- BENEFITS Why GE
- INCLUDES What to Expect
- CAREERS Available Fields
- ELIGIBILITY Am I Eligible?
- TESTIMONIALS What Others Are Saying
- NEXT STEPS Fees & How to Apply
- CURRENT INTERN? Access the intern portal here
About Milan Internships
The Milan internship program offers the chance to immerse oneself into the language, people and culture of the city through a combination of intensive Italian language training and professional work experience. This Italy internship program is perfect for those seeking a fast paced, big city feel in what is regarded as the style center of Europe (shhh, don't tell Paris). The program offers all the key components one needs to make the most of the opportunity, including Italian language lessons, single room accommodation in a shared apartment, and professional customized internship placements in a range of career fields.
Global Experiences Italy internship placements are arranged with a wide range of companies and career fields with Fashion Business Internships often as the most popular choice. All placements are fully customized to each participant and we guarantee placement once you are accepted into the program. Longer programs up to 24 weeks are available upon request.
Yes, you can earn academic credit for this program. The best credit option will be determined by your home university and academic advisor, and we can work with you to determine if credit through your school is possible. The other way is to earn independent credit from our US-based affiliate university, Eastern Washington University. We will work with you and your school to attain credit if possible and help you navigate the process.
Milan Internships Schedule
The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the Milan internships.
Start Date: 8/31/2014
Start Date: 1/4/2015
Start Date: 5/24/2015
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Milan Program Inclusions
Our comprehensive international internship programs in Milan provide much more than just your customized guaranteed internship. While Global Experiences focus heavily on matching you with the best employer to provide a dream work experience, a wide range of other program components are offered to enhance the overall experience.
Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement
At Global Experiences, we guarantee placement to all participants accepted into its internship programs. Similar to traditional recruitment companies, we work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to understand their skills, talents and expectations. By getting to know an applicant's academic background, career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant) and overall expectations for their experience abroad, we are able to place each individual in a dynamic work environment providing real world work experience. Global Experiences helps each prospective intern create an effective resume, prepare for an interview with potential employers, and prepare for their experience living and working abroad. In Milan, in person interviews are arranged during the first month of the program once language levels and career goals are assessed.
Intensive Italian Language Training
During the first part of the program, each participant typically receives 4 weeks (20 sessions per week) of intensive Italian language training in a group setting at our language school in Milan. This training provides the language proficiency needed to allow you to enjoy your experience and immerse yourself in the Italian culture while also preparing you for the workplace once your internship component begins. This fully accredited course is provided by one of the most respected Italian Language training institutions and is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to teach Italian language and culture to foreign students. Program participants will take part in a full language immersion learning environment. All participants are expected to start studying before arrival in Italy to better prepare for the experience.
Excursions and Social Events
Global Experiences wants to you to work hard and play hard with our excursion(s) and activities calendar designed to maximize your time abroad. Global Experiences offers regular happy hours and social events to help you network with your peers, travel independently with fellow interns, or use Global Experiences travel resources to fill your social calendar. Please consult your program coordinator to learn more about the excursions planned for your program.
|Example Events (actual events offered may differ)|
|Trip to Lake Como||TBD|
|Day trip to Venice||TBD|
|Day trip to Verona||TBD|
Housing in Milan
Interns are accommodated in a contemporary twin share room with an ensuite bathroom in a student residence. The residence will be occupied by other Global Experiences interns or other international students.
Other Important Inclusions
- Optional academic credit provided by accredited US university. Inquire further with a program consultant
- Travel Medical Insurance (Emergency Medical + Personal Liability) valid for the length of your program
- Mobile Phone
- Internet access at the language school
- On the ground support & 24/7 emergency contact
- Information and assistance obtaining required visa (as necessary)
- Welcome social event and orientation meeting
- Extensive pre-departure information provided by enrollment coordinator and online portal
- Dedicated program coordinator to prepare you for your program
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Career Fields Available in Milan
We offer a wide range of career field options in Milan . If you do not see yours listed below please contact a program consultant as we are able to find placements in other areas.
Career Fields in Milan(English-speaking placements available)
Milan Internship Program Eligibility
Participants in the Milan internship program are required to be 19-30 years old at the start of the program and have had some relevant coursework in their preferred field of internship placement.
Global Experiences can accept most nationalities into the Milan Program. A study visa may be required for participants outside of 1 year of university graduation. If you are uncertain regarding your eligibility please inquire with a program consultant.
The following chart provides more detailed information regarding program eligibility (including Global Experiences and Country visa requirements):
|For a stay under 90 days
No Visa Required
|Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela||
Dozens of students have made the choice to pursue an internship in Milan and all of them have a story. Check out the testimonials of some of our students and learn just how much they enjoyed this once in a lifetime adventure.
University of Colorado - Boulder
"I think only through a program like this was [it] possible to find a perfect little studio like this. I loved that it was not a huge company where I was doing unnecessary busy-work. It was only 6 of us in the office and I felt like I was truly contributing to the projects that were being worked on and that I was learning more every day. Since [Italy] is indeed one of the most prominent countries for design, I believe that I am ahead of many since I have been able to learn and see things that have truly expanded my horizons and creativity levels."
"Certainly, I believe that my work experience abroad will give me an edge against the competition especially in this economy. It will also boost my resume. It was a great experience and worth every penny."
University of Colorado
“When I think back on this past summer in Italy, I realize that it wasn't just the internship or living in the city, but also the little things that played such a significant part in making the experience so unforgettable. Whether it was having a cappuccino with a chocolate croissant every Saturday morning, spending all day at the language school laughing with my teacher and classmates, riding through the city to construction sites on my boss' motorino, coming home to my host mom’s fresh cooked spaghetti with pesto, or going on day trips to the coast, surrounding cities, or the beautiful north-Italian lakes, I was constantly surprised and amazed by Italy's excitingly unique culture and lifestyle.”
"I have just completed a 6 month language internship course in Milan. Having the opportunity to live and work in Italy has always been a dream of mine and thanks to Global Experiences I was able to fulfill this. I completed my internship in the Marketing and Communications department of a real estate company and was responsible for all the translation into English on their new website. I also translated the company's first book and was involved in organising the launch party for this. The company has now offered me a 12 month contract with them, based in Milan, to assist further with translating, the translating of their second book in the summer and also with the opening of their new office in New York. This experience so far has been amazing, and this is only the start. I would strongly urge anyone who is considering something similar, to do it, as it can be a life changing experience and if it is anything like mine, you will enjoy every minute, make many new friends and learn a new language as well. Good Luck!"
San Diego State University
"I cannot fully express in words how my internship with Global Experiences has changed my life. Coming back home, I am a new person who has grown more than I ever realized I could in 3 months living abroad."
Our Placement Process
We excel at matching each intern with the best employer by learning about you and your expectations of your experience abroad. There is not another group or company that does this as well as Global Experiences.
Finding the career that is right for you is a journey that may last a lifetime. Global Experiences will help you identify your personal and professional interests and skills while affording you an opportunity to apply those in a real world work environment.
Global Experiences does not place you with just any company, but rather walks you through a comprehensive consultation to understand your academic background, learning and career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant), and whether you are interested primarily in the cultural travel experience or the professional development opportunity. Getting to know you and understanding all of these variables helps Global Experiences identify the internship that will best serve your needs and expectations.
We work with thousands of employers worldwide covering a broad range of academic and career fields. Once you inquire with Global Experiences, we learn as much about you and convey the types of placements that are available. We are generally able to let you know in our first contact whether you are a good candidate for our program. As we guarantee our internships, Global Experiences will not accept you into the program unless we are confident about finding a suitable placement.
Once you are accepted into the program and pay your program deposit, Global Experiences will immediately begin formalizing your internship placement. We will work with you to create an effective resume, prepare for an interview, and organize the documentation required to secure your visa. All participants will have access to a portal of pre-departure information that will help prepare you for your Global Experience.
How to Apply
While career development and true cultural immersion are lifelong endeavors, we make the process of securing an international internship quick and easy. Five simple steps and you will be involved in an unforgettable experience that will truly give you an edge in life.