API students in Florence study at Lorenzo de’ Medici - The Italian International Institute (LdM). Come see this rich Italian culture first-hand on one of API's most popular programs! The campus is primarily located in a 13th century AD convent in the heart of Florence. The facilities have been modernized and the city surroundings offer students a canvas on which to learn, create and challenge themselves in their academic and personal endeavors. LdM offers students a wide selection of courses from The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Creative Arts, The School of Design and The School of Italian Language and Culture.
Live and study in the heart of Florence alongside a thriving international student community. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance, and so much more of Italy with API's included excursions to places such as famous Cinque Terre, Venice, Tuscany, Rome and more!
- Walk the streets of Florence and relive the ancient history with the greats that have walked the same cobblestones
- API Florence staff offer cultural activities within the city such as a glassblowing show, wine tastings (and pizza tastings!), soccer match, opera night, and more!
- API Gives Back - Florence offers various volunteer opportunities within the city for API students
API Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.
API students who want to study abroad in Florence for a semester may choose from over 400 courses at Lorenzo de’ Medici- Florence (LdM). Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects across the arts, humanities, business, and international relations. In addition to the free-elective course structure, several additional opportunities are available including internships, certificate programs, and professional development opportunities.
Students who choose to study abroad in Florence with API at Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute (LdM) – Florence may elect to take 1 or 2 courses per four-week term; alternatively, they may elect to pursue a 6-credit workshop course.
API students have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the best fashion and design minds in the world through study in this traveling program between Paris and Florence. Students begin in Paris at Parsons Paris – The New School, and then continue on to finish the program in Florence at Polimoda.