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                                                         Benvenuto in Italia.
    WHY STUDY ABROAD? WHY API?                       4
    WHAT’S INCLUDED?                                 6
    CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR YOU              11
    TRANSFER CREDITS                                14
    HOW TO APPLY                                    16



Semester and Academic Year Programs
    3 CITIES PROGRAM                                20
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       22
    FLORENCE                                        24
    EXCURSIONS                                      26
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       28
    JANUARY INTERSESSION PROGRAM                    35
    CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS                            36
    BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS                      37
    ROME                                            38
    EXCURSIONS                                      40
    JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY                           42
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       48
    SYRACUSE                                        50
    EXCURSIONS                                      52
    MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS & SCIENCES
    SEMESTER PROGRAM                                54
    QUARTER PROGRAMS                                58
    TUSCANIA                                        60
    EXCURSIONS                                      62
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       64
    VENICE                                          66
    EXCURSIONS                                      68
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       70



Summer Programs
    FLORENCE
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       74
    ROME
    JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY                           78
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       80
    SYRACUSE
    MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS & SCIENCES        82
    TUSCANIA
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI                       84
    SUMMER WORKSHOPS
    SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI (FLORENCE/TUSCANIA)   86




Additional Information
    EXCURSION DESCRIPTIONS                          88
    APPLICATION POLICIES                            92
    DATES AND FEES                                  93
    APPLICATION AND FORMS                           97
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    Why
    study
    abroad?
    The opportunity for students to live
    what they learn and learn as they live
    Study abroad may be a student’s first opportunity to travel abroad. For some students, it may be their only opportunity
    to study in another country. A unique combination of academic inquiry and personal exploration, it challenges students to
    expand their understanding of the world away from the comfort of their own culture. The experience compels students to
    apply lessons outside of the classroom, gain new perspectives with every conversation, and question who they are and who
    they want to become. Every day represents a unique opportunity to develop new strengths and perfect new skills.

    Earn college credit in a new environment
    By studying at another institution, students are given the opportunity to select courses that complement and enhance
    their degree plan at home. Students develop a more transnational perspective of their chosen discipline of study that
    they can incorporate into their classes upon their return.

    A study abroad experience prepares students for the future
    Individuals who are interculturally sensitive and globally aware are increasingly valued by employers. Studying abroad
    demonstrates that a student is willing to invest time and resources into his/her personal and professional development.

    Serve as a student ambassador
    By living and interacting with citizens of other countries, students are uniquely positioned to challenge stereotypes about
    Americans. Personal interactions with local professors and community members allow students to positively affect the
    perceptions of Americans.




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Why study
abroad
with API?
A Wealth of Options
API offers study abroad programs year-round in 10 countries, in 25 cities. Programs can be as long as a full academic
year or as short as two weeks. With a wide variety of courses offered in almost every academic discipline and in various
languages of instruction, it is easy for students to find a program that suits their academic interests. While courses are
available in English in many locations, if foreign language acquisition is the primary goal, API offers high quality language
and culture programs for all levels of language learners.

Focus on Academic Excellence
All API students take courses at a partner institution or university based in their host country, rather than at a center just
for API students. Our university and institutional partners are either fully accredited foreign universities or institutes with
U.S. schools of record.

Commitment to Exceptional Value
API prides itself on the services and features it includes in its program costs so as to minimize out-of-pocket expenses
for students on-site. API programs are designed to offer students a complete study abroad experience. The cost of an API
program includes more than just tuition and housing. Exciting overnight and day excursions, academic and cultural support
and resources, mobile phones, medical and life insurance, and social and cultural events are included in the cost of the
program. For most programs, the main out-of-pocket expenses are the cost of the international flight and daily spending
money for travel and meals. Additionally, once a student is accepted into an API program and quoted a program price, it
will not change. With API, a student can accomplish more for less money!

Superior Student Services
Studying abroad is a very exciting process, but also one that leads to many questions. Our program managers and
other U.S.-based staff are knowledgeable and readily available to assist students throughout the pre-departure process
and into their session abroad. Once abroad, on-site API directors support students through the cultural transition
process, provide academic support and guidance and serve as a source of reference both for everyday questions and
emergencies. Whether the concern relates to academics, housing or daily life abroad, API strives to provide students
with as much practical advice and guidance as possible.



           “When you take a chance and jump into the unknown, when you slow down enough to
           watch the world unwind in front of you, when you take yourself away from everything
           you know...you will be changed, changed in ways you can’t anticipate, in ways more
           wonderful than you can dream of!”
                                                                       - Shannon S.   Colorado State University


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    What’s
    included?
    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
    •	 On-Site	Offices	and	Student	Centers	
       in Host City (Except in Venice)
    •	 On-Site	Orientation
    •	 Housing
    •	 Tuition
    •	 Tutoring
    •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
    •	 Excursions	(Overnight	and	Day)
    •	 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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PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
Advising
API staff members guide students through the administrative processes of the pre-departure phase of study abroad,
including applying to the host institution abroad and preparing for arrival on-site. Students and parents may contact
API staff as often as they desire with questions about academics, on-site logistics, special needs, visa procedures, etc.
API staff members, in turn, are frequently in touch with students regarding program updates, essential travel tips and
recommendations for having a successful experience abroad.

@api Online System
All applicants have access to an @api online student account. This online system allows students to check the status of their
application, download and complete post-acceptance forms, and verify that payments have been credited to their account.

Orientation Materials and Resources
All API students receive an orientation handbook containing practical information to help them prepare for their study abroad
session. All API students also have access to our unique online service, the API Toolbox, which includes orientation materials,
diagnostic exams (where applicable), and language reviews. The Toolbox includes information on logistical details, cultural
differences, what students can expect at their host university, health and safety concerns, travel tips and more. Additionally,
in certain locations, API offers pre-departure orientation sessions for students and parents on the home campus.


                  “Best experience of my life, and API really helped to make it that way.”
                                                                   - Shae V.   University of Florida



Mobile Phone
All API students receive a free phone (only the SIM card has to be returned upon completion of the session abroad)
with discounted calling packages for students in Italy. With these cell phones, parents, API resident directors, family and
friends at home and abroad can communicate with students and more easily contact them in the event of an emergency.
Students order their cell phone online prior to departure, providing a credit card for billing purposes. If ordered at least
two weeks before departure, API pays for the shipping and handling fees. The phones are mailed to students in the U.S.
so that they have the phone and phone number before arriving in the host country. When in the host country, incoming
calls are free for students. Outgoing calls incur a per minute charge, and text messages also carry a fee per text.

Peer Mentors
The API peer mentors are former API students who are available to speak to future API students about their program of
interest. Peer mentors have completed extensive training sessions with API and can answer questions students may have
about the student experience.

Social Networking
API has created social networks for students to connect with each other and learn about API program offerings, including
a Facebook page (facebook.com/APIstudyabroad) and a profile on Twitter (twitter.com/APIstudyabroad). These networks
provide students with the opportunity to communicate informally with past students, outbound students and API staff
members, as well as to be notified of upcoming events and program developments.

Scholarships
API awards approximately $250,000 in scholarships annually, in amounts ranging from $250-$1,000 per student. For
more information on scholarship opportunities or to print out an API scholarship application form, visit the API website.

The scholarship application deadlines are as follows:
WINTER/SPRING           October 15
SUMMER                  April 1
FALL/YEAR               June 10
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    ON-SITE SERVICES
    Airport Reception
    API students are met at the airport by API staff on the program start date. Students receive detailed flight instructions
    upon their acceptance into the API program and should wait to purchase a flight until they receive their acceptance packet.

    THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS MUST FLY INTO THE ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT:

      3 CITIES - SEMESTER
      ROME - SEMESTER, YEAR, SUMMER
      TUSCANIA - SEMESTER, YEAR, SUMMER
      SYRACUSE - SUMMER ONLY
      FLORENCE - SUMMER ONLY

    FLORENCE SEMESTER AND YEAR STUDENTS should fly into the Florence Peretola airport.
    SYRACUSE SEMESTER AND YEAR STUDENTS should fly into the Fontanarossa airport in Catania, Sicily.
    VENICE STUDENTS should fly into the Marco Polo airport in Venice.

    Also upon arrival at the airport, students receive a calling card to make their first call home and notify family and friends
    that they have arrived safely.

    Resident Directors and Staff
    API has highly qualified, trained, and experienced English-speaking on-site staff available to students throughout their
    session abroad. Most resident directors are locals from the host country in which students are studying and are ready to
    provide practical information, language tutoring and insight into the host culture. Our resident directors greet students at
    the airport, introduce them to the ways of life in their host country, help them to register at the host university and support
    them throughout their stay. They are available in case of any personal emergency and are ready to implement the API
    emergency response plans if needed. Students (and parents) can sleep comfortably knowing that API resident directors
    are available to assist them.

    On-Site Orientation
    The on-site orientation takes place during the first week of a student’s stay. API orientations include tours of the orientation
    city, and practical information about life in the host city, including transportation, safety and local culture. The orientation
    is designed to minimize adjustment difficulties upon arrival and gives students a chance to get to know other participants
    in the program.

    Housing
    Housing is included in the API program fee. Depending on the host city, students may choose from various housing
    options, including apartments or student dormitories. Students can request single rooms on their housing form for an
    additional fee, although some sites may have guaranteed single rooms as part of the program fee.

    All students are required to pay a $250 security deposit. This deposit is refundable at the end of the program less any
    amount for housing damages or other outstanding balances due. Housing for all academic year students during the period
    between the fall and spring semesters is not included in the API program fee. Most students take advantage of this time
    to return home to the U.S. or to travel around their host country. In most cases, API can arrange between-term housing for
    students in their host city for an additional fee.

    Tuition
    All programs include a fixed number of credits per term as part of the standard fee. The number of credits that a student
    can earn each session is detailed on each program page, and varies from 12-18 credits per quarter/semester session and
    3-7 credits per summer session.

    Where available, students wishing to complete additional credits are assessed an additional fee after registration has
    been completed (either prior to or after arrival on-site).


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     Tutoring
     Language tutoring is available free of charge for all API students (approximately one hour per week for each student).
     Arrangements can be made with the API resident director. Should additional assistance be required, API directors can
     help students to arrange additional tutoring at their own expense.

     Medical and Life Insurance
     Medical and life insurance is provided for all students during the program term. This insurance coverage includes
     medical evacuation and repatriation, as well as 24-hour support services for medical issues.

     Excursions
     During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized
     excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and
     transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. To find out which excursions are included in the
     program and review their descriptions, visit the specific program page in this catalog. Although excursions are subject
     to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their
     program excursions prior to departure.

     Social and Cultural Activities
     Students are offered monthly API-sponsored social and cultural activities, including outings to movies, concerts, theater
     performances, museums, cultural tours and more. All entrance fees are covered by API. Students also enjoy welcome
     and farewell group meals.

     Volunteer Opportunities
          API on-site staff organize what is known as the API Gives Back Project. The API Gives Back Project in each site
          may consist of an ongoing volunteer opportunity or a one-day commitment. The goal of the project is to help API
     students express their thanks for the welcome they received from the local community.


     RE-ENTRY SERVICES
     Re-Entry Materials and Support
     Upon their return, API students are encouraged to use the API Toolbox to discover methods to more effectively integrate
     the skills and knowledge they have learned abroad into their professional and personal futures.

     Post-Program Evaluation
     API places great value on post-program evaluation from students and their U.S. university faculty and administrators. At
     the end of each session, students have the opportunity to evaluate their program through online evaluation forms. These
     electronic evaluations are submitted directly to the API Texas office and ensure that students receive the best service possible.

     Transcript
     Upon completion of the academic session, an official transcript with a letter of translation (if necessary) is sent to each
     student’s home institution. API encourages students to discuss their academic choices with home school advisors to
     determine how credits reflected on the transcript might be transferred toward their degree plan.

     Alumni Network and Professional Development Opportunities
     Returning students have the opportunity to apply to become a peer mentor with API for an academic year. Peer mentors
     serve as resources for outbound students, participating in their home school’s study abroad fair, serving as a study
     abroad advocate, giving presentations to student groups and the community at large, and helping API to keep its pre-
     departure information relevant and student-focused. Upon completion of their year of service, peer mentors may apply
     for an internship with API, a great resumé builder.




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How to choose
the program that
is right for you
HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER
BEFORE CHOOSING A PROGRAM
Language of Instruction
Do you prefer to take classes that are taught in a foreign language or would you prefer classes taught in English? Would you
like a combination of language courses and electives taught in English?

Classes
What kinds of classes do you plan to take abroad? What are your academic needs and goals? Are you required to earn
specific credit while abroad or are you going to take elective credits? How will your credits transfer at your home university?

Location
What characteristics are you looking for in your host city? Do you prefer a major metropolis or a smaller town? Would you
like to study at a large or small university?

Housing
Do you prefer to live in an environment with host locals? Would you like to live with other American students? Are you
accustomed to living alone or with a roommate? Do you have any special housing needs, including dietary restrictions?

Duration
How long do you wish to study abroad? Do you want to study for a quarter, semester, summer session or an academic year?

Cost
What features are included in the programs you are considering? Do the benefits of studying abroad for a longer period
justify a higher program cost? Do you have a job or other personal or academic commitments at home that make short-term
programs more appealing?

Special Features
Are you looking to participate in a sports team or join a student club? Do you want to serve as a volunteer? Would you like
to complete an internship?



BEFORE YOU MAKE PLANS FOR STUDY ABROAD, BE SURE TO MEET WITH THE STUDY ABROAD OFFICE
AND YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR AT YOUR HOME UNIVERSITY.




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Semester/Quarter Classes                                                                                                                                                                                Summer Classes




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MED. CENTER FOR ARTS & SCIENCES
                                                                                                                            MED. CENTER FOR ARTS & SCIENCES
     Program Locations                                                                                                                                                                                     Program Locations




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
                                                                                JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
             FLORENCE                                                                                                                                                                                              FLORENCE




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             ROME                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROME

             SYRACUSE                                                                                                                                                                                              SYRACUSE

             TUSCANIA                                                                                                                                                                                              TUSCANIA

             VENICE



ANTHROPOLOGY                                                6 6 6 6                                                                                                                                   ANTHROPOLOGY                         6
ARCHAEOLOGY                                                 6 6                                                             6                                                                         ARCHAEOLOGY                                                                                          6 6
ART & ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY          6 6 6 6 6 6 6                                                                                                                                                    ART & ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY          6 6 6 6
BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                           6 6 6                                                                                                                                     BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                        6
CLASSICAL STUDIES                    6 6 6                                                                                  6 6                                                                       CLASSICAL STUDIES                                        6 6 6 6
COMMUNICATIONS                                              6 6 6                                                                                                                                     COMMUNICATIONS                       6 6 6
COMPUTER SCIENCE                                                                6                                                                                                                     CREATIVE WRITING/COMPOSITION         6 6                                                             6
CREATIVE WRITING/COMPOSITION                                6 6 6                                                                                                                                     ECONOMICS                                                6
DANCE                                                       6                                                                                                                                         ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & STUDIES                                                                     6
ECONOMICS                                                   6 6 6                                                                                                                                     FILM STUDIES                         6 6 6
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & STUDIES                            6                                           6 6                                                                       6                   FINANCE                                                  6
FASHION DESIGN                                              6                                                                                                                                         HISTORY                              6 6 6 6 6
FILM STUDIES                                                6                                           6                                                     6 6                                     INTERNATIONAL STUDIES                6                                           6
FINANCE                                                                         6                                                                                                                     ITALIAN CUISINE & WINE               6                                           6                                                     6
GENDER STUDIES                                              6                                                                                                                                         ITALIAN LANGUAGE                     6 6 6 6 6
GEOGRAPHY                                                   6                                                                                                                     6                   ITALIAN STUDIES & CULTURAL STUDIES   6 6 6 6 6
HISTORY                              6 6 6 6 6 6 6                                                                                                                                                    LITERATURE                           6 6                                                             6
INTERIOR DESIGN                                             6                                                                                                                                         MARKETING                            6 6
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES                                       6                                           6 6                                                                                           NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES                              6                                           6
ITALIAN CUISINE & WINE                                      6                                           6                                                     6 6                                     PAINTING, DRAWING & MIXED MEDIA      6 6 6 6 6
ITALIAN LANGUAGE                     6 6 6 6 6 6 6                                                                                                                                                    PHILOSOPHY                           6 6                                                             6
ITALIAN STUDIES & CULTURAL STUDIES   6 6 6 6 6 6 6                                                                                                                                                    PHOTOGRAPHY                          6 6 6 6 6
LITERATURE                                                  6 6 6 6                                                                                                                                   POLITICAL SCIENCE                    6 6 6 6
MARKETING                                                   6 6 6                                                                                                                                     RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                        6 6
MATHEMATICS                                                                     6                                                                                                                     RESTORATION & CONSERVATION           6
MUSIC & THEATER                                             6 6 6                                                                                             6                                       SOCIOLOGY                            6                                           6                                                     6
NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES                                                     6                                           6                                                                         STUDIO ARTS                          6 6 6                                                                                             6
PAINTING, DRAWING & MIXED MEDIA                             6 6 6 6 6 6
PHILOSOPHY                                                  6 6                                                             6 6
PHOTOGRAPHY                                                 6 6                                                             6 6 6
POLITICAL SCIENCE                                           6 6 6 6
PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY                                      6 6 6
RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                           6 6 6 6
RESTORATION & CONSERVATION                                  6
STUDIO ARTS                                                 6 6 6 6 6 6

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     Transfer
     Credits
     HOW TO FACILITATE CREDIT TRANSFER AT HOME
     Talk to a study abroad advisor at home
     Each U.S. university sets its own guidelines regarding how it will accept credit from abroad. All API program participants
     are advised to discuss credit transfer policies with their home university. API strongly recommends that students obtain
     pre-approval for coursework abroad whenever possible and speak with their study abroad advisor to obtain the necessary
     paperwork. Students should also take an advisor’s contact information with them abroad, in the event that course offerings
     change once on-site. An official transcript from the accredited U.S. or foreign institution with an English translation (as
     needed) is sent to the registrar or study abroad advisor upon each student’s successful completion of a program.


     Understand how the host universities measure credits
     Semester/year students in Italy complete 4-5 courses and receive 12-18 credit hours per semester session. Quarter students
     in Syracuse complete 4 courses and receive 13 credit hours per quarter session (10 semester credit hours). Most courses are
     equivalent to three semester credits each, though some language classes may be worth four or more credits. The program
     fee includes a maximum of 16 credits per semester session (except for the 18 credit super-intensive programs at LdM
     Florence, Rome and Tuscania); however, students may take additional courses for credit for an additional fee per course.
     Students in all API Italy semester programs, except for JCU, are required to take at least one Italian language course per
     session. JCU students are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least one Italian language course per semester.

     Summer students complete 1-2 courses and receive 3-7 credit hours per summer session, or approximately three credits
     per course. The program fee includes a maximum of six credits per summer session; however, students may take additional
     courses for credit for an additional fee per course.

     U.S. SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS ARE LISTED IN PARENTHESES AFTER EACH COURSE TITLE FOR MOST PROGRAMS.
     STUDENTS WHO ARE UNCLEAR ABOUT CREDIT HOURS OR EQUIVALENCIES SHOULD CONTACT THE API OFFICE.


     Know how grades are determined abroad
     Grades abroad are affected by attendance and class participation in most programs. Failing to meet the established
     attendance requirements may result in a failing final grade and no credit transfer. Grades are assigned by the host institution.




            “I will be forever grateful for taking a big risk that taught me so much. I think every student
            should study abroad. It’s important for you to absorb another culture and to see your personal
            limits go far beyond where they laid at home.”
                                                                                              - Kiley F.   Emmanuel College




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     Applying to an
     API program
     Applying to an API program is easy! After meeting with a study abroad advisor or an academic
     advisor for advice on how study abroad credits transfer at the home university, students can apply
     online or submit the paper application found in the back of the API catalog. We highly recommend
     that all students submit the application online, as doing so facilitates faster processing. Students
     who apply online create a unique account within the @api online system that can be accessed to
     determine which additional application components need to be submitted.

     Students should mail supplementary application documents, such as the transcript and letter of
     recommendation, to the API office. API asks students to clearly label their materials with their full
     name and the city where they hope to study. Keep in mind that incomplete applications or applications
     that do not include the $150 application deposit cannot be fully processed.

     Be sure to check the admission requirements, program deadlines and the application checklist for
     each program.




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What to expect after submitting an application
API understands that the application phase can be both exciting and stressful. Read through the list of steps below to
know what to expect after submitting an application.

A call from API
Upon receipt of the application, API advises the student that the application has been received and logged into the
student database. API encourages students to log in to their @api online account frequently to determine if there are
any supplementary materials that must be submitted to complete the application.

Continuous access to application status
The @api online system allows students to confirm the status of their application as often as they wish.

Prompt notification of acceptance
Once a complete application has been received, API Program Managers promptly notify the applicant of his/her
acceptance. Students are notified by phone and sent an acceptance e-mail with detailed instructions regarding post-
acceptance materials and how to submit them via mail or the @api online system.


   “Experiencing life outside of the United States is drastically different. I have traveled my entire life, but
   nothing compares to living somewhere without the modern conveniences that we are used to in the U.S.
   It is important to step outside of your comfort level and push yourself to embrace a new way of life.”
                                                                              - Ashley C.   University of Georgia




What to do while waiting for acceptance
Obtain a passport
Students who do not currently hold a valid passport should apply for one immediately. Students who already have a
passport should verify that it remains valid a minimum of six months beyond the program’s end date. In addition, many
programs require that students obtain a student visa in order to enter the host country legally. More information is provided
about entry requirements for study in the host country post-acceptance.

Start budgeting
Many students choose to study abroad because of the excitement surrounding international travel and study. Traveling,
however, can become quite expensive. Students who plan on using financial aid toward the cost of the study abroad session
should meet with their financial aid office EARLY! Many financial aid offices have deadlines that are earlier than the API
application deadlines. Some offices are even able to increase the amount of the financial aid award based on the comparative
cost of living abroad. Remember that most student visas do not allow students to work abroad, so students need to be extra
diligent about saving during the semesters before going abroad.

Start researching the host country
Get excited about studying abroad! Outbound students should research their host country and talk to students who have
already studied abroad, including one of the API peer mentors. The more students know before they go, the more they
are prepared to learn while abroad!




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                       API AWARDS OVER
                       $250,000
                       IN SCHOLARSHIPS EVERY YEAR
     API offers scholarships for summer, quarter, semester and academic year programs. If your home university
     is affiliated with API, there may be additional scholarships available to you for your study abroad term.

     GET YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TODAY AT academicintl.com/scholarships




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      3 Cities
      Tuscania	•	Rome	•	Florence	or	Venice
      PROGRAM INFORMATION
      The 3 Cities program is the perfect option for the student who
      wants to experience as much of Italy as possible in one semester
      while discovering the roots of Western civilization and culture as it
      evolved through the great empires of antiquity.

      Western civilization is the end product of widely contrasting
      cultures that evolved over hundreds of years. With the Renaissance
      it became possible to unite the strands of these cultures in a new
      and exciting synthesis that prepared the way for the birth of the
      modern world. This semester-long study abroad experience allows
      students to retrace the steps of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Medieval
      and Renaissance cultures by living and studying in three cities
      that embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor:
      Tuscania, Rome and either Florence or Venice.


      ACADEMIC INFORMATION
      Students spend one month in Tuscania, followed by one month
      in Rome. Students then may choose to complete the experience
      in either Florence or Venice. Students complete a structured
      and integrated program of five 3-credit courses, which together
      comprise both a unique investigation into the roots of Western
      civilization and a grounding in modern Italian language and culture.




           “API has played a huge part in improving and
           enhancing my educational experience. I would
           highly recommend this program to anyone
           considering studying abroad.”
                              - Elizabeth A.   University of Pittsburgh




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      Why 3 Cities?
      EXPERIENCE SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE ITALIAN CITIES • PERFECT
      FOR HISTORY, LIBERAL ARTS, HUMANITIES AND LANGUAGE STUDENTS
      TRAVELLING PROGRAM • EXPLORE 3 DIFFERENT ITALIAN CIVILIZATIONS
      RETRACE THE STEPS OF ANTIQUITY • SMALL CLASSES/INDIVIDUALIZED
      ATTENTION • 3 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN ONE!




                                                                                    Program Includes
                                                                                    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
                                                                                    	 •	 On-Site	Offices	and	Student	
                                                                                         Centers in Host City
                                                                                    	 •	 On-Site	Orientation

     Excursions                                                                     	 •	 Housing
                                                                                    	 •	 Tuition
                                                                                    	 •	 Tutoring
     • FLORENCE: HEART OF THE RENAISSANCE
                                                                                    	 •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
     • GREEN HEART OF ITALY
                                                                                    	 •	 Excursions	(Overnight	and	Day)
     • IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS:
                                                                                    	 •	 Social	and	Cultural	Activities
       POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI
                                                                                    	 •	 Welcome	and	Farewell	Group	Meals
     • LAZIO
                                                                                    	 •	 Volunteer	Opportunities
     • LUCCA
     • MILAN                                                                        RE-ENTRY SERVICES
     • POMPEII                                                                      	 •	 Re-Entry	Materials	and	Support
     • ROME
                                                                                    	 •	 Post-Program	Evaluation
                                                                                    	 •	 Transcript
     • TASTE OF TUSCANY
                                                                                    	 •	 Alumni	Network	and	
Not all programs include all excursions listed above. Please refer to the program        Development Opportunities
pages for specific excursions per semester. All excursions are subject to change.




                                                                   WHY SHOULD A STUDENT CHOOSE THE
                                                                   THREE CITIES PROGRAM?
                                           3 Cities Participants




                                                                   “This program is a wonderful option for the student who
                                                                   wants to see a little bit of everything in Italy, and learn
                                                                   about its major historical and cultural influences. From
                                                                   big cities, to small villages, from inland hills to “streets”
                                                                   of water, this program has it all!” - Christine

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                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                              3 Cities: Tuscania, Rome and Florence or Venice
SEMESTER/YEAR • 3 CITIES




                              EXPERIENCE THE ROOTS OF WESTERN CULTURE
 Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                              ONE	SEMESTER	•	THREE	CITIES
                              THE BASICS                                                 REQUIREMENTS

                              •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	                                      •	 Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
                                 ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                                     •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                              •	 HOUSING:	STUDENT                                        •	 Completed	API	application
                                 APARTMENTS                                              •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                              •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	VALID                               •	 One	official	transcript
                                 PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA



                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                              EXCURSIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM VARY BY SEMESTER BUT MAY INCLUDE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING:
                              FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	GREEN	HEART	OF	ITALY	•	LAZIO	•	LUCCA	•	MILAN	•	POMPEII
                              ROME	•	IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI •	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY


                              ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                              TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                              SEMESTER 15 SEMESTER CREDITS
                              Students spend one month each in three of Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici’s (LdM) four locations, and follow a
                              structured program of five 3-credit courses, which together comprise a unique investigation into to the roots of
                              Western civilization. Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for two and a half hours each, providing
                              a total of 45 contact hours per course.
                              TUSCANIA
                              There are two mandatory 3-credit courses in the first center, Tuscania, including an Italian language course and
                              an introduction to the ancient civilizations of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans.
                              ROME
                              In the second center, Rome, students take one 3-credit course on the Medieval and Renaissance Transitions and
                              a second 3-credit course in Italian Language and Culture.
                              FLORENCE
                              In Florence, students choose one additional 3-credit course that gives them the opportunity to explore a late
                              Renaissance figure and his/her links with modernity.
                              VENICE
                              Students who choose Venice as his/her third city complete one 3-credit course, Venice and the East, which
                              explores the city’s rich cultural and commercial ties with Asia.
                              THE PROGRAM HAS NO SPECIAL PREREQUISITES AND IS DESIGNED FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN
                              EXPERIENCING THE THREE LOCATIONS AND LEARNING ABOUT WESTERN CULTURE.




                             DATES & FEES                                                                   DEADLINES
                             2010                                                                            SPRING
                             SPRING                Late January - Early May, 2010             $14,600        APPLICATION DEADLINE          October 15
                             FALL                  Late August - Early December, 2010         $14,600        PAYMENT DEADLINE              November 1
                             ACADEMIC YEAR         Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011        $26,800        FALL/YEAR

                             2011                                                                            APPLICATION DEADLINE          June 1
                             SPRING                Late January - Early May, 2011             $14,600        PAYMENT DEADLINE              June 15

                              EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     22                       Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information, and official program dates for each session.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
3 Cities students complete five courses, including two Italian language classes. The number of semester credits for each course is indicated
in parentheses after the course title. The program fee includes a maximum of 15 credits per semester session. In general, 100 level courses




                                                                                                                                               SEMESTER/YEAR • 3 CITIES
are elementary, and 200–300 level courses are intermediate. Students who choose intermediate level Italian or higher complete a placement




                                                                                                                                                Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for
courses that they plan on taking abroad.

TRANSCRIPTS
Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM.




Course Offerings
TUSCANIA                                                               ROME
In Tuscania, students complete the following two courses:              In Rome, students complete the following two courses:

DEPARTMENT OF                                                          DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
                                                                       HIST 231 Medieval and Renaissance Transitions (3)
ITALIAN LANGUAGE
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)                                         AND

    OR
                                                                       DEPARTMENT OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE
                                                                       ITAL 207 Italian Language and Culture (3)
ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3)

    OR
                                                                       FLORENCE
ITAL 201 Advanced Italian I (3)                                        In Florence, students complete the following class:
   AND                                                                 DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY
                                                                       ART 332 Leonardo da Vinci (3)
DEPARTMENTS OF
CLASSICAL STUDIES AND HISTORY
HIST 238 Greeks, Etruscans and Romans (3)                              VENICE
                                                                       In Venice, students complete the following class:
                                                                       DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
                                                                       HIST 125 Venice and the East (3)




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     Florence
     CITY INFORMATION
     Population: 400,000
     Florence, located in the renowned region of Tuscany, is situated
     on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by the rolling hills of
     the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the
     streets of Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto and many other contributors
     to the arts and humanities. Here students can soak up the culture
     and history of this great city while learning Italian and studying
     in buildings from centuries past. Established in the 9th century
     BC, Florence is perhaps best known as one of the birthplaces of
     the Italian Renaissance at the end of the 14th Century. It is a city
     that welcomes visitors, scholars, artists and students to walk her
     streets, relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences, and glimpse
     the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Students in
     Florence experience the city with others from around the world
     who share a passion for learning.


     ACADEMIC INFORMATION
     API students in Florence study at the Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici.
     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. The Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici (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. At LdM, students can take
     classes in studio arts, liberal arts and humanities, and international
     business, among other disciplines. Founded in 1973, LdM offers
     the opportunity to study under experienced instructors in the
     unparalleled surroundings of Florence. Lorenzo de’Medici is
     committed to helping students realize their potential, providing
     high quality education that will enable students to interact
     successfully with the community worldwide.



      “API made my experience in Florence thoroughly
      enjoyable. They are helpful, kind and prompt with all
      their responses. The excursions were some of my best
      trips throughout the semester and studying abroad has
      been the best experience I have had thus far in my life.
      I would recommend doing it to anyone in a heartbeat!”
                                      - Grace B.   Champlain College




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       Why Florence?
       BREATHTAKING BEAUTY • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMMUNITY •
       TUSCAN CUISINE • AN ARTISTIC & SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT • UFFIZZI
       MUSEUM • THE ACCADEMIA (HOME TO MICHELANGELO’S DAVID)
       • PITTI PALACE • THE BARGELLO • ITALIAN FASHION • 45 MINUTE
       TRAIN RIDE TO THE BEACH




                                                                                             Program Includes
                                                                                             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
                                                                                             	 •	 On-Site	Office	and	Student	
                                                                                                  Center in Host City
                                                                                             	 •	 On-Site	Orientation

     Excursions                                                                              	 •	 Housing
                                                                                             	 •	 Tuition
                                                                                             	 •	 Tutoring
     • BOLOGNA                                                                               	 •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
     • LUCCA                                                                                 	 •	 Excursions	(Overnight	and	Day)
     • PISA AND CINQUE TERRE                                                                 	 •	 Social	and	Cultural	Activities
                                                                                             	 •	 Welcome	and	Farewell	Group	Meals
     • ROME                                                                                  	 •	 Volunteer	Opportunities
     • TASTE OF TUSCANY
                                                                                             RE-ENTRY SERVICES
     • SOUTHERN ITALY (POMPEII,                                                              	 •	 Re-Entry	Materials	and	Support
       CAPRI AND THE AMALFI COAST                                                            	 •	 Post-Program	Evaluation
     • VENICE AND VERONA                                                                     	 •	 Transcript
                                                                                             	 •	 Alumni	Network	and	
Not all programs include all excursions listed above. Please refer to the program                 Development Opportunities
pages for specific excursions per semester. All excursions are subject to change.
                                           API Florence Resident Directors




                                                                             IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE DAY TO TAKE
                                                                             A NEWCOMER AROUND FLORENCE,
                                                                             WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE THEM?

                                                                             “I would take them to the Piazzale Michelangelo, from
                                                                             where we have one of the nicest views of Florence, the
                                                                             Arno river and the surrounding hills. I would then visit
                                                                             the wonderful church of San Miniato al Monte situated
                                                                             behind the Piazzale Michelangelo.” - Federica
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     Florence Excursions

                           SPRING	•	FALL	•	YEAR
                                                  SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                                                  Florence
                                                  SPRING STUDENTS
                                                  	 Lucca	•	Rome	•	Taste	Of	Tuscany	•	Venice	Carnival
                                                  FALL STUDENTS
                                                  	 Bologna	•	Pisa	and	Cinque	Terre	•	Rome	•	Venice	and	Verona




                                                  SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                                                  Florence
                           SUMMER




                                                  SUMMER 1 STUDENTS
                                                  	 Cinque	Terre	•	Rome	•	Venice	and	Verona	
                                                  SUMMER 2 STUDENTS
                                                  	 Rome	•	Southern	Italy:	Pompeii,	Capri	and	the	Amalfi	Coast	•	Taste	of	Tuscany




                                                                               Pisa




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                                                                                                                 ALL EXCURSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                              Florence
                              Semester/Academic Year
                                THE BASICS                                                         REQUIREMENTS

                               •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                            •	 Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
                               •	 HOUSING:	                                                        •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                  APARTMENTS WITH OTHER API STUDENTS                               •	 Completed	API	application
                               •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                             •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                  VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                 •	 One	official	transcript



                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                              SPRING STUDENTS LUCCA	•	ROME	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	•	VENICE	CARNIVAL
                              FALL STUDENTS            BOLOGNA	•		PISA	&	CINQUE	TERRE	•	ROME	•	VENICE	&	VERONA
SEMESTER/YEAR • FLORENCE




                              ACADEMIC PROGRAM
  Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                              TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                              SEMESTER 12-18 SEMESTER CREDITS

                              API students at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici - Florence (LdM) may participate in one of four different
                              academic programs:

                              FREE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
                              15-16 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (3-4 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 12 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                              This program is designed for students interested in selecting courses from a wide variety of disciplines with
                              less emphasis on Italian language. Students are required to complete one Italian language course and choose
                              three to four additional courses from the course listings.

                              SIX-HOUR ITALIAN PROGRAM
                              15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (6 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 9 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                              This program is designed for students interested in taking more Italian language along with their electives.
                              Students complete one 6-credit language course and three additional courses from the course listings.

                              INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
                              15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (9 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 6 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                              This program is designed for students interested in improving their Italian language skills while obtaining
                              credit for two non-language based courses. In addition to traditional class time, students participate in weekly
                              seminars and cultural visits.

                              SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
                              18 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (ALL CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; NO ELECTIVES ALLOWED)
                              This program has been designed specifically for those students whose personal interest and/or academic priority
                              is to learn Italian. Emphasis is placed on developing and/or broadening each student’s speaking, reading, writing
                              and listening comprehension skills. Students enrolling in the Super-Intensive Italian Program are not allowed to
                              add elective courses. Students are required to attend weekly seminars and guided city tours.




                              DATES & FEES                                                                     DEADLINES
                              2010                                                                             SPRING
                              SPRING               Late January - Early May, 2010               $14,600        APPLICATION DEADLINE           October 15
                              FALL                 Early September - Mid-December, 2010         $14,600        PAYMENT DEADLINE               November 1
                              ACADEMIC YEAR        Early September, 2010 - Early May, 2011     $26,800         FALL/YEAR

                              2011                                                                             APPLICATION DEADLINE           June 1
                              SPRING               Late January - Early May, 2011               $14,600        PAYMENT DEADLINE               June 15


                              EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     28                       Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information, and official program dates for each session.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Courses at LdM-Florence can fill up quickly. It is suggested that students apply EARLY for greater course availability.
Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site. All students must take at least one Italian language
course per semester. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced), while most other courses are taught in English.
Titles for courses with a significant Italian language component are listed in blue.
Students take four to five courses and receive 12-16 credit hours per semester; most courses are equivalent to 3 credits. The number of credits
for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title. With the exception of the Super-Intensive Italian Program (for which students
may earn up to 18 credits), the program fee includes a maximum of 16 credits per semester session. Students may, however, 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 must complete a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. Students who do not meet the required proficiency level
to complete an intermediate level or higher course are moved to the appropriate course.
Not all courses listed in the catalog are offered every session. Course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some may require
additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students should make their course selections from the
online listings when completing the program application as course times, descriptions, prerequisites and lab fees are subject to change. API
recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.

STUDIO ART COURSES
The class schedules on the API website indicate that many of the studio art courses involve two time blocks; students enrolled in those courses
must attend both time blocks.
Placement exams for studio arts courses are mandatory for any student wishing to register for a higher level than beginning. Studio art placement




                                                                                                                                                       SEMESTER/YEAR • FLORENCE
tests are administered during the first week of classes. Students are provided with the exact meeting time during orientation.




                                                                                                                                                         Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
COURSE MATERIALS & LAB FEES
Many classes require that students purchase their own books and/or materials. The cost of materials varies depending on the type of course.
While students may want to bring some basic, easily transportable materials (such as brushes or pastels) with them, most course materials
should be purchased in Italy once classes start. By doing so, students can take the opportunity to speak directly with their instructors to make
sure they buy exactly what is required for the course.
Many studio arts, cuisine and wine appreciation courses require a lab fee that is paid by students upon arrival. In addition, several courses from
different departments require that students pay for visits and field trips as noted in the course descriptions (on the website) for such courses.

TRANSCRIPTS
Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. LdM courses in business administration (as indicated
by the Marist course codes) are offered in partnership with Marist College’s AACSB-accredited School of Management. Marist College is a four-
year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.




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                              Course Offerings
                              Courses with an X in the course code did not have the course code assigned at the time of publication. Check the API website for the most up-
                              to-date information. Titles for courses with a significant Italian language component are listed in blue.


                              SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES                                                       CLDM 307 The Venice Film Festival (3)
                                                                                                              CLDM 308 • ITAL 308 Movies in Italian Culture (3)
                                                                                                              CLDM 309 History of Italian Cinema (3)
                              ANTHROPOLOGY
                                                                                                              CLDM 311 War and Media (3)
                              ANTH 150 Anthropology of Violence and Conflict (3)
                                                                                                              CLDM 315 Masters of Italian Cinema (3)
                              ANTH 185 Anthropology of Fashion & Design (3)
                                                                                                              COM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)
                              ANTH 135/235 Anthropology of Art (3)
                                                                                                              CLDM 330 Communication Ethics (3)
                              BUS 202 Global Business & Society (3)
                                                                                                              GRAP 340 Creative Processes in Visual Communication (3)
                              ANTH 249 Anthropology of Violence and Conflict (3)
                                                                                                              COM 370 Public Relations (3)
                              FASH 254 Anthropology of Fashion and Design (3)
                                                                                                              COM 425 Communication Theory (3)
                              COM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)
                                                                                                              CLDM 4XX Italian Cinema and Society (3)
                              ART HISTORY
                                                                                                              CULTURAL STUDIES
                              ART 160   History of Western Art I (3)
                                                                                                              ENG 266 The Italian-American Experience (3)
                              ART 180   History of Western Art II (3)
                                                                                                              COM 285 Broadcasting: Italian Culture and Television (3)
SEMESTER/YEAR • FLORENCE




                              ART 205   Michelangelo (3)
                                                                                                              CLDM 308 • ITAL 308 Movies in Italian Culture (3)
  Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                              ART 220   The Nude in Modern Art (3)
                                                                                                              ART 477 Capping: Images and Words (3)
                              ART 225   Lost Symbolisms and Secret Codes in Art (3)
                              ART 250 Contemporary Art (3)                                                    GENDER STUDIES
                              ART 135/235 Anthropology of Art (3)                                             HST 255 The Women of the Medici (3)
                              ARTL 2XX Palaces of Florence (3)                                                HST 260 History of Prostitution (3)
                              ART 265 • ITAL 309 Introduction to Renaissance Art (3)                          LIT 317 Women Characters (3)
                              ART 266 Museum Experience (3) Prerequisite: art history majors;
                                                                                                              GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
                                Note: Internship only
                                                                                                              ENSC 101 Introduction to Environmental Issues (3)
                              ART 268 Young Italians (3) Prerequisite: ART 160 or equivalent
                                                                                                              CSIT 120 Tuscany and Its Environs (3)
                              ART 269 Hidden Meanings in Renaissance Art (3)
                                Prerequisite: ART 160 or equivalent                                           HISTORY
                              ART 275 Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence (3)                                   PHRS 225 The Renaissance Theory of Love (3)
                              ART 290 World of Museums (3)                                                    BUS 241 • SOC 241 • HST 220 History and Sociology of
                              ART 335 Mondernist and Contemporary Art (3)                                       Modern Consumerism (3)
                                Prerequisite: ART 160 or equivalent                                           HST 241 The Making of Modern Europe (3)
                              ART 318 International Art Business (3)                                          HST 242 The 1960’s: a Global Counter Cultural Movement (3)
                              ART 331 Art Expertise (3)                                                       HST 243 Muslims, Jews and Witches in
                              ART 332 Leonardo da Vinci (3) Prerequisite: ART 160 or equivalent                 Medieval and Renaissance Europe (3)
                              ART 365 History of 19th Century Art (3)                                         HST 246 The Evolution of the Catholic Church in Italy (3)
                              ART 366 History of 20th Century Art (3)                                         HST 247 Ancient Rome (3)
                              ART 380 Renaissance Art (3) Prerequisite: ART 160 or equivalent                 HST 251 The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture (3)
                              ART 477 Capping: Images and Words (3)                                           HST 252 The Jewish Experience in Tuscany (3)
                                                                                                              HST 253 Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture (3)
                              ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLASSICAL STUDIES
                                                                                                              HST 254 The Rise and Fall of the House of the Medici (3)
                              ANTH 125 Archaeology Workshop (3)
                                                                                                              HST 255 The Women of the Medici (3)
                              HIST 247 Ancient Rome (3)
                                                                                                              HST 256 • ENG 373 The Holocaust: Jewish & Christian Responses (3)
                              LIT 306 The Age of the Heroes: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid,
                                and the Origins of Western Literature (3)                                     ART 275 Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence (3)
                              ENG 360 Ancient Greek Literature (3)                                            HST History of Italian Fascism (3)
                                                                                                              HST 315 The Second World War (3)
                              COMMUNICATIONS                                                                  HST 320 History of Political Terrorism (3)
                              CLDM 110 Body Language and Communication (3)                                    POLI 326 • HST 222 Contemporary European History (3)
                              COM 110 Principles in Advertising (3)
                              COM 155 Introduction to Visual Semiotics (3)                                    HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
                              GRAP 185 Visual Design Theory (3)                                               ITDS 150 History of Modern Interior Design (3)
                              BUS 202 Global Business & Society (3)                                           ARCH 180 The Built Environment of Florence (3)
                              COM 241 • ENG 322 Journalism I/Journalism (3)                                   ARCH 230 • HST 230 Italian Gardens (3)
                              CLDM 270 • COM 201 Intro to Mass Communication/                                 ARTL 2XX Palaces of Florence (3)
                                Communication and Society (3)                                                 PHRS 310 Mysteries and Sacred Knowledge of Architecture (3)
                              CLDM 275 Understanding Movies (3)                                               ITDS 330 • ARTL 215 Aesthetics of Design (3)
                              COM 285 Broadcasting: Italian Culture and Television (3)



                                                     EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
                                                Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                                                          POLI 290 • SOC 341 Peace Education (3)
ECON 101 Principles of Economics (3)                                            POSC 273 International Politics (3)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3)                                       HST 293 Contemporary Italy (3)
BUS 202 Global Business and Society (3)                                         POLI 302 The Italian Political System (3)
BUS 225 Human Potential in Business Organizations (3)                           POLI 310 International Law (3)
BUS 240 International Marketing (3)                                             POLI 311 War and Media (3)
BUS 241 • SOC 241 • HST 220 History and Sociology                               POLI 326 • HIST 222 Contemporary European History (3)
  of Modern Consumerism (3)                                                     POLI 340 The European Union and the United States:
FASH 257 Introduction to Fashion Marketing (3)                                    Rivals or Partners? (3)
FASH 265 • BUS 325 Principles of Retailing (3)                                  POSC 355 • HIST 355 Religion and Politics in the Middle East (3)
ART 318 International Art Business (3)                                          POLI 391 Sociology for Peace (3)
BUS 330 • BUS 340 Introduction to International Marketing (3)                   PSYCHOLOGY
BUS 350 Web Marketing (3)                                                       PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
ECON 442 International Economics (3)                                            PSYC 220 Social Psychology (3)
ECON 445 International Retailing (3) Prerequisite: knowledge                    PHRS 320 • PSYC 320 Psychology: A Philosophical Investigation (3)
  of basic marketing/merchandising principles
                                                                                PSYC 348 • CRJU 348 Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3)
LITERATURE
                                                                                SOCIOLOGY
ENG 180 Literary Study (3)
                                                                                BUS 241 • SOC 241 • HST 2XX History and Sociology of




                                                                                                                                                            SEMESTER/YEAR • FLORENCE
LIT 225 • ENG 270 Dante, Petarca, Boccaccio: Italian Literature                   Modern Consumerism (3)




                                                                                                                                                              Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
   of the 14th Century (3)
                                                                                SOC 280 Regions of Italy (3)
ENG 266 • POSC 266 The Italian-American Experience (3)
                                                                                SOC 281 • REST 335 The Italian Family (3)
LIT 306 The Age of Heroes: Iiliad, Odyssey, Aeneid,
                                                                                SOC 282 The Italian-American Experience (3)
  and the Origins of Western Literature (3)
                                                                                COM 285 Broadcasting: Italian Culture and Television (3)
LIT 317 Women Characters in 20th Century Fiction (3)
                                                                                POLI 290 • SOC 341 Peace Education (3)
LIT 333 Italian Grand Tour (3)
                                                                                SOC 342 Contemporary Italians and Italy (3)
MATHEMATICS                                                                     SOC 370 Organized Crime (3)
MAT 110 Excusions: Classical (3)                                                SOC 391 A Sociology for Peace (3)
MUSIC, CINEMA AND THEATRE STUDIES                                               WRITING
MUS 106 Jazz and Sound (3)                                                      ENG 116     College Writing I (3)
MUS 226 Music Cultures of the World (3)                                         ENG 117     College Writing II (3)
CLDM 275 Understanding Movies (3)                                               ENG 245     Travel Writing (3)
CLDM 307 The Venice Film Festival (3)                                           ENG 280     Creative Writing (3)
CLDM 308 • ITAL 308 Movies in Italian Culture (3)
CLDM 315 Masters of Italian Cinema (3)                                          SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
MUS 348 18th Century Music: Florence (3)

PEACE STUDIES                                                                   CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ARTS
ANTH 150 Anthropology of Violence and Conflict (3)                              ANTH 130 Wine & Wine Culture 1: Wines of Italy (3)
POLI 290 • SOC 341 Peace Education (3)                                          ANTH 131 Wine & Wine Culture 2: Wines of Tuscany (3)
CDLM 311 War and Media (3)                                                      ANTH 140 • HLTH 225 Topics in Nutrition (3)
                                                                                ANTH 145 Celebrating Italian Style: Food and
PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                    Culture in Contemporary Italy (3)
PHRS 101 • PHIL 103 Intro to Philosophy (3)
                                                                                HLTH 230 Current Trends in Italian Cuisine (3)
REST 209 World Religions (3)
                                                                                HLTH 243 Italian Food and Culture: Pairing Food and Wine (3)
ART 225 Lost Symbolisms and Secret Codes in Art (3)
                                                                                ANTH 246 Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisines (3)
PHRS 225 The Renaissance Theory of Love (3)
                                                                                ANTH 247 The History of Italian Cuisine (3)
HST 256 • ENG 373 The Holocaust: Jewish & Christian Responses (3)
                                                                                ANTH 248 The Food of Italy (3)
PHRS 260 • 130 Philosophy of Magic: Astrology,
                                                                                HLTH 280 The Science of Food, Health and Wellbeing (3)
  Alchemy and Philosophy (3)
PHRS 270 • POSC 232 Classical Political Thought (3)                             DANCE, MUSIC AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE
PHRS 280 Enthusiasm (3)                                                         CLDM 110 Body Language and Communication (3)
PHRS 310 Mysteries and Sacred Knowledge in Architecture (3)                     PHED 141 Introduction to Jazz Dance (3)
PHRS 320 • PSYC 3XX Psychology: A Philosophical Investigation (3)               PHED 143 Introduction to Ballet (3)
POSC 355 Religion and Politics in the Middle East (3)                           PHED 230 Flamenco (3)
                                                                                PHED 371 Intermediate Jazz Dance (3) Prerequisite: PHED 141 or equivalent
POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                                                                                PHED 372 Intermediate Ballet (3)
ANTH 150 Anthropology of Violence and Conflict (3)
                                                                                ART 382 Expanding Creativity (3)
PHRS 270 • POSC 232 Classical Political Thought (3)
POLI 220 Globalization and Its Consequences (3)                                 FILM, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION
POSC 273 International Politics (3)                                             CLDM 300 Introduction to Video Production (3)


                      EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
                 Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
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                              PAINTING, DRAWING & MIXED MEDIA                                                 SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS
                              ART 101 Fundamentals of Art and Design (3)                                      STUD 170 Introductory Sculpture (3)
                              ART 110 Basic Drawing (3)                                                       STUD 171 Marble and Stone Sculpture (3)
                              ART 111 Basic Painting (3)                                                      STUD 190 Ceramics (3)
                              STUD 140 Introduction to Pastel Techniques (3)                                  STUD 3XX Expanding Creativity (3)
                              STUD 145 Fine Art Mosaics (3)
                              ART 202 Intermediate Painting (3)                                               SCHOOL OF DESIGN
                                Prerequisite: Foundation Oil Painting or equivalent
                              ART 203 • STUD 343 Advanced Conceptual Drawing (3)                              FASHION DESIGN
                                Prerequisite: Observation and Interpretation or equivalent                    FASH 100 Introduction to Fashion Industry (3)
                              STUD 270 Portraiture in Oils (3)                                                FASH 130 Fashion Figure Drawing (1)
                                Prerequisites: 2 semesters in figure drawing & 2 semesters in painting        FASH 140 Fashion Design I: Drawing & Color (3)
                              STUD 271 Watercolor and Tempera/Gouache (3)                                     FASH 200 Textiles (3)
                              STUD 276 Florence Sketchbook (3)                                                FASH 210 Design Studio Techniques (3)
                                Prerequisite: Principles of Drawing and Composition or equivalent             FASH 220 Apparel Development II (3)
                              STUD 300 Intermediate Analytical Figure and Object Drawing (3)                    Prerequisite: Basic Sewing Techniques or equivalent
                                Prerequisite: Principles of Drawing and Composition or equivalent             FASH 2XX Fashion Retailing (3)
                              ART 301 • STUD 342 Advanced Painting: Observation and                           FASH 230 Apparel Development I (3)
                                Interpretation (3) Prerequisite: ART 202 or equivalent                        FASH 240 Fashion Design II: Presentation (3)
                              ART 310 • STUD 341 Advanced Drawing: Observation                                  Prerequisite: Fashion Design I or equivalent
SEMESTER/YEAR • FLORENCE




                                and Interpretation (3) Prerequisite: Intermediate Analytical                  FASH 245 Fashion CAD I (3)
  Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                                Hand Drawing or equivalent                                                    FASH 252 History of Italian Fashion (3)
                              STUD 315 Advanced Conceptual Painting (3)                                       FASH 254 Anthropology of Fashion and Design (3)
                                Prerequisite: ART 301/STUD 342 or equivalent
                                                                                                              FASH 257 Introduction to Fashion Marketing (3)
                              STUD 320 Contemporary Painting (3)
                                                                                                              FASH 260 Fabric Styling (3)
                                Prerequisite: ART 202 or equivalent
                                                                                                              FASH 265 • BUS 325 Principles of Retailing (3)
                              ART 382 Expanding Creativity (3)
                                                                                                              ART 281 History of Costume (3)
                              PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                     FASH 285 Visual Merchandising (3)
                              ART 145 Introduction to Classic Photography (3)                                 FASH 370 Knitwear Design (3) Prerequisite: Illustration I or equivalent
                              STUD 291 Fashion Photography (3)                                                FASH 381 • FASH 252 History of Italian Fashion (3)
                              ART 320 Digital Photography (3)                                                 FASH 455 International Retailing (3) Prerequisite: knowledge of
                              STUD 3XX Expanding Creativity (3)                                                 basic marketing/merchandising principles
                              COM 345 • ART 345 Photojournalism (3)                                           FASH 490 Trend Forecasting and Analysis (3)
                              STUD 350 Advertisement and Commercial Photography (3)                             Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop;
                                Prerequisite: ART 145 or equivalent                                             knowledge of history of fashion, interior, or jewelry design
                              ART 357 Landscape and Architecture Photography (3) Prerequisite:                GRAPHIC DESIGN
                                basic knowledge of film and darkroom photography is useful                    GRAP 101 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals (3)
                              PRINTMAKING                                                                     GRAP 110 History of Graphics and Illustration (3)
                              ART 207 Basic Printmaking (3)                                                   GRAP 155 Introduction to Visual Semiotics (3)
                              STUD 220 Etching (3) Prerequisite: ART 207 or equivalent                        GRAP 170 Graphic Design I (3)
                                                                                                              GRAP 185 Visual Design: Theory (3)
                              RESTORATION                                                                     GRAP 190 Visual Design Theory (3)
                              CONV 110 Drawing for Conservators I (3)
                                                                                                              GRAP 220 Web Design I (3)
                              CONV 150 Furniture, Wood Objects and Gilding Conservation (3)                   GRAP 270 • ART 315 Graphic Design II (3)
                              CONV 180 Fresco Technique and Mural Painting Restoration I (3)                   Prerequisites: GRAP 101, GRAP 170, or equivalents
                              CONV 190 Painting & Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation I (3)              GRAP 295 Web Design II (3) Prerequisite: GRAP 101 or equivalent
                              CONV 200 Theory of Conservation I (3)                                           GRAP 305 Workshop in Creative Advertising (3)
                              CONV 220 Historical Painting Lab I (3)                                           Prerequisite: GRAP 101 or equivalent
                              CONV 280 Fresco Painting and Restoration II (3)                                 GRAP 310 Character Design (3) Prerequisite: COM 275 or equivalent
                                Prerequisite: CONV 180 or equivalent                                          GRAP 315 Web Authoring (3) Prerequisite: COM 275 or equivalent
                              CONV 290 Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture II (3)                        GRAP 320 Flash for the Web (3)
                                Prerequisite: CONV 190 or equivalent                                           Prerequisites: GRAP 170, GRAP 220, or equivalents
                              CONV 305 Historical Painting Lab II (3)                                         GRAP 330 Rendering Essentials (3)
                                Prerequisite: CONV 220 or equivalent                                           Prerequisite: GRAP 270 or equivalent
                              CHEM 370 Science for Conservators I (3)                                         GRAP 340 Creative Visual Communication (3)
                              CHEM 380 Science for Conservators II (3)                                         Prerequisite: GRAP 270 or equivalent
                                Prerequisite: CHEM 370 or equivalent                                          GRAP 370 Motion Graphic Techniques (3)
                              CONV 380 Advanced Fresco Painting and Restoration (3)                            Prerequisite: COM 201, GRAP 270 or equivalents
                                Prerequisite: Fresco Painting and Restoration II or equivalent                GRAP 380 Advanced Imaging (3)
                              CONV 390 Advanced Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture                       Prerequisites: GRAP 101, Creative Advertising or equivalents
                                Conservation (3) Prerequisite: Painting and Polychrome                        GRAP 400 Graphic Design: Advanced Projects Development (3)
                                Wooden Sculpture Conservation II or equivalent                                 Prerequisites: strong knowledge of graphic design principles
                                                                                                               and concepts; proficiency with digital graphics
                                                                                                              GRAP 405 Graphic Design for Advertising (3)
                                                                                                               Prerequisites: GRAP 101, GRAP 170, GRAP 270 or equivalents

                                                     EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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INTERIOR DESIGN                                                                 ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
ITDS 101 Introduction to Interior Design (3)
  Prerequisite: knowledge of the basic rules of drawing and sketching
                                                                                REGULAR ITALIAN
ITDS 110 Princples of Interior and Product Design (3)
                                                                                ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
ITDS 150 History of Modern Interior Design (3)
                                                                                ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3) Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or equivalent
ITDS 180 Perspective Drawing and Rendering (3)
                                                                                ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II (3) Prerequisite: ITAL 105 or equivalent
ITDS 210 CAD for Interior Design I (3)
                                                                                ITAL 108 4-Credit Elementary Italian I (4)
ITDS 211 CAD for Interior Design II (3)
  Prerequisite: ITDS 210 or equivalent                                            Prerequisite: background in another Romance language
ITDS 220 Product Design (3) Prerequisites: ITDS 101 or equivalent;              ITAL 109 Intermediate Italian III (3) Prerequisite: ITAL 106 or equivalent
  advanced computer drawing skills                                              ITAL 1XX 4-Credit Intermediate Italian I (4)
ITDS 230 Interior Design (3) Prerequisite: ITDS 101 or equivalent                 Prerequisite: ITAL 108 or equivalent
ITDS 240 Retail Design (3) Prerequisite: ITDS 230 or equivalent                 ITAL 201 Advanced Italian I (3) Prerequisite: ITAL 109 or equivalent
ITDS 250 Interior Design (3) Prerequisite: ITDS 101 or equivalent               ITAL 202 Advanced Italian II (3) Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or equivalent
ITDS 300 • ARTL 315 Aesthetics of Design (3)                                    SIX-HOUR ITALIAN
ITDS 310 Computer Rendering for Interior Design (3)                             ITAL 101, 102 Beginning Level (6)
  Prerequisite: ITDS 211 or equivalent                                          ITAL 105, 106 Intermediate (6) Prerequisite: ITAL 105 or equivalent
ITDS 315 Sustainable Design (3)                                                 ITAL 201, 202 Advanced (6) Prerequisite: ITAL 109 or equivalent
  Prerequisite: background in interior design
                                                                                INTENSIVE ITALIAN




                                                                                                                                                             SEMESTER/YEAR • FLORENCE
ITDS 320 Lighting Design (3 ) Prerequisite: ITDS 220 or equivalent
                                                                                ITAL 101, 102, 105 Intensive Italian Language - Beginners (9)




                                                                                                                                                               Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
ITDS 331 Materials and Models for Interior Constructions (3)
  Prerequisite: ITDS 101 or equivalent                                          ITAL 105, 106, 109 Intensive Italian Language - Intermediate (9)
ITDS 340 Display Design (3)                                                     SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN
  Prerequisite: background in interior design                                   Super-Intensive course numbers may vary and are subject to change.
ITDS 350 Furniture Design (3) Prerequisites: ITDS 220 or equivalent,            Visit the website for more information.
  and computer rendering or advanced computer drawing skills                    ITAL 101-110 Super-Intensive Italian - Beginning Level (18)
ITDS 360 Exhibit Design (3) Prerequisites: ITDS 230 or equivalent,              ITAL 105-202 Super-Intensive Italian - Intermediate (18)
  and computer rendering or advanced computer drawing skills                       Prerequisite: ITAL 105 or equivalent
FASH 490 Trend Forecasting and Analysis (3) Prerequisites: basic
  knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; knowledge of                    ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
  history of fashion, interior, or jewelry design                               ITAL 230 Italian through Cooking (3)
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ITAL 105 or equivalent
JEWELRY DESIGN                                                                  ITAL 250 Contemporary Italian Civilization and Culture (3)
STUD 112 History of Jewels and their Symbolism (3)                                Prerequisite: ITAL 109 or equivalent
STUD 150 Jewelry Design I (3)                                                   ITAL 260 Language & Community (3)
STUD 151 Wax Carving and Casting Techniques (3) Prerequisite:                     Prerequisite: ITAL 109 or equivalent
  basic skills in jewelry making, or concurrent enrollment in STUD 155          ITAL 281 Italian for Conversation (3)
STUD 155 Jewelry Making I (3)                                                     Prerequisite: ITAL 109 or equivalent
STUD 156 Introduction to Gemology (3)                                           ITAL 282 Advanced Reading and Composition (3)
STUD 210 Jewelry Design II (3)                                                    Prerequisite: three semesters of Italian or equivalent
STUD 211 Jewelry Making II (3) Prerequisite: STUD 210 or equivalent             LIT 292 Italian Through Children’s Literature (3)
STUD 215 Gemology (3)                                                             Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or equivalent
FASH 256 The Professional Jewelry World (3)                                     ITAL 282 Advanced Reading and Composition (3)
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ITAL 109 or equivalent
STUD 297 Relief Work (3) Prerequisite: STUD 210 or equivalent
                                                                                ITAL 308 • CDLM 308 Movies in Italian Culture (3)
FASH 490 Trend Forecasting and Analysis (3)
                                                                                  Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or equivalent
  Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop;
                                                                                ITAL 309 Introduction to Renaissance Art (3)
  knowledge of history of fashion, interior, or jewelry design
                                                                                  Prerequisite: three semesters of Italian or equivalent




                     EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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 SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
 Florence January Intersession Program
 Winter Break
   THE BASICS                                                       REQUIREMENTS

   •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	                                            •	 Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
      ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                                           •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
   •	 HOUSING:	                                                     •	 Completed	API	application
      APARTMENTS WITH OTHER API STUDENTS                            •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
   •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                          •	 One	official	transcript
      VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                              •	 Students	must	be	18	years	old	by	program	start	date



 ACADEMIC PROGRAM
 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
 SEMESTER 1 OR 2 CLASSES FOR A TOTAL OF 3-7 U.S. SEMESTER CREDITS

 The January Intersession Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to earn academic
 credit, as well as a chance for independent or adult students to study abroad for professional development or
 career advancement. Students can enroll in one or two classes during the January session. No excursions are
 included during the January Intersession Program. If this program is taken along with a semester program, a
 discount is applied.

 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 must complete a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency. Students who
 do not meet proficiency standards are assigned to the appropriate course.

 Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some
 courses may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
 Students are encouraged to make course selections from the online listings when completing the program
 application as course times, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change.

 API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on
 taking abroad.

 COURSE OFFERINGS




                                                                                                                                 Florence January Intersession Program
 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES




                                                                                                                                     INTERSESSION • FLORENCE
 ART 265 Intro to Renaissance Art (3)
 HST 253 Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture (3)

 SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
 ART 110 Basic Drawing (3)
 STUD 300 Analytical Figure and Object Drawing (3)

 SCHOOL OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
 ITAL 108   4-credit Italian Language Elementary (4)
 ITAL 1xx   4-credit Italian Language Intermediate 1 (4)
 ITAL 1xx   4-credit Italian Language Intermediate 2 (4)
 ITAL 1xx   4-credit Italian Language Intermediate 3 (4)
 ITAL 2xx   4-credit Italian Language Advanced I (4)

 ADDITIONAL NON-CREDIT OPTIONS
 XXX Pairing Food and Wine

 TRANSCRIPTS
 Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is
 a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.




DATES & FEES                                                                          DEADLINES
2010                                                   ONE COURSE     TWO COURSES      JANUARY INTERSESSION
JANUARY          Early January - Late January, 2010      $3,300         $4,400        APPLICATION DEADLINE          October 15
2011                                                                                  PAYMENT DEADLINE              November 1
2010
JANUARY          Early January - Late January, 2011      $3,300         $4,400


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                               SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                               Certificate Programs
                               Semester, Year or Two Years
                                 THE BASICS                                                        REQUIREMENTS
                                 •	 DEVELOP	SPECIFIC	ARTISTIC,	TECHNICAL	                          •	Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
                                    AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
                                                                                                   •	Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                 •	 PROGRAMS	AVAILABLE	FOR	ONE	SEMESTER,	
                                    ONE YEAR OR TWO YEARS                                          •	Completed	API	application
                                 •	 COURSES	OFFERED	AT	VARIOUS	LEVELS	OF	ABILITY                   •	One	letter	of	recommendation
                                 •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENTS	WITH	API	STUDENTS                          •	One	official	transcript
                                 •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                           •	Must	meet	the	course	prerequisites,	
                                    VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                 if applicable



                                EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                                SPRING STUDENTS LUCCA	•	ROME	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	•	VENICE	CARNIVAL
                                FALL STUDENTS          BOLOGNA	•	PISA	AND	CINQUE	TERRE	•	ROME	•	VENICE	AND	VERONA


                               ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                               The Certificate Programs offered by LdM are designed to offer students, through a structured plan of study,
                               the opportunity to develop their individual creativity, artistic talent and technical and professional skills. These
                               programs are one or two years in duration and involve a set curriculum for each specific discipline. The Certificate
                               Programs provide specific skills in a range of areas giving students a strong theoretical base on which to develop
                               their practical work. There are two study options: the Study Certificate and the Professional Study Certificate.
                               Students can combine both options or choose between them according to their experience and educational
                               levels. All courses, except Italian language, are conducted in English.
                               STUDY CERTIFICATES
                               These programs are offered on a one-year or two-year basis, starting in either fall or spring semesters. Students
                               may also enroll on a single semester basis, but do not receive a certificate unless the entire sequence of courses
                               is completed. Beginning students must enroll in the first semester of the first year course sequence. Students
                               with prior knowledge of the selected field of study may be admitted to the second semester, but only after
                               submitting a portfolio of their work to be assessed and approved. After completing a study certificate, students
                               may continue their artistic development through the professional study certificate programs.
                               PROFESSIONAL STUDY CERTIFICATES
                               These programs are designed for students who have a solid background in one of the following areas: fashion design,
                               graphic design, interior design, jewelry design, or restoration and conservation. During the course of one year,
                               students have the opportunity to broaden their formative experience by participating in artistic projects, guided by
                               instructors who are critically acclaimed professionals. The Restoration and Conservation program offers practical
                               field work in conjunction with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, thus allowing students to actively participate in
                               the restoration of authentic artwork. Other Professional Study Certificates give students the opportunity to work
                               individually and in a group setting on professional projects guided by industry insiders. Students applying for
                               the Professional Study Certificate Program must provide evidence of their background in the selected area. An
                               admissions committee reviews the application and accepts only those students who meet the entry requirements.
                               DATES AND FEES
                               Certificate program dates and prices are generally the same as the regular LdM Florence programs. An $800
                               additional fee is charged for any certificate programs that involve 18 U.S. credits per semester or more. More
                               information is provided for each specific certificate program post-acceptance.
                               TRANSCRIPTS
                               Students receive a transcript from U.S.- accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a
                               four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.



                                 Type of Certificate
ACADEMIC YEAR • FLORENCE




                                                                                                                  PROGRAM TYPE &     PROGRAM
  Bachelor’s Degree Programs




                                                                     PROGRAM
                                                                                                                   WHEN IT STARTS     LENGTH
                                   S   STUDY

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                                 Program Starts in the:
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                                                                                                              S S F
                                                                                                                            gg
                                                                                                                            PS F
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                                   S   SPRING
                                                                    FINE ARTS                                 gg
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                                   F   FALL
                                                                     GRAPHIC DESIGN & VISUAL COMM.            ggg
                                                                                                              S S F
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                                                                                                                            PS F
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                                                                     JEWELRY: ART & DESIGN                    ggg
                                                                                                              S S F
                                                                                                                            gg
                                                                                                                            PS F
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                                 Program Length
                                   1 ONE YEAR
                                                                     INTERIOR DESIGN                          ggg
                                                                                                              S S F
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                                   2   TWO YEARS
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                                                                                                                                 SEMESTER, YEAR OR TWO YEARS • FLORENCE
 MARIST COLLEGE/SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI




                                                                                                                                   AND TUSCANIA • LdM Certificate Programs
 Bachelor’s Degree Programs
 Four-Year Program
    THE BASICS                                                    REQUIREMENTS

    •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	                                         •	 Four	year	bachelor’s	degree	program	
       ENGLISH AND ITALIAN
                                                                  •	 Open	to	incoming	freshman	and	transfer	students	
    •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENTS	WITH
       OTHER API STUDENTS AND HOMESTAYS                           •	 Contact	API	for	more	information	including	
                                                                     admission requirements, degree plans,
    •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	VALID	PASSPORT                            academic calendars and prices
       WITH STUDENT VISA



 ACADEMIC PROGRAM
 Lorenzo de’Medici has partnered with Marist College to offer the first four-year U.S. Bachelor’s Degree Program
 in Florence. This degree program has been designed to meet the academic needs of qualified students from
 around the world. The program gives students the opportunity to interact with participants from a multitude
 of cultures and build the kinds of skills and experience they need to succeed in the increasingly complex
 global job market.

 Marist College is a master’s level comprehensive institution with its main campus in Poughkeepsie, New York.
 The Marist-LdM program is offered as a satellite degree program. Upon completion of this program, students
 receive a Bachelor’s Degree from Marist College. All coursework and related activities, including online
 coursework, are conducted at the LdM sites in Italy. Transfer students from educational institutions worldwide
 and students who have completed LdM Certificate Programs are eligible to apply for direct entry to the second
 or third year of the program. Credit for work already completed is granted on an individual basis after evaluation.

 The individual courses, degree curriculum, program assessments, and academic services are delivered in the
 same format as those conducted in the Poughkeepsie, New York main campus of Marist College, ensuring
 high academic quality and commitment to excellence.

 DEGREE PROGRAMS
 B.P.S. in Fashion Design       B.P.S. in Interior Design        B.A. in Studio Art       B.S. in Conservation
 B.S. in Studio Art             B.S. in Digital Media            B.A. Art History           Studies/Restoration



      “Meeting other people from all walks of life is the best education you can get.
      By studying abroad, I had to take myself out of my comfort zone and immerse
      myself into a different culture alone. It gave me an opportunity to find out who
      I was and ultimately who I want to become.”
                                                                           - Meghan G.       Drexel University




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     Rome
     CITY INFORMATION
     Population: 5,400,000
     The capital of Italy, Rome has always been a cultural and political
     stronghold and crossroads for people from across the globe. The
     glorious history of the eternal city can be seen in the form of artwork,
     exquisite monuments, museums, churches and architecture. One of
     the grandest sites in Rome is the great Colosseum, which remains
     an architectural feat in the eyes of modern engineers and has
     recently been named one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern
     World.” The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica of
     St. Peter are an ever-present reminder of the Catholic Church’s
     historical and religious influence. Rome is also full of picturesque
     piazzas and famous fountains. Here, Romans and visitors alike
     can step out of the hustle and bustle of modern Rome and enjoy
     people-watching over a caffé. If you are looking to study in a
     cosmopolitan city rich with history, art, architecture and diverse
     people from around the globe, Rome beckons!


     ACADEMIC INFORMATION
     API students have two choices for study in Rome: The John Cabot
     University (JCU) and Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici - Rome (LdM).

     Founded in 1972, John Cabot University is an independent,
     four-year, U.S. accredited liberal arts university located in Rome.
     Centrally located in the quaint Trastevere neighborhood, JCU is
     a only short walk away from the Tiber River and many of Rome’s
     most historic sites. The school is named after the Italian navigator,
     Giovanni Caboto, or John Cabot, whose exploration helped to
     open relations between Italy, England, and North America.

     The Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici has been welcoming students
     at its Florence campus for over 30 years, and has expanded its
     expertise and curriculum into Rome. The newly renovated and
     redesigned LdM Rome facilities are conveniently located in the
     historic center of Rome. Many of Rome’s most famous sites such
     as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are within walking
     distance. A variety of courses are available in Italian language,
     liberal arts, studio arts, and social sciences.


        “API was a fundamental part of my college experience.
        The stay in Rome, excursions and assistance with
        understanding and integrating into a new culture
        prepared me for a more independent and interesting
        life after college.”
                 - Nikki W.    University of California at Los Angeles


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       Why Rome?
       LAYER UPON LAYER OF HISTORY • CAPITAL CITY • TREAT FOR THE SENSES •
       ARTISTS AND ART HISTORIAN’S DREAM • A MYRIAD OF CULTURAL EVENTS
       LARGE STUDENT POPULATION • FRIENDLY, WARM, INVITING PEOPLE •
       COLOSSEUM, PANTHEON, VATICAN CITY, ST. PETER’S BASILICA, TREVI
       FOUNTAIN • ROMAN RUINS AND CHURCHES • 20 MINUTES TO THE BEACH •
       ITALIAN CENTER FOR FILMMAKING • TOMBS OF EMPERORS AND CAESARS




                                                                                          Program Includes
                                                                                          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
                                                                                          	 •	 On-Site	Office	and	Student	
                                                                                               Center in Host City
                                                                                          	 •	 On-Site	Orientation

     Excursions                                                                           	 •	 Housing
                                                                                          	 •	 Tuition
                                                                                          	 •	 Tutoring
     • FLORENCE                                                                           	 •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
     • GREEN HEART OF ITALY                                                               	 •	 Excursions	(Overnight	and	Day)
                                                                                          	 •	 Social	and	Cultural	Activities
     • IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS:
                                                                                          	 •	 Welcome	and	Farewell	Group	Meals
       CAPRI, POMPEII, SORRENTO
                                                                                          	 •	 Volunteer	Opportunities
     • LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH
                                                                                          RE-ENTRY SERVICES
     • POMPEII                                                                            	 •	 Re-Entry	Materials	and	Support
     • TASTE OF TUSCANY                                                                   	 •	 Post-Program	Evaluation
                                                                                          	 •	 Transcript
                                                                                          	 •	 Alumni	Network	and	
Not all programs include all excursions listed above. Please refer to the program              Development Opportunities
pages for specific excursions per semester. All excursions are subject to change.
                                           API Rome Resident Directors




                                                                         WHAT IS THE THING THAT YOU
                                                                         LIKE MOST ABOUT ROME?

                                                                         “I like the fact that you can find art and history through
                                                                         the centuries around every corner, in unexpected places.
                                                                         At the same time, you can also find the contemporary
                                                                         attractions and excitement of a modern city.” - Cristina

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     Rome Excursions

                       SPRING	•	FALL	•	YEAR
                                              JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
                                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                                              Rome
                                              SPRING STUDENTS
                                              	 Florence:	Heart	of	the	Renaissance	•	Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path	•	Pompeii	•	Taste	of	Tuscany
                                              FALL STUDENTS
                                              	 Florence:	Heart	of	the	Renaissance	•	Green	Heart	of	Italy
                                              	 In	the	Shadow	of	Vesuvius:	Capri,	Pompeii,	Sorrento	•	Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path




                                              JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
                                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                       SUMMER




                                              Rome
                                              SUMMER 1 STUDENTS
                                              	 Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path	•	Taste	of	Tuscany	
                                              SUMMER 2 STUDENTS
                                              	 Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path	•	In	the	Shadow	of	Vesuvius:	Capri,	Pompeii,	Sorrento	




                                                                                                                ALL EXCURSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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                           JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
                           Rome
                           Semester/Academic Year
                            THE BASICS                                                           REQUIREMENTS

                            •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                             •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                            •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENT RESIDENCE WITH                                 •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                               OTHER API STUDENTS                                                •	 Completed	API	application
                            •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                              •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                               VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                  •	 One	official	transcript



                           EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                           SPRING STUDENTS FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH
                                             POMPEII •	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	
                           FALL STUDENTS     FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	GREEN	HEART	OF	ITALY	•	LAZIO: OFF
                           	             	 	 THE	BEATEN	PATH	•	IN	THE	SHADOW	OF	VESUVIUS:	CAPRI,	POMPEII,	SORRENTO
SEMESTER/YEAR • ROME
  John Cabot University




                           ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                           TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                           SEMESTER 12-17 SEMESTER CREDITS
                           Students at the John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome can choose to study a wide variety of disciplines in English.
                           Most API students choose to complete an Italian language course along with several other elective courses
                           taught in English. It is highly recommended that students enroll in at least one Italian language course per
                           semester. Italian language courses are taught at all levels. While most non-language courses are taught in
                           English, courses taught in Italian are listed in blue.
                           Course registration is conducted online prior to departure. Some courses do fill, so students are advised to
                           have 1-2 alternates pre-approved for each class. Students complete a total of four to five courses and receive
                           12-17 credit hours per semester session; most courses are equivalent to 3 credits. The program fee includes a
                           maximum of 17 credits per semester session. Courses with site visits require an additional fee.
                           JCU offers both lower division and upper division courses. Course numbers are as follows: 100-299 freshman,
                           sophomore or other introductory level courses; 300-399 junior or senior-level courses (requires background in
                           the material); 400-499 seniors only. The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses
                           after the course title. Some courses may have prerequisites listed after the course description.
                           Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some
                           courses may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program
                           cost. Students are encouraged to make course selections from the online listings when completing the program
                           application as course listings, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change.
                           Most courses taught at JCU require the use of personal computers. While computers are available in the
                           computer labs, students are strongly urged to bring a laptop with them.
                           HONORS CLASSES - NEW FOR 2010! Students at JCU now have to option to take courses at the honors level.
                           Honors courses are designated with an “H” on the course listings and on the student’s final transcript, and are
                           worth 4 semester credits each. This option also offers additional educational activities (papers, projects, etc.)
                           and further mentoring by the professor. Honors courses are listed in red.

                           TRANSCRIPTS
                           API students receive a transcript from John Cabot University upon completion of the program. John Cabot
                           University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges
                           and Schools.


                          DATES & FEES                                                                    DEADLINES
                          2010                                                                            SPRING
                          SPRING                  Early January - Early May, 2010         $15,600         APPLICATION DEADLINE            October 15
                          FALL                    Late August - Mid-December, 2010        $15,600         PAYMENT DEADLINE                November 1
                          ACADEMIC YEAR           Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011     $29,800         FALL/YEAR

                          2011                                                                            APPLICATION DEADLINE            June 1
                          SPRING                  Early January - Early May, 2011         $15,600         PAYMENT DEADLINE                June 15


                          EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. To find the
                          most up-to-date course offerings, dates and fees, visit the API website at www.academicintl.com. JCU students are advised
                          that registration is conducted online prior to departure, after the payment deadline. Because some courses fill, it is advised that
                          students have 1-2 alternates for each course pre-approved should their first choices not be available.
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Course Offerings
ART HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY                                               BUS 330 International Business (3)
                                                                          Prerequisite: junior standing; EC 202 (MKT 301 recommended)
ARCH 101 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (3)
  This course requires site visits.                                     FIN 201 Financial Accounting (3)
AH 141 World Art I: Visual Culture from the                             FIN 202 Managerial Accounting (3) Prerequisite: FIN 201
  Stone Age to Late Antiquity (3)                                       FIN 301 Finance (3) Prerequisite: FIN 201, FIN 202, EC 2021, MA 208
AH 142 World Art II: Visual Culture of the Middle Ages,                 FIN 302 Financial Management (3) Prerequisite: FIN 301
  Byzantium and Islam (3)                                               FIN 302H Financial Management (3) HONORS OPTION
AH 143 World Art III: Visual Culture of the Renaissance & Baroque (3)     Prerequisite: FIN 301
  This course requires site visits.                                     FIN 330 International Finance (3) Prerequisite: FIN 301
AH 144 World Art IV: Visual Culture of the Modern and                   FIN 330H International Finance (4) HONORS OPTION
  Contemporary Periods (3)                                                Prerequisite: FIN 301
AH 152 Introduction to Western Art II (3)                               LAW 219 The Legal Environment of Business (3)
  This course requires site visits.
                                                                        LAW 323 International Business Law (3) Prerequisite: junior standing
AH 181 Politics & Power in Roman Architecture:
                                                                        MGT 301 Principles of Management (3) Prerequisite: junior standing
  Augustus to Mussolini (3) This course requires site visits.
                                                                        MGT 303 Modern Management Thought (3) Prerequisite: MGT 301
AH 190 Cities, Towns, & Villas: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii (3)
  This course requires site visits.                                     MGT 310 Organizational Behavior (3) Prerequisite: MGT 301
AH 196 Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art (3)                      MGT 320 Human Resources Management (3)
AH 199 Roma Aeterna: the Eternal City through the Ages (3)              MGT 330 Operations Management (3) Prerequisites: MGT 301, MA 208
AH 221 The Etruscans and the Origins of Rome (3)                        MGT 426 International Management (3) Prerequisite: MGT 301
                                                                        MGT 498 Strategic Management (3) Prerequisites: senior




                                                                                                                                               SEMESTER/YEAR • ROME
AH 223 Art and Architecture of the Roman Empire (3)
                                                                          standing; completion of all other business core courses




                                                                                                                                                 John Cabot University
AH 240 Introduction to Art Historical Thinking (3)
                                                                        MKT 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
AH 260 Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3)
                                                                          Prerequisites: junior standing, EC 201, MA 208
AH 280 Northern Renaissance Art (3)
                                                                        MKT 304 New Product Management (3) Prerequisite: MKT 301
AH 290 Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (3)
                                                                        MKT 305 Market and Marketing Research (3)
  This course requires site visits.
                                                                          Prerequisites: MKT 301 (MA 209 recommended)
AH 291 Medieval Rome and Its Monuments (3)
                                                                        MKT 310 Consumer Behavior (3) Prerequisite: MKT 301
  This course requires site visits.
                                                                        MKT 320 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)
AH 294 Renaissance Rome and Its Monuments (3)
                                                                          Prerequisite: MKT 301
AH 295 Northern Renaissance (3)
                                                                        MKT 330 International Marketing (3) Prerequisite: MKT 301
AH 296 Italian High Renaissance Art (3)
                                                                        MKT 330H International Marketing (3) HONORS OPTION
  This course requires site visits to Florence.
                                                                          Prerequisite: MKT 301
AH 297 Baroque Art and Architecture (3)
                                                                        MKT 340 e-Marketing (3) Prerequisites: junior standing, MKT 301
AH 298 Baroque Rome and Its Monuments (3)
                                                                        MKT 340H e-Marketing (3) HONORS OPTION
AH 299A The Art and Archaeology of Magna Graecia (3)                      Prerequisites: junior standing, MKT 301
  This course requires site visits to Campania.
                                                                        MKT 350 Not for Profit Marketing (3) Prerequisite: MKT 301
AH 299B Islamic Art and Architecture: AD 650-1250 (3)
                                                                        MKT 350H Not for Profit Marketing (4) HONORS OPTION
AH 330 European Art and Architecture: 1780-1880 (3)                       Prerequisite: MKT 301
  Prerequisite: one course in art history or permission of instructor
                                                                        MKT 490 Marketing Management (3)
AH 330H European Art and Architecture: 1780-1880 (4) HONORS OPTION        Prerequisites: MA 208 (MKT 301, MKT 305, MKT 310 recommended)
  Prerequisite: one course in art history or permission of instructor
                                                                        MGT 498 Strategic Management (3) Prerequisites: senior standing
AH 335 Twentieth Century Art (3)                                          and completion of all other business core courses
AH 335H Twentieth Century Art (3) HONORS OPTION
AH 340 Theories and Methods of Art History (3)                          CLASSICAL STUDIES
  Prerequisite: One course in art history                               LAT 101 Introduction to Latin I (3)
AH 341 Issues and Trends in Contemporary Art (3)                        LAT 102 Elementary Latin II (3)
  Prerequisite: one course in art history or permission of instructor     Prerequisites: LAT 101 or permission of instructor
AH 352 Rome in the Age of Augustus (3)                                  LAT 282 Directed Readings in Latin (3)
AH 360 Selected Topics in Art History: Roman Europe:                    CL/HS 221 Survey of Ancient Greek History (3)
  The Final Frontier (3) Prerequisite: one course in art history        CL/HS 231 History of Ancient Rome and Italy (3)
AH 360H Selected Topics in Art History: Roman Europe: The Final         CL/HS 260 Classical Mythology (3)
  Frontier (4) HONORS OPTION Prerequisite: one course in art history
                                                                        CL 278 Literature and Society in Ancient Rome (3)
AH 375 Michelangelo (3)
                                                                        CL/COM 372 Classical Rhetoric (3) Prerequisite: EN 110
AH 375H Michelangelo (3) HONORS OPTION
                                                                        CL 480 Senior Thesis (3)
AH 380 Junior Research Practicum (3)
AH 399B Special Topics in Baroque Art: Baroque Naples (3)               COMMUNICATIONS,
AH 399H Special Topics in Baroque Art:                                  MEDIA STUDIES AND JOURNALISM
  Baroque Naples (3) HONORS OPTION                                      COM 101 Public Speaking: Oral Rhetroci and Persuasion (3)
AH 480 Senior Thesis (3)                                                COM 210/TH 251 Introduction to Cinema (3) Prerequisites: COM 101
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE,                                       COM 220 Media, Culture and Society (3) Prerequisite: COM 101
MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING                                                COM 311 Digital Media Culture (3) Prerequisite: COM 220
BUS 220 Business Communications (3)                                     COM 320 Communication Rhetoric of Dissent & Cultural Resistance (3)
  Prerequisites: junior standing, EN 110                                  Prerequisite: COM 220
BUS 301 Business Ethics (3) Prerequisite: junior standing               COM 320H Communication Rhetoric of Dissent and Cultural
                                                                          Resistance (3) HONORS OPTION Prerequisite: COM 220
BUS 301H Business Ethics (4) HONORS OPTION
  Prerequisite: junior standing                                         CL/COM 372 Classical Rhetoric (3) Prerequisite: EN 110
BUS 310 Business and Society (3) Prerequisite: junior standing,         COM 399 Special Topics in Communications and Political Science:
  (EC 201, MGT 301, or LAW 219 recommended)                               Free Speech in a Comparative Perspective (3)
BUS 320 Public Relations (3) Prerequisites: junior standing,            COM 399H Special Topics in Communications and Political Science:
                                                                          Free Speech in a Comparative Perspective (4) HONORS OPTION
  EN 110, and MKT 301 (MGT 301 recommended)                                                                                                          43
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COM 470 Advanced Communications Theory (3) Prerequisites: senior           EN 303 Victorian Novel (3) Prerequisite: One previous course in
  standing and completion of 3 COM or CMS courses at the 300 level.          English literature or permission of the instructor
COM 480 Senior Seminar: Media Ethics (3) Prerequisites: senior standing,   EN 315 Selected Topics in American Literature (3) Prerequisite: One
  and completion of three COM or CMS courses at the 300 level                previous course in English literature or permission of the instructor
CMS 210/TH 251 Introduction to Cinema (3) Prerequisite: COM 101            EN 346 Study of the Works of a Single Modern Writer: Harper Lee (3)
CMS 241/TH 241 Italian Cinema (3)                                            Prerequisite: One previous course in English literature or permission
                                                                             of the instructor
CMS 251/TH 242 Realism and Modernism in Italian Film (3)
                                                                           EN 346H Study of the Works of a Single Modern Writer:
CMS 316 Popular Music and Mass Culture (3) Prerequisite: COM 220
                                                                             Harper Lee (4) HONORS OPTION Prerequisite: One previous course in
CMS 340 Documentary Film (3) Prerequisite: CMS 210 or CM 241 or CMS 242      English literature or permission of the instructor
CMS 340H Documentary Film (3)                                              EN 350 Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (3)
  Prerequisite: CMS 210 or CM 241 or CMS 242 HONORS OPTION                   Prerequisite: EN 205 or permission of instructor
CMS 360 Race and Gender in Cinema-TV (3) Prerequisite: COM 220             EN 378 Italian Visions: Perceptions of Italy in Literature (3) Prerequisite:
CMS 360H Race and Gender in Cinema-TV (4) HONORS OPTION                      One previous course in English literature or permission of instructor
  Prerequisite: COM 220                                                    EN 378H Italian Visions: Perceptions of Italy in Literature (3)
CMS 399 Special Topics in Media Studies: Myth and Media: Disney              HONORS OPTION Prerequisite: One previous course in English literature
  Animated Films (3) Prerequisite: COM 220                                   or permission of instructor
JRN 221 Writing for the Media (3)                                          EN 380 Junior Seminar (3) Prerequisite: Junior standing
                                                                           EN 405 Literary Theory (3) Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing
COMPUTER SCIENCE
                                                                           EN 405H Literary Theory (3)
CS 110 Microcomputer Applications (3)                                        Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing HONORS OPTION
CS 130 Web Design (3)                                                      EN 480 Senior Thesis (3)
ECONOMICS                                                                  TH 340 Modern European Drama (3) Prerequisite: One previous
                                                                             course in English literature or permission of the instructor




                                                                                                                                                           SEMESTER/YEAR • ROME
EC 201 Microeconomics (3) Prerequisite: MA 101 or MA 102




                                                                                                                                                             John Cabot University
EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)                                    HISTORY
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics (3) Prerequisite: EC 201 or MA 198      HS 120 Introduction to Western Civilization I (3)
EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3) Prerequisite: EC 202 or MA 198      HS 121 Introduction to Western Civilization II (3)
EC 307 Industrial Organization (3)                                         HS 201 Long-term History of Globalization (3)
  Prerequisite: EC 201 (EC 301 recommended)                                HS/CL 221 Survey of Ancient Greek History (3)
EC 316 International Economics (3)                                         HS/CL 231 History of Ancient Rome and Italy (3)
  Prerequisites: junior standing, EC 201, EC 202                           HS 236 Europe Before Nations: From the First Crusade to 1453 (3)
EC 341 Economics and Development (3)                                       HS 240 History of Islam I: The Golden Age of Islam (3)
  Prerequisites: junior standing, EC 201, EC 202
                                                                           HS 241 History of Islam II: Mamluks and Ottomans (3)
EC 342 Seminar in Economic Development (3)
                                                                           HS 260 Early Modern Europe: Absolutism and Revolutions (3)
EC 342H Seminar in Economic Development (3) HONORS OPTION
                                                                           HS 261 Modern Europe I: The Age of Nationalism (3)
EC 350 History of Economic Doctrines (3)
                                                                           HS 262 Modern Europe II: The Age of Imperialism (3)
  Prerequisites: EC 201, EC 202
                                                                             Prerequisite: HS 261 recommended
EC 360 Econometrics (3)
                                                                           HS 263 Modern Europe III: Europe Since 1945 (3)
  Prerequisites: EC 201, EC 202, MA 197, MA 208 or MA 209
                                                                             Prerequisites: HS 261 and HS 262 recommended
EC 371 Money & Banking (3) Prerequisite: Junior standing; EC 201, EC 202
                                                                           HS 280 The American Experience I: From the First Colonies to the
EC 399 Special Topics in Economics: Global Poverty and Sustainable           Closing of the Frontier (3)
  Development (3) Prerequisites: EC 316 or EC 341 recommended
                                                                           HS 283 The American Experience II (3)
EC 480 Senior Thesis (3)
                                                                           HS 290 Native American History and Traditions (3)
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION                                           Prerequisite: one previous course in history
CW 205 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)                                HS 365 Italy from the Risorgimento to the 1st World War (1815-1918) (3)
CW 350 Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (3)                              HS 365H Italy from the Risorgimento to the
  Prerequisite: EN 205 or permission of instructor                           1st World War (1815-1918) (4) HONORS OPTION
EN 101 Composition I (3) Prerequisite: Placement                           HS 366 Italy from Mussolini to the Crisis of the
EN 105 Composition II (3)                                                    First Republic (1918 to present) (3)
  Prerequisite: Placement or EN 101 with a grade of C- or above            HS 366H Italy from Mussolini to the Crisis of the
EN 110 Composition III (3)                                                   First Republic (1918 to present) (3) HONORS OPTION
  Prerequisite: Placement or EN 105 with a grade of C- or above            HS 371 The American 20th Century (3)
EN 198 Introduction to Literature (3)                                        Prerequisite: junior standing, one previous course in history
  Prerequisite: Placement or EN 110 with a grade of C- or above            HS 373 A World at Arms: The Second World War (3)
EN 200 Introduction to the Novel (3)                                       HS 374 Hitler & Mussolini: The Fascist and
  Prerequisite: Placement or EN 110 with a grade of C- or above              National Socialist Movements and Regimes (3)
EN 210 Introduction to Poetry and Poetics (3)                                Prerequisites: junior standing, one previous course in history
  Prerequisite: Placement or EN 110 with a grade of C- or above            HS 374H Hitler and Mussolini: The Fascist and National Socialist
EN 223 Survey of American Literature (3)                                     Movements and Regime (4) HONORS OPTION
  Prerequisite: EN 110 with a grade of C- or higher                          Prerequisites: junior standing, one previous course in history
EN 230 Survey of English Literature I: The Beginning of Milton (3)         HS 399A Special Topics in History: History & Popular Culture: Living with
  Prerequisite: EN 110 with a grade of C- or higher                          the Past (3) Prerequisites: junior standing, one previous course in history
EN 231 Survey of English Literature II: Restoration to Romanticism (3)     HS 399B Special Topics in History: Fascism and
  Prerequisites: EN 110 with a grade of C- or higher, and a previous         Authoritarianism in Italy, Spain, and Portugal (3)
  course in English literature                                             HS 399BH Special Topics in History: Fascism and
EN 232 Survey of English Literature III: 1832 to the 20th Century (3)        Authoritarianism in Italy, Spain, and Portugal (3) HONORS OPTION
  Prerequisite: EN 110 with a grade of C- or higher                        HS 480 Senior Thesis (3)
EN 245 Shakespeare (3) Prerequisites: EN 110 with a grade of C- or
  higher, and one previous course in English literature                    HUMANITIES
EN 299 Special Topics in English Literature: Literature and Creative       HU 380 Traveler’s Tales: Voyages and the Human Condition (3)
  Writing: How to Read Like a Writer (3)                                    Prerequisite: junior standing
EN 302 Selected Topics in Romantic Poetry (3) Prerequisite: One
  previous course in English literature or permission of the instructor
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   ITALIAN                                                                          POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
   IT 101 Introductory Italian I (4)                                                PL 201 American Government (3)
   IT 102 Introductory Italian II (4) Prerequisite: Placement or IT 101             PL 209 International Affairs (3)
   IT 103 Intensive Italian I (8)                                                   PL 210 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
   ITS 299 Special Topics in Italian Studies:                                       PL 212 International Organizations (3) Prerequisite: PL 209
      Language, Culture and Italian Identity (in English) (3)                       PL 215 Italian Politics and Society (3) Prerequisites: PL 210, PL 223
   IT 201 Intermediate Italian I (3) Prerequisite: Placement, IT 102, or IT 103     PL 223 Comparative Politics (3)
   IT 202 Intermediate Italian II (3) Prerequisite: Placement, IT 201               PL 250 Western European Politics (3) Prerequisite: PL 223
   IT 203 Intensive Italian II (6)                                                  PL 290 Moles, Spies, and Terrorists (3)
      Prerequisite: Placement, IT 103, or IT 202, or permission of instructor       PL 315 Institutions and Policies of the European Union (3)
   IT 301 Conversation and Composition (3)                                            Prerequisite: PL 223
      Prerequisite: Placement, IT 202, or permission of the instructor              PL 320 Public International Law (3)
   IT 302 Advanced Composition (3)                                                  PL 320H Public International Law (4) HONORS OPTION Prerequisite: PL 209
      Prerequisite: Placement, IT 301, or permission of the instructor
                                                                                    PL 325 Human Trafficking and Slavery (3) Prerequisite: junior standing
   IT 303/BUS 303 Italian for Business (3)
                                                                                    PL 325H Human Trafficking and Slavery (3) HONORS OPTION
   IT 310 Introduction to the Study of Italian Literature (3)                         Prerequisite: junior standing
      Prerequisite: Placement, IT 301, or permission of the instructor
                                                                                    PL 330 American Foreign Policy (3) Prerequisite: PL 209
   IT 315 Selected Topics in Italian Literature:
      Women Writers and Writings on Women (3)                                       PL 340 Political Development in the Third World (3)
      Prerequisite: Placement, IT 301, or permission of the instructor                Prerequisite: junior standing
   IT 315H Selected Topics in Italian Literature:                                   PL 355 Eastern Europe Politics and Society (3)
      Women Writers and Writings on Women (3) HONORS OPTION                           Prerequisites: PL 209 and PL 223
      Prerequisite: Placement, IT 301, or permission of the instructor              PL 360 The Political Economy of Globalization (3)




                                                                                                                                                              SEMESTER/YEAR • ROME
   IT 321 Survey of Italian Literature II (3)                                         Prerequisite: junior standing, (EC 201, EC 202 recommended)




                                                                                                                                                                John Cabot University
   IT/TH 341 Modern Italian Drama in Translation (3) Prerequisites:                 PL 365 History and Politics of the Middle East (3)
      Placement, one course in Italian literature or permission of the instructor     Prerequisites: junior standing, PL 209
   IT 349 Dante: The Divine Comedy (3) Prerequisite: one course                     PL 370 Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Integration in Europe (3)
      in Italian literature or permission of instructor                               Prerequisites: PL 209 and HS 263
   IT 480 Senior Thesis (3)                                                         PL 372 International Diplomacy and the United Nations (3)
                                                                                      Prerequisite: junior standing
   MATHEMATICS                                                                      PL 399 Special Topics in Political Science (3)
   MA 101 Intermediate Algebra (3)                                                    Prerequisite: junior standing
   MA 102 Finite Mathematics (3)                                                    PL 460 Social Science Research Methods (3)
                                                                                      Prerequisite: junior standing
   MA 197 Pre-Calculus (3) Prerequisite: placement or MA 101
    with a grade of C- or higher                                                    PL 480 Senior Thesis (3)
   MA 198 Calculus I (3) Prerequisite: placement or MA 197                          PSYCHOLOGY
    with a grade of C- or higher
                                                                                    PS 101   General Psychology (3)
   MA 208 Statistics I (3) Prerequisite: placement into MA 197
    or completion of MA 101 with a grade of C- or higher                            PS 221   Child Development (3) Prerequisite: PS 101
   MA 209 Statistics II (3) Prerequisites: CS 110 and MA 208                        PS 254   Abnormal Psychology (3) This course requires site visits.
    with a grade of C- or higher                                                    PS 307   Cognitive Psychology (3) Prerequisite: PS 101
                                                                                    PS 334   Social Psychology (3) Prerequisite: PS 101
   MUSIC
                                                                                    PS 335   Theory of Personality (3) Prerequisite: PS 101
   MUS 102 Opera (3)
                                                                                    PS 351   Health Psychology (3) Prerequisite: PS 101
   NATURAL SCIENCE                                                                  PS 399   Special Topics in Psychology (3) Prerequisite: junior standing
   NS 202 Global Warming (3)
                                                                                    RELIGIOUS STUDIES
   NS 211 Introduction to Biology (3)
                                                                                    RL 101 Introduction to the Study of Religion (3)
   NS 240 Concepts in Genetics (3)
                                                                                    RL 202 Religions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism (3)
   PHILOSOPHY                                                                       RL 221 History of the Catholic Church (3)
   PH 101 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking (3)                                RL 223 Religion and Science (3)
   PH 210 Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (3)                                    RL 224 Living the Good Life: Theories in Religion
   PH/HS 223 Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the                              and Philosophical Ethics (3)
     Italian Renaissance (3)                                                        RL/PH 254 Living the Good Life: Theories in Religion
   PH/RL 224 Living the Good Life: Theories in Religion and                           and Philosophical Ethics (3)
     Philosophical Ethics (3)                                                       RL 225 Mystics, Saints and Sinners: Studies in
   PH 230 Evil Philosophers: Controversial Books in                                   Medieval Catholic Culture (3) This site requires site visits.
     Modern Philosophy (3)                                                          RL 225H Mystics, Saints and Sinners: Studies in
   PH 240 Modern Philosophy (3)                                                       Medieval Catholic Culture (4) HONORS OPTION
     Prerequisite: One previous course in philosophy                                RL/PH 254 Pathways of Faith (3)
   PH 299 Politics and Philosophy of Power in the Land of Machiavelli,              RL 299 Reading Seminar in Religion (3)
     Vico and Gramsci (3)
   PH 302 Existentialism (3) Prerequisite: One previous course                      SOCIOLOGY
     in philosophy, art history, or aesthetics                                      SOC SCI 215 Sociology of Southern Italy (3)
   PH 304 Philosophies of Art and Beauty (3)                                        SOC SCI 215H Sociology of Southern Italy (3) HONORS OPTION
     Prerequisite: One previous course in philosophy
   PH 399 Special Topics in Philosophy: Communism & Fascism in Italy (3)
     Prerequisite: one previous course in philosophy



EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. To find the most up-to-date
course offerings, dates and fees, visit the API website at www.academicintl.com. JCU students are advised that registration is conducted online
prior to departure, after the payment deadline. Because some courses fill, it is advised that students have 1-2 alternates for each course pre-
approved should their first choices not be available.
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                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                              Rome
                              Semester/Academic Year
                              THE BASICS                                                               REQUIREMENTS

                              •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH	AND	ITALIAN                                 •	 Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
                              •	 SMALLER	CLASSES,	MORE	INDIVIDUALIZED	ATTENTION                        •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                              •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENT	RESIDENCE	WITH		                     	             •	 Completed	API	application
                                 OTHER API STUDENTS                                                    •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                              •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                                  •	 One	official	transcript
                                 VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA


                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                              SPRING STUDENTS         FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH
                              	             		        POMPEII	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	
                              FALL STUDENTS           FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	GREEN	HEART	OF	ITALY	•	LAZIO:
                              	             		        OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH	•	IN	THE	SHADOW	OF	VESUVIUS:	CAPRI,	POMPEII,	SORRENTO



                              ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                              TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                              SEMESTER 12-18 SEMESTER CREDITS
                              API students at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici - Rome (LdM) may participate in one of the following programs:
                              FREE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
                              15-16 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (3-4 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 12 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                              This program is designed for students interested in selecting courses from a wide variety of disciplines with less
                              emphasis on Italian language. Students select one language course and three to four additional courses from
                              the course listings.
                              SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
                              18 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (ALL CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; NO ELECTIVES ALLOWED)
                              This program has been designed specifically for those students whose personal interest and/or academic priority
                              is to learn Italian. Emphasis is placed on developing and/or broadening each student’s speaking, reading, writing
                              and listening comprehension skills. Students enrolling in the Super-Intensive Italian Program are not allowed to
SEMESTER/YEAR • ROME
 Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                              add elective courses. Students are required to attend weekly seminars and guided city tours.
                              ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
                              Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site. Students must take at
                              least one Italian language course per semester session. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning
                              through advanced) while most other courses are taught in English. Courses taught in Italian are listed in blue.
                              Students complete four to five courses and receive 12-16 credit hours per semester; most courses are equivalent
                              to 3 credits. The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title. With
                              the exception of the Super-Intensive Italian Program (for which students may earn up to 18 credits), the program fee
                              includes a maximum of 16 credits per semester session; however, 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.
                              Students who do not meet the required proficiency level are assigned to the appropriate course.
                              Not all courses in the catalog are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed.
                              Some may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
                              Students should make their course selections from the online listings when completing the program application as
                              course times, descriptions, prerequisites and lab fees are subject to change. API recommends that students obtain
                              pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.


                             DATES & FEES                                                                  DEADLINES
                             2010                                                                           SPRING
                             SPRING                Late January - Mid-May, 2010              $14,600        APPLICATION DEADLINE          October 15
                             FALL                  Late August - Mid December, 2010          $14,600        PAYMENT DEADLINE              November 1
                             ACADEMIC YEAR         Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011       $26,800        FALL/YEAR
                             2011                                                                           APPLICATION DEADLINE          June 1
                             SPRING                Late January - Mid-May, 2011              $14,600        PAYMENT DEADLINE              June 15


                             EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     48                      Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
STUDIO ART COURSES
The class schedules on the API website indicate that many of the studio art courses involve two time blocks; students enrolled in those courses
must attend both time blocks.
Placement exams for studio arts courses are mandatory for any student wishing to register for any course at a level other than beginning. Studio
art placement tests are administered during the first week of classes. Students are provided with the exact meeting time during orientation.
COURSE MATERIALS AND LAB FEES
Many studio art classes require that students purchase their own materials. The cost of materials varies depending on the type of course. While
students may want to bring some basic, easily transportable materials (such as brushes or pastels) with them, most course materials should be
purchased in Italy once classes start. Students can speak directly with their instructors to make sure they buy exactly what is required for the course.
Many studio arts and cuisine courses require a lab fee that is paid by students upon arrival. In addition, several courses from different departments
require that students pay for visits and field trips as noted in the course descriptions (on the website) for such courses.

TRANSCRIPTS
Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. LdM courses in business administration (as indicated
by the Marist course codes) are offered in partnership with Marist College’s AACSB-accredited School of Management. Marist College is a
four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Course Offerings
Courses with an X in the course code did not have the course code assigned at the time of publication. Check the API website for the most up-to-date information.


SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES                                                           POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                                                                                    BUS 242 The Global Economy (3)
ANTHROPOLOGY                                                                        ECON 330 European Policies and Law (3)
COM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)                                             HIST 293 Contemporary Italy (3)
                                                                                    POLI 2XX The Mediterranean: History, Peoples and Integration (3)
ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLASSICAL STUDIES                                                   POLI 293 Contemporary Italy (3)
HIST 247 Ancient Rome (3)
                                                                                    POLI X33 International Rome: UN City (3)
ART HISTORY                                                                         PSYCHOLOGY
ARTL 130 Introduction to Renaissance and Baroque Art (3)
                                                                                    PSYC 270 Introduction to Art Therapy (3)
COMMUNICATIONS                                                                      CLDM 221 Film: The Spectator’s Experience (3)
COM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)
                                                                                    SOCIOLOGY
COM 261 Italy on the Radio (3)
                                                                                    CDLM 298 Film and Mafia (3)
CDLM 4XX Masters of Italian Cinema (3)
                                                                                    SOC 281 • REST 335 The Italian Family (3)
GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES                                                 WRITING
ENSC 101 Introduction to Environmental Issues (3)
                                                                                    ENG 245 Travel Writing (3)
HISTORY




                                                                                                                                                                    SEMESTER/YEAR • ROME
                                                                                                                                                                     Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
HST 241/HST 101 Making of Modern Europe/Themes in Modern History (3)                SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
HIST 247 Ancient Rome (3)
HIST 293 Contemporary Italy (3)                                                     FILM, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION
CLDM 230 History of Rome through the Cinema (3)                                     FILM 2XX Italy on the Radio (3)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                                                              CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ARTS
BUS 242 The Global Economy (3)                                                      ANTH 130 Wine and Culture I: Wines of Italy (3)
BUS 330 Introduction to International Marketing (3)
                                                                                    PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA
BUS 3XX International Project Management and Fundraising (3)
                                                                                    ART 111 Basic Painting (3)
ECON 330 European Policies and Law (3)
                                                                                    PSYC 270 Introduction to Art Therapy (3)
LITERATURE                                                                          STUD 276 Rome Sketchbook (3)
LIT 315 Shakespeare’s Italy (3)

MUSIC, CINEMA AND THEATER STUDIES                                                   ITALIAN LANGUAGE
CLDM 221 Film: The Spectator’s Experience (3)
                                                                                    ITALIAN LANGUAGE
CLDM 230 History of Rome through the Cinema (3)
                                                                                    ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
CLDM 298 Film and Mafia (3)
                                                                                    ITAL 108 4-credit Elementary Italian I (4)
CLDM 4XX Masters of Italian Cinema (3)
                                                                                    ITAL 101-110 18-credit Italian Language (Beginning) (18)
LIT 315 Shakespeare’s Italy (3)
                                                                                    ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3)
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                    ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II (3)
REST 243 Catholic Thought and Spirituality (3)                                      ITAL 250 Italian Civilization and Culture (3)




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     Syracuse
     CITY INFORMATION
     Population: 125,000
     Located on the eastern edge of Sicily, Syracuse is one of the oldest
     cities in Italy and one of the ancient world’s most powerful. It is
     where great scholars and classical world icons lived, studied and
     invented. Today, it is a beautiful and vibrant city filled with warm,
     inviting people, and one of the world’s most prestigious sites for
     classical studies. Syracuse is nestled between the Mediterranean
     on one side and by lush Sicilian countryside on the other. The
     historical center of Syracuse is on the island of Ortigia. Established
     in the 8th century BC, it is a piece of land only one square
     kilometer and yet home to more than two millennia of history.
     Syracuse is remarkably well-preserved, and much of its original
     construction is visible today. Syracuse is also an ideal destination
     for students of environmental studies, legal studies, history, art,
     literature and architecture. API is pleased to introduce students to
     this spectacular city by the sea.


     ACADEMIC INFORMATION
     API students in Syracuse study at the Mediterranean Center for Arts
     and Sciences (MCAS). MCAS is located in a completely restored 17th
     century baroque palazzo in the historical center of the ancient city
     of Syracuse in Sicily and is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.
     Most coursework focuses on the Mediterranean culture and history
     of the area. It also builds on its location by the sea for archaeology,
     geology, and environmental studies, and on its place in world
     history for studies in classics, politics, drama, art, and more. Joining
     scholars from all around the world, students have the opportunity
     to study in a place where the legacy of former cultures is alive
     and visible. Students walk the same streets and look out onto the
     same sea that the Corinthians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks,
     Romans, Spaniards, Austrians, and many others have before. For
     the student interested in an authentic look at the Mediterranean
     culture, there is no better place than Syracuse.




        “API has been so helpful and organized. I always felt
        well taken care of and knew all of the excursions
        and experiences would be amazing. I got nothing
        but the best from API.”
                    - Melina R.   University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire




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       Why Syracuse?
       HANDS-ON FIELD COURSES IN ARCHAEOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES,
       ANTHROPOLOGY, GEOLOGY, AND VOLCANOLOGY • GREEK THEATER OF
       SYRACUSE • UNIQUE BLEND OF MEDITERRANEAN CULTURES • BEAUTIFUL
       BEACHES WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER • ANTIQUITY ABOUNDS • CENTER OF
       THE MEDITERRANEAN • PROXIMITY TO SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
       GREEK AND ROMAN RUINS IN THE WORLD




                                                                                                   Program Includes
                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                   	 •	 On-Site	Office	and	Student	
                                                                                                        Center in Host City
                                                                                                   	 •	 On-Site	Orientation
  Excursions                                                                                       	 •	 Housing
                                                                                                   	 •	 Tuition
  •   AEOLIAN ISLANDS                     • PIAZZA AMERINA &
                                            MORGANTINA                                             	 •	 Tutoring
  •   AGRIGENTO
  •   CATANIA                             • PLEMMIRIO                                              	 •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
                                            COASTAL RESERVE                                        	 •	 Excursions	(Overnight,	Day,	International)
  •   CAVA GRANDE
                                          • POMPEII
  •   MALTA                                                                                        	 •	 Social	and	Cultural	Activities
      INTERNATIONAL                       • ROME
      EXCURSION                           • SYRACUSE                                               	 •	 Welcome	and	Farewell	Group	Meals
  • MT. ETNA                                SAILING TRIP                                           	 •	 Volunteer	Opportunities
  • NOTO & VENDICARI                      • TUNISIA
  • PALERMO &                                          INTERNATIONAL                               RE-ENTRY SERVICES
                                                       EXCURSION
    WESTERN SICILY                                                                                 	 •	 Re-Entry	Materials	and	Support
                                          • VENDICARI
  • PANTALICA,                                                                                     	 •	 Post-Program	Evaluation
                                            NATURE RESERVE
    ANAPO VALLEY &
    FOOTHILLS OF                                                                                   	 •	 Transcript
    MONTI IBLEI                                                                                    	 •	 Alumni	Network	and	
Not all programs include all excursions listed above. Please refer to the program                       Development Opportunities
pages for specific excursions per semester. All excursions are subject to change.
                                             r Syracuse Resident Director




                                                                             WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE
                                           API Rome Resident Directors




                                                                             THINGS TO DO IN SYRACUSE?
                                                                            WHAT IS THE THING THAT
                                                                             “Syracuse is filled with many                            One only has to
                                                                            LIKE MOST ABOUT secret and tranquil places. inspirational and
                                                                                                            ROME?
                                                                             venture out in any direction to witness some of the most
                                                                              ancient treasures in this jewel of a city in the Mediterranean. Whoever said,
                                                                                like home on that can find art and history through the
                                                                            “I“stay atthe factrainy days,” has never seen a storm from the vantage point
                                                                              of the lighthouse “Capo di Murro di Borco!” Here upon the rocky cliffs, one
                                                                              can see a around every corner, in a storm, the normally calm sea
                                                                            centuriessea that stretches forever. During unexpected places. At
                                                                              becomes whirling tyrant of find the contemporary attractions
                                                                            the sameatime, can alsogigantic waves that crash into the cliff walls and
                                                                              spout out a vigorous spray of mist through the cracks of the rocky floor. As
                                                                              lightning splinters of a modern city.” - Cristina
                                                                            and excitementacross the sea creating a splendid panoramic display of
                                                                              flashes, the old lighthouse emits its own spectacular show by reflecting and
                                                                              casting shadows against its ancient stone walls.” - Michelle
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     Syracuse Excursions                                      MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
                                                              Syracuse




                           WINTER	•	SPRING	•	FALL	•	YEAR
                                                              WINTER QUARTER STUDENTS
                                                              	 Catania	•	Mt.	Etna	•	Palermo	&	Western	Sicily	•	Pantalica,	Anapo	Valley	&	Foothills	of	Monti	Iblei	
                                                              	 Plemmirio	Coastal	Reserve	•	INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION: Tunisia
                                                              SPRING QUARTER STUDENTS
                                                              	 Agrigento	•	Catania	•	Palermo	&	Western	Sicily	•	Piazza	Amerina	&	Morgantina	•	Rome	&	Pompeii


                                                              SPRING SEMESTER STUDENTS
                                                              	 Catania	•	Palermo	&	Western	Sicily	•	Rome	•	Syracuse	Sailing	Trip	
                                                                INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION: Malta
                                                              FALL STUDENTS
                                                              	 Aeolian	Islands	•	Catania	•	Palermo	&	Western	Sicily	•	Rome	•	Syracuse	Sailing	Trip	
                                                              THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIPS ARE TIED TO SPECIFIC COURSES AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS.
                                                              	 Agrigento	•	Mt.	Etna	•	Noto	&	Vendicari	•	Pantalica,	Anapo	Valley	&	Foothills	of	Monti	Iblei			   	
                                                              	 Piazza	Amerina	&	Morgantina	•	Plemmirio	Coastal	Reserve			




                                                              MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
                                                              Syracuse
                                                              SUMMER 1 STUDENTS
                             SUMMER




                                                              	 Catania	•	Cava	Grande	•	Rome	•	Syracuse	Sailing	Trip
                                                              SUMMER 2 STUDENTS
                                                                Catania •	Rome	•	Syracuse	Sailing	Trip	•	Vendicari	Nature	Reserve
                                                              THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIPS ARE TIED TO SPECIFIC COURSES AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS.
                                                              	 Agrigento	•	Mt.	Etna	•	Noto	&	Vendicari	•	Pantalica,	Anapo	Valley	&	Foothills	of	Monti	Iblei			   	
                                                              	 Piazza	Amerina	&	Morgantina	•	Plemmirio	Coastal	Reserve			




                                                                                                             Mt. Etna
                                                                                                    Piazza Amerina
                                                                                            Agrigento                       Pantalica
                                                                                              Anapo Valley and
            ALGERIA                                        Tunisia                        Foothills of Monti Iblei                  Plemmirio Coastal Reserve



                                                                                                                         Malta
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                                              MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
                                             Syracuse
                                              Semester/Academic Year
                                               THE BASICS                                                         REQUIREMENTS

                                               •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                           •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                                               •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENTS WITH OTHER                                  •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                                  API STUDENTS AND HOMESTAYS                                      •	 Completed	API	application
                                               •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                            •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                                  VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                •	 One	official	transcript



                                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS

                                              SPRING STUDENTS CATANIA	•	PALERMO	AND	WESTERN	SICILY	•	ROME	•	SYRACUSE SAILING TRIP
                                                              MALTA INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION
                                              FALL STUDENTS           AEOLIAN	ISLANDS	•	CATANIA	•	PALERMO	AND	WESTERN	SICILY	•	ROME
                                                                      SYRACUSE SAILING TRIP
                                              THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIPS ARE TIED TO SPECIFIC COURSES AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS.
                                              	 AGRIGENTO	•	MT.	ETNA	•	NOTO	AND	VENDICARI	•	PANTALICA,	ANAPO	VALLEY	AND	FOOTHILLS	OF	MONTI	IBLEI		                       	
                                              	 PIAZZA	AMERINA	AND	MORGANTINA	•	PLEMMIRIO	COASTAL	RESERVE




                                             ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                                             TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                                             SEMESTER 12-16 SEMESTER CREDITS

                                             API students in Syracuse attend courses at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences. MCAS specializes in
                                             classical studies (including language, philosophy, history and archaeology) and Mediterranean studies (including
                                             art history, language, literature, politics, history and the natural environment). Many classes include academic
                                             field trips as a component of the course. Regardless of individual course choices, all students are offered an
                                             inclusive co-curricular program of excursions and weekly local events designed to introduce students to the
                                             cultural context of Sicily, Italy and the Mediterranean.

                                             Students complete four to five courses and receive 12-16 credit hours per semester session, or 3-4 credits per
                                             course. The program fee includes a maximum of 16 credits per semester session, however, students may take
                                             additional courses for credit for an additional fee per course. Students must take at least one Italian language
                                             course per semester. Italian language courses are taught at all levels. While most courses are taught in English,
                                             courses taught in Italian are listed in blue on the following pages. API recommends that students obtain
                                             pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.

                                             The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title. Some
                                             courses may have prerequisites listed after the course description. API has made every attempt to ensure the
                                             most accurate course offerings, however, due to updates after publication, there may be course additions/
                                             cancellations and/or changes to the lab fees or prerequisites required for courses in this catalog.

                                             TRANSCRIPTS
                                             Upon completion of coursework at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, a transcript is
                                             issued by Fairfield University, a four-year, fully accredited U.S. university in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences
    SEMESTER/YEAR • SYRACUSE




                                             DATES & FEES                                                                  DEADLINES
                                             2010                                                                          SPRING
                                             SPRING                January - May, 2010                     $13,600         APPLICATION DEADLINE           October 15

                                             FALL                  Late August - Mid-December, 2010        $13,600         PAYMENT DEADLINE               November 1

                                             ACADEMIC YEAR         Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011     $25,250         FALL/YEAR

                                             2011                                                                          APPLICATION DEADLINE           June 1

                                             SPRING                January - May, 2011                     $13,600         PAYMENT DEADLINE               June 15

                                             EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
        54                                   Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
Course Offerings
CLASSICAL STUDIES                                                         HISTORY & POLITICS

ANCIENT HISTORY                                                           ANCIENT HISTORY
CS AH 256 Greek History: From Agamemnon to Alexander (3)                  HP AH 240 Greek History: from Agamemnon to Alexander (3)
CS AH 257 Roman Politics: From Republic to Empire (3)                     HP AH 241 Roman History: from Republic to Empire (3)

ARCHAEOLOGY                                                               MODERN HISTORY
CS AR 351 Greek Archaeology and Art (3) Prerequisite: One class in        HP MH 251 Italy from Unification to the 20th Century: A
ancient studies/Greek history. NOTE: This prerequisite may be satisfied   Southern Perspective (3)
by electing to take CS AH 256 as a part of the program at MCAS.
                                                                          HP MH 255 Contemporary Italian Society and Culture (3)
CS AR 354 Roman Archaeology and Art (3) Prerequisite: One class
in ancient studies/Roman history. NOTE: This prerequisite may be          POLITICS
satisfied by electing to take CS AH 257/ CS AH 252 as a part of the
                                                                          HP PS 250 Mafia: Politics and History (3)
program at MCAS.
                                                                          HP PS 262 International Relations (3)
CS AR 355 Uses and Abuses of Antiquity: Artistic, Literary and
Cinematic Uses of Classical Models (3) Prerequisite: One class in         HP PS 351 Greek and Roman Political Theory (3) Prerequisites: one
ancient studies/art history. NOTE: This prerequisite may be satisfied     class in ancient studies/ancient history. This prerequisite may be
by electing to take SA AA 250 as part of the program at MCAS.             satisfied by electing to take CS AH 256 and/or CS AH 257 as a part of
                                                                          the program at MCAS.
CLASSICAL LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
CS LL 100 Ancient Greek I: Beginners (3)                                  ITALIAN STUDIES
CS LL 154 Latin I: Beginners (3)
CS LL 200 Intermediate Readings in Ancient Greek: Xenophon (3)            ITALIAN ART HISTORY
Prerequisite: introductory class in Greek (2 semesters)
                                                                          IT AA 240 History of Art & Architecture in Sicily (3)
CS LL 255 Intermediate Latin Readings: Sallust (3) Prerequisite:
introductory class in Latin (2 semesters)                                 IT AA 340 Medieval Art History: Byzantine, Arabic & Norman art in
                                                                          Sicily (3) Prerequisite: One class in Art History. NOTE: This prerequisite
CS LL 303 Advanced Reading in Ancient Greek: Thucydides (3)               may be satisfied by electing to take SA AA 250 as a part of the
Prerequisite: introductory class in Greek (4 semesters)                   program at MCAS.
CS LL 350 Greek Myth & Religion (3) Prerequisite: One class in
religion/ancient studies. NOTE: This prerequisite may be satisfied by     ITALIAN HISTORY & POLITICS
electing to take CS AH 256 as a part of the program at MCAS.              IT HP 241 Italy from Unification to the 20th Century: a Southern
                                                                          Perspective (3)
CS LL 354 Advanced Latin Readings: Tacitus (3) Prerequisite:
introductory class in Latin (4 semesters)                                 IT HP 242 Mafia: Politics and History (3)

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION                                                     IT HP 245 Contemporary Italian Society & Culture (3)

CS PR 351 Plato (3) Prerequisite: one class in philosophy/ancient         ITALIAN LANGUAGE
studies
                                                                          IT IL 100 Introductory Italian I (3)
CS PR 355 Greek and Roman Political Theory (3) Prerequisite: One
class in philosophy/ancient studies. NOTE: This prerequisite may be       IT IL 200 Introductory Italian II (3) Prerequisite: IT IL 100 or
satisfied by electing to take CS AH 256 AND/OR CS AH 257 as a part        equivalent level as demonstrated by performance in placement test
of the program at MCAS.                                                   IT IL 300 Intermediate Italian I (3) Prerequisite: IT IL 200 or
                                                                          equivalent level as demonstrated by performance in placement test
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES                                                     IT IL 360 Intermediate Italian II (3) Prerequisite: IT IL 300 or
                                                                          equivalent level as demonstrated by performance in placement test

ECOLOGY                                                                   IT IL 370 Advanced Composition & Diction (3) Prerequisite: IT IL 360
                                                                          or equivalent level as demonstrated by performance in placement test
ES EC 250 Mediterranean Ecosystems: an Introduction to Terrestrial
and Marine Environments (3) Prerequisites: One class in natural           INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
sciences. NOTE: This prerequisite may be satisfied by electing to take
ES EC 250 as a part of the program at MCAS.                               IT IN 150 Intensive Italian I (6)
                                                                          IT IN 250 Intensive Italian II (6) Prerequisite: This level is available to
                                                                                                                                                         Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences



ES EC 352 Sustainability & Human Development: Learning from
Mediterranean Landscapes (3) Prerequisite: One class in natural           students who have satisfactorily completed either Italian 150 or the
                                                                          entrance exam (written and oral).
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sciences. NOTE: This prerequisite may be satisfied by electing to take
ES EC 250 as a part of the program at MCAS.                               IT IN 350 Intensive Italian III (6) Prerequisite: This level is available to
                                                                          students who have satisfactorily completed either Italian 250 or the
GEOLOGY                                                                   entrance exam (written and oral).
ES GE 250 Volcanology: Etna (3)
                                                                          ITALIAN LITERATURE & CINEMA
                                                                          IT LM 253 Sicily: Literature & Culture (3)
                                                                          IT LM 256 History of Art & Architecture in Sicily (3)
                                                                          IT LM 270 Italian Cinema in Context (3)
                                                                          IT LM 350 Sicily: Literature & Culture (3)
                                                                          Prerequisite: advanced Italian language


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                                             MEDITERRANEAN ART & LITERATURE                                             CINEMA
                                                                                                                        SA CA 240 Italian Cinema in Context (3)

                                             MS AL 240 Sicily and the Mediterranean Cultures: Comparative               PHOTOGRAPHY
                                             Literature (3)
                                                                                                                        SA PH 101 Black & White Photography (3)

                                             STUDIO & FINE ARTS (ART HISTORY)                                           EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
                                             ART HISTORY
                                                                                                                        Each term there are a number of extracurricular, non-credit activities
                                             SA AA 100 Traditions & Techniques of Italian Painting (3)                  offered to give students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas
                                             SA AA 250 History of Art and Architecture in Sicily (3)                    with locals and travelers from other parts of Europe. These optional
                                                                                                                        activities are offered by certified instructors, outside of class time, and
                                             SA AA 340 Greek Archaeology & Art (3) Prerequisite: One class              participation is based on student interest. Additional fees may be
                                             in ancient studies/Greek history. NOTE. This prerequisite may be
                                                                                                                        required. Activities may include:
                                             satisfied by electing to take CS AH 256/CS AH 252 as a part of the
                                             program at MCAS.                                                           •	   Hiking
                                             SA AA 341 Roman Archaeology and Art (3) Prerequisite: One class            •	   Sailing
                                             in ancient studies/Roman history. NOTE. This prerequisite may be           •	   SCUBA	Certification	&	Diving
                                             satisfied by electing to take CS AH 257/CS AH 252 as a part of the         •	   Sicilian	Ceramics	&	Pottery
                                             program at MCAS.                                                           •	   Sicilian	Cooking	&	Wine
                                             SA AA 351 Baroque & Later Art & Architecture in Sicily (3) Prerequisite:   •	   Snorkeling
                                             One class in Art History. NOTE. This prerequisite may be satisfied by
                                             electing to take SA AA 250 as a part of the program at MCAS.
                                             SA AA 360 Uses and Abuses of Antiquity: Artistic Literary and
                                             Cinematic Uses of Classical Models (3) Prerequisite: One class in
                                             ancient studies/art history. NOTE. This prerequisite may be satisfied
                                             by electing to take SA AA 250 as a part of the program at MCAS.




                                                        “The main reason I chose API was because of the additional excursions they took you
                                                        on. As I have never been to Italy, having already planned organized trips sounded like a
                                                        great idea to me. It was an easy and great way to meet the other program students!”
                                                                                                                                 - Michelle R.   Oklahoma State University
Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences
    SEMESTER/YEAR • SYRACUSE




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Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences    MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
                                              Syracuse
                                              Quarter Programs (Winter/Spring)
         QUARTER • SYRACUSE




                                                THE BASICS                                                        REQUIREMENTS

                                               •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                           •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                                               •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENTS WITH OTHER                                  •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                                  API STUDENTS AND HOMESTAYS                                      •	 Completed	API	application
                                               •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                            •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                                  VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                •	 One	official	transcript



                                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS

                                              WINTER STUDENTS CATANIA	•	MT.	ETNA	•	PALERMO AND WESTERN SICILY
                                                                PANTALICA, ANAPO VALLEY AND FOOTHILLS OF MONTI IBLEI	•	PLEMMIRIO	COSTAL	
                                              	             	 	 RESERVE	•	TUNISIA	INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION
                                              SPRING STUDENTS AGRIGENTO	•	CATANIA	•	PALERMO	AND	WESTERN	SICILY	•	PIAZZA	AMERINA	
                                              	             	 	 AND	MORGANTINA	•	ROME	AND	POMPEII


                                              ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                                              TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                                              QUARTER 150 CONTACT HOURS (13 QUARTER CREDITS; 10 SEMESTER CREDITS)

                                              API students in Syracuse attend courses at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences. MCAS specializes in
                                              classical studies (including language, philosophy, history and archaeology) and Mediterranean studies (including
                                              art history, language, literature, politics, history and the natural environment). The quarter programs follow a
                                              set academic program and may offer different excursion opportunities than the semester program. Though
                                              the program operates on a quarter system, students whose home university operates on a semester schedule
                                              may still participate by enrolling in both the winter and spring quarters for a total of 300 contact hours (20 U.S.
                                              semester credits). API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses
                                              that they plan on taking abroad.
                                              Students complete four courses per quarter session. Most courses consist of 30 contact hours, equivalent to 3
                                              quarter credits (2 semester credits). The number of credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the
                                              course title (split by quarter/semester). Some courses may have prerequisites listed after the course description.
                                              API has made every attempt to ensure the most accurate course offerings, however, due to updates after
                                              publication, there may be course additions/cancellations and/or changes to the lab fees or prerequisites required
                                              for courses in this catalog.

                                              TRANSCRIPTS
                                              Upon completion of coursework at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, the student’s
                                              transcript is issued by Fairfield University, a four-year, fully accredited U.S. university in Fairfield, Connecticut.




                                             DATES & FEES                                                                        DEADLINES
                                             2010                                                                                WINTER
                                             WINTER                           Early January - Late March, 2010    $13,100        APPLICATION DEADLINE         October 15
                                             SPRING                           Late March - Early June, 2010       $13,100        PAYMENT DEADLINE             November 1
                                             WINTER & SPRING COMBINED         Early January - Early June, 2010    $24,900        SPRING

                                             2011                                                                                APPLICATION DEADLINE         November 15
                                             WINTER                           Early January - Late March, 2011    $13,100        PAYMENT DEADLINE             December 1
                                             SPRING                           Late March - Early June, 2011       $13,100
                                             WINTER & SPRING COMBINED         Early January - Early June, 2011    $24,900

                                             EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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Course Offerings




                                                                                                  Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences
WINTER QUARTER IN MEDITERRANEAN & ITALIAN STUDIES




                                                                                                           QUARTER • SYRACUSE
HISTORY
QP AM 251 History of the Modern Mediterranean World (3 quarter/2 semester)

ART HISTORY/LITERATURE
QP AM 252 Mediterranean Literature & Art (3 quarter/2 semester)
QP AM 253 Mediterranean Landscapes: Natural and Cultural (3 quarter/2 semester)

LANGUAGE
QP IT 100/200/300 Italian Language, Society & Contemporary Culture (4 quarter/2.67 semester)



SPRING QUARTER IN CLASSICAL STUDIES

LANGUAGE
QP IT 100/200/300 Italian Language, Society & Contemporary Culture (4 quarter/2.67 semester)

HISTORY
QP AM 250 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (3 quarter/2 semester)

CLASSICAL STUDIES
QP AM 251 Archaeology & Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World (3 quarter/2 semester)
QP AM 350 Religion, Myth & Philosophy in the Ancient Mediterranean World (3 quarter/2 semester)




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      Tuscania
      CITY INFORMATION
      Population: 8,000
      Tuscania is a small, idyllic Italian town located ninety minutes
      north of Rome on the border of Lazio and Tuscany. Tuscania has
      been admired for centuries for its picturesque setting, fine culture
      and foods, medieval walls, and cobblestone streets. Surrounded
      by medieval walls and guard towers, Tuscania provides endless
      opportunities for authentic cultural immersion. Some of the most
      beautiful churches in Italy are in Tuscania, including the stunning
      San Pietro and the magnificent Santa Maria Maggiore. Tuscania
      is an ideal combination between the present and past. It is not
      uncommon to find a medieval section of wall in the wine cellar of
      a modern restaurant or an Etruscan tomb used as the basement
      storage area of an apartment. The strong connection of the locals
      to their traditions, history and folklore greatly influences the unique
      nature of the town.


      ACADEMIC INFORMATION
      API students have the opportunity to study at the
      Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici in Tuscania. Founded in 1973 in
      Florence, the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici is committed to helping
      students realize their potential, providing high quality education
      that enables students to interact successfully with other cultures.
      Lorenzo de’Medici opened in Tuscania in 2004, an ideal city
      and place to inspire the creative, intellectual and personal
      development of each student. The school is situated in the old
      town center within the stone medieval walls. This building has
      recently been remodeled to feature modern, light-filled studios
      and classrooms. API students are engaged in the study of the
      humanities, social sciences, studio arts, media studies and Italian
      language with other committed students who seek to learn and
      to explore Italy in a comprehensive way. API invites students to
      discover the essence of Italy while studying and living in beautiful
      and historic Tuscania.




       “I preferred to study abroad with a well-established
       program for safety purposes. Since API has several
       locations and seemed to have a great deal of positive
       praise, I chose to study abroad through them. If I had
       the chance to choose again, API would definitely be at
       the top of my list.”
                                 - Melanie B.    Clemson University



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       Why Tuscania?
       EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC ITALY AT ITS BEST • BE ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF
       FOREIGNERS IN THE TOWN • EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTURAL
       IMMERSION • STUDY WITHIN MEDIEVAL TOWN WALLS • ONLY 25 MINUTES
       AWAY FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA • ANCIENT CITY EMBRACING MODERN
       CULTURE AND ART • ONE OF THE RICHEST COLLECTIONS OF ETRUSCAN
       NECROPOLI AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS • HISTORIC CENTER OF
       THE TUSCANIA NATURE RESERVE




                                                                                             Program Includes
                                                                                              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
                                                                                              	 •	 On-Site	Office
                                                                                              	 •	 On-Site	Orientation
                                                                                              	 •	 Housing
     Excursions                                                                               	 •	 Tuition
                                                                                              	 •	 Tutoring
     • FLORENCE: HEART OF                                                                     	 •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
       THE RENAISSANCE                                                                        	 •	 Excursions	(Overnight	and	Day)
     • GREEN HEART OF ITALY                                                                   	 •	 Social	and	Cultural	Activities
     • IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS:                                                             	 •	 Welcome	and	Farewell	Group	Meals
       CAPRI, POMPEII, SORRENTO                                                               	 •	 Volunteer	Opportunities

     • LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH                                                             RE-ENTRY SERVICES
     • POMPEII                                                                                	 •	 Re-Entry	Materials	and	Support
                                                                                              	 •	 Post-Program	Evaluation
     • ROME
                                                                                              	 •	 Transcript
     • TASTE OF TUSCANY                                                                       	 •	 Alumni	Network	and	
Not all programs include all excursions listed above. Please refer to the program                  Development Opportunities
pages for specific excursions per semester. All excursions are subject to change.
                                            API Tuscania Resident Director




                                                                             WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST
                                                                             ABOUT TUSCANIA?

                                                                             “One of the things that I like most about Tuscania is that
                                                                             it preserves its identity and its magic mood thanks to the
                                                                             great presence of Etruscan ruins. Every street name has
                                                                             a story related to ancient traditions and people’s habits.
                                                                             There is no mass tourism in Tuscania either. And, the
                                                                             location is perfect: 25 minutes from the beach, and only
                                                                             20 minutes away from a beautiful lake.” - Monica
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     Tuscania Excursions

                           SPRING	•	FALL	•	YEAR
                                                  SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                                                  Tuscania
                                                  SPRING STUDENTS
                                                  	 Florence:	Heart	of	the	Renaissance	•	Lazio:	off	the	Beaten	Path
                                                  	 Pompeii	•	Taste	of	Tuscany
                                                  FALL STUDENTS
                                                  	 Florence:	Heart	of	the	Renaissance	•	Green	Heart	of	Italy	
                                                  	 In	the	Shadow	of	Vesuvius:	Capri,	Pompeii,	Sorrento	•	Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path




                                                  SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                                                  Tuscania
                           SUMMER




                                                  SUMMER 1 STUDENTS
                                                  	 Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path	•	Rome	•	Taste	of	Tuscany	
                                                  SUMMER 2 STUDENTS & Archaeology FIELD SCHOOL
                                                  	 In	the	Shadow	of	Vesuvius:	Capri,	Pompeii,	Sorrento	•	Lazio:	Off	the	Beaten	Path	•	Rome	




                                                                                                                      ALL EXCURSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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                               Tuscania
                               Semester/Academic Year
                                THE BASICS                                                         REQUIREMENTS

                                •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                           •	Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
                                                                                                   •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENTS WITH OTHER
                                                                                                   •	 Completed	API	application
                                   API STUDENTS AND HOMESTAYS
                                                                                                   •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                            •	 One	official	transcript
                                   VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                •	 Juniors	and	seniors	only


                               EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                               SPRING STUDENTS FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	LAZIO:	OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH
                               	             	 	 POMPEII	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	
                               FALL STUDENTS     FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	GREEN	HEART	OF	ITALY	•	IN	THE
                               	             	 	 SHADOW	OF	VESUVIUS:	CAPRI,	POMPEII,	SORRENTO	•	LAZIO:	OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH
SEMESTER/YEAR • TUSCANIA
  Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                               ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                               TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                               SEMESTER 12-18 SEMESTER CREDITS

                               API students in Tuscania attend courses at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) - Tuscania.

                               FREE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
                               12-16 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (3-4 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 9-12 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                               This program is designed for students interested in selecting courses from a wide variety of disciplines with less
                               emphasis on Italian language. Students complete one language course and three to four additional courses
                               from the course listings.

                               SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM
                               18 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (ALL CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; NO ELECTIVES ALLOWED)
                               This program has been designed specifically for those students whose personal interest and/or academic priority
                               is to learn Italian. Emphasis is placed on developing and/or broadening each student’s speaking, reading, writing
                               and listening comprehension skills. Students enrolling in the Super-Intensive Italian Program are not allowed to
                               add elective courses. Students are required to attend weekly seminars and guided city tours.

                               ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
                               Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site. Students must take at
                               least one Italian language course per semester session. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning
                               through advanced) while most other courses are taught in English. Courses taught in Italian are listed in blue.
                               Students complete four to five courses and receive 12-16 credit hours per semester, or approximately 3 credits
                               per course. The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title.
                               With the exception of the Super-Intensive Italian Program (for which students may earn up to 18 credits), the
                               program fee includes a maximum of 16 credits per semester session. Students may, however, 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 take a placement exam upon arrival to
                               verify their level of proficiency.




                              DATES & FEES                                                                  DEADLINES
                              2010                                                                           SPRING
                              SPRING                 Late January - Mid-May, 2010            $13,375         APPLICATION DEADLINE          October 15

                              FALL                   Late August - Late December, 2010       $13,375         PAYMENT DEADLINE              November 1

                              ACADEMIC YEAR          Late August, 2010 - Mid-May, 2011       $24,550         FALL/YEAR

                              2011                                                                           APPLICATION DEADLINE          June 1

                              SPRING                 Late January - Mid-May, 2011            $13,375         PAYMENT DEADLINE              June 15


                              EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTINUED
Not all courses in the catalog are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some may require
additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students should make their course selections
from the online listings when completing the program application as course times, descriptions, prerequisites and lab fees are subject to
change. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.

TRANSCRIPTS
Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S.
college in Poughkeepsie, New York.




Course Offerings
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES                                               ART 211 Discover Painting: Tuscania through Color and Space (3)
                                                                          ART 2XX Introduction to Jazz Piano (3) Prerequisite: proficiency
                                                                            in piano technique at the elementary level
ART HISTORY                                                               ENG 451 Theater Workshop (3)
ART 245 Medieval Civilization and Culture (3)                             Prerequisite: intermediate Italian
ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLASSICAL STUDIES                                         ART 320 Digital Photography (3)




                                                                                                                                                   SEMESTER/YEAR • TUSCANIA
HIST 258 Ancient Medieval Civilization and Culture (3)                    STUD 277 Tuscania Sketchbook (3)




                                                                                                                                                     Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
COMMUNICATIONS
366 Contemporary Italy through the Cinema (3)                             SCHOOL OF DESIGN
HISTORY
HST 248 Medieval Civilization and Culture (3)                             JEWELRY DESIGN
HST 258 Ancient Mediterranean Civilization and Culture (3)                STUD 2XX Etruscan Jewelry (3)
HST 248 • ART 245 Medieval Civilization and Culture (3)
MUSIC, CINEMA AND THEATER STUDIES
MUS 310 Introduction to Piano Jazz and Arranging (3)
                                                                          SCHOOL OF ITALIAN
COM 366 Contemporary Italy through the Cinema (3)                         LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
                                                                          Additional hours of Italian language classes may be available.
SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS                                                   ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
                                                                          ITAL 101-110 18-Credit Elementary Italian I (18)
CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ARTS                                             ITAL 108 4-Credit Elementary Italian I (4)
ANTH 130 Wine and Culture I: Wines of Italy (3)                           ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3)
ANTH 248 The Food of Italy (3)                                            ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II (3)
ITAL 230 Italian through Cooking (3)                                      ITAL 208 4-Credit Intermediate Italian (4)
HLTH 230 Current Trends in Italian Cuisine (3)                            ITAL 230 Italian through Cooking (3)




                 “The bonds that you make with people here are incredible - embracing a
                 new culture together is a really life-altering experience. I have definitely
                 made multiple friends for life through the API program.”
                                                                                 - Sarah M.   University of Vermont




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      Venice
      CITY INFORMATION
      Population: 275,000
      Venice, the capital of the Italian region of Veneto, is one of the
      world’s most beautiful cities. Known for its canals and bridges,
      the city stretches across 118 small islands in the Venetian lagoon
      along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. From the 13th to the 17th
      centuries, Venice was one of the most important cities in Europe.
      Its strategic location made Venice an important center of trade
      between the East and the West, and art and culture blossomed as
      well, leaving a legacy of amazing artistic and architectural treasures.
      Today, Venice is one of the world’s most visited cities. Come and
      explore all that Venice has to offer with API!

      ACADEMIC INFORMATION
      LdM Venice, in affiliation with Istituto Venezia, offers students
      an opportunity to study in an historic setting in the city center’s
      Campo Santa Margherita. Whether students traverse the narrow
      streets on foot or the canals via vaporetto, they are certain to be
      enraptured by the atmosphere that is uniquely Venice.

      The LdM Venice semester program features a range of courses in
      the liberal and studio arts, with an emphasis on Italian language and
      on the rich artistic resources of the city of Venice. In accordance with
      LdM’s commitment to ensuring students’ successful intercultural
      interactions, students enroll in either a 3 or 6-credit Italian language
      course as well as 3 or 4 electives in English.




        “Studying abroad challenges a lot of areas of your
        life that you would never think could be influenced or
        changed. The only way to step out of your comfort box
        is get out to as many places as you can and see for
        yourself the similarities and differences between you
        and people from all over the world. I think studying
        abroad is helpful to prove that your culture is not the
        only one out there!”
                                - Alexandra S. Stonehill College




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       Why Venice?
       ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES • TRAVEL FROM ONE END
       OF THE CITY TO THE OTHER BY FOOT, VAPORETTO (WATER BUS), WATER
       TAXI OR GONDOLA • EXPLORE VENICE’S CANALS, ALLEY WAYS, BRIDGES,
       AND PIAZZAS • ST. MARK’S BASILICA & THE PIAZZA SAN MARCO • THE
       RIALTO MARKET AND THE RIALTO BRIDGE • EXPERIENCE THE MARVELOUS
       ART, ARCHITECTURE AND CUISINE OF VENICE




                                                                                               Program Includes
                                                                                               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
                                                                                               	 •	 On-Site	Orientation
                                                                                               	 •	 Housing

     Excursions
                                                                                               	 •	 Tuition
                                                                                               	 •	 Tutoring
                                                                                               	 •	 Medical	and	Life	Insurance
     • EMILIA-ROMAGNA
                                                                                               	 •	 Excursions	(Overnight	and	Day)
     • FLORENCE: HEART OF                                                                      	 •	 Social	and	Cultural	Activities
       THE RENAISSANCE                                                                         	 •	 Welcome	and	Farewell	Group	Meals
     • MILAN                                                                                   	 •	 Volunteer	Opportunities

     • ROME                                                                                    RE-ENTRY SERVICES
                                                                                               	 •	 Re-Entry	Materials	and	Support
     • VERONA AND LAKE GARDA                                                                   	 •	 Post-Program	Evaluation
                                                                                               	 •	 Transcript
                                                                                               	 •	 Alumni	Network	and	
Not all programs include all excursions listed above. Please refer to the program
                                                                                                    Development Opportunities
pages for specific excursions per semester. All excursions are subject to change.




                                                                           WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT VENICE?
                                            API Venice Resident Director




                                                                           “Ah, enchanting Venice. That’s the only term for it as I walk through
                                                                           a labyrinth of streets and narrow passageways …Piazza San Marco,
                                                                           the magical play of sunlight in the great lagoon, the gondolas
                                                                           along the Grand Canal, the Bridge of Sighs, the exciting theatrical
                                                                           carnival, the magnificent architecture, the artistic masterpieces, the
                                                                           splendidly ornate palazzo…this is a city where the East meets the
                                                                           West – where past and future are eternally intertwined by eternal
                                                                           promise and embody a singular identity made of Arabesque
                                                                           motifs, Byzantine mosaics, and the Guggenheim museum. Venice
                                                                           is like a never-ending dream.” - Christine                               67
     Venice Excursions

                         SPRING	•	FALL	•	YEAR
                                                SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                                                Venice
                                                SPRING STUDENTS
                                                	 Florence:	Heart	of	the	Renaissance	•	Milan	•	Rome
                                                FALL STUDENTS
                                                	 Emilia-Romanga	•	Florence:	Heart	of	the	Renaissance	•	Rome	•	Verona	and	Lake	Garda




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                                                                                                              ALL EXCURSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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                             SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                             IN AFFILIATION WITH THE ISTITUTO VENEZIA

                             Venice
                             Semester/Academic Year
                               THE BASICS                                                         REQUIREMENTS

                              •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                           •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                              •	 HOUSING:	                                                       •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                 APARTMENTS WITH OTHER API STUDENTS                              •	 Completed	API	application
                              •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                            •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                 VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                •	 One	official	transcript



                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                              SPRING STUDENTS FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE	•	MILAN	•	ROME	

                              FALL STUDENTS     EMILIA-ROMANGA	•	FLORENCE:	HEART	OF	THE	RENAISSANCE
                              	             	 	 ROME	•	VERONA	&	LAKE	GARDA



                             ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                             TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                             SEMESTER 12-15 SEMESTER CREDITS
                             Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM), in affiliation with the Istituto Venezia, now offers an academic semester program
                             at the new LdM Venice campus located in the historic Campo Santa Margherita. This program offers a range of
                             semester courses in liberal arts and studio arts, with an emphasis on Italian language and culture. Following are
                             the academic programs available in Venice:
                             FREE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
                             12-15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (3 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 9-12 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                             This program is designed for students interested in selecting courses from a wide variety of disciplines with less
                             emphasis on Italian language. Students complete one language course and three to four additional courses
                             from the course listings.
                             SIX-HOUR ITALIAN PROGRAM
                             15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER (6 CREDITS IN LANGUAGE; 9 CREDITS IN ELECTIVES)
                             This program is designed for students interested in taking more Italian language along with their electives.
SEMESTER/YEAR • VENICE




                             Students complete one language course for 6 credits and three additional courses from the course listings.
 Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                             ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
                             Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site. Students must take at
                             least one Italian language course per semester session. Italian language courses are taught at all levels (beginning
                             through advanced), while most other courses are taught in English. Courses taught in Italian are listed in blue.
                             Students complete four to five courses and receive 12-15 credit hours per semester, or approximately 3 credits
                             per course. The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title.
                             The program fee includes a maximum of 15 credits per semester session; however, 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 take a placement exam upon arrival to verify
                             their level of proficiency.
                             Not all courses in the catalog are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed.
                             Some may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
                             Students should make their course selections from the online listings when completing the program application
                             as course times, descriptions, prerequisites and lab fees are subject to change. API recommends that students
                             obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.



                             DATES & FEES                                                                 DEADLINES
                             2010                                                                          SPRING
                             SPRING                Late January - Mid-May, 2010            $14,600         APPLICATION DEADLINE          October 15
                             FALL                  Late August - Late December, 2010       $14,600         PAYMENT DEADLINE              November 1
                             ACADEMIC YEAR         Late August, 2010 - Mid-May, 2011       $26,800         FALL/YEAR

                             2011                                                                          APPLICATION DEADLINE          June 1
                             SPRING                Late January - Mid-May, 2011            $14,600         PAYMENT DEADLINE              June 15

                             EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     70                      Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTINUED
COURSE MATERIALS AND LAB FEES
Many studio art classes require that students purchase their own materials. The cost of materials varies depending on the type of course. While
students may want to bring some basic, easily transportable materials (such as brushes or pastels) with them, most course materials should be
purchased in Italy once classes start. By doing so, students can speak directly with their instructors to make sure they buy exactly what is required
for the course. Many studio arts and cuisine courses require a lab fee that is paid by students upon arrival. In addition, several courses from
different departments require that students pay for visits and field trips as noted in the course descriptions (on the website) for such courses.

TRANSCRIPTS
Students receive a transcript from U.S. accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S.
college in Poughkeepsie, New York.



Course Offerings
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

ART HISTORY
ARTL 212 Art and Society in Venice (3)

GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
ENSC 135 Environmental Science and Policy: Venice Lagoon (3)

HISTORY
HIST 126 History of the Venetian Republic (3)

MUSIC, THEATER & CINEMA STUDIES
CLDM 315 Venice, A Cinematic City (3)


SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS, MEDIA AND FASHION DESIGN
CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ARTS
ANTH 136 Venetian Cuisine and Culture (3)
PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA
ART 110 Basic Drawing (3)
STUD 271 Watercolor and Tempera/Gouache (3)
PHOTOGRAPHY
STUD 115 Artistic Photography (3)




                                                                                                                                                        SEMESTER/YEAR • VENICE
SCHOOL OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE




                                                                                                                                                         Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ARTS
ANTH 136 Venetian Cuisine and Culture (3)
ITALIAN LANGUAGE
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
ITAL 101 & ITAL 102 Elementary Italian I & II (for six credits) (6)
ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3) Prerequisite: ITL 101 3-Credit Italian Language or equivalent; placement test.
ITAL 105 & 106 Intermediate Italian I & II (for six credits) (6) Prerequisites: ITL 101 3-Credit Italian Language or equivalent; placement test.
ITAL 105 & 106 Intermediate Italian I & II (for six credits) (6) Prerequisites: ITL 105 3-Credit Italian Language or equivalent; placement test.




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                             SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                             Florence
Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
 SUMMER • FLORENCE




                             Summer

                               THE BASICS                                                        REQUIREMENTS

                              •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                           •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                              •	 HOUSING:	                                                       •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                 APARTMENTS WITH OTHER API STUDENTS                              •	 Completed	API	application
                              •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                            •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                 VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                •	 One	official	transcript



                             EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                             SUMMER 1 STUDENTS CINQUE	TERRE	•	ROME	•	VENICE,	VERONA	&	LAKE	GARDA	
                             SUMMER 2 STUDENTS ROME	•	SOUTHERN	ITALY:	POMPEII,	CAPRI	AND	THE	AMALFI	COAST
                                               TASTE OF TUSCANY


                             ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                             TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                             SEMESTER 3-6 SEMESTER CREDITS

                             API students at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) - Florence may participate in one of four 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.

                             ONE ELECTIVE PROGRAM
                             3 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION
                             Students may choose any one course from the course offerings.

                             TWO ELECTIVES PROGRAM
                             6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION
                             Students may choose any two courses from the course offerings.

                             STUDIO-ART WORKSHOPS
                             6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION
                             Students select one workshop class, which includes one week in the Italian countryside.

                             TRANSCRIPTS
                             Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. LdM courses
                             in business administration (as indicated by the Marist course codes) are offered in partnership with Marist
                             College’s AACSB-accredited School of Management. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S.
                             college in Poughkeepsie, New York.




                            DATES & FEES                                                                  DEADLINES
                            2010                                                                           SUMMER
                            SUMMER 1                    Mid-May - Late June, 2010          $5,850          APPLICATION DEADLINE          March 15
                            SUMMER 2                    Late June - Late July, 2010        $5,850          PAYMENT DEADLINE              April 1
                            TWO TERMS COMBINED          Mid-May - Late July, 2010          $10,200


                            EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     74                     Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Courses at LdM-Florence can fill up quickly. It is suggested that students apply EARLY for greater course availability.
Program selection must be made at the time of application and cannot be changed on-site. Italian language courses are taught at all levels




                                                                                                                                                        Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
(beginning through advanced) while most other courses are taught in English. Courses taught in Italian are listed in blue.




                                                                                                                                                         SUMMER • FLORENCE
Students complete one or two courses and receive 3-6 credit hours per summer session, generally 3 credits 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 take a placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency.
Not all courses in the catalog are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some may require additional
fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students should make their course selections from the online listings
when completing the program application as course times, descriptions, prerequisites and lab fees are subject to change. API recommends that
students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.

STUDIO ART COURSES
Class schedules on the API website indicate that many of the studio art courses include two time blocks; students enrolled in those courses
must attend both time blocks.

Placement exams for studio arts courses are mandatory for any student wishing to register for higher level (e.g., non-beginning level) courses.
Studio art placement tests are administered during the first week of classes. Students are provided with the exact meeting time during orientation.

SUMMER WORKSHOPS
LdM offers a variety of studio workshops during the summer. These workshops provide students with the opportunity to work on-location and
involve field work as well as theoretical lectures. The workshops are 4 weeks in duration and are worth 6 U.S. semester credits. Each workshop,
based in Florence, focuses on a particular discipline and includes one week of field study. Summer workshops are listed in red. Workshop
participants may not be able to attend all API excursions due to required course travel. Students are not reimbursed for any missed API
excursions. Visit the API website for complete workshop information.

COURSE MATERIALS & LAB FEES
Many classes require that students purchase their own books and/or materials. The cost of materials varies depending on the type of course.
While students may want to bring some basic, easily transportable materials (such as brushes or pastels) with them, most course materials
should be purchased in Italy once classes start. By doing so, students can take the opportunity to speak directly with their instructors to make
sure they buy exactly what is required for the course.
Many studio arts, cuisine and wine appreciation courses require a lab fee that is paid by students upon arrival. In addition, several courses from
different departments (especially the summer workshops) require that students pay for visits and field trips as noted in the course descriptions
(on the website) for such courses.




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Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
                            Course Offerings
                            SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES                                   PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
 SUMMER • FLORENCE




                                                                                        PHRS 101 • PHIL 103 Introduction to Italian Philosophy (3)

                            ANTHROPOLOGY                                                POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                            COM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)                     POLI 315 Contemporary Italy (3)

                            ART HISTORY                                                 SOCIOLOGY
                            ART 160 History of Western Art I (3)                        SOC 281 • REST 335 Italian Family (3)
                            ART 180 Introduction to Art History (3)                     SOC 370 • CRJU 350 Organized Crime/Organized Crime (3)
                            ART 265 Introduction to Renaissance Art (3)
                                                                                        WRITING
                            ART 269 Hidden Meanings in Renaissance Art (3)
                                                                                        ENG 245 Travel Writing (3)
                            ART 290 World of Museums (3)
                            ART 380 Renaissance Art (3)
                              Prerequisite: ARTL 180 Introduction to Art History        SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
                            COMMUNICATIONS
                            COM 325 Intercultural Communications (3)                    CULINARY ARTS
                            COM 370 Public Relations (3)                                NUH 016 The Food of Italy: a Gastronomic
                                                                                         Tour of the Regions (0) NON CREDIT
                            HISTORY                                                     NUH 017 Wine and Culture I: Wines of Italy (0) NON CREDIT
                            HST 251 The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture (3)   NUH 022 Current Trends in Italian Cuisine (0) NON CREDIT
                            HST 253 History of the Italian Renaissance (3)              ANTH 130 Wine and Culture I: The Wines of Italy (3)
                                                                                        ANTH 140 Topics in Nutrition (3)
                            HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
                                                                                        NUH 160 The Food of Italy (3)
                            ARCH 230 History of Italian Gardens (3)
                                                                                        HLTH 230 Current Trends in Italian Cuisine (3)
                            INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                                      HLTH 243 Italian Food and Culture: Pairing Food & Wine (3)
                            FASH 265 Principles of Retailing (3)                        ANTH 248 The Food of Italy (3)
                            BUS 330 Introduction to International Marketing (3)
                                                                                        PAINTING, DRAWING & MIXED MEDIA
                            FASH 455 International Retailing (3)
                                                                                        ART 202 Intermediate Painting (3) Prerequisite: ART 145 or equivalent
                            LITERATURE                                                  ART 110 Basic Drawing (3)
                            LIT 333 Italian Grand Tour: Italy through the Eyes of       ART 111 Basic Painting (3)
                              Famous Travelers (3)                                      STUD 271 Watercolor and Tempera/Gouache
                                                                                          (Florence and Southern Italy Watercolor Workshop) (6)
                            MUSIC, CINEMA & THEATER STUDIES
                                                                                        STUD 276 Florence Sketchbook (3) Prerequisite: basic drawing ability
                            CLDM 305 Italian Cinema and Society (3)




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PHOTOGRAPHY                                                       SCHOOL OF ITALIAN
ART 145 Introduction to Classic Photography (3)
ART 320 Digital Photography (3)                                   LANGUAGE AND CULTURE




                                                                                                                                Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
                                                                                                                                 SUMMER • FLORENCE
SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS
                                                                  ITALIAN LANGUAGE
STUD 170 Beginning Sculpture (3)
STUD 190 Ceramics (3)                                             ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
STUD 170 Beginning Sculpture (3)                                  ITAL 101/102 Six Credit Elementary Italian I and II (6)
STUD 240 Intermediate Sculpture (3)                               ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3)
  Prerequisite: STUD 170 or equivalent                              Prerequisite: one semester of Italian or equivalent
STUD 241/242 Florence and Carrara Marble Sculpture Workshop (6)   ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II (3)
                                                                    Prerequisite: two semesters of Italian or equivalent
RESTORATION
CONV 230 Florence and Southern Italy Restoration Workshop (6)     ITAL 109 Intermediate Italian III (3)
                                                                    Prerequisite: three semesters of Italian or equivalent
                                                                  ITAL 105/106 Six Credit Intermediate Italian I and II (6)
SCHOOL OF DESIGN                                                    Prerequisite: two semesters of Italian or equivalent
                                                                  ITAL 109/110 Six Credit Intermediate Italian III and IV (6)
FASHION DESIGN                                                      Prerequisite: three semesters of Italian or equivalent
FASH 100   Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)               ITAL 201 Advanced Italian I (3)
FASH 252   History of Italian Fashion (3)                           Prerequisite: four semesters of Italian or equivalent
FASH 265   Principles of Retailing (3)                            ITAL 202 Advanced Italian II (3)
FASH 455   International Retailing (3)                              Prerequisite: four semesters of Italian or equivalent
                                                                  ITAL 201/202 Six Credit Advanced Italian 1 and II (6)
GRAPHIC DESIGN                                                      Prerequisite: four semesters of Italian or equivalent
GRAP 170 Graphic Design I (3)
GRAP 220 Web Design I (3)

INTERIOR DESIGN
ITDS 101 Introduction to Interior Design (3)

JEWELRY DESIGN
STUD 159 Jewelry Design I (3)
STUD 155 Jewelry Making I (3)




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                          JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
                          Rome
                          Summer

                           THE BASICS                                                            REQUIREMENTS

                           •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                              •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                           •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENT RESIDENCE WITH                                  •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                              OTHER API STUDENTS                                                 •	 Completed	API	application
                           •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                               •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                              VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                   •	 One	official	transcript



                          EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                          SUMMER 1 STUDENTS LAZIO:	OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	
                          SUMMER 2 STUDENTS LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH
                                            IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: CAPRI, POMPEII, SORRENTO
John Cabot University




                         ACADEMIC PROGRAM
 SUMMER • ROME




                         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                         SEMESTER 3-7 SEMESTER CREDITS

                         Students take 1-2 courses and receive 3-7 credit hours per semester session, or approximately 3 credits per course.
                         The program fee includes a maximum of 7 credits per summer session. Italian language courses are taught at all
                         levels (beginning through advanced) and are taught in Italian. Most other courses are taught in English. Courses
                         taught in Italian are listed in blue.

                         JCU offers both lower division and upper division courses. Course numbers are as follows: 100-299 freshman,
                         sophomore or other introductory level courses; 300-399 junior or senior-level courses (requires background in the
                         material); 400-499 seniors only. Course registration is conducted online prior to departure. Some courses will fill
                         so it is advised to have 1-2 alternates pre-approved for each class. API recommends students obtain pre-approval
                         from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.

                         The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title. Some courses
                         may have prerequisites listed after the course title. Not all courses are offered every session. The course selection
                         may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc.
                         These fees are not included in the program cost. Students are encouraged to make course selections from the
                         online listings when completing the program application as course listings, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab
                         fees are subject to change.

                         NEW COMMUNICATIONS OPTION                       Students who register for two communication courses during
                         the Summer 2 session are automatically enrolled in JCU’s Summer Institute in International Communication. As
                         part of this program, students have access to special guest lectures, film screenings with Italian directors, and
                         other extracurricular events. Upon completion of the term, JCU awards a certificate to participating students.

                         TRANSCRIPTS
                         API students receive a transcript from John Cabot University upon completion of the program. John Cabot University
                         is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.




                        DATES & FEES                                                                             DEADLINES
                        2010                                                        ONE COURSE    TWO COURSES    SUMMER
                        SUMMER 1                   Late May - Late June, 2010        $5,800         $6,800       APPLICATION DEADLINE           March 15
                        SUMMER 2                   Late June - Early August, 2010    $5,800         $6,800       PAYMENT DEADLINE               April 1
                        TWO TERMS COMBINED         Late May - Early August, 2010     $10,600       $12,750


                          EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
    78                    Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
  Course Offerings
   ART HISTORY                                                                ECONOMICS
   AH 181 Politics and Power in Roman Architecture: Augustus to               EC 316 International Economics (3)
    Mussolini (3) This course requires site visits.                             Prerequisites: Junior standing, EC 201, EC 202
   AH 290 Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (3)
    This course requires site visits.                                         ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
   AH 291 Medieval Rome and Its Monuments (3)                                 CW 205 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
    This course requires site visits.                                         EN 110 English Composition III (3)
   AH 298 Baroque Rome and its Monuments (3)                                    Prerequisite: placement in EN 105 with a grade of C- or higher
    This course requires site visits.                                         EN 221 Masterpieces of World Literature (3)
   AH 375 Selected Topics in Baroque Art (3)
                                                                              HISTORY
   AH 376 Michelangelo (3) Prerequisite: one previous course in art history
                                                                              HS 399 Special Topic in History: The Other America (3)
   STUDIO ART
   Students may be required to furnish/purchase equipment for many            MUSIC
   of the studio arts classes, including (but not limited to) drawing,        MUS 299 Special Topics in Italian Music: Italian Opera (3)
   painting, and photography.
                                                                              PHILOSOPHY
   AS 110 Drawing - Rome Sketchbook (3)
                                                                              PH 299 Special Topics in Philosphy: Philosophy of Art
   AS 289 Digital Photography (3)                                               and Aesthetics in Rome (3)
   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE,




                                                                                                                                                         John Cabot University
                                                                              POLITICAL SCIENCE




                                                                                                                                                          SUMMER • ROME
   MANAGEMENT, AND MARKETING                                                  PL 210 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
   BUS 220 Business Communications (3) Prerequisite: junior standing          PL 215 Italian Politics and Society (3)
   FIN 301 Finance (3) Prerequisites: FIN 201, FIN 202, EC 202, MA 208        PL 290 Moles, Spies & Terrorists (3)
   FIN 312 Investments Analysis (3) Prerequisite: FIN301                      PL 399 Special Topics in Political Science: Contemporary Slavery
   FIN 330 International Finance (3) Prerequisite: FIN301                       and Human Trafficking (3)
   MGT 301 Principles of Management (3) Prerequisite: junior standing
                                                                              RELIGION
   MGT 310 Organizational Behavior (3)
                                                                              RL 225 Mystics, Saints, and Sinners (Studies in Medieval Catholic
   MGT 330 Operations Management (3)                                            Culture) (3) This course requires site visits.
   MGT 426 International Management (3)
   MKT 301 Principles of Marketing (3)                                        SOCIOLOGY
     Prerequisites: junior standing, EC 201, MA 208                           SOC SCI 299 Special Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Southern Italy (3)
   MKT 330 International Marketing (3) Prerequisite: MKT 301
                                                                              THEATER
   MKT 350 Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations (3)
                                                                              TH/CMS 242 Realism and Modernism in Italian Film (3)
   CLASSICAL STUDIES
                                                                              ITALIAN LANGUAGE
   CL 260 Classical Mythology (3)
                                                                              IT 101 Introductory Italian I (3)
   CL 299 Special Topics in Classical Studies: Ancient Rome in Cinema (3)
     This course requires site visits.                                        IT 102 Introductory Italian II (3)
                                                                                 Prerequisite: Placement or IT 101 Introductory Italian I
   COMMUNICATIONS                                                             IT 201 Intermediate Italian I (3)
   CO 101 Public Speaking: Oral Rhetoric and Persuasion (3)                      Prerequisite: Placement or IT 102 Introductory Italian II
   CO 220 Media, Culture and Society (3)                                      IT 202 Intermediate Italian II (3)
   CO 399 Special Topics in Communications: Communication                        Prerequisite: Placement or IT 201 Introductory Italian I
     Rhetoric of Dissent and Cultural Resistance (3)
                                                                              ITS 299 Special Topics in Italian Studies: Language, Culture and
   CMS/TH 241 Italian Cinema (3)                                                Italian Identity (in English) (3)
   CMS/TH 242 Realism and Modernism in Italian Film (3)




EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. To find the most up-to-date
course offerings, dates and fees, visit the API website at www.academicintl.com. JCU students are advised that registration is conducted online
prior to departure, after the payment deadline. Because some courses fill, it is advised that students have 1-2 alternates for each course pre-
approved should their first choices not be available.
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                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                              Rome
                              Summer
                              THE BASICS                                                               REQUIREMENTS

                              •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH	AND	ITALIAN                                 •	 Minimum	2.75	G.P.A.
                              •	 SMALLER	CLASSES,	MORE	INDIVIDUALIZED	ATTENTION                        •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                              •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENT	RESIDENCE	WITH		                  	                •	 Completed	API	application
                                 OTHER API STUDENTS                                                    •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                              •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                                  •	 One	official	transcript
                                 VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA


                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                              SUMMER 1 STUDENTS LAZIO:	OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	
                              SUMMER 2 STUDENTS LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH
                                                IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: CAPRI, POMPEII, SORRENTO


                             ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                             TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                             SEMESTER 3-6 SEMESTER CREDITS
                             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
                             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. Courses taught in Italian are listed in blue.
Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici




                             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
   SUMMER • ROME




                             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.
                             Not all courses in the catalog are offered every session. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed.
                             Some may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
                             Students should make their course selections from the online listings when completing the program application as
                             course times, descriptions, prerequisites and lab fees are subject to change. API recommends that students obtain
                             pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.

                             TRANSCRIPTS
                             Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. LdM courses
                             in business administration (as indicated by the Marist course codes) are offered in partnership with Marist
                             College’s AACSB-accredited School of Management. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college
                             in Poughkeepsie, New York.




                            DATES & FEES                                                                   DEADLINES
                            2010                                                                            SUMMER
                            SUMMER 1                    Late May - Late June, 2010         $5,850           APPLICATION DEADLINE          March 15
                            SUMMER 2                    Late June - Late July, 2010        $5,850           PAYMENT DEADLINE              April 1
                            TWO TERMS COMBINED          Late May - Late July, 2010         $10,200

                             EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     80                      Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
Course Offerings
SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES                               SOCIOLOGY
                                                        SOC 281 Film and Mafia (3)
ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLASSICAL STUDIES                       SOC 281 • REST 335 The Italian Family (3)
HIST 247 Ancient Rome (3)                               CLDM 305 Italian Cinema Society (3)

ART HISTORY                                             WRITING
ART 160 History of Western Art I (3)                    ENG 245 Travel Writing (3)
ART 225 Lost Symbolisms and Secret Codes in Art (3)
                                                        SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
HISTORY
ARCH 150 Roman Civilization through its Monuments (3)   CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ARTS
HIST 247 Ancient Rome (3)                               ANTH 130 Wine and Culture I: Wines of Italy (3)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                                  PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA
BUS 330 Introduction to International Marketing (3)     ART 111 Basic Painting (3)
MUSIC, CINEMA AND THEATER STUDIES                       PSYC 270 Introduction to Art Therapy (3)
CLDM 298 Film and Mafia (3)                             STUD 276 Rome Sketchbook (3)
CLDM 305 Italian Cinema Society (3)
                                                        ITALIAN LANGUAGE
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
ART 225 Lost Symbolisms and Secret Codes in Art (3)     ITALIAN LANGUAGE
POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES               ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
POLI 220 Globalization and its Consequences (3)         ITAL 101 & ITAL 102 Elementary Italian I and II
                                                        ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3)
PSYCHOLOGY                                              ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II (3)
PSYC Introduction to Art Therapy (3)




                                                                                                          Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
                                                                                                             SUMMER • ROME




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                                               MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
                                               Syracuse
                                               Summer
                                                THE BASICS                                                            REQUIREMENTS

                                                •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                              •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                                                •	 HOUSING:	                                                          •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                                   APARTMENTS WITH OTHER API STUDENTS                                 •	 Completed	API	application
                                                •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                               •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                                   VALID PASSPORT AND STUDENT VISA                                    •	 One	official	transcript



                                               EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                                               SUMMER 1 STUDENTS CATANIA	•	CAVA	GRANDE	•	ROME	•	SYRACUSE SAILING TRIP
                                               SUMMER 2 STUDENTS CATANIA	•	ROME	•	SYRACUSE	SAILING	TRIP	•	VENDICARI	NATURE	PRESERVE
                                               THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIPS ARE TIED TO SPECIFIC COURSES AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS.
                                               	 AGRIGENTO	•	MT.	ETNA	•	NOTO	AND	VENDICARI	•	PANTALICA,	ANAPO	VALLEY	AND	FOOTHILLS	OF	MONTI	IBLEI		                        	
                                               	 PIAZZA	AMERINA	&	MORGANTINA	•	PLEMMIRIO	COASTAL	RESERVE



                                               ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                                               TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                                               SEMESTER 3-7 SEMESTER CREDITS

                                               API students in Syracuse attend courses at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences. MCAS specializes in
                                               classical studies (including language, philosophy, history and archaeology) and Mediterranean studies (including
                                               art history, language, literature, politics, history and the natural environment). Many classes include academic
                                               field trips as a component of the course. Regardless of individual course choices, all students are offered an
                                               inclusive co-curricular program of excursions and weekly local events designed to introduce students to the
                                               cultural context of Sicily, Italy and the Mediterranean.
                                               Students complete one or two classes and receive 3-7 credit hours per summer session, or 3-4 credits per course.
                                               The program fee varies according to the number of classes taken. The 6-credit Italian course counts as two classes.
                                               Italian language courses are taught at all levels. Most other courses are taught in English. Courses taught in
                                               Italian are listed in blue. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for
                                               courses that they plan on taking abroad.
                                               The number of semester credits for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course title. Some
                                               courses may have prerequisites listed after the course description. API has made every attempt to ensure the
                                               most accurate course offerings, however, due to updates after publication, there may be course additions/
                                               cancellations and/or changes to the lab fees or prerequisites required for courses in this catalog.
                                               TRANSCRIPTS
                                               Upon completion of coursework at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, the student’s
                                               transcript is issued by Fairfield University, a four-year, fully accredited U.S. university in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences
         SUMMER • SYRACUSE




                                             DATES & FEES                                                                             DEADLINES
                                             2010                                                        ONE COURSE    TWO COURSES    SUMMER
                                             SUMMER 1                   Mid-May - Late June, 2010         $5,600         $5,950       APPLICATION DEADLINE           March 15
                                             SUMMER 2                   Late June - Early August, 2010    $5,600         $5,950       PAYMENT DEADLINE               April 1
                                             TWO TERMS COMBINED         Mid-May - Early August, 2010      $10,300       $11,500

                                              EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
        82                                    Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
Course Offerings
CLASSICAL STUDIES                                                    ITALIAN LANGUAGE INTENSIVE
                                                                     IT IN 150 Italian Language I (6)
ANCIENT HISTORY                                                      IT IN 250 Italian Language II (6) Prerequisite: IT IN 150 or placement
CS AH 252 Ancient Sicily: From Aeneas to Justinian (3)               IT IN 350 Italian Language II (6) Prerequisite: IT IN 250 or placement

ARCHAEOLOGY                                                          ITALIAN LITERATURE
CS AR 261 Archaeology and Art of Ancient Sicily (3)                  IT LM 253 Sicily: Literature & Culture (3)

CLASSICAL LANGUAGE & LITERATURE                                      STUDIO AND FINE ARTS
CS LL 250 Greek Myth and Religion (3)

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION                                                ART & ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
CS PR 250 Philosophy before Socrates: the Presocratics (3)           SA AA 250 History of Art and Architecture in Sicily (3)
                                                                     SA AA 261 Archaeology and Art of Ancient Sicily (3)
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES                                                CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                     SA CW 350 Travel Journal: Creative Writing (3)
ECOLOGY
ES EC 250 Mediterranean Ecosystems: an Introduction to               DRAWING
Terrestrial and Marine Environments (4)                              SA DR 207 Sicily Sketchbook (3)

GEOLOGY                                                              PHOTOGRAPHY
ES EC 250 Volcanology: Etna (4)                                      SA PH 101 Black & White Photography (3)


HISTORY & POLITICS                                                   EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
ANCIENT HISTORY                                                      Each term there are a number of extracurricular, non-credit activities
HP AH 242 Ancient Sicily: from Aeneas to Justinian (3)               offered to give students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas
                                                                     with locals and travelers from other parts of Europe. These optional
MODERN HISTORY                                                       activities are offered by certified instructors, outside of class time, and
HP MH 242 Modern Sicily: from the Arabs to the Allied Landings (3)   participation is based on student interest. Additional fees may be
                                                                     required. Activities may include:
HP MH 255 Contemporary Italian Society & Culture (3)

POLITICAL SCIENCE                                                    •	   Hiking
                                                                     •	   Sailing
HP PS 250 Mafia: Politics and History (3)
                                                                     •	   SCUBA	Certification	&	Diving
                                                                     •	   Sicilian	Ceramics	&	Pottery
ITALIAN STUDIES                                                      •	   Sicilian	Cooking	&	Wine
                                                                     •	   Snorkeling
ITALIAN ART HISTORY
IT AA 240 History of Art & Architecture in Sicily (3)

ITALIAN HISTORY & POLITICS
IT HP 242 Mafia: Politics & History (3)
IT HP 245 Contemporary Italian Society & Culture (3)




                                                                                                                                                   Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences
                                                                                                                                                            SUMMER • SYRACUSE




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                              SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
                              Tuscania
Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici



                              Summer
 SUMMER • TUSCANIA




                               THE BASICS                                                         REQUIREMENTS

                               •	 CLASSES	TAUGHT	IN	ENGLISH AND ITALIAN                           •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                               •	 HOUSING:	APARTMENTS	WITH                                        •	 Good	academic	standing	at	home	institution
                                  OTHER API STUDENTS AND HOMESTAYS                                •	 Completed	API	application
                               •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                            •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                  VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA                                •	 One	official	transcript



                              EXCURSIONS SEE PAGE 84 FOR DESCRIPTIONS
                              SUMMER 1 STUDENTS LAZIO:	OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH	•	ROME	•	TASTE	OF	TUSCANY	
                              SUMMER 2 STUDENTS IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: CAPRI, POMPEII, SORRENTO
                              	            	 	 	 LAZIO:	OFF	THE	BEATEN	PATH	•	ROME


                             ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                             TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                             SEMESTER 3-6 SEMESTER CREDITS
                             API students at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) - Tuscania may participate in 1 of 2 different academic programs:
                             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.
                             API students in Tuscania attend courses at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) - Tuscania. Italian language
                             courses are taught at all levels (beginning through advanced), while most other courses are taught in English.
                             Courses taught in Italian are listed in blue. Students who choose intermediate level Italian or higher take a
                             placement exam upon arrival to verify their level of proficiency.
                             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. The number of semester credits for each course is
                             indicated in parentheses after the course title. Some courses may have prerequisites listed after the course title. API
                             recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.
                             API has made every attempt to ensure the most accurate listing of course offerings, however, due to updates after
                             publication, there may be course additions/cancellations and/or changes to the lab fees or prerequisites required for
                             courses in this catalog. The course selection varies per session and no course can be guaranteed. Some courses
                             may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.

                             SUMMER WORKSHOPS
                             LdM offers a variety of studio workshops during the summer. These workshops provide students with the
                             opportunity to work on-location and involve field work as well as theoretical lectures. Each workshop, based in
                             Tuscania, focuses on a particular discipline and includes field study. The workshops are of 4-week duration and
                             are equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Summer workshops are listed in red. Workshop participants may not
                             be able to attend all API excursions due to required course travel. Students are not reimbursed for any missed
                             API excursions. Visit the API website for complete workshop information.

                             TRANSCRIPTS
                             Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is a
                             four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.




                            DATES & FEES                                                                   DEADLINES
                            2010                                                                            SUMMER
                            SUMMER 1                    Late May - Late June, 2010          $4,950          APPLICATION DEADLINE          March 15
                            SUMMER 2                    Late June - Late July, 2010         $4,950          PAYMENT DEADLINE              April 1
                            TWO TERMS COMBINED          Late May - Late July, 2010          $9,200

                             EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     84                      Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
Course Offerings




                                                                                                                         Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES                                SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS




                                                                                                                          SUMMER • TUSCANIA
ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLASSICAL STUDIES                        CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL ART
HIST 258 Ancient Medieval Civilization and Culture (3)   ANTH 248 The Food of Italy (3)
                                                         ANTH 2XX Italian Through Mediterranean Cooking (3)
ANTHROPOLOGY                                              Prerequisites: two semesters of Italian and placement test.
ANTH 315-316 Archaeology Field I and II (6)               Taught in Italian only. Lab fee required.
 See API website for special demands/requirements.
                                                         PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA
CULTURAL STUDIES                                         STUD 120 Storybooking (3)
HIST 275 Tuscania and its Surroundings (3)               STUD 243 Tuscania Painting Workshop (6)
                                                           See API website for special requirements.
HISTORY                                                  STUD 277 Tuscania Sketchbook (3)
HIST 258 Ancient Medieval Civilization and Culture (3)
                                                         PHOTOGRAPHY
HIST 275 Tuscania and its Surroundings (3)
                                                         ART 320 Digital Photography (3)
LITERATURE
LIT 330 History of Italian Literature (3)                SCHOOL OF ITALIAN
SOCIOLOGY                                                LANGUAGE & CULTURE
SOC 2XX Tuscania and its Surroundings:
  History, Culture and Community (3)                     ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (3)
                                                         ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I (3)
                                                         ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II (3)
                                                         ITAL 201 Advanced Italian I (3)
                                                         ITAL 220 Italian through Mediterranean Cooking (3)
                                                           Prerequisites: two semesters of Italian and placement test.
                                                           Taught in Italian only. Lab fee required.

                                                         Additional hours of Italian language may be available.




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                          SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI - FLORENCE/TUSCANIA
                          Summer Workshops in Archaeology & Studio Arts
                          Summer
                                THE BASICS                                                                     REQUIREMENTS

                                •	 UNIQUE	OPPORTUNITIES	FOR	STUDENTS	TO	EARN                                   •	 Minimum	2.75 G.P.A.
                                   ACADEMIC CREDIT WHILE PARTICIPATING IN FIELD WORK                           •	 Good	academic	standing	
                                   THROUGH ART AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS                                        at home institution
                                •	 HOUSING:	STUDENT	APARTMENTS	OR	HOTELS                                       •	 Completed	API	application
                                •	 TRAVEL CONNECTED WITH COURSE-RELATED ACTIVITIES                             •	 One	letter	of	recommendation
                                •	 ENTRY	REQUIREMENTS:	                                                        •	 One	official	transcript
                                   VALID PASSPORT WITH STUDENT VISA


                           ACADEMIC PROGRAM
                           TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
                           SEMESTER 6 SEMESTER CREDITS
                           The LdM Summer Workshops provide an exciting opportunity for students of varying ages and backgrounds to
SUMMER • WORKSHOPS
LdM • Summer Workshops




                           have an amazing cultural experience and further develop their creative and investigative skills. Each workshop
                           balances studio instruction on the school premises of Florence or Tuscania with field work in one or more
                           inspiring Italian locales.
                           The workshops are 4-week in duration and are equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Summer workshops are
                           listed in red. Some courses and/or field trips take place on Fridays. Workshops may have additional equipment
                           requirements and/or physical demands. API encourages students to visit the API website for details and
                           additional pricing information.

                           EXCURSIONS
                           Florence and Tuscania workshop participants generally attend the designated excursions for their host city
                           (see Florence and Tuscania summer program pages). Workshop participants may not be able to attend all API
                           excursions due to required course travel. Students are not reimbursed for any missed API excursions.

                           TRANSCRIPTS
                           Students receive a transcript from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at LdM. Marist College is
                           a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.




                         DATES & FEES                                                                               DEADLINES
                         2010                                                                                       ART WORKSHOPS (FLORENCE/TUSCANIA)

                         SCULPTURE WORKSHOP FLORENCE                Mid-May - Late June, 2010         $5,850        APPLICATION DEADLINE         March 15
                         RESTORATION WORKSHOP FLORENCE              Mid-May - Late July, 2010         $5,850        PAYMENT DEADLINE             April 1

                         WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FLORENCE               Late June - Late July, 2010       $5,850        TUSCANIA ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL
                         ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP TUSCANIA              Early July - Early August, 2010   $5,300        APPLICATION DEADLINE         April 1
                         PAINTING WORKSHOP TUSCANIA                 Mid-May - Late June, 2010         $4,950        PAYMENT DEADLINE             April 15


                          EXCURSIONS, COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
    86                    Students are encouraged to visit the API website for the most current information and official program dates for each session.
Course Offerings
Following is a list of the LdM workshops available in Florence and Tuscania. Visit the API website and click on the summer course offerings per
location for further information and course descriptions for each workshop.

FLORENCE
SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS - SUMMER 1
STUD 241/242 Florence and Carrara Marble Sculpture Workshop (6)

PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA - SUMMER 2
STUD 271 Watercolor and Tempera/Gouache (Florence and Southern Italy Watercolor Workshop) (6)

RESTORATION - SUMMER 1 & SUMMER 2
CONV 230 Florence and Southern Italy Restoration Workshop (6)

TUSCANIA
ARCHAEOLOGY - SUMMER 2 (JULY)
The Tuscania Archaeology Field Studies school is a unique opportunity for students to earn academic credit while participating in an archaeological
excavation. Students are housed in a three star hotel in the center of historic Tuscania (double room with breakfast). The program includes
course-related travel, additional cultural activities, and a bag lunch while on-site at the dig.




                                                                                                                                                      SUMMER • WORKSHOPS
                                                                                                                                                      LdM • Summer Workshops
ANT 315/316 Tuscania Archaeology Field Workshop I & II (6) See API website for special requirements.

PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA - SUMMER 1
STUD 243 Tuscania Painting Workshop (6) See API website for special requirements.




         “The archaeological dig site in progress, located in the hills of Tuscania, represents an
         optimal occasion for both meeting and collaboration between the students of Lorenzo
         de’Medici and those at the University of Florence.”
                                     - Dr. Stefano Giuntoli
                                       Doctor of Research of Etruscan Studies and Archaeology, University of Florence




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                   API students in Italy participate in several excursions per session designed to familiarize them with areas of Italy
                   outside of their host city. The following is a comprehensive listing of excursions for all API Italy programs. Not all
Italy Excursions   groups visit all of the following excursions sites. Refer to the program pages in this catalog, or to the API website, for
                   the specific excursions for each program. All excursions are subject to change.


                            AEOLIAN ISLANDS

                            As he approached the kingdom of Aeolus, the God of the Winds, Ulysses saw a “floating island: an entire wall of bronze,
                            indestructible, stark,” for the volcanic cones of Aeolian Islands do indeed burst right out of the sea. It is no surprise
                            that the Aeolian Islands are one of the most popular holiday destinations for the Italians themselves. In addition to the
                            natural beauty and grandeur, the islands were home to Sicily’s oldest recorded culture. From volcanic hikes to ancient
                            ruins to navigation by sea, there is plenty to explore and see in the islands! Ulysses feasted well in the palace of Aeolus
                            and students enjoy the best of local cuisine.



                            AGRIGENTO

                            Agrigento was one of the most prominent cities of Sicily during the “Golden Age” of Greece, 6th century BC It is home to
                            some of the best preserved Greek Doric temples in the world. Listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Agrigento’s
                            biggest attractions include the ‘Valley of the Temples’ consisting of Temple of Concordia and the Temple Juno Lacinia. While
                            Agrigento is a treasure of historical beauty, its stretches of white sand beaches should not go unnoticed.



                            BOLOGNA

                            Bologna is the regional capital of Emilia-Romagna. It reached the height of its power in 1249 with the victory of the Fossalta
                            battle when King Enzo, son of the Emperor Frederic II, was taken prisoner. In the 16th century, the town fell once and for all
                            under the power of the Papal State, while at the same time maintaining its own ancient magistracies, and its own ambassador
                            in Rome. In the charming historical center, among the best preserved in the world, many ancient palaces and churches stand
                            as witness to the cultural relevance that Bologna has had over the course of the centuries.



                            CATANIA

                            Catania is the 2nd largest city in Sicily. Bordering its landscapes is the famous volcano, Mt. Etna, towering high above the
                            ancient city and often leaving its impact on the great city itself. Various Roman, Medieval and Baroque elements still adorn
                            Catania’s intricate city streets. Some alluring discoveries found in this ancient city include the famous Bellini Opera House
                            and Vincenzo Bellini Gardens, the impressive Duomo or Cathedral’s Square and the ancient Roman Baths of Saint Mary
                            Guidance. Catania is probably most famous for its variety of multi-cultural flavours and its large bountiful, colourful markets.



                            CAVA GRANDE

                            Cava Grande is often referred to as the “Grand Canyon” of Sicily. The Cava Grande is the deepest of all the limestone
                            canyons in the Monti Iblei region of south-eastern Sicily. Approximately 900 feet down from the top, the descent down
                            the Iblei Mountain has impressive views of the soaring limestone cliffs dotted with necropoli and ancient ruins of past
                            civilizations. Opening through a lush forest at the bottom of the canyon are groups of natural pools connected by a
                            series of waterfalls winding down to the Cassible River.



                            EMILIA-ROMAGNA

                            The Emilia-Romagna region specializes in two arenas - thinking and eating. Regional delicacies include Parmesan cheese
                            and Parma ham, balsamic vinegar and truffles, pasta in fine style, including tortellini stuffed with pumpkin and pork, ricotta
                            and spinach. Bologna, the capital of the region, stands out historically and architecturally and is home to the oldest university
                            in Europe. Parma is considered to have the highest standard of living in Italy. Reggio Emilia has been considered for a long
                            time a town ‘built for people.’ Modena is world-famous for the production of Ferraris and Ducati. The whole region is one of
                            the richest in Europe as judged by GDP per capita, and it has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU.



                            FLORENCE: HEART OF THE RENAISSANCE

                            Florence is a city that welcomes visitors and scholars, artists and students to walk its streets, relive past discoveries in the
                            arts and sciences and glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of
                            the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive
                            today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds and art that embrace a visitor
                            at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

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GREEN HEART OF ITALY

The Umbria Region, known as the “Green Heart of Italy,” is famous for its extra-virgin olive oil, wines, and other typical
regional products, such as ceramics. The town of Assisi, known worldwide as the home of St. Francis, features an important
basilica that continues to attract pilgrims and tourists today. Another hilltown, Orvieto, began as an Etruscan stronghold,
and visitors can still explore the ancient and medieval caves carved out below the city streets. Orvieto’s Duomo, with its
impressive mosaic façade, is considered one of the greatest Gothic buildings in Italy.



IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS CAPRI, POMPEII, SORRENTO

The region of Campania is dominated by Mt. Vesuvius, a 4,000-foot active volcano that offers climbers a 360-degree
view of Naples and its surrounding territory. In the shadow of Vesuvius lie Pompeii and Herculaneum, two ancient Roman
towns buried under volcanic ash by an eruption in 79 AD. Along the Bay of Naples there are many beautiful towns, such
as Sorrento, a resort town set atop picturesque cliffs above the Mediterranean. Capri, a short boat ride from Sorrento, is
one of the most magical islands in the world. Known from mythical times as the home of the Sirens, today Capri is popular
because of its colorful grottoes, rocky beaches and stunning, blue water.



LAZIO: OFF THE BEATEN PATH

The Lazio region includes Rome and the three surrounding provinces. Day trips vary with season and terrain, from hill
towns to seaside. The Castelli Romani area is dotted with hillside towns like Frascati, famous for its white wine, and
Castel Gandolfo, the summer home of the Pope. Students may also visit Latina, a province known for its mozzarella
production and numerous seaside towns such as Terracina and Sperlonga, linked along the coast by national parks and
archaeological sites. To the west, Tivoli has offered an escape from Rome since the times of Emperor Hadrian, who built
his villa there. Up the hill from Hadrian’s Villa, the Renaissance Villa d’Este has been recognized as the most beautiful park
in Italy for its majestic, fountain-filled gardens.



LUCCA

Lucca is a small provincial town rich in history, tradition and culture, but it is also a premium tourist attraction. The town
is unique for its intact sixteenth century walls that surround the historical center, isolating it from the modern suburbs,
so that walking along its narrow streets (now pedestrian precinct), one forgets about time, living in a slower and more
human atmosphere. The are numerous monuments, elegant palaces, churches and squares that make this town so
beautiful. Examples include the Guinigi tower, the Ampitheater, the Holy Cross in the cathedral of San Martino and the
National Museum of Palazzo Mansi.



MALTA                                                                                INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Due to its crucial location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has historically been an important strategic
island and stronghold for several ancient cultures from the Sicilians to the Romans, from the Byzantines to the Arabs. First
colonized in 5200 BC, the island of Malta is a wealth of history with its combined Mediterranean heritage and English
influence. Its Megalithic temples pre-date Stonehenge and Egypt’s pyramids and its beautiful baroque cities such as Valleta
dot the countryside. Amongst the vast abundance of history and culture, the Maltese Islands remain one of the most
desired vacation spots for those who appreciate beautiful beaches, crystal-clear water and awe-inspiring views.



MT. ETNA VOLCANO

Mt. Etna is one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. Etna is currently active, and has been so over the past 300,000
years. Throughout the past 10 years, Mt. Etna has cast several small eruptions, creating a spectacular show for the locals,
volcanologists and tourist alike. It’s no wonder that Mt. Etna is one of Sicily’s greatest attractions.



PALERMO AND WESTERN SICILY

Sicily’s capital and largest city, Palermo, sits on the north coast of a great arching bay. In the 9th and 10th centuries, became
the third great intellectual and artistic center of the civilized world, equal to Cordoba and Baghdad. Palermo now boasts
unique Arabo-Norman art and architecture that attracts visitors from around the world. Cefalu, a small beach town and
one of Palermo’s closest neighboring cities, offers great food and fabulous vistas! Western Sicily holds many majestic towns:
Erice, Segesta, Marsala... It is also an area famous for its long stretches of sandy beaches with breathtaking views & soaring
cliff facades. It is a vast and endless paradise for treasure seekers!




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Italy Excursions   PANTALICA, ANAPO VALLEY AND THE FOOTHILLS MONTI IBLEI

                   The Necropolis of Pantalica holds over 5000 catacombs and dates back to the 7th century BC It is currently on the list of
                   UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A panoramical high-cliffed canyon winding 10 kilometers, consisting of natural beauty
                   including the infamous Grotta dei pipistrelli (“Cavern of the Bats”).



                   PIAZZA AMERINA AND MORGANTINA

                   This excursion offers a realistic glimpse of how the ancient Romans once lived. Piazza Amerina, a remarkably well preserved
                   12th century AD Roman Villa, houses one of the finest and largest collections of mosaics in the world! The ruins of the town
                   Morgantina, dating back to the 5th century BC, feature many artifacts found, some of which are currently located in the
                   Paolo Orsi museum in Syracuse.



                   PISA • CINQUE TERRE

                   The city of Pisa is not just the Tower, nor the marvellous Piazza dei Miracoli where it stands, with its Cathedral, Baptistery
                   and Monumental Cemetery. Pisa is many other things as well. It is the city of the ancient Etruscan and Roman Port at San
                   Rossore and the lungarni (the banks of the river Arno). All this and much more make Pisa a unique and wonderful city. The
                   Cinque Terre, five villages hidden in little coastal inlets and clinging to the rocks overhanging the sea, are located near the
                   eastern extreme of the Ligure Riviera in a unique landscape. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore
                   form the heart of the National Park, proclaimed a monument to the heritage of mankind by UNESCO.



                   PLEMMIRIO COASTAL RESERVE

                   One of Sicily’s first protected areas for marine life, Plemmirio is a sanctuary for Mediterranean biologists and snorkel
                   enthusiasts alike! Towering limestone facades form several caverns and intricate nooks along the Mediterranean coastline.
                   One need only look into the crystal-clear sea to catch a glimpse of the natural marine oasis of Plemmirio.



                   POMPEII

                   Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and provides outstanding information on the art, customs,
                   trades and everyday life of the past. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 63 AD and was completely demolished
                   in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. What had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centers, life came
                   to a permanent standstill. Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the
                   town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city. The eruption captured a moment in time.



                   ROME

                   With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to
                   eternal as it gets. Located on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the “Eternal
                   City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way
                   from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today it remains the seat of the Italian government. One must be prepared to step into
                   the world’s biggest open air museum (The Vatican, the Coliseum, the neighborhoods...) and be enraptured.



                   SOUTHERN ITALY: POMPEII, CAPRI AND THE AMALFI COAST

                   Sorrento is a resort town set atop rocky, picturesque cliffs along the Amalfi Coast. South of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is
                   dotted with numerous beach towns that offer great shopping and dining, as well as breathtaking views of the sea. The
                   mythical Sirens lived on the island of Capri, which rises as two peaks out of the sea, a quick ferry ride from Sorrento. Capri
                   is now a popular destination because of its romantic scenery and colorful grottoes. Pompeii is an ancient city dating back
                   to 79 AD when it was destroyed by a volcanic explosion and buried for centuries six meters below the ground. In 1997,
                   UNESCO added Pompeii to the World Heritage List. The extraordinary finds of the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and
                   neighboring cities, buried by Mount Vesuvius since 79 AD, are a living testimony of the society and daily life in a moment of
                   the past, and their equivalent cannot be found anywhere else in the world.



                   SYRACUSE SAILING TRIP

                   As Ulysses once sailed the seas bordering Sicily and Arethusa made her triumphant journey to rest as a fresh water spring
                   on the Siracusan shores, throughout time, reference has been made to the marvellous and translucent waters of the
                   Mediterranean Sea. Sailing in the Mediterranean is a unique experience and offers fabulous vistas with visits to remote
                   places for photo opportunities and swimming. From panoramic views of the historical island of Ortigia to some of Sicily’s most
                   beautiful rock formations and caves, nothing is more inspiring. Along the journey, it’s not uncommon for dolphin sightings.
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A TASTE OF TUSCANY
To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is definitely a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area
features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot
springs are plentiful in the region, and the practice of soaking in the thermal baths was believed by the ancient Romans to
have therapeutic value. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San
Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.



TUNISIA                                                                               INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION

Tunisia, located on the northern border of Africa, is one of the most exotic vacation destinations in the world! Tunisia is home
to several beautiful ancient cities such as Carthage, dating back to 9th century BC, and Sousse, famous for its white sandy
beaches and for it’s lavish and colorful open market, the Medina. Important monuments include: the Roman Coliseum in Al
Jem, the Great Mosque of Al-Zatuna, the impressive Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul and many, many more ancient treasures
that line the terrain of Tunisia. Don’t forget to get a taste of the authentic Tunisian cuisine, ranging from exotic spices and
dishes to vegetarian couscous.



VENDICARI NATURE RESERVE
Vendicari, often referred to as “Fauna Oasis,” is a nature and marine reserve that stretches across the Siracusan coastline and
consists of rocky inclines and beautiful isolated white sand beaches. Here exists the secluded Calamosche beach, famous for
its luminous bay enclosed by towering rock faces. Vendicari, a private reserve, has several breathtaking places to snorkel or
observe marine life. Nestled near the ruins of a historical tuna factory, lies the lagoons that are home to migratory birds such as
the grey heron, white and black stork, little egret, and flamingo. Vendicari is a real taste of Mediterranean nature. In addition,
a unique historical fishing village boarding Vendicari, Marzamemi, boasts the finest sea food in Sicily.



VENICE
Venice is one of the most well-known and romantic cities in the world. Famous for the canals and beautiful Piazza San
Marco, the city welcomes visitors and scholars to explore its winding streets, walk the numerous bridges connecting section
to section, and to soak up the magic of this city on the water. From the 13th to the 17th centuries, Venice was one of the most
important cities in Europe. Its strategic location made Venice an important center of trade between the East and the West,
and art and culture blossomed as well, leaving a legacy of amazing artistic and architectural treasures.



VERONA

Verona is the city of the most famous lovers in history: Romeo and Juliet. Here one can even find their famous lovers’
balcony. Today’s Verona has much more to offer than just references to Shakespeare, including the Roman Amphitheater
(which is still used today for operas), the market at Piazza delle Erbe (once the Roman forum), and the medieval streets by
the Adige river. Lake Garda is the biggest of the pre-Alpine lakes and the largest in Italy. The beauty of the countryside,
the Mediterranean vegetation (vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards), and its mild climate make Lake Garda one of
the most thriving health and tourist centers in the country. One can find remnants of many different historical periods in the
cities and villages around the lake, such as Roman ruins, medieval churches and beautiful liberty villas.




                                                                                 ALL EXCURSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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     Application Policies
     API program applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis. Late applications are accepted if there is still
     space available. There will be a $180 late fee added to the program fee.

     API advises students to APPLY EARLY. API also urges all students to discuss the following payment policies with their
     home university before applying to study abroad. In certain instances, a student’s home university may assume some or
     all of the program fees, including the application deposit and/or the confirmation payment.

     WHEN APPLYING
     A $150 deposit must accompany an application. The $150 application deposit is applied to the cost of the program
     and is not an additional fee. The $150 deposit is refundable only if a student is not accepted into the API program or the
     program is cancelled.

     AFTER ACCEPTANCE
     Students receive a letter of acceptance, a letter for visa application (if applicable) and several forms, which must be
     completed and returned by the specified payment deadline for their program. Students also need to send four passport-
     sized photos by this deadline.

     WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
     A non-refundable $400 confirmation payment is due within ten business days after acceptance notification. The
     $400 confirmation payment is applied toward the cost of the program and is not an additional fee.

     BY PAYMENT DEADLINE
     The balance of the program fee is due by the payment deadline indicated on the program pages. A $250 security
     deposit is due on the final payment deadline, which is separate from the total program fee and is REFUNDABLE three
     months after the student returns home, less any damages or unpaid expenses.

     PAYMENT METHODS
     •	 Checks,	credit	cards	or	money	orders	accepted.	
     •	 All	financial	aid	is	accepted.	API	works	with	universities	to	sign	consortium	agreements	when	necessary.
     •	 Extended	payment	plans	are	available.	Call	the	API	office	to	arrange	an	individual	payment	plan.




                 “This experience has been one of the best things I have ever done. It has changed
                 my outlook on life and I couldn’t ask for a better place to have gone or a better
                 program to have gone through.”
                                                                  - Meghan P.   Washington State University




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Program Dates and Fees
The beginning date for each program listed below is the day that students need TO ARRIVE in Rome or Florence. When
making travel arrangements, please pay close attention to arrival dates and times. If you have any questions, please call
the API office before purchasing tickets.


  The beginning date for each program (as listed on the API website) is the day that students need
  TO ARRIVE in the designated city and airport of their program. Pay close attention to the arrival
  dates and times listed in the post-acceptance materials when making travel arrangements.


           SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
3 Cities




           2010

           SPRING                                  Late January - Early May, 2010                          $14,600

           FALL                                    Late August - Early December, 2010                      $14,600

           ACADEMIC YEAR                           Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011                     $26,800
           2011

           SPRING                                  Late January - Early May, 2011                          $14,600

           SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
Florence




           2010
                                                                                                    ONE COURSE    TWO COURSES

           JANUARY INTERSESSION                    Early January - Late January, 2010                $3,300        $4,400

           SPRING                                  Late January - Mid-May, 2010                            $14,600

           SUMMER 1                                Mid-May - Late June, 2010                                $5,850

           SUMMER 2                                Late June - Late July, 2010                              $5,850

           TWO SUMMER TERMS COMBINED               Mid-May - Late July, 2010                               $10,200

           FALL                                    Early September - Mid-December, 2010                    $14,600

           ACADEMIC YEAR                           Early September, 2010 - Mid-May, 2011                   $26,800
           2011
                                                                                                    ONE COURSE    TWO COURSES

           JANUARY INTERSESSION                    Early January - Late January, 2011                $3,300        $4,400

           SPRING                                  Late January - Mid-May, 2011                            $14,600




                  “It was highly advantageous to actually be part of a program as opposed to coming
                  here on my own. I chose API because it provided the necessary academics and
                  allowed me to take courses and conduct research that would be impossible at home.”
                                                                            - Michael D. New College of Florida




     PLEASE NOTE: COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     Visit the API website for the most current program information.
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            JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY
 Rome       2010

            SPRING                       Early January - Early May, 2010             $15,600
                                                                               ONE COURSE   TWO COURSES

            SUMMER 1                     Late May - Late June, 2010            $5,800        $6,800

            SUMMER 2                     Late June- Early August, 2010         $5,800        $6,800

            TWO SUMMER TERMS COMBINED    Late May - Early August, 2010         $10,600      $12,750

            FALL                         Late August - Mid-December, 2010            $15,600

            ACADEMIC YEAR                Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011         $29,800
            2011
            SPRING                       Early January - Early May, 2011             $15,600


            SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
            2010

            SPRING                       Late January - Mid-May, 2010                 $14,600

            SUMMER 1                     Late May - Late June, 2010                   $5,850

            SUMMER 2                     Late June - Late July, 2010                  $5,850

            TWO SUMMER TERMS COMBINED    Late May - Late July, 2010                   $10,200

            FALL                         Late August - Late December, 2010            $14,600

            ACADEMIC YEAR                Late August, 2010 - Mid-May, 2011            $26,800
            2011
            SPRING                       Late January - Mid-May, 2011                 $14,600


            MEDITERRANEAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
 Syracuse




            2010
            WINTER QUARTER               Early January - Late March, 2010             $13,100

            SPRING QUARTER               Late March - Early June, 2010                $13,100

            WINTER AND SPRING COMBINED   Early January - Early June, 2010            $24,900

            SPRING SEMESTER              January - May, 2010                         $13,600
                                                                               ONE COURSE   TWO COURSES

            SUMMER 1                     Mid-May - Late June, 2010             $5,600        $5,950

            SUMMER 2                     Late June - Early August, 2010        $5,600        $5,950

            TWO SUMMER TERMS COMBINED    Mid-May - Early August, 2010          $10,300       $11,500

            FALL                         Late August - Mid-December, 2010            $13,600
            ACADEMIC YEAR                Late August, 2010 - Early May, 2011         $25,250
            2011
            WINTER QUARTER               Early January - Late March, 2011             $13,100

            SPRING QUARTER               Late March - Early June, 2011                $13,100

            WINTER AND SPRING COMBINED   Early January - Early June, 2011            $24,900

            SPRING SEMESTER              January - May, 2011                         $13,600
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            SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
Tuscania   2010

             SPRING                                            Late January - Mid-May, 2010                                $13,375

             SUMMER 1                                          Late May - Late June, 2010                                  $4,950

             SUMMER 2                                          Late June - Late July, 2010                                 $4,950

             TWO SUMMER TERMS COMBINED                         Late May - Late July, 2010                                  $9,200

             SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL                   July, 2010                                                  $5,300

             FALL                                              Late August - Late December, 2010                           $13,375

             ACADEMIC YEAR                                     Late August, 2010 - Mid-May, 2011                           $24,550
           2011
             SPRING                                            Late January - Mid-May, 2011                                $13,375



            SCUOLA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
Venice




           2010

             SPRING                                            Late January - Mid-May, 2010                                $14,600

             FALL                                              Late August - Late December, 2010                           $14,600

             ACADEMIC YEAR                                     Late August, 2010 - Mid-May, 2011                           $26,800
           2011

             SPRING                                            Late January - Mid-May, 2011                                $14,600




 Deadlines
  Late applications are accepted on a space available basis. A $180 late application fee is applicable.

                                          WINTER/SPRING DEADLINES                 SUMMER DEADLINES                FALL/YEAR DEADLINES
                                          APPLICATION    PAYMENT               APPLICATION  PAYMENT             APPLICATION   PAYMENT

    3 CITIES LdM                            October 15        November 1            N/A               N/A         June 1       June 15

    FLORENCE LdM                            October 15        November 1          March 15           April 1      June 1       June 15

    ROME JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY              October 15        November 1          March 15           April 1      June 1       June 15

    ROME LdM                                October 15        November 1          March 15           April 1      June 1       June 15

    SYRACUSE MCAS                           October 15        November 1          March 15           April 1      June 1       June 15

    SYRACUSE MCAS SPRING QUARTER           November 15        December 1            N/A               N/A          N/A          N/A

    TUSCANIA LdM                            October 15        November 1          March 15           April 1      June 1       June 15

    TUSCANIA ARCHAEOLOGY                        N/A               N/A              April 1           April 15      N/A          N/A

    VENICE LdM                              October 15        November 1          March 15           April 1      June 1       June 15




     PLEASE NOTE: COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAM DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
     Visit the API website for the most current program information.

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              APPLY
              ONLINE
              AND YOU CAN WIN


              $500!




Application




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            Apply Online
            The easiest way to apply to an API program is to apply online. Not only does it save students time in getting
            the application to API (it is received immediately upon submission), but API can also process the application
            faster! Students can send any additional application documents that may be necessary for their program
            separately. Other benefits of applying online include paying the application deposit of $150 with a credit
            card and being entered into a drawing to receive a $500 award.




                        m Signed API Application
Application Checklist




                        m Official Transcript
                        Students may have their registrar send this directly to API or include it with the application.

                        m Course Selection/Pre-Registration Form
                        Submit the completed course form per site included in this catalog, or found on the API website, along with
                        the application. Some classes may fill early, so it is in each student’s interest to apply to the program as early as
                        possible for the best course selection availability.

                        m Minimum G.P.A. Requirement
                        The minimum G.P.A. requirement is 2.75. Students who apply with a low G.P.A. are considered on a case-by-case basis.
                        All applicants with low G.P.A. are required to submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of explanation.

                        m Letter of Recommendation
                        The recommendation must be from a professor or assistant instructor. It does not have to be from a language
                        professor.

                        m Completed and Signed Housing Form
                        m $150 Deposit
                        Include a check or money order made payable to Academic Programs International with the paper application.
                        If a student is applying online, they will pay by credit card. The deposit is refunded if the student is denied
                        acceptance into the program. Students who withdraw do not receive a refund of the deposit, in accordance with
                        the Admission and Cancellation Policy outlined on the application. The $150 application deposit is applied to
                        the cost of the program and is not an additional fee.




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                IF APPLYING BY MAIL, SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO:




                                                                                                                                                       2010 ITALY Application
                ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746
                PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITH BLACK OR BLUE INK.



Program Selection
SITE m 3 CITIES Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici       m FLORENCE Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici m FLORENCE LdM Certificate Program
     m FLORENCE LdM Bachelor’s Program          m FLORENCE LdM Summer Workshop          m FLORENCE LdM January Intersession
     m ROME John Cabot University               m ROME Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici        m SYRACUSE Mediterranean Center for Arts & Sciences
     m TUSCANIA Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici       m TUSCANIA LdM Archaeology Field School m TUSCANIA LdM Summer Workshop
     m VENICE Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
SESSION m January Intersession 2010 m Spring Semester 2010 m Winter Quarter (MCAS only) 2010 m Spring Quarter (MCAS only) 2010
m Summer 1 2010 m Summer 2 2010 m Summer 1 & 2 2010 m Fall 2010 m Year 2010/2011 m January Intersession 2011 m Spring 2011
m Winter Quarter (MCAS only) 2011 m Spring Quarter (MCAS only) 2011
OPTIONS FOR FLORENCE JANUARY INTERSESSION, SUMMER ROME (JCU) AND SUMMER SYRACUSE m One Class m Two Classes


Applicant Information
NAME FIRST __________________________________ MIDDLE __________________________________ LAST ______________________________________

NAME YOU PREFER TO BE CALLED _____________________________                 DATE OF BIRTH _________________          GENDER m Male m Female
                                                                                               Month/Day/Year

U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY # _________________________________________            HOME SCHOOL I.D. # __________________________________________

CITY/STATE OF BIRTH ____________________________________________            COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP _____________________________________

PASSPORT # ________________________________________________________________________



Current Contact Information
CURRENT ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CITY ________________________________________________________________________            STATE _____________        ZIP _________________________

CURRENT TELEPHONE ( __________ ) _____________________________              MOBILE TELEPHONE ( __________ ) _____________________________
                                Area Code                                                              Area Code

E-MAIL ________________________________________________________           CURRENT INFORMATION IS VALID UNTIL ________________________


Permanent Contact Information PARENT/GUARDIAN/ETC.
NAME ____________________________________________________________________________              RELATIONSHIP ________________________________
                           First                       Last

MAILING ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CITY ________________________________________________________________________            STATE _____________        ZIP __________________________

E-MAIL ________________________________________________________________            TELEPHONE ( __________ ) ________________________________
                                                                                                    Area Code

BUSINESS TELEPHONE ( __________ ) _____________________________             MOBILE TELEPHONE ( __________ ) _____________________________
                                Area Code                                                               Area Code


Billing Information
API offers both need and merit based scholarships. Academic Programs International is also happy to accept institutional and federal financial
aid that is processed by your home university. API signs consortium agreements as necessary to ensure that your federal financial aid can be
applied to the API program cost. All students, even those who are not currently receiving financial aid, are encouraged to meet with financial
aid representatives at their home university to determine eligibility for scholarships, grants, or loans available during the study abroad semester.
Please visit the API website for more information about our financial aid and payment policies or to download a scholarship application.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO USE FINANCIAL AID FROM YOUR HOME INSTITUTION TOWARD THE API PROGRAM? m Yes m No

WHO SHOULD RECEIVE INVOICES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION?

NAME _______________________________________________________________              RELATIONSHIP TO YOU ___________________________________
                        First                       Last


MAILING ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CITY _________________________________________________________________________            STATE _____________        ZIP _________________________

E-MAIL _________________________________________________________________            TELEPHONE ( __________ ) _______________________________
                                                                                                     Area Code
2010 ITALY Application   Academic Information
                         COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                         CURRENT CLASSIFICATION m Undergraduate Student                          m Graduate Student         m Professional       m Other

                         CLASS STANDING m Freshman                 m Sophomore           m Junior     m Senior

                         MAJOR ________________________________________________________                         MINOR _________________________________________________________

                         CUMULATIVE G.P.A. __________________________                      ANTICIPATED DATE OF GRADUATION ___________________________________________

                         COURSES YOU ANTICIPATE TAKING BEFORE GOING ABROAD THAT ARE NOT LISTED ON YOUR CURRENT TRANSCRIPT

                         ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                         ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                         API reserves the right to request an updated transcript from students who apply more than one semester in advance of their API program.

                         PROFICIENCY IN ITALIAN
                         SPOKEN: m No Background                m Elementary        m Intermediate        m Advanced         m Superior
                         WRITTEN: m No Background               m Elementary        m Intermediate        m Advanced         m Superior

                         LIST COURSES TAKEN IN HOST COUNTRY LANGUAGE

                         ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                         HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON ACADEMIC PROBATION? m Yes                                 m No

                         IF YES, LIST DATES HERE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                         HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DISCIPLINARY INFRACTION AT YOUR UNIVERSITY OR BEEN PLACED ON DISCIPLINARY PROBATION? m Yes m No

                         IF YES, LIST DATES HERE ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                         Students who have been on academic or have disciplinary infractions are also asked to submit a statement detailing the circumstances of their probationary status and discuss
                         their preparedness for study abroad. API may choose to follow up with a representative of the home university to confirm the details of a student’s probationary status.



                         University Contact Information
                         To be completed by student’s study abroad advisor.
                         STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR OR DIRECTOR ____________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                Full Name and Title

                         INSTITUTION _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                         MAILING ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                         CITY __________________________________________________________________________                           STATE _____________          ZIP _________________________

                         E-MAIL ________________________________________________________                        OFFICE TELEPHONE ( __________ ) ________________________________
                                                                                                                                              Area Code

                         I hereby certify that the applicant is in good standing at his/her home college/university and has been approved to study abroad. I further certify that the student is
                         not currently on academic or disciplinary probation, nor has been involved in any serious disciplinary action while attending the home institution. If the student is on
                         probation, I have included my assessment of the applicant’s readiness for study abroad on a separate page.

                         SIGNATURE OF ADVISOR OR DIRECTOR ______________________________________________________________                                        DATE _______________________



                         Additional Information
                         HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT API? m Campus Visit by API Representative m Study Abroad Officer/Director m Professor
                         m Student - Name of individual who referred you: ______________________________ m Magazine/Newspaper __________________________________
                         m API Website m StudyAbroad.com m GoAbroad.com m IIEPassport.org m StudyAbroadLinks.com m GulliverGo.com
                         m Facebook       m Twitter m Peterson’s Guide m Other - please list ________________________________________________________________________

                         WHY DID YOU CHOOSE API? m What’s Included m Price m Recommendation m Courses m Other - please explain __________________________

                         DO YOU PLAN TO APPLY TO OTHER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS? m Yes m No

                         IF YES, PLEASE LIST __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
API Admission Policy




                                                                                                                                                                           2010 ITALY Application
•	Applications	are	reviewed	on	a	rolling	basis.	In	some	cases,	this	may	mean	that	certain	courses	or	housing	options	may	fill	prior	to	the	official	
  application deadline. Late applications are considered on a space-available basis and incur an additional $180 late application fee.
•	The	minimum	G.P.A.	for	API	programs	is	generally	2.75,	unless	otherwise	noted	on	the	program	page.	Students	who	apply	with	a	low	G.P.A.	are	
  considered on a case-by-case basis. Preference is given to those students who have an upward trend in their G.P.A., demonstrate considerable
  dedication to studying the language of the host country, or whose G.P.A. was negatively affected by one or two particularly difficult courses. All
  applicants with low G.P.A.s are required to submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of explanation.

Schedule of Program Fees
API advises students to carefully review the following payment policies. In certain instances, a student’s home university may assume some
or all of the program fees, including the application deposit and/or the confirmation payment. API urges all students to discuss the following
payment policies with their home university before applying to study abroad.
APPLICATION DEPOSIT
A non-refundable $150 deposit must accompany an application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and no application is processed
without the deposit. The deposit is applied to the program cost and is not an additional fee. All fees, including the $150 application deposit, are
refunded to students who are not accepted into an API program.
INTENT TO ENROLL AND CONFIRMATION PAYMENT
Upon acceptance into an API program, students have 10 business days to confirm their participation in the program by submitting an Intent to Enroll
(ITE) form and a $400 confirmation payment. Students are not responsible for any program fees beyond the initial application deposit if they do not
confirm their participation in the API program. API cannot make any accommodations or on-site reservations on behalf of a student until the ITE form
and confirmation payment have been received. The confirmation payment is applied to the program cost and is not an additional fee.
PROGRAM BALANCE
The balance of the program cost is due by the Payment Deadline (approximately 3 weeks after the Application Deadline - see the API website or
catalog program pages for exact dates). A student who does not meet this deadline may incur a $180 late penalty and will not be registered for classes
abroad until the balance is paid in full.
SECURITY DEPOSIT
A $250 security deposit is due by final payment deadline for all programs. This deposit is not included in the program cost. It is refundable as long
as no fees are owed to API, including any additional fees assessed on-site for incidentals or damages. Refunds are generally issued 12 weeks after
the program end date.
ADDITIONAL PAYMENT INFORMATION
•	Exceptions	to	the	API	payment	policy	are	made	for	students	on	financial	aid	or	those	who	establish	an	individual	API	payment	plan.	Information	
on these options is available post-acceptance.
•	A	$30	fee	is	assessed	on	all	returned	checks

Cancellation Policy
Once a student has officially confirmed his/her participation in an API program by submitting an Intent to Enroll form, students become subject to
the standard cancellation policy as follows:
•	 Program	cancellations	and	requests	for	refunds	must	be	made	in writing.
•	 Refunds	and	cost	liability	are	determined	based	on	the	date	when	written	cancellation	notice	is	received	from	the	student.
   WITHDRAWAL	61	OR	MORE	DAYS	PRIOR	TO	PROGRAM	START	DATE: the student is responsible for the application and confirmation deposits.
   WITHDRAWAL	1	–	60	DAYS	PRIOR	TO	THE	PROGRAM	START	DATE: the student is responsible for 50% of the program cost plus
   the application and confirmation deposits.
   WITHDRAWAL	ON	THE	PROGRAM	START	DATE	OR	AFTER	THE	PROGRAM	HAS	BEGUN: the student is responsible for 100% of program cost.
•	 The	application	deposit	is	non-refundable	unless	a	student	is	not	admitted	into	the	API	program	or	the	API	program	is	cancelled.	
•	 The	confirmation	payment	is	not	refundable	for	any	reason.
•	 No	 refund	 is	 given	 if	 a	 student	 is	 removed	 from	 a	 program	 as	 a	 result	 of	 a	 violation	 of	 API’s	 Study	 Abroad	 Agreement,	 which	 is	 included	 in	
   the acceptance packet.
•	 No	housing	refunds	are	granted	if	students	are	removed	from	housing	due	to	failure	to	abide	by	housing	regulations.
•	 Students	 are	 responsible	 for	 program	 fees	 according	 to	 the	 above	 schedule.	 Should	 a	 student	 withdraw	 within	 the	 time	 frame	 listed	 above,	
   having not paid the due portion of the program fee, (s)he is invoiced for the portion due and held responsible for paying that amount.

Post Acceptance
Upon being accepted to an API program, students receive access to post-acceptance forms that must be completed by the payment deadline dates
(listed in each catalog). Late forms are subject to a $30 late charge per form.

Release of Information Please answer the following questions, sign and date.
u Prior to departure, API sends a list of program participants to all students on his/her program. I agree to the release of my name and contact
information to my fellow program participants and the study abroad office at my home institution. m Yes m No
v I have been in contact with my home institution’s study abroad office (or the appropriate office on campus, if there is no study abroad office),
and I am aware of all relevant policies and procedures concerning credit transfer, financial aid, withdrawal and/or re-admission and required pre-
departure or re-entry workshops where applicable. m Yes m No
w I authorize API to send pre-departure and program materials to my permanent contact listed on page one of this application. m Yes m No
x I acknowledge that my transcript will not be released to me or to the designated contact at my home institution upon completion of the program
abroad until all API fees have been paid in full. m Yes m No
y I have read and understand the information on this application and I certify that all information that I have provided is accurate. m Yes m No
z I authorize API to use photographs and videos in which I appear during its orientation sessions and/or in its marketing materials. m Yes m No

NAME OF STUDENT (PLEASE PRINT) ______________________________________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF STUDENT _________________________________________________________________ DATE ________________________
RETURN THIS APPLICATION AND ALL OF THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO:
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, VISIT THE API WEBSITE AT WWW.ACADEMICINTL.COM, E-MAIL US AT API@ACADEMICINTL.COM OR CALL 800/844-4124.
              THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. RETURN THIS FORM TO:




                                                                                                                                                      2010 ITALY Letter of Recommendation
              ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746


PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY WITH BLACK OR BLUE INK.

To be completed by applicant:
NAME OF APPLICANT ______________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE ( __________ ) ________________________
                                                                                                            Area Code

LOCATION, TERM & SESSION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR (e.g., ROME - LdM, FALL 2010) __________________________________________________

REFERENCE REQUESTED FROM (PLEASE PRINT): __________________________________________________________________________________

All rights of access to information and materials of any kind received by Academic Programs International from any source in connection with this
recommendation are hereby voluntarily waived.

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT _________________________________________________________________                   DATE _____________________


To be completed by professor or assistant professor:
NAME AND TITLE __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

INSTITUTION ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CITY _________________________________________________________________________            STATE ______________       ZIP ________________________

E-MAIL _____________________________________________________________            OFFICE TELEPHONE ( __________ ) _________________________
                                                                                                         Area Code

How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? __________________________________________________________________________

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Living overseas requires discipline, self-confidence and the ability to be open to new living and learning environments. Based on your knowledge
of the applicant, please give us your opinion of the student’s ability to successfully make the necessary adjustments.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Comment on the following topics regarding this applicant: 1) Interest and sensitivity to cultures other than his/her own; 2) Intellectual qualities
and promise for the future; 3) Ability to handle challenges and adapt to new situations; 4) Suitability for chosen course of study; 5) Artistic,
athletic, social, and other interests or achievements. You may attach an additional sheet if necessary.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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We encourage you to use the following space to make additional comments concerning the applicant and/or their qualifications for the program.
You may attach an additional sheet if necessary.

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Please indicate one of the following statements that most accurately represents your opinion of the student’s qualifications for studying abroad.
m I recommend this student to participate in a study abroad program.
m I cannot recommend this student for this program.
m I have some reservations, but am willing to recommend the student with the following qualifications:

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SIGNATURE _________________________________________________________________               DATE _____________________
FEEL FREE TO USE THIS SIDE OF THE PAPER SHOULD YOU NEED ADDITIONAL SPACE.


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              THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. RETURN THIS FORM TO:




                                                                                                                                                            2010 ITALY Housing Application
              ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746



Applicant Information
NAME _______________________________________________________________               DATE OF BIRTH _______________          GENDER m Male m Female
                 First              Middle Initial             Last                                     Month/Day/Year


HOME COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SITE m FLORENCE (LdM)               m ROME (JCU)                 m ROME (LdM)
     m SYRACUSE (MCAS)              m TUSCANIA (LdM)             m VENICE (LdM)           m 3 CITIES Tuscania, Rome and Florence or Venice Program

SESSION m January Intersession 2010 m Spring Semester 2010 m Winter Quarter (MCAS only) 2010 m Spring Quarter (MCAS only) 2010
            m Summer 1 2010 m Summer 2 2010 m Summer 1 & 2 2010 m Fall 2010 m Year 2010/2011 m January Intersession 2011
            m Spring 2011 m Winter Quarter (MCAS only) 2011 m Spring Quarter (MCAS only) 2011



Housing Options by City
FLORENCE STUDENTS SELECT PREFERRED HOUSING CHOICE BELOW
In Florence, the standard housing option is included in the API program fee. It involves sharing a bedroom with one or two other API participants
of the same gender, generally within a larger apartment of one to nine other students. In some cases, apartments may only house two students.
Meals are not included in the program cost. Students are responsible for purchasing and preparing all of their own meals. The apartments are
furnished and feature equipped kitchens. Most apartments have washing machines and students are responsible for paying for and doing their
own laundry. Students are provided with at least one set of bed linens, but must bring their own towels. Utilities are included in the program cost,
up to $75.00 per month, per student. Program prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are limited and available on a first-come,
first-served basis and involve an additional fee.
m DOUBLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT
m SINGLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT Securing a single bedroom within an apartment requires a supplemental fee of $1000 for a semester
  and $350 for a summer term. Students must enclose their payment with this housing form to be considered for this option. If a request for a single
  room cannot be accommodated, the supplemental fee is refunded.
   m I would PREFER an individual room, but I do not want to pay extra to guarantee it. I acknowledge that individual rooms are assigned on a random
     basis, and my preference does not guarantee an individual room.
   m I REQUEST an individual room and I am enclosing the $1000 (semester)/ $350 (summer) reservation fee with this form.

ROME STUDENTS SELECT PREFERRED HOUSING CHOICE BELOW
Students in Rome are housed in a student residence that consists of individual apartments housing 2-9 students. The apartments are furnished and
feature equipped kitchens. All apartments have washing machines and students are responsible for doing their own laundry. Students are provided with
at least one set of bed linens, but must bring their own towels. Utilities are included in the program cost, up to $75.00 per month, per student. Program
prices are based on double/triple occupancy. Single rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis and involve an additional fee.
m DOUBLE OR TRIPLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT
m SINGLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT Securing a single bedroom within an apartment requires a supplemental fee of $500 for a semester
  and $250 for a summer term. Students must enclose their payment with this housing form to be considered for this option. If the request for a single
  room cannot be accommodated, the supplemental fee is refunded.
   m I would PREFER an individual room, but I do not want to pay extra to guarantee it. I acknowledge that individual rooms are assigned on a random
     basis, and my preference does not guarantee an individual room.
   m I REQUEST an individual room and I am enclosing the $500 (semester)/ $350 (summer) reservation fee with this form.

SYRACUSE STUDENTS SELECT PREFERRED HOUSING CHOICE BELOW
m DOUBLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT
m SINGLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT Securing a single bedroom within an apartment requires a supplemental fee of $1000 for a semester and
  $350 for a summer term. Students must enclose their payment with this housing form to be considered for this option. If the request for a single
  room cannot be accommodated, the supplemental fee is refunded.
   m I would PREFER an individual room, but I do not want to pay extra to guarantee it. I acknowledge that individual rooms are assigned on a random
     basis, and my preference does not guarantee an individual room.
   m I REQUEST an individual room and I am enclosing the $1000 (semester)/ $350 (summer) reservation fee with this form.
m SYRACUSE HOMESTAY Homestays in Syracuse are available by student request. Homestays are limited in availability. Additional fees may
  apply. If a homestay is not available, the student will be accommodated in a student apartment.
2010 ITALY Housing Application
                                 TUSCANIA STUDENTS SELECT PREFERRED HOUSING CHOICE BELOW
                                 m DOUBLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT
                                 m SINGLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT Securing a single bedroom within an apartment requires a supplemental fee of $1000 for a semester
                                   and $350 for a summer term. Students must enclose their payment with this housing form to be considered for this option. If the request for a
                                   single room cannot be accommodated, the supplemental fee is refunded.
                                    m I would PREFER an individual room, but I do not want to pay extra to guarantee it. I acknowledge that individual rooms are assigned on a random
                                       basis, and my preference does not guarantee an individual room.
                                    m I REQUEST an individual room and I am enclosing the $1000 (semester)/ $350 (summer) reservation fee with this form.
                                 m TUSCANIA HOMESTAY Breakfast and dinner are included with the homestay option in Tuscania, but students must provide their own
                                   lunches. Homestays are limited in availability and are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. If a homestay is not available, the student will
                                   be accommodated in a student apartment.

                                 3 CITIES AND VENICE STUDENTS SELECT PREFERRED HOUSING CHOICE BELOW
                                 m DOUBLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT
                                 m SINGLE ROOM, STUDENT APARTMENT Securing a single bedroom within an apartment requires a supplemental fee of $1000 for a semester
                                   and $350 for a summer term. Students must enclose their payment with this housing form to be considered for this option. If the request for a
                                   single room cannot be accommodated, the supplemental fee is refunded.
                                    m I would PREFER an individual room, but I do not want to pay extra to guarantee it. I acknowledge that individual rooms are assigned on a random
                                       basis, and my preference does not guarantee an individual room.
                                    m I REQUEST an individual room and I am enclosing the $1000 (semester)/ $350 (summer) reservation fee with this form.

                                 ROOMMATE REQUEST: If you wish to be housed with a specific person, please list his/her name. _________________________________________
                                 Note: Requests for roommates must be mutual in order to be accommodated.

                                 DO YOU SMOKE? m Yes m No              YOU PREFER TO LIVE WITH A m Smoker m Non-Smoker m No Preference

                                 HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
                                 LIST FIVE ADJECTIVES THAT MOST ACCURATELY DESCRIBE YOU AND YOUR “HOME” HABITS (LAID BACK, EARLY RISER, QUIET, ETC.)

                                 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                 WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHARE ANY CONCERNS AND/OR SPECIAL HOUSING REQUESTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.
                                 API WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR PREFERENCES BUT SPECIAL REQUESTS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.




                                 Additional Housing Information
                                 •	 Housing	for	year	students	during	the	period	between	the	fall	and	spring	semesters	(winter	break)	is	not	included	in	the	API	program	fee.	Most	
                                    students take advantage of this time to travel around Europe or return home to the U.S. API can arrange between-term housing in the host
                                    city at an additional cost. More information about housing is provided post acceptance.
                                 •	 Students	who	wish	to	find	their	own	housing	or	decide	after	submitting	this	form	that	they	would	like	to	find	their	own	housing	must	notify	API	
                                    60 days prior to the program start date or they are held responsible for the deposits made on their behalf.

                                 I understand that API will attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate me according to my housing requests.

                                 PRINT NAME ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________


                                 SIGNATURE OF STUDENT _________________________________________________________________                     DATE _____________________
               THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. RETURN THIS FORM TO:




                                                                                                                                                       2010 ITALY John Cabot University Course Information Form
               ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746



FOR JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY (JCU) STUDENTS ONLY.
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITH BLACK OR BLUE INK.

NAME FIRST __________________________________ MIDDLE _________________________________ LAST ______________________________________

SESSION m Spring 2010 m Summer 1 2010 m Summer 2 2010 m Summer 1 & 2 2010 m Fall 2010 m Year 2010/2011 m Spring 2011

SUMMER STUDENTS ONLY: I intend to enroll in: m 1 course m 2 courses
Note: Students choosing two courses are advised that they will be billed a higher program fee for the summer session.

All API students studying at the John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome register online prior to the start of the semester abroad. All students receive
registration instructions from JCU via email; it is extremely important to pay close attention to registration dates, as courses fill quickly. API
students are advised that course registration for visiting students occurs after the standard registration period for degree-seeking students. All
course offerings are subject to change. It is highly recommended, but not required, that all students register for an Italian language class at JCU.

All semester students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours to maintain full-time status. API recommends that you receive pre-
approval from your home university for a minimum of 8-10 courses per semester session (4-5 per summer session) prior to the start of the
online registration period in the event that your first-choice courses are closed. API encourages students to work with home school advisors to
be as flexible as possible about course choices. If desired courses are closed during the start of the online registration period, there is always
the possibility that new sections will be opened or a space could become available during the drop/add period after the semester starts. API
encourages students to continually log-in and monitor course offerings throughout the registration period.

All students are also advised that they will not know their course schedule before payment deadlines and API program fees are not
refundable based on the availability of pre-selected courses.

Courses I am considering at JCU include:

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I have read the statements above. I recognize that it is my responsibility to register via the online JCU registration process and have my course
selection pre-approved by advisors at my home university.


SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT _________________________________________________________________                    DATE _____________________
              THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. RETURN THIS FORM TO:




                                                                                                                                                          2010 ITALY Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici Course Pre-Registration Form
              ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746


PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITH BLACK OR BLUE INK.

NAME FIRST __________________________________ MIDDLE _________________________________ LAST ______________________________________
SESSION m January Intersession 2010 m Spring 2010 m Summer 1 2010 m Summer 2 2010 m Summer 1 & 2 2010 m Fall 2010
        m Year 2010/2011 m January Intersession 2011 m Spring 2011
SITE m FLORENCE Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
     m ROME Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
     m TUSCANIA Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
     m VENICE Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici
     m 3 CITIES: TUSCANIA, ROME & FLORENCE OR VENICE Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici


m 3 CITIES PROGRAM ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEVEL m Beginning m Intermediate                         THIRD CITY PREFERENCE m Florence m Venice

LORENZO DE’MEDICI FLORENCE, ROME, TUSCANIA AND VENICE SEMESTER STUDENTS
Visit the API Italy website at www.academicintl.com to find the most up-to-date course offerings and schedules. Course offerings, times,
descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change. LdM students are encouraged to APPLY EARLY, as courses may fill up quickly.
In the chart on the reverse side of this page, list your preferred course choices. During the semester, all students are REQUIRED to take at least
one Italian language class. Students are required to list an alternate for EACH COURSE SELECTION in order for the LdM registrar to process your
requests. Whenever possible, students are placed into your first-choice course selections; alternates are only selected if a given class is full or has
been cancelled. Remember that alternates are tied to the course above it; if that course is closed, students are assigned the alternate and should
be comfortable taking any of their alternates listed. Students take 4-5 classes per semester session; 1-2 per summer session. Students who plan
on studying for an academic year are asked to provide spring course selections at a later date.
API strongly recommends that you obtain pre-departure approval from your home university for the classes that you plan on taking in Italy.
Receiving credit at your home university depends on its own requirements and regulations.

SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR OPTIONS - LORENZO DE’MEDICI
Choose only one of the following academic programs. Program selection must be made when applying and cannot be changed on site.
m FREE ELECTIVE PROGRAM (FLORENCE, ROME, TUSCANIA, VENICE)
  15-16 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (LANGUAGE: 3-4 CREDITS; ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS)

m SIX-CREDIT ITALIAN PROGRAM (FLORENCE)
  15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (LANGUAGE: 6 CREDITS; ELECTIVES: 9 CREDITS)

m INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM + 2 NON-STUDIO ART ELECTIVES (FLORENCE)
  15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (LANGUAGE: 9 CREDITS; ELECTIVES: 6 CREDITS)

m SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM (FLORENCE, ROME, TUSCANIA)
  18 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER SESSION (LANGUAGE: 18 CREDITS; NO ELECTIVES)

m CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (FLORENCE) INDICATE THE NAME OF THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OF YOUR CHOICE:

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DO YOU ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE TOPIC OR ARE YOU A BEGINNER? LIST ANY RELEVANT EXPERIENCE.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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SUMMER OPTIONS - LORENZO DE’MEDICI
Choose only one of the following academic programs. Program selection must be made when applying and cannot be changed on site.
m SUPER-INTENSIVE ITALIAN PROGRAM (FLORENCE, ROME) 6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION (LANGUAGE: 6 CREDITS; NO ELECTIVES ALLOWED)
m ONE ELECTIVE PROGRAM (FLORENCE, ROME, TUSCANIA) 3 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION (3 CREDITS; CHOOSE ONE ELECTIVE)
m TWO ELECTIVE PROGRAM (FLORENCE, ROME, TUSCANIA) 6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION (6 CREDITS; CHOOSE TWO ELECTIVES)
m SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAMS (FLORENCE, TUSCANIA) 6 CREDIT HOURS PER SUMMER SESSION (6 CREDITS; CHOOSE ONE WORKSHOP

DISCLOSURE OF LEARNING DISABILITY (OPTIONAL)
Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici seeks to assist students who have documented learning disabilities. All students are encouraged to indicate here if they
have a learning disability. This information is not be taken into consideration when reviewing your application, but rather is used to determine the
type of accommodations that can be provided to you to facilitate a successful semester at LdM.

Type of disability: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Accommodations solicited: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2010 ITALY Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici Course Pre-Registration Form                  When completing this form, fill it out COMPLETELY with course information
                                                                                   from the API website only (not from the catalog pages).

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                                                                    COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION - SCOULA LORENZO DE’ MEDICI STUDENTS ONLY.

                                                                    I understand that it is my responsibility to seek pre-approval from my home university for my selected courses. NOTE: All courses are subject to
                                                                    change and are not guaranteed. In many cases, a minimum of five students is required for a course to be offered. Classes that do not fill are cancelled.


                                                                    SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT _________________________________________________________________                       DATE _____________________
                                                                    The courses below have been approved for academic transfer credits. m Yes m No

                                                                    SIGNATURE OF ADVISOR ___________________________________________________________________                      DATE _____________________
             THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. RETURN THIS FORM TO:




                                                                                                                                              2010 ITALY Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences Course Pre-Registration Form
             ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL • 301 CAMP CRAFT ROAD, SUITE 100 • AUSTIN, TEXAS 78746


PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITH BLACK OR BLUE INK.

NAME FIRST __________________________________ MIDDLE _________________________________ LAST ______________________________________

SESSION m Spring Semester 2010 m Winter Quarter 2010 m Spring Quarter 2010 m Summer 1 2010 m Summer 2 2010 m Summer 1 & 2 2010
        m Fall 2010 m Year 2010/2011 m Spring 2011 m Winter Quarter 2011 m Spring Quarter 2011
SUMMER STUDENTS ONLY I intend to enroll in: m 1 course m 2 courses
Note: Students choosing 2 courses are advised that they are billed a higher program fee for the summer session.

MCAS COURSE SELECTION Semester students select a course load of 12- 16 credits. In the summer sessions students complete a course
load of 6-7 credits. Any proposed course schedule that exceeds these standard credit loads is considered on an individual basis, must be
approved by both the home university and the host institution (MCAS), and implies additional costs. All MCAS students are required to take
at least one 3-credit Italian course. Summer students are NOT required to take Italian.
A number of classes at MCAS require prerequisites; API encourages students to consult the course descriptions before submitting their
application to ensure that these requirements are met. Semester students MUST list AT LEAST THREE alternate classes and summer
students AT LEAST TWO alternates in the event that any of their first choice classes are cancelled. This form MUST be signed/approved by an
academic advisor or a faculty member at the home Institution.

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT _________________________________________________________________              DATE _____________________

SIGNATURE OF ADVISOR ___________________________________________________________________             DATE _____________________


             When completing this form, fill it out COMPLETELY with course information
             from the API website only (not from the catalog pages).
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