TUSCANIA: Lorenzo de’ Medici

Tuscania, Italy

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Late January - Mid May
  • Summer 1 Semester - Late May - Late June
  • Summer 2 Semester - Late June - Late July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - Early March
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The LdM program at Tuscania is based on a full immersion concept. Because of the town's small size and its geographic location, students live and study in a fully Italian and a more traditional small community-based environment. Integration in the community is fundamental to the program, encouraging students to create relationships in a cultural context. The curriculum has been designed to promote the historical, artistic and cultural qualities that make this part of Italy unique. Thus courses in history and archaeology focus on the Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilizations that are at the core of Tuscania's development, while courses in culinary arts reflect Tuscania's connection to the agricultural cycles and traditions of the region.

Courses

  • Semester (fall and spring): Students enroll in one language course and 4 other elective courses for a total of 20 NU credits. Students interested in film, TV or theatre will be joining a longstanding artistic tradition of filmmakers, painters, musicians and playwriters who were inspired by this unique town, which also has a beautiful theatre. Culinary courses reflect Tuscania's connection to a traditional cuisine that is still solidly linked to the history and the agricultural seasons of the region. The LdM Mediterranean Culinary Art School programs teaches students to recognize the natural quality in raw ingredients, combined with the ability to create and reinterpret traditional Italian recipes in an innovative way. Our goal is to teach Italian culinary art by celebrating traditions and cooking innovation. Students can take courses within the following Schools:
  1. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES - Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, History, Literature, Music, Cinema and Theatre Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science and International Studies.
  2. SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS AND MEDIA - Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media and Photography.
  3. SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS - Baking and Pastry, Italian Culinary Arts, Mediterranean Culinary Arts, and Wine Appreciation.
  4. SCHOOL OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - Italian Language.
  • Summer: Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 NU credits.

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Host University

In 2004, LdM opened a new center study abroad campus in historic Tuscania. This hilltop town is located on the borders of the Tuscany and Lazio regions of central Italy, south of Florence and not far from Rome, in the breathtaking countryside of the southern Maremma. The countryside surrounding the town forms part of a nationally protected nature reserve, and has one of the richest collections of archaeological remains in the world. The town is strategically positioned for quick trips to the beach, to volcanic lakes and hot springs, as well as for visits to the nearby towns of Viterbo and Tarquinia. The central location also allows for easy access to Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa and Assisi for day trips. The Lorenzo de' Medici School in Tuscania is located in an elegantly modern structure hidden within an ancient fortified building. The School is situated in the old town center and is physically incorporated into the medieval stone walls. This building has recently been re-modeled to provide modern light filled studios and classrooms. Internal spaces have been designed to hold reading rooms, classrooms, an exhibition space, studios, a library, and a computer room. The facilities also include a courtyard and a fully equipped teaching kitchen for classes in Mediterranean cuisine through our Culinary Arts Program . Lorenzo de' Medici is committed to providing the means and the personnel to help creative persons achieve the most out of their study abroad experience. The Tuscania Program encourages an integrated learning atmosphere based on this concept. The Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania program actively uses the amenities of the town as an extension of the campus. Within the Institutes building are student services such as reading rooms, an exhibition space, studios, and a computer lab. The new facility has a developing English language reference library.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.8
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP Application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Host School Application for Spring 2014
    • Official Transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Two passport size photos, complete with student name
    • Housing Rules
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5, 317). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. NU tuition will cover lab fees abroad, however NU tuition does not cover materials, equipment or field trips. Please consult the relevant course syllabus for a general idea of what is required for each class, though some details may change over time. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Italy, Tuscania: Lorenzo de Medici Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 1 2014: $10,734

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. NU tuition will cover lab fees abroad, however NU tuition does not cover materials, equipment or field trips. Please consult the relevant course syllabus for a general idea of what is required for each class, though some details may change over time. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Summer 2 2014: $10,734

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. NU tuition will cover lab fees abroad, however NU tuition does not cover materials, equipment or field trips. Please consult the relevant course syllabus for a general idea of what is required for each class, though some details may change over time. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Italy, Tuscania: Lorenzo de Medici Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

LdM Tuscania is pleased to facilitate students housing arrangements for a spot in a:

• Double room in a shared student apartment
• Single room in a shared student apartment (by special request only)
• Homestay with a local Italian family

 

Destination

Tuscania has been admired for centuries for its picturesque setting, dreamy landscapes, medieval walls, cobbled streets and fine culture and foods. Filmmakers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Orson Welles and Franco Zeffirelli have chosen it for their films, while the town has also inspired a myriad of artists, painters, photographers and writers. In the last few years Tuscania has also developed a reputation as a center for new forms of contemporary expression and modern art: its vivid cultural life is represented by an active calendar of arts festivals and exhibitions.