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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter Interim
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Homestay
Area of Study: Business, Culinary Arts, Dramatic Arts, Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, International Business, International Studies, Internship Cooperative Education, Italian, Journalism, Studio Art, Tourism Program Type: Internship Abroad
Program Description:
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It’s easy to see why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance—on our Intern in Florence program, you’ll discover first hand that the city inspires creativity and passion. This culturally rich, absolutely stunning city might just break your camera. Absorb it all as you head to your internship, which we’ve tailored to match your career goals and interests. You’ll sharpen your Italian language skills and gain valuable professional experience while working at any number of community partner businesses and institutions within Florence. With the CISabroad Career Launch Toolkit, you’ll be well prepared to make the most of your practical experience.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Diverse internship placements working with Italians
  • Comprehensive orientation and on-site support
  • Delicious food that put Italy on the map
  • Apartments close to campus or homestay options
  • A full cultural calendar filled with music, art, dance, and food
Location:
Florence (Firenze in Italian) is a culturally vibrant city located in the heart of Italy’s Tuscany region. Around every corner you’ll encounter jaw-dropping architecture, like the terra-cotta-domed Florence Cathedral. The mild weather makes it ideal for exploring the city on foot—we recommend getting lost so you can meander the streets and interact with the friendly locals.

Thanks to the city's small size, you'll feel like a local in no time. You can explore the historic city center and beyond in less than 30 minutes. Florence is also an art lover’s dream! Must dos: visit the Galleria dell’Accademia—home to Michelangelo’s David, the world-renowned Galleria degli Uffizi, and the iconic Duomo. Explore the lesser-known Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Pitti. Art is a great way to soak in the culture and history of this wonderful city. The views from the Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo will steal your heart, but the food, culture, and people will make you want to stay forever.

To explore outside the city, you can easily hop on a bus and head up to the hillside town of Fiesole. You'll catch a full panoramic view of Florence and enjoy the peaceful Etruscan ruins. Sienna, San Gimignano, and other Tuscan villages are also a short bus ride away. If you have the travel bug, trains and nearby airports make it easy and affordable to travel to Milan, Venice, Rome, and beyond in Europe.

The best way to experience Florence is simply to wander through its wonders. This is how you'll find the hidden gems not mentioned in any guidebook.

 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/27/2019 03/29/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.