AIFS Study Abroad Internship in Florence, Italy: Summer

Spend the summer in the classic city of Florence, Italy with AIFS! Earn up to 7 credits through the International Internship Program at Richmond, the American International University. Courses are taught in English or Italian with no previous Italian language study required.

The International Internship Program in Florence combines a 3-credit course with a 7-week, 3-credit internship placement. Internships are available in a range of local businesses including: fashion companies, artisans’ laboratories, galleries and museums, hotel chains, restaurants, wineries, and more.

Live in either an apartment or an Italian homestay. Apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, and access to a washing machine. Homestays are available for students on the 7-week program. Meal vouchers are included and are a program highlight – with nearly 100% of AIFS summer students rating the meal program as “excellent.”

In Florence, you’ll enjoy cultural activities such as museum visits, concerts, operas and ballets, cheese tasting, gelato tasting, and food and wine pairing. Excursions such as day trips to Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena, and the Tuscan coast are also included in your program fee.

An optional 3-day trip to Rome and 3-day visit to Venice are available. For 3, 4 and 7-week students on the Rome and Venice excursions, an additional 1-credit is obtainable by taking an Introduction to Italian Art course. A 2-night tour of London, England is available to students on the AIFS Flight Package.

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