Program Details

Spend your internship in Italy this summer! Study abroad in Florence—with AIFS.
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Work Types:
Arts & Architecture, Business, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend the summer in the classic city of Florence with AIFS and earn up to 6 credits. Live in a homestay or a shared student apartment, meal plan available. Enjoy cultural activities such as guided city walks, visits to museums, churches and cultural sites of Florence, Italian cooking classes, opera and ballet performances, Italian cheese tastings, a gelato tour, and day trips to Pisa, Lucca, the Cinque Terre and more. Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to Rome and a 3-day visit to Venice.

The Internship Program consists of a 3-credit Italian Food and Culture Course along with a 7-week, 3-credit internship placement. Internships are focused in the fields of hospitality, tourism management, and Italian food and wine culture, with the purpose of preparing students for the global work force, and helping them gain skills and expertise in management, marketing and operations.

Setting Description:
In Florence, artistic, cultural and historic richness is ever present. Take in the sites in and around Florence on visits to museums, art galleries, churches and theaters. You can learn how to make pasta from scratch or experience a typical trattoria, where you can find some of the best food in Italy. You can shop in the chic stores of Via de‘Tornabuoni or the flea market in Via Petrapiana. Whatever your tastes, Florence is the perfect city to acquire a genuine experience of Italian life and culture.
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

Additional Program Information

Open to students with a minimum 45 credits completed by the start of the program. Minimum 2.75 GPA required.
Scholarships Description:
Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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