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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS Abroad 
  • Restrictions: MSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct, Internship Areas of Study: Accessories Design, Advertising, Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Business Information Systems, Communication, Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising, Hospitality Management, Interior Design, International Business, Internships, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Photography, Product Design, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Tourism
Minimum Class Standing: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Housing Options: Apartment
Program Description:

Full Time Internship | Florence

Located in the heart of the stunning Tuscany region, Florence is surrounded by natural and manmade beauty at every turn. It’s home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. It’s a gorgeous city with streets to wander, towers to climb, places to shop, and lots of gelato to eat!

As our flagship international internship location, AIFS Abroad has been placing interns in Florence since 2001 with the goal of providing you with an unbelievable adventure with valuable career experience. Florence offers unparalleled opportunities in fashion, business, and so much more.

As a part of our internship program, a two-week language course starts within a few days of your arrival. This will help you learn key phrases for getting directions, ordering food, and for better understanding the local culture. Gain a unique glimpse inside Italian life and immerse yourself in the passion and historical brilliance of the city with an international internship in Florence, Italy!


City of Florence


Florence was one of the wealthiest cities in medieval Europe and became the epicenter of trade and finance. The city is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages".


Florence’s incredible artwork and architecture caused Forbes to label the city as one of the most beautiful on earth and the reason millions of tourists a year flock to see the historic center of Florence which is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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What Makes AIFS Abroad different?

Career Readiness

Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants' time abroad. We utilize the Clifton Strengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.

Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)

As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
Student Resources


We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE). Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral, we include carbon offsets for all participants' return flights, environmental education connecting students on the ground to environmental projects, and make our own business practices more sustainable.

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  • Guaranteed internship placement
  • Career readiness program
  • Clifton Strengths assessment
  • Coaching call with certified Gallup Clifton Strengths coach
  • Pre-departure advising
  • Interview preparation
  • Housing
  • Onsite Resident Director
  • Cultural & Social Activities
  • Excursions & day trips
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Carbon offsets
  • and more.


  • Group flight package
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional excursions


  • Tuscan Wine Country
  • Bike Tour


AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.

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Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. Earn up to 12 credits during the summer or semester. Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement.

This program is currently not accepting applications.