Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Florence, Italy
- Program Terms: Summer
When one thinks of the Italian Renaissance, images of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli musing in the hills of Tuscany immediately come to mind. Fittingly, Florence is known as “The Cradle of the Renaissance”, and the city still retains this charm and people liken it to walking through a living museum. This city is home to iconic architectural and cultural sites such as the Duomo de Firenze, the Palazzo Pitti, the home of Dante, the Piazzale degli Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio. The literal birth of Western Enlightenment happened in this very valley. Architectural masterpieces, artistic ingenuity, and culinary breakthrough’s, each of which affects our world to this day, all sprouted from the mountains of Northeastern Tuscany.
A fashion, art history, and culinary capitol of the world, internships in Florence are a must for those looking for a true internship experience in these fields. Take a step back in time, soak in Renaissance-era art & architecture, and sample the delicacies of Tuscan Cuisine. From an internship perspective, Florence offers unparalleled opportunities for fashion, museum and gallery internship, art history, along with business, marketing, and hospitality internships.
The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Florence, Italy. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location. The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Florence internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in design, arts management, business and economics, communications, marketing, and tourism. Additionally in the summer, Global Experiences hosts Project Moda, an innovative Fashion show, allowing Fashion Interns from all our European programs the opportunity to create their own brand, marketing and fashion designs and present them on a runways in Florence, to a panel of fashion industry insiders.
Interns in Florence live in a shared apartment with other interns, students from the language school, or the landlord of the apartment. The apartments are fully-furnished and most household amenities are provided for you.
All participants take a roommate questionnaire to help the in-country team assess the right housing match for you. If you have any special needs please mention this to the Global Education Office program officer at your time of application so accommodations and options available can be discussed.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2017||03/19/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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