Each location offers year-long, semester-long, and summer programs. Each location offers year-long, semester-long, and summer programs


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Each location offers year-long, semester-long, and summer programs.

  • Each location offers year-long, semester-long, and summer programs.

  • There is also a One Semester - Three Cities program. The offerings of cities visited vary by semester.



Consider carefully what type of courses you want to take before you pick a location. Different campuses offer different educational experiences. For example, the Florence campus offers the widest variety of art studios, while the Tuscania campus has a archaeology field school and a school of culinary arts.

  • Consider carefully what type of courses you want to take before you pick a location. Different campuses offer different educational experiences. For example, the Florence campus offers the widest variety of art studios, while the Tuscania campus has a archaeology field school and a school of culinary arts.



Most students choose to live in apartments offered by LDM. This is not campus housing. The apartments are throughout the city. It is a wonderful chance to live like an Italian -- complete with Italian landlord.

  • Most students choose to live in apartments offered by LDM. This is not campus housing. The apartments are throughout the city. It is a wonderful chance to live like an Italian -- complete with Italian landlord.

  • In Florence, students may also choose to live in the Plus Florence Hostel. Facilities and costs vary from those in the apartments.

  • Students have the option to arrange housing independently.



Kansas State University students must enroll directly in the LDM Institute.

  • Kansas State University students must enroll directly in the LDM Institute.

  • Most classes are taught in English; some classes are available in Italian for students hoping to further improve their language skills.

  • There are several types of Italian language courses: 3-credit, 4-credit, and 6-credit Intensive programs.

  • Classes are rarely scheduled on Fridays (except the Intensive language classes).

  • LDM has an inflexible attendance policy. Your teachers understand that you want to travel, so you are allowed a certain number of absences, but plan wisely and remember that emergency illness does happen.



Beginning of Fall Semester: early September

  • Beginning of Fall Semester: early September

  • Fall Break: the week right after mid-terms towards the end of October

  • Fall Semester exams: mid-December

  • January intersession: the month of January

  • Beginning of Spring Semester: late January

  • Spring Break: the week right after mid-terms towards the end of March

  • Spring Semester exams: mid-May

  • Each month in the summer contains a summer session.

  • There are national holidays during the year; classes missed for these holidays are often made up on a specified Friday.



LDM offers a large variety of extracurricular activities. These are usually aimed at improving understanding of Italian culture, honing a skill or hobby, and meeting students with similar interests.

  • LDM offers a large variety of extracurricular activities. These are usually aimed at improving understanding of Italian culture, honing a skill or hobby, and meeting students with similar interests.

  • Clubs offered at most LDM locations include, but are not limited to: dance club, music club, writing club, cinema club, and volunteer club.

  • Club activities will vary depending on term and location.



The Duomo: Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • The Duomo: Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • The Uffizi Galleries

  • The Accademia Gallery (with Michelangelo’s David)

  • Ponte Vecchio

  • The Pitti Palace and Bobili Gardens



St. Peter’s Basilica

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

  • The Vatican Museum

  • The Spanish Steps

  • The Colosseum

  • Roman Forum

  • Catacombs



San Marco Basilica

  • San Marco Basilica

  • The Campanile di San Marco

  • The Doge’s Palace

  • Glass-Blowing Studios on Murano Island

  • Colorful Fishing Village on Burano Island



Florence has a public bus system; tickets can be purchased at magazine stands.

  • Florence has a public bus system; tickets can be purchased at magazine stands.

  • Rome has a bus system and an subway (with a limited number of stops).

  • Venice has a water bus system.



The best way to get around Italy is by train. If you plan on traveling by train within Italy often, as a student you can purchase a Carta Verde for 40 euro. This card gives you a student discount when presented at the time of ticket purchase.

  • The best way to get around Italy is by train. If you plan on traveling by train within Italy often, as a student you can purchase a Carta Verde for 40 euro. This card gives you a student discount when presented at the time of ticket purchase.

  • Most of the rest of Europe can be reached by train. However, prices do not vary much from discount airlines and travel time takes considerably longer.



The quickest and sometimes cheapest way to reach places outside of Italy is usually by air with discount airlines such as RyanAir and EasyJet.

  • The quickest and sometimes cheapest way to reach places outside of Italy is usually by air with discount airlines such as RyanAir and EasyJet.

  • Make sure you know exactly where you fly into and out of. These airlines can provide cheap tickets by using smaller airports farther from city centers; make sure you know how you are getting to and from your lodgings and that you consider this cost when deciding on tickets.

  • Discount airlines have strict baggage policies that can be costly to violate (this is another way they provide cheap tickets). Make sure you are well within baggage limitations.



LDM offers various faculty-led overnight trips to nearby attractions. The prices are all-inclusive. Offerings my vary by location and season. Some destinations may include Pompeii, Capri, Cinque Terre, Lake Como, the French Riviera, Nice, and the Tuscan Countryside.

  • LDM offers various faculty-led overnight trips to nearby attractions. The prices are all-inclusive. Offerings my vary by location and season. Some destinations may include Pompeii, Capri, Cinque Terre, Lake Como, the French Riviera, Nice, and the Tuscan Countryside.




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