Intern Experience: 7 Q&As With Jill, Marketing Intern in Florence

Jill Augusta | November.12.2019


A major life decision is not something that happens overnight, especially not a career change.

Jill decided to grab life by the horns and left her career in the medical field to pursue her options in the business world. She joined our intern abroad program in Florence, Italy this Fall 2019, landed a full-time internship in marketing, and hasn’t looked back!

Intern Experience: Jessica’s Art Internship in Florence

Andrew Parr | August.16.2019

 

In Italy, there’s a quaint little town that evolved into a jewel of a city through the centuries. This jewel would transfigure itself into the heart of a movement, a movement of art and ideas known as the Italian Renaissance.

Jessica T., an intern from the University of British Columbia in Canada, would find herself drawn to the spark of artistic creation and work among cathedrals, sculptures, and paintings that Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Brunelleschi crafted. Welcome to Firenze, or more commonly known as “Florence" among English speakers. Continue reading to hear about Jessica’s experience interning abroad as a Florentine.

How to Live like a Local in Florence

Cheyanne Johansson | July.03.2019

The sound of a busy city, the robust smell of espresso, and an accordion echoing in the distance. This is what you wake up to every morning in the beautiful city of Florence.

Florence is the pinnacle of art, food, fashion, and music, and is sure to ignite your sense of adventure. Being the free spirited lover of landscapes and all things artistic that I am, I knew this would be the perfect place for me to intern abroad.

Exceeding all expectations, Florence not only captivated my thirst for new experiences, but it left all six of my senses buzzing with euphoria. Here are some tips, tricks, and guidelines to help you live your best life in Florence, Italy.

Where You Should Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Dan Elias Bliss | April.04.2019

 

Planning a trip and deciding where to intern abroad can seem like impossible tasks. All of our 12 host cities offer once in a lifetime experiences, and we understand how tough it can be to figure out which one will provide just the right balance of career development and thrilling adventures. 

Some interns choose their destinations for the culture, career field, or because they’ve always wanted to live in a certain city. Based on your astrological sign, we’ve found the perfect host city and work culture for you.

6 Top Career Fields for Internships in Florence

Dan Elias Bliss | January.17.2019

 

A warm breeze brushes a bride's veil as she smiles for another photograph. A team of planners, designers, and servers move with urgency as the sun sets over Tuscany. Business men and marketers work with exciting clients from around the world. These are not unusual scenes for anyone looking for an internship abroad in Florence, Italy.

Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence has a long history and rich culture guaranteed to give you a once in a lifetime experience. Read on for the most popular internships in Florence, Italy.

Christmas Around the World: How 9 Countries Celebrate

Dan Elias Bliss | December.20.2018

 

It’s that magical time of year when streets come to life with bright lights and people are full of joy. Around the world, holiday celebrations are in full-swing with each country celebrating in its own unique way. Check out some of the wonderful and weird ways our host cities celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Reading Body Language Fluently Around the World

Jessica Dais | December.05.2018

 

As an intern living abroad, understanding body language cues both in and outside of the workplace is crucial. When practiced correctly, body language such as eye contact, facial expressions, and posture can greatly enhance everyday communication.

However, there are some gestures you’ll want to stay away from depending on where you are in the world! For example, in China, it’s very common to stand close to someone who is speaking, but in the United States, the same proximity might make the speaker feel uncomfortable.

How can you know which types of body language are appropriate for the country and culture you’re in? Keep reading for some helpful body language pointers for some of our top locations.

Intern Experience: Nikkie’s Art Education Internship in Florence

Brooke Matta | November.08.2018

 

Nikkie S. is a recent grad from San Francisco State University whose educational background is in Studio Art. During the fall of 2017, she landed an internship in her dream city of Florence, Italy. She felt that it was the perfect location for her to gain professional experience in both art and education.

Read more about Nikkie’s unforgettable experience, and watch her Snapchat takeover to see the day in the life of a Global Experiences’ intern.

Intern Experience: Alexandria H.'s Interior Design Internship in Florence

Dan Elias Bliss | October.04.2018

 

Every season interns from a wide variety of backgrounds travel to Florence, Italy for a career and life-changing experience. Alexandria H. was part of our summer group and fell in love with everything Florence had to offer.

During her internship, the University of Arkansas student got to live like a local Florentine and developed design skills to help her further her studies as an architecture major. Read more about her experience as an international intern in Florence.

Celebrate These Top Holidays and Festivals in Italy

Dan Elias Bliss | July.27.2018

 

Italy is full of some of the world’s greatest architecture, works of art, and food. Matched with a long list of celebrations that are spread throughout the year - what’s more to love! Italy is home to two of our fantastic international internship program locations, Milan and Florence. Each city holds an endless amount of internship opportunities and experiences. Check out our guide to the top holidays to celebrate while interning abroad in Italy.

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