Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year
This non-credit program provides the opportunity to combine language study and acquire professional experience through an internship experience available throughout the year. All students must complete at least one 3-week session of language study during the program. Each program is made to measure, based on the number of weeks the student would like to intern or volunteer.
Program start: Due to the language component, program starts coincide with the study abroad 3-week short program sessions in which language classes are scheduled. The FUA Academic Calendar may be consulted online to determine when short programs start. They are offered year-round in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
As mentioned under Program Structure, internship programs may be extended for as many or as little weeks desired by the applicant. However, keep in mind that there are times of the year in which professional fields may be in low season or are closed, such as periods during the month of August or between Christmas and Epiphany. The performing arts sector follows specific seasonal cycles alternating between training and performing, which may determine the type of collaboration (administrative or performing) offered to students.
The internship program offers many benefits to accepted students:
- Professionalizing experience
- Community and cultural integration within the city of Florence
- A wide range of placements in unique locations
- Dedicated FUA staff for internship supervision
- Flexible program lengths
Please inquire with the Admissions Office.
The overall program fees include:
Internship, Italian language, and housing.
Please note: Tuition costs for the internship program may be found on the application form available online at FUA. The tuition represents the Italian language course, housing, and the internship. The language component must be calculated according to the 3-week standard length of a session, along with the internship and housing price per week. For additional weeks of internship, the internship and housing price per week can simply be added to the tuition according to the number of weeks desired. Please note that internship and housing are a single cost and cannot be divided.
Longer programs: For motivated students seeking a longer internship period that allows for a deeper and more enriching experience, the internship program prices have been designed to give an incentive to longer programs. The base unit prices decreases for students wishing to remain longer than 9 week (total).
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups
FUA is a multidisciplinary institution that seeks to offer dynamic possibilities of study through a rich selection of academic institutions and departments.. FUA unites communities, nationalities, compelling projects and studies capable of shaping the cultural landscape of Florence. FUA encourages students to be challenged by both classroom and service learning for civic engagement, and to challenge the weight of Florence's glorious heritage in order to contribute to its future with a fresh mind and open eyes. FUA strives to provide its students with an experience that goes beyond the Renaissance facade of Florence by communicating to them that who we are and what they experience go beyond cultural stereotypes. FUA believes that each student should go back home with a clear concept of Florence and Italy that includes a profound cultural understanding gained from integration with Florence and Italy. What they receive from the experience is a life changed and newfound understanding and perspectives that they will carry in their hearts for the rest of their lives.