Writing Club | Dance Club | Cinema Club | Music Club | Volunteer Club | Photography Club | Athlete's Club | Slow Drink Club
According to the philosophy of the school, Lorenzo de Medici's main focus is the student's personal and spiritual growth, which can be strongly affected and improved by a cultural experience abroad. For this reason, LdM created and supports the Students Clubs Program, where people with the same interests and curiosities can develop and increase their skills, flair, and background together in a completely different social environment. This full immersion in Italian life, society, and culture is explored through various forms and aspects in order to include as diverse a range of people as possible.
The clubs aim can be considered to realize a good balance between the students' mutual interaction and socialization and their introduction, adjustment to, and participation with the host community. For this reason, LdM will coordinate with the most important and representative local institutions and associations in the different mentioned fields.
The clubs are open to all semester LdM students and only to LdM students.
There is no membership fee for the Theatre, Volunteer, and Dance clubs.
There is a 10 euro membership fee for the Athlete, Music, Slow Drink, Photography, and Cinema clubs.
Each Club will establish specific affiliation rules, as well as a minimum and maximum number of participants.
Some clubs might require a selection of the participants, especially in case of contests (for example photography, theatre, dance, music and sport).
The Student Clubs Program will follow the semester calendar and dates.
For a complete and detailed version of Student Clubs Program, please contact the LdM Registration Office:
Lorenzo de Medici
U S Registration Office
3600 Bee Caves Rd, Suite #205B
Austin, Texas 78746
This club will provide students with the opportunity to publish their written works on a school blog as well as in a local publication (in English). The club will also provide information about publishing opportunities in the U.S. Since some of these magazines are also interested in pictures, feel free to join the club even if you're not a writer!
This club will accompany students to discover and revitalize some historical and famous dances, such as the Tango and Latin American dances. The main goal of the club is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the subject, through dance lessons held by local teachers.
The aim of this club is to introduce students to the current and historical Italian and European movie scene and its analogies and diversities with the American and International ones. The program will include film selections, in co-operation with some of the most important Cinema Associations in Florence, and information about upcoming events, festivals and reviews related to the subject.
The main goal of the LdM Sound Club is to provide students with a taste of the Italian and European musical scene and its analogies and diversities with the American one. This sound experience will include several different aspects: free concerts selected from the best musical events in town, the opportunity to sing in choirs, the opportunity to play live music at venues in Florence and updated information about ongoing concerts and music festivals.
Scuola Lorenzo de' Medici has always been in the forefront in the campaign against racism, discrimination and intolerance. For this reason, the club's main goal will be to allow LdM students to join the Italian volunteer community and connect them with the Italian social life.
This club will try to help students experience and observe Italian everyday life and culture through the camera lens. Students' previous background and knowledge of the subject will be stimulated by researching, creating and developing a photography project related to the main thematic areas. These will be shown, after a preliminary selection, in the LDM Photography Exhibit.
This club will provide students with an idea of the role of sports in contemporary Italian society. The goal of this club is to introduce our students to the local sporting environment and culture with information about upcoming events and competitions regarding the most important disciplines and the most representative sporting clubs in town, and through sporting events for students arranged by LdM.
SLOW DRINK CLUB
This club will try to help students to discover, understand and experience an important and sometimes misunderstood aspect of the Italian everyday life and culture: the art of drinking. This "art" will be shown from a critical and responsible prospective, through an historical and technical explanation about the meaning of wine in Mediterranean culture, and through tasting experience.
"I feel like I truly experienced Italian culture here. I learned Italian in class, but also so much by speaking with locals. They were extremely warm and welcoming - and one family even had a going away party for us! This is a magical place."