• LANGUAGE THROUGH SERVICE: Community service opportunities
• ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES: Dig, discover history
• SCENERY: Incredible views of the Italian countryside
What makes this Athena?
• CAMPUS: Athena's 1st ever campus!
• AUTHENTIC: True Italian cultural immersion
• THE ESSENCE: What study abroad was meant to be
LdM-Tuscania was the first school that Athena partnered with due
to its nearly identical mission of bringing study abroad back to simpler roots based on individualized education. The school and the location demonstrate strong academics & a pure vision of study abroad.
Founded in 1973 in Florence, LdM has long been recognized as a top academic institution in Italy. In the mid 2000s, LdM expanded its locations, and with that, the Tuscania campus was born.
The small town embraces the students of this program, which allows you to be easily immersed into the culture.
Explore the physical and spiritual sides of this ancient practice in Tuscania.DETAILS
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'I was born and raised in Paris, and I came to Tuscania over 40 years ago. Working at the school gives me the opportunity to share my Tuscanian life experience with students. “My role as student advisor is very rewarding; students all get very close to the local people and to the town itself.'
A great story: Tuscania has an active archaeological site. Past students, while digging, uncovered an ancient Etruscan mirror worth over a million Euros!
When you study in Tuscania, we make sure you experience all that the region has to offer! From the time you arrive and have a welcome lunch, to your farewell dinner, you will have every opportunity to sink your teeth into everything Tuscania offers. In addition to all of this, we offer field trips (some at an extra cost) to get you out & about in Italy. Here’s an example of excursions available during your semester:
• Lake Bolsena
• Mediterranean Sea
• and more!
Fully immerse in Italian language through community service.
• The program package includes housing in double-occupancy rooms in a shared apartment; homestays and single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee (limited availability and cannot be guaranteed).
• Apartments are fully furnished and equipped, complete with a living area, 2 to 3 bedrooms, bathroom & kitchen. On average there is 1 bathroom for every 4 students.
• All housing options are within a short walk to the campus, and many of the housing locations are within the historic town center.
Yes! You will have free time to travel around the surrounding areas, and during longer breaks, you can branch out even further if you’d like.
Tuscania is only about an hour and a half from Rome.
A typical program will have anywhere from 5-20 students on the program. This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.
Delicious and fresh! Expect authentic Italian dishes, which means pasta, pizza and meats.
Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Tuscania a 5 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly! You will be able to find many vegetarian dishes, but vegetarians are not very common in Tuscania.
Yes! You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate. This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.
You will fly into Rome, Italy, which is about an hour and 20 minutes from Tuscania. From there, you will travel to Tuscania via pre-arranged group airport pickup.
We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency. The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.
'The host city welcomes students with open arms. I always felt safe and there were always events and festivals occurring in the town at night and during the weekends...'
Ohio Northern University
Time traveling back to a simpler time. That’s what Tuscania’s like, and it’s incredible.
The city walls call back to a previous royal era, the town’s 7th century church is still in use, and the population of 8,000 brings a sense of community that you didn’t know still existed. It’s absolutely charming. Also, Tuscania is not far from Rome, as this medieval town is nestled in the Italian hillside about an hour and 20 minutes north of the capital city.
A place that has inspired artists for centuries, Tuscania has developed a reputation for new artistic forms of expression including film, art, architecture, and more.
Filmmakers such as Orson Welles have used Tuscania as a backdrop for their movies.
The main church in Tuscania is over 1,300 years old and is still actively in use. If it ain’t broke...