Athena Study and Intern Abroad in Florence, Italy

Location: Italy: Florence

Term: Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall

Dates: 2020,2021,Year Round

808 Penn Avenue, #8 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 United States

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Phone: 1-866-9-ABROAD (1-866-922-7623)

Fax: 1-614-416-6781


Athena's partner school in Florence, Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), is a private institution located among several buildings in the center of this charming Renaissance city. The campus' main building dates back to the 13th century and, before being renovated, was originally a convent and church.

Florence was the heart of the Renaissance, and its artistic flair is still tangible. With that in mind, this is a perfect place to study art, design and history.

LdM is equipped with modern computer and language labs, comfortable classrooms, knowledgeable faculty, diverse course offerings (from business or communications, to archaeology or design). One of the primary missions of the Lorenzo de' Medici School is to promote global education through authentic cultural immersion programs and a diverse international student population.


Studying abroad in Florence, Italy, means living in a city that boasts a reputation of being one of the most artistically and culturally beautiful cities in the world. From the regal Renaissance and Medieval architecture of the buildings that line the city streets, to the priceless works of art that line the walls of the Uffizi gallery, beauty and culture surround you at every turn in this richly diverse city. With one of the largest international study abroad student populations in the country, Florence is a perfect blend of old-city tradition with modern-day energy.

FIELD TRIPS (two per semester, one per summer)
Destinations vary by semester, and possible locations include:
* Venice
* The Alps, Verona and the Garda Lake
* Nice, Monte Carlo and the French Riviera: Cannes, St. Paul de Vence
* Food, Wines, and Art of the Renaissance: Assisi, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Montalcino
* Venice and the Courts of the Renaissance: Mantua and Ferrara
* Rome
* Portofino and Cinque Terre
* Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii
* Arezzo, Cortona, Montepulciano, and Pienza

* Dance Club
* Cinema Club
* Photography Club
* Slow Drink Club
* Writing Club
* Music Club
* Sport Club
* Volunteer Club
* Singing Club
* Theater Club

Degree Level


Minimum Education

High School

Intern Types
  • International Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Education
  • Media
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Art History
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Journalism
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Photography
  • Museum Studies
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Housing in shared student apartment
Utilities up to $75/month
Health insurance from HTH Worldwide, a global leader in international health insurance
Services of an on-site student advisor
Student services including cultural and social events (some for additional fees)
Special interest clubs (some require additional fees)
Weekend trips (two trips for semesters abroad, one trip for summer abroad; see "Field Trips" section for possible locations)
Pre-departure guide and advising
Official transcript from Scuola Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM)
Arrangement of U.S. accredited transcript, if necessary (additional transcript fees apply)
24-hour emergency line to advisors (health issues)
Online account management
Welcome and Farewell reception
Free cell phone rental
On-site orientation
Coordination of program alumni contact
Campus internet access
On-campus library facilities
Advice on acquiring an Italian student VISA (Semester/Year only)
Assistance in preparing documents for Permit of Stay (Semester/Year only)
Unparalleled personalized service
Contribution to a world charity through Students Offering Support (S.O.S.), the charitable arm of Athena

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American, Canadian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel to Italy

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network