API students at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) – Rome may participate in 1 of 3 different academic programs:
SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION (ALL CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; NO ELECTIVES ALLOWED)
This program is designed for students wishing to advance language skills in a short period. All courses are language-focused; no non-language electives are offered or allowed.
ONE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
3 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION
Students may choose any one course from the course offerings.
TWO ELECTIVE PROGRAM
6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION
Students may choose any two courses from the course offerings.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site. Most courses are taught in English. The program fee depends on whether a student elects to take 3 or 6 semester credits.
Students complete one to two courses and receive 3-6 credit hours per semester session, generally 3 credits per course. Students may take additional courses for credit for an additional fee per course. Courses are available at lower- and upper-division levels. In general, 100 level courses are elementary, 200–300 level courses are intermediate, and 400 level courses are advanced. Students who choose Intermediate level Italian or higher complete a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency.
Pre-Departure Services: Advising, api Online Resources, Orientation Materials and Support, Mobile Phone, Peer Mentors, Social Networking, Scholarships On-Site Services: Airport Reception, Resident Directors and Staff, API Center, Housing (including meals and laundry with host families), Tuition, Tutoring, Language and Culture Tools, Medical and Life Insurance, Excursions (overnight and international), Social and Cultural Activities, Welcome and Farewell Group Meals, Volunteer Opportunities Re-Entry Services: Re-Entry Materials and Support, Post-Program Evaluation, Transcript, Alumni Network and Development Opportunities
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