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.
In a city historically significant to the Humanities and Sciences, hone your critical thinking skills and analyse intersections of local Italian culture with today’s global society. Courses in anthropology, communication, gender studies, history, journalism, and political science will provide you with practical tools to interpret your own experiences abroad. Your studies will help you develop effective methods of communication for an increasingly globalized world, while staying on track for graduation.
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.
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.
As one of the European Union’s largest agricultural producers, agriculture accounts for roughly two percent of the Italy’s GDP. Core courses in this program allow you to investigate the agricultural systems, businesses and economics of Italy.
Your studies will explore the country’s large-scale production, as well as small-scale, high quality consumer goods. Courses will consider resources and environment, and the effect of local and EU policies. Your professors will take advantage
of Florence’s central location to help you discover Italy’s agricultural heritage and reality as course trips outside the classroom will bring your studies to life.