Short-Term (Includes J-Term, May Term and Non-Summer Intensive Months)
Study + Internship in Florence
CEA Florence Center
From fashion houses to design companies to major wine labels, Florence hosts world-renowned brands, small and family businesses, and traditional artisan workshops. The Study + Internship program in Florence allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as museum studies, marketing, culinary arts, public relations, design, tourism, and more. The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program. Our strong academic focus, personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, and multiple options and price ranges - from 8-week summer sessions to a full semester program - allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking. An Intensive Italian Language track is available in the fall semester, allowing you to quickly improve your language skills and enhance your working relationships.
Explore the richness of Italian culture as you delve into Florentine life. Engage with locals and learn through hands-on experience at galleries, museums, wine and cheese tastings, local businesses, historic tours, and more.
Navigate today’s globalized world with greater sophistication, thanks to interdisciplinary courses taught from a range of perspectives. Hone your critical thinking skills as you analyze how the local and the global blend.
Italy’s fame not only rests on its rich artistic and cultural heritage, but also on important business achievements. Meet representatives of small and big Italian businesses in the food, wine, fashion and luxury sectors to understand how they succeed in a changing market.
Learn Italian in the city that claims to speak it best: Florence. This Fall only program allows you to complete three semesters of Italian language in one, and caters to all levels of Italian speaking ability.
CEA Florence Center, Santa Reparata International School of Art
Designed for both art and non-art majors, this program challenges you to transform your Italian experience into art. Choose from printmaking, fashion design, painting, drawing, and more; close instruction by practicing artists encourage your contemporary work in response to Florentine traditions. Italy’s history, culture, and art are typical themes of complementary elective courses. Studio art courses are taught at our partner institution, Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA). Semester students choose to attend elective courses at SRISA or at both SRISA and the CEA Florence Center; over the summer you will take courses only at SRISA. At the end of your program, you will exhibit your work at SRISA’s highly visible art gallery.
This program emphasizes key concepts such as beauty, quality, and craftsmanship through a comprehensive and practical examination of the cultural, economic, historical, and linguistic factors that contribute to the "Italian style." Courses on contemporary topics will examine the “Made in Italy” label that industries proudly thrive on, which adds value to one-of-a-kind items in a mass-produced world. Skill, technique, and sophistication will characterize your Italian summer experience.
From fashion houses to design companies to major wine labels, Florence hosts world-renowned brands, small and family businesses, and traditional artisan workshops. The Internship in Florence program allows you to develop practical skills in fields such as museum studies, marketing, culinary arts, public relations, design, tourism, and more. Our strong academic focus and personalized placements allow you give your career a boost while gaining the meaningful international experience you’ve been seeking.
An introduction to Italy, this program’s courses offer insights into the richness of Italian heritage and contemporary society. Study the innovation and technique of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael. Identify and explore contemporary social, political, and cultural phenomena, or delve into the textured cultural histories of Italian food and wine. Even the subtle beauty of the Italian language presents a window onto Italian life. Your summer studies will deepen your knowledge of the bel paese.