In an exciting new extension of its activities, LdM opened its newest campus in the heart of Italy's capital in Spring 2007. Rome is a city with an unparalleled history and a cultural diversity spanning over two millennia. The new Lorenzo de' Medici site represents a conscious decision to participate in the life, politics, and educational traditions that made Italy the seat of the western world. Rome is an extraordinary synthesis of cultures from the Mediterranean region, North Africa, Europe, and an increasingly global community. The city seamlessly fuses the macrocosm of a large metropolis with the microcosm typical of small lively neighborhoods and picturesque districts, in a way that is fresh and spontaneous. It is home to world recognized monuments and locations that have been celebrated throughout the world. Rome itself forms a unique backdrop for many artistic and cultural events such as music, cinema, concerts, and sporting fixtures. The hills, piazzas, fountains, cobbled streets, and churches are a testimony to a great heritage but at the same time provide a contemporary setting for the active social and cultural life of the thriving modern city.
Spending any amount of time in the Eternal City is an experience that has kept visitors and pilgrims captivated for centuries. Whether the inspiration comes from a quiet spot in Rome's parks, from powerfully evocative ruins, from Renaissance or Baroque palaces, or from the awe-inspiring art of Vatican City, Rome continues to stimulate the senses. The unique history of Italy's capital city allows for the study of ancient cultures as well as contemporary political and international issues all within the same location.
LdM is authorized by the Ministry of Public Education in Italy and has recognition, accreditation and membership in a number of European and international educational organizations.
Students attending LdM will earn transferable units and transcripts through Marist College, a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, NY.
1. Course attendance is a primary requirement for a responsible learning experience at LdM.
2. Punctuality is mandatory. Students must arrive in class on time: any lateness, leaving class during the lesson without notice, not showing up on time after the break, or leaving earlier, will impact the participation grade and the Final Grade. In addition:
- Three late arrivals or equivalent (10 minutes or more) result in one absence on the attendance count.
- Missing half a lesson or more will be considered as one full absence.
3. Students are responsible for keeping track of their absences and for catching up on any missed work.
4. Make-up classes are always mandatory as part of the course program.
5. If a class occasionally creates conflict with another class, the student is required to inform both instructors in advance.
6. For no reason (i.e. religious issues, travel plans, family matters, etc.) will absences be excused.
7. Students will receive an “F” on each exam they miss.
8. Students who need to leave LdM before the end of the term must fill out an Official Withdrawal Request form and submit it to their advisor. A “W” for each non-completed course will appear on their transcript. Students who leave LdM without submitting the form will receive an “F” in each non-completed course. In either case, students will not be eligible for credits or receive a refund.
9. Students who absent themselves from courses will have their final grade penalized as indicated on the following table: