Marist-LdM offers a wide array of school-sponsored activities for all student types. Students have the opportunity to join clubs based upon their interests or attend various programs ranging from cultural education and immersion to student development. They can also participate in educational trips to other parts of Italy and neighboring countries.
Students have the opportunity to join various clubs and organizations. Examples include: Writing Club, Dance Club, Music Club, Volunteer Club, Photography Club, and Athlete’s Club. Some clubs have a limited amount of members, in which case students are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible upon arrival.
There are also many opportunities to participate in social, educational, and cultural programs hosted by the Marist Resident Life Staff. Previous programs have included climbing up to the top of the Duomo, learning about the best study nooks and cafés in Florence, movie night, international cooking night, and touring various museums from the Academia to the Uffizi. Programs are run by students as well as professional staff and are open to all Marist students studying in Florence.
As part of their cultural immersion, students in the Freshman Florence Experience or in the bachelor’s or master’s programs, are given the opportunity to participate in one overnight and one day trip per academic year. The goal of these trips is to provide students with the occasion to experience the rich culture and history of the surrounding area. Trips can range from visiting family-owned cheese, prosciutto, and vinegar farms in Parma to hiking, boating, and swimming on Lake Como in the Italian Alps. Past excursions have also included visits to Croatia, Rome, Torino, and Switzerland.