Lorenzo de'Medici, Italy Academics
EligibilityTo apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. For most, you need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8; for the Rome STEM program, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.
LdM has very strict admissions standards related to both academics and conduct. If you have ever been on University or UW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life probation, even if you have fulfilled all UW-Eau Claire sanctions, please meet with the UW-Eau Claire Italy coordinator prior to applying.
In addition, in the case of an ongoing medical and/or mental health condition, LdM requires a medical waiver approving participation from a current physician. Again, please meet with the UW-Eau Claire Italy coordinator prior to applying.
CoursesYou will choose from classes offered at your LdM campus during the term you are attending. The Florence campus is the original LdM campus and offers the widest course selection, particularly in the fall and spring. Summer and Winterim offerings are much more limited.
The Rome and Tuscania campuses are much smaller, with correspondingly small course offerings. Please note that the Three Cities program offers a set curriculum of four-five courses which all students must take.
Semester-long students must take a minimum of 12 and may take a maximum of 15 credits, including one required Italian language class. Summer session students must take 6 credits. Winterim students must take 3 credits.
You can find course offerings for current terms here on the LdM website: http://www.ldminstitute.com. Choose "Academics" on the top toolbar, then "Course Schedules" from the drop-down menu.
Important Note for Business Students: you must have completed Econ 103 & 104, Accounting 201 and IS 240 OR BSAD 180 in order to take 300-level business courses at LdM. Additional pre-requisites may apply to certain business courses.
UW-Eau Claire EquivalenciesRome STEM Program: you can find the tentative courses being offered each semester, along with the UW-Eau Claire equivalency, here: STEM Equivalencies, Rome Campus
To find other LdM courses that have been evaluated, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here.
- Choose Italy, then click "Search"
- Click on Lorenzo de Medici
- Click "Search" again. All courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear.
- In order to determine when the course is offered, you must start with the LdM course offerings linked above
Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad.
Liberal Education/General Education RequirementsFor students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details.
For semester students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at email@example.com after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.).
For summer/winterim students in catalog years through 2015-16, three credits of foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. If you successfully complete an Italian language class during a summer program, an additional three credits of the Foreign Culture requirement can be waived. (The additional three credits does not apply to Winterim). The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at firstname.lastname@example.org after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.).
Academic CalendarYou may study at a Lorenzo de' Medici for either semester, the full academic year, or summer or winterim (Florence only). Exact dates will be available the semester prior to departure.
Please see the LdM website for details and updates.