Program Details

Placements are made on a case-by-case basis and potentially can be found in a large variety of fields. Past interns have been placed in positions with prestigious art museums and galleries. Additionally, Florida State has contacts with art restoration spe
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Summer
Work Types:
Arts & Architecture

Program Overview

Program Description:
This program is designed to provide students with real work experience while enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Florida State University first opened its doors in Florence in 1966, the year of the Great Flood. Many students helped to save important works of art damaged by the flood and, to thank the students, the Florida State Florence Program was given a key to the city. This initial union between Florida State and Florence created a special relationship that has grown stronger over the years. As a result, Florida State Florence is able to provide outstanding internship and learning opportunities in one of the world's most important cultural and historical treasures.

Placements are made on a case-by-case basis and potentially can be found in a large variety of fields. Past interns have been placed in positions with prestigious art museums and galleries. Additionally, Florida State has contacts with art restoration specialists and world class hotels and restaurants. All of these opportunities immerse students in the unique culture of Florence. This experience and exposure will raise awareness of, and potentially provide entrée to, a variety of career opportunities. Our interns gain unparalleled practical work experience, make invaluable connections, and acquire exceptional employment references. The following list is a sampling of recent placements. More are available. Please Note: Specific placements are not and cannot be guaranteed. Note: Italian fluency is not required for internship placement. All internship placements are part-time and students are required to enroll in at least 3 credit hours of Italian. Arts Administration, Art History, Museum Studies, and Art Restoration •Biblioteca degli Uffizi •Galleria Il Ponte •Galleria Tornabuoni •Art Gallery – Il Bisonte •Alinari Photo Museum •EX3 Contemporary Art Gallery Design •Evolution Design English/business •The Florentine Newspaper Hospitality •Cibreo Restaurant •Slowfood Firenze •Various Hotels Social welfare •Casa della Solidarietà - shelter for women and children •San Silvestro - nursing home Theater •Performance International

Spring 2015 Jan 8 - Apr 23 105 nights $12,975.00 Summer 2015 May 7 - Jul 30 84 nights $12,975.00 Fall 2015 Aug 27 - Dec 10 105 nights $12,975.00 Spring 2016 Jan 7 - Apr 21 105 nights $12,975.00 The fee includes all registration and instructional costs for up to up to 12 undergraduate or 8 graduate credit hours for summer 13-week session, or up to 16 undergraduate or 10 graduate credit hours for fall/spring session; housing; an extensive program of social/cultural excursions and activities (optional); health insurance; international student ID card; T-shirt; full-time academic and administrative support, visa. The fee does not include round-trip international airfare; passport; food; books and supplies; personal travel/ activity/spending money; class-related performances and events.

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