visa prior to departure. You can contact the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago for information on how to apply for a visa. Please apply early as it can take up to a month to have your visa processed.

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **

Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.

Coloseum Trevi Fountain