CISabroad - Intern in Rome

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About

Visit Rome for a week and you’ll see the most famous sites, like the Colosseum and Pantheon. Live and work in Rome for a semester, and you’ll learn how to order your espresso, you’ll meet your Italian neighbors, and you’ll know the best short cuts home (inevitably walking by those same famous sites!). The Intern in Rome program with CISabroad is the best way to experience Italian culture, enhance your language skills, and advance your future career. We’ll tailor your internship to match your goals and interests. If you tire of Rome (unlikely), you can easily travel throughout Italy and to other incredible European destinations. With the CISabroad 360° Networking Toolkit, you’ll receive business cards, résumé coaching, a completion certificate, and more!

Highlights
  • Diverse internship placement working alongside Italians
  • Weekend excursions—two-day trips included
  • Comprehensive Italian language classes
  • Weekly cultural activities
  • 24/7 on-site support

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Reviews

98%
based on 5 reviews
  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 8.6
  • Fun 9.2
  • Housing 9.6
  • Safety 9.2
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Evelyn
10/10

Roaming Around Rome

So far I have loved my experience abroad with CIS. The program staff has been very helpful since the beginning. Right before I left, Michelle was ready to answer any and all questions I had. She took time out of her day to give me suggestions and tips I hadn't even thought to ask about. There was an issue with the pluming in my apartment from the previous tenants before I moved in- not CISabroad's fault at all. The housing company and CIS set me up in a nearby hotel for the first two days and even paid for my breakfast there. I felt completely supported, which is especially important during the first few days in a new country.

Since arriving in Italy, CISabroad has exceeded my expectations. Romina and Chris, the onsite directors, have been incredibly helpful and reliable. I feel as though I can talk to them about topics ranging from safety to silly ways of having fun. My internship placement is with an amazing company that has greatly increased my knowledge of different healthcare delivery methods, systems in the U.S. versus abroad, and the various jobs needed in the health sector. I have met amazing people and mentors that I can confer with at any time. Because of this internship, I now know that I want to be involved with international healthcare. This realization has been very exciting for me and I can't wait to see where my future takes me.

I also have been able to become immersed in Italian culture. Through both self- and CISabroad-organized experiences, I feel like I have discovered a whole new world. One of my favorite memories was getting to see the Pentecost service in the Pantheon. I had seen an online post about it a few months before I left for my trip. Planning, getting myself (and my roommates) there, and seeing the beautiful rose petals fall from the oculus was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It has given me the confidence to seek out additional experiences that will give me new perspectives. Another memory I will hold onto was laughing at a CISaborad excursion to Eataly. It wasn't a grand moment, but an everyday event that truly defines experiences like this.

Thank you CISabroad for this wonderful experience. It has broadened my perspective of the world and encouraged me to continue to do so in the future. I cannot wait to discover my next destination.

How can this program be improved?
My one suggestion is that there are check-in meetings after around three weeks of the internship placement. I had a check-in meeting about five weeks in, which was very helpful, though the information discussed then could have maybe come up a week or two earlier. It may seem like a small amount of time, but our time abroad is certainly precious.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
9/10

What an Experience!

I heard about CISabroad through Franklin College's Global Education supervisor and the CIS alum at my college. I had several different programs to choose from, but I am very happy to be living in Italy with the support and kindness of CISabroad! I was very nervous about living and interning in Italy as I don't know the language and thought it would be difficult to communicate with the people around me. However, CISabroad has made sure I have had all the support I need to live in Rome and have the best experience possible. Living and interning it Rome has given me the chance to immerse myself in a new environment while also experiencing many aspects of Italian culture. This trip has fueled my passion for traveling and opened my eyes to the endless opportunities there are abroad. I have gained even more love for Europe and all of the wonderful, unique cultures it has to offer the rest of the world. This experience has given me the confidence to continue my travels and further my education of the cultures existing all around me. Going through this living experience abroad has made me feel better prepared to take on similar experiences in other parts of the world. I can confidently say that this experience is 100% worth the money and time! The only thing on my mind after my experience is "where can I go next?"

How can this program be improved?
The only thing that was a little frustrating is the amount of WIFI available and how prepared I was for that. It would not be a problem if I didn't have to contact my internship supervisor to pick me up at various locations for meetings and such. I wish CISabroad would have been a little more upfront about the need for sim card/Italian sim card as we were told that there would be WIFI everywhere so we could contact people when needed.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kassidy
10/10

First Time Abroad!

This internship experience has allowed me to see and experience Italian culture like I never would have been able to before. I have been able to immerse myself into life in Rome as more than a tourist. This internship has helped me to work towards new goals and develop myself professionally. The advisors from CISAbroad have worked with me every step of the way to make sure I understand and am prepared for everything that may come my way. Rome is an amazing city and I have been inspired by the people and the culture within it.

How can this program be improved?
Allow for communication between the student and supervisor prior to arrival.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Melissa
10/10

Intern in Rome

Interning in Rome was definitely an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. As a Sophomore in college, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Interning truly helped me discover the right career path for me. I hope to live and work abroad, so this experience gave me a taste of what that might be like. I developed so many skills by working abroad, including professional workplace skills, critical thinking, formal writing, research, etc. Outside of the workplace, I was able to gain the confidence to live on my own abroad, which is something I was nervous about as a young woman who had never travelled alone. The CISabroad staff were so incredibly lovely. They were always there to help me. Rome is so easy to fall in love with. I truly felt like I was living in a fantasy world. Everywhere you look is breathtaking, and there's always a new area to explore. I also fell in love with Italian culture, especially how genuinely friendly people are. I miss living and working in Italy each and every day.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Melanie
10/10

CISabroad Italy intern

I was working at a refugee center this summer in Rome, Italy. This internship was through CISabroad. My onsite staff was immensely caring and thoughtful. I always felt safe! I was also constantly in touch with them as we had weekly events scheduled with other interns in the area. This was a great experience and if it wasn't for CISabroad I wouldn't have had such a life changing experience. I recommend CISabroad to all my friends.

How can this program be improved?
The offsite coordinators could have been more prompt in responding and could have given us more information about the program we were going to endure.
Yes, I recommend this program

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