The curriculum at Lorenzo de'Medici (LdM) Tuscania is designed to promote the historical, artistic, and cultural qualities that make Tuscania unique. History and archaeology courses focus on the Etruscan, Roman, and medieval civilizations at the core of Tuscania's history. Culinary arts courses, for which LdM has received much recognition, reflect Tuscania's connection to its agricultural cycles and traditions. Italian language courses prepare students to create relationships in a cross-cultural context and develop foreign language skills. The small size of the town and its leisurely pace allow students to foster connection with Italians in Tuscania. During a semester, students can take one of the two program options: Superintensive Italian Language or Liberal Arts and Studio Arts (courses in a variety of disciplines with one required Italian language course). During the summer, the Archeology Field School Program option is also available.
Additional features: optional fieldtrips
Not to be confused with the region of Tuscany, Tuscania is a historic town located in central Italy in the breathtaking countryside of southern Maremma. It is about an hour north of Rome and two hours south of Florence.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.
To apply for this program, please visit www.ccisabroad.org for an application. You must make an appointment with the study abroad advisor to review your application prior to submission. Appointments can be made by calling the Center for International Education and Programs at 847-214-7809.
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