Our Intern in Florence program offers great placements ranging from six to twelve weeks. You can go just for the summer or settle in for a longer stay in this stunning city in the heart of Tuscany. Outside of your internship hours, stroll the cobblestone streets with your camera and capture dazzling pics that are sure to make your friends at home envious of your Italian experience. Your internship will be tailored to your Italian language abilities, as well as your personal, academic, and professional goals. With intensive Italian language classes (required for external placements, optional for internal placements), you’ll find yourself loving your Florence experience and enjoying life in the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1
- 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
- Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
- Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
- Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.
Below are a few sample art and design internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!
Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →
While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Discover quaint towns and villages set in the rolling hills of Chianti and learn about the olive and grape production that makes this region famous. Visit during the harvest season to see the changing colors of fall and sample products at small, family run wineries and oil producers.
Strategically located on the Serchio river, Lucca is a famous Tuscan town primarily known for the Renaissance walls that still encircle the historic city center. Strolling or biking along the tops of the wide, tree-lined ramparts remains a favorite pastime for tourists and locals alike. Lucca is also the birthplace of famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly) and Pope Lucius III.
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Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.
Travel Tip: Leave everything you think you know about traveling, the country, culture, or people, behind you! You’ll most likely be surprised, so discover everything as new. Take public transportation and make friends with locals- they will show you the best places and usually hook you up. Most of all, stay present and enjoy! 🙂
Travel Tip: The first chance I have in a new place, I like to either rent a bicycle or go running to get a better feel for my surroundings. Not only does this feel refreshing after time spent on the road or in the air, but it also gives you a great orientation to your destination.
Application DeadlineOctober 1ArrivalJanuary 29OrientationJanuary 30-31DepartureApril 3 | April 24PRICE$7,590 - $7,8909 week internship: $7,590 12 week internship: $7,890 **Please note: students in external placements are required to enroll in a 3-week, non-credit Italian course (an additional cost of $645).**
Summer 2020: Session 1
Application DeadlineFebruary 15ArrivalMay 17 (Estimated)DepartureJune 28 | July 19 | August 9 (Estimated)PRICE$6,890 - $8,290 (Estimated)6 week internship: $6,890 9 week internship: $7,590 12 week internship: $8,290 **Please note: students in external placements are required to enroll in a 3-week, non-credit Italian course (an additional cost of $645).**
Summer 2020: Session 2
Application DeadlineMarch 1ArrivalJune 7 (Estimated)DepartureJuly 19 | August 9 (Estimated)PRICE$6,890 - $7,590 (Estimated)6 week internship: $6,890 9 week internship: $7,590 **Please note: students in external placements are required to enroll in a 3-week, non-credit Italian course (an additional cost of $645).**
Summer 2020: Session 3
Application DeadlineMarch 15ArrivalJune 28 (Estimated)DepartureAugust 9 (Estimated)PRICE$6,890 (Estimated)**Please note: students in external placements are required to enroll in a 3-week, non-credit Italian course (an additional cost of $645).**
Application DeadlineJune 1ArrivalAugust 28 (Estimated)DepartureNovember 2 | November 26 (Estimated)PRICE$7,590 - $8,290 (Estimated)9 week internship: $7,590 12 week internship: $8,290
CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.
As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.
Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:
- Internship placement and supervision
- Housing in apartment or home stay
- Medical and accident insurance
- Pre-departure and onsite orientation
- Local activities
- Re-Entry Workshop
- Financial aid counseling
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Airport pickup service
- On-site support
- La Vida Local cultural program