The Marist Florence, Italy, campus is the only US bachelor’s degree program in the city of Florence. The partnership between Marist and the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici has truly fostered an international learning environment for students studying at Marist-LdM.
Marist-LdM offers students nine degrees through the Four-Year Degree Program. For students looking to begin their global education early, they may spend their freshman year in Florence as part of the innovative Freshman Florence Experience. Graduate students have the exciting opportunity to earn an MA in Museum Studies. This can be a one-year program designed to include on-site museum study in the Renaissance center. Graduate students complete an internship in one of many locations around the world. Finally, the Marist Abroad Program offers semester- and year-long study abroad placements in Florence during students’ junior or senior years.
By using the unrivalled opportunities that Florence, Tuscania, Rome, and Venice offer for investigating the history and cultural heritage of Italy and Europe in galleries, palaces, gardens, churches, and museums, students benefit from an education outside of the classroom in a safe, friendly environment. The programs in Florence stimulate and develop the potential individual creativity of students, providing them not only with the technical skills but also the conceptual insights necessary for the development of artistic talent. Florence truly is a “classroom without walls.” Marist-LdM aims to integrate formal university-level learning with an emphasis on personal growth, individual engagement, and community responsibility.
The Florence campus is a symbol of Marist’s commitment to global education; it provides students a unique opportunity to grow as world citizens. For those interested, the program offerings in Florence afford an education like no other. The Tuscan atmosphere allows Marist students to engage in a US-style classroom environment while absorbing the educational resources of a significantly historic and inspirational European city.