Location
  • Italy
    • Florence
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer Winter
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
10

Pricing

Starting Price
5000
Price Details
•Housing (apartment and homestay options)
•Comprehensive collection of in-country support services including insurance, on-site support, social and wellness activities
•Tuition and registration
•Career and re-entry support
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers
What's Not Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers
Feb 07, 2024
Oct 11, 2023
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About Program

From fashion houses to design companies to major wine labels, Florence hosts world-renowned brands, small and family businesses, & traditional artisan workshops. The CEA CAPA Florence Center offers a variety of learning opportunities in English and Italian that allow you to explore the city with your professors as guides. CEA CAPA Internships Abroad Florence offers a range internship placements that provide hands-on, practical experience to help you enhance your résumé and rise above the competition.

Rewarding internship opportunities await you in careers such as: Art history, museum studies, vintage clothing design, marketing, culinary arts, public relations, graphic design, health, camera and sports optics technology, and travel/tourism.

To learn more about Florence, click the “Visit Site” button above and see what CEA CAPA has waiting for you!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.

Impact

Sustainability

CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Strong Academics
  • A Focus on Small- & Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • An Individualized Placement Process
  • Affordable, Convenient Options

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 9 reviews
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 4.7
Showing 1 - 8 of 9 reviews
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Melissa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Florence

I had the privilege of gaining invaluable life experience through my participation in the CEA program. Their commitment to providing exceptional housing placements in prime locations offered me a comfortable living experience. Florence, with its abundant historical charm and scenic beauty at every turn, truly made my time memorable.
Throughout my journey, CEA stood out with their amazing support and exceptional attentiveness. Their dedication to ensuring my success and well-being was evident in every interaction. Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend CEA to anyone seeking an enriching and well-supported educational experience.

Pros
  • beautiful and historic city
  • very walkable
  • good housing
Cons
  • very turisty
  • very hot in summer (no ac)
  • crowded
32 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Melissa! Your 5/5 rating of Florence really shines through with your words. I'm so glad you got invaluable experience there and found history and amazing support through CEA CAPA's Florence abroad program. Thanks for sharing!

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Carter
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA FLORENCE

My experience abroad was life changing. When I was contemplating signing up for going abroad, I was truly unsure if it was something that would be for me. When I made the choice and went to Florence, I was immediately overwhelmed with the amount of activities and fun things to do. That was one of my main worries when going to Europe, as I was not sure how I would fare without my regular routine of entertainment I have back home. Another great thing about being abroad is the fact that you can meet so many new people, and Florence is perfect for this; there are plenty of bars, clubs, etc, where you can meet so many new people and create lasting relationships.

Pros
  • Housing
  • City Setting
  • Upbeat, fast paced
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Somewhat dangerous at night
  • Cold for first month-two months
36 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Carter! So glad you met great people during your time abroad. Thanks for sharing about your experience studying abroad in Florence!

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grace
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship/study abroad in Florence

My experience studying and interning abroad changed my life for the better, I did an art history internship at a local art gallery in Florence and also studied while I was there, and the experience of working in a local shop while in Florence helped me become a more confident person and also change my view of life. I was able to work on my public speaking and was able to gain confidence in the information I learned. In addition, I met many new people, both local and fellow students from the States, and gained lifelong friends and connections I still keep in contact with. Overall I wouldn't trade this experience for the world and think everyone should experience living abroad for a prolonged period of time, it not only helps you grow as a person but also gives you a new perspective on life. CEA CAPA team in Florence also made the experience amazing as the team was always willing to help out and make time to talk if anyone ever needed it, they all were very welcoming and helped make Florence feel like home.

Pros
  • experiencing a new culture, food, and new people
  • CEA CAPA staff
  • opportunities to grow confidence in a variety of professional areas
Cons
  • due dates online were due in the middle of the day
  • language class over the summer didn't start until later in the semester (only an issue for internship students)
34 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Grace! Thanks for sharing your 5/5 experience in Florence! Your feedback means the world to us and we're so grateful you got to experience the world and gain confidence in doing so!

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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Flourish in Florence

This was one of the best experiences of my life. It was my first time leaving the country and CEA CAPA helped me be prepared to have a successful time abroad. Florence, Italy was the perfect location for me as an art history major. I loved learning about and seeing art in person as opposed to learning from a textbook at home. This definitely furthered my education and understanding of the Italian Renaissance. Florence is also the perfect study abroad location because its completely walkable. You can walk from one side of the city to the next without needing to talk a cab which will save you lots of money along the way. Overall, I would absolutely recommend to anyone to study abroad in Florence with CEA CAPA.

Pros
  • walkable city
  • fairly priced food
  • lots to do
Cons
  • pick pocketers
  • unsafe at night
  • lots of tourists
73 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Lauren! Thanks for sharing your fantastic feedback about your experience with CEA CAPA in Florence. This definitely sounds like the city for your art studies. We appreciate you recommending this program as well. Welcome to the CEA CAPA Alumni club!

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Isabelle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad Internship Experience

I interned abroad for two months in Florence Italy in the summer of 2022. This was such an amazing experience. Spending two full months in Florence was perfect, I felt like I truly lived there and was able to immerse myself in Italian culture. The city of Florence itself is a manageable size and easy to find your way around once you get the hang of things. My internship was at a local leather manufacturer that produced leather accessories for luxury brands, where I learned a lot about the business of fashion and process of leather manufacturing in general. I traveled on weekends either easy day trips to neighboring cities in Tuscany or weekend trips farther away. The CEA staff were the best. I always knew that I could count on them anytime I had questions or needed help. I encourage anybody and everybody to take advantage of this opportunity because it is such a great way to gain valuable work experience while being able to explore a new culture!

82 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Isabelle! We're so glad you had a fantastic summer in Florence. What better place to learn about luxury fashion and leather than in iconic Italy?!

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Giselle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA Florence Study Abroad program

I had an amazing time studying abroad in Florence through CEA! The staff was very helpful and accommodating, my classes were interesting, and I was able to travel to many different cities and countries throughout Europe. My program was very small because of Covid, which actually enhanced my experience. We were able to have very interactive class discussions and go on some awesome field trips. One of my classes included a wine and cheese tasting field trip! Outside of class, I traveled often with my friends on the weekends. I was able to explore Italy as well as some other countries. Included in the program were several day trips in my host country. CEA provided transportation and activities to do in each of these locations. Overall, the program was great and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to study abroad!

110 people found this review helpful.
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Sarah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Why you need to Intern abroad in Florence with CEA!

I interned abroad with CEA in the Summer of 2018 and it was such a wonderful experience! I was a Marketing Intern for an International Cooking School called CheFactory. I experienced the life of local Italians, from being part of the local culture, to trying many Italian dishes! But, most importantly I found a family at Chefactory and learned so much from my mentor Francesco. The type of knowledge and exposure you receive interning abroad is unlike anything else, especially with CEA! Highly recommended! To learn more about my experience check out my blog post with CEA: https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/blog/mojo/2019/04/29/what-s-cooking-in-italy-interning-in-florence

124 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Thank you for your review, Sarah! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time interning abroad in Florence with CEA, and it’s a joy to hear how much it has pushed you forward professionally. We hope you’ll stop by and say "ciao” the next time you find yourself in Florence, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Haley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Choose CEA Internship

It was an incredible. I learned so much about myself and what I want to do with my life. Being apart of the internship program and understanding the Italian working culture is something I will keep with me for the rest of my life. The administration is incredible here. We all got together and hosted a thanksgiving meal the day before thanksgiving. They also recommended several restaurants and places you must see while you are here. There are incredibly friendly and make you feel at home. I made sure to fully immerse myself in the Italian culture. I went to places that locals frequently visited and where there were a few Americans.

128 people found this review helpful.

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