Zoe participated in an internship with an educational theater company that aims to teach students English through theatrical performances, games, and workshops. Zoe helps out the team by filming the performances and workshops, and then cutting and editing the footage to produce a promotional video for the company to feature on its website. “It’s amazing because in the one month that I’ve been here, my language skills have just skyrocketed.” Fortunately, not only is the work that she does directly relevant to her studies, but it is also…

  Corbin considers his internship an ” artistic exile to Paris”. He was placed at an organization that focuses on musicology research. The institute’ s overarching mission is to preserve the musical heritage of France. Corbin played a critical role at his firm by studying original sources of music manuscripts, and preparing them for critical editions. A critical edition of an original music transcript is a modern interpretation of the composer’ s work. These projects have afforded Corbin the opportunity to conduct research in the prestigious Bibliothèque Musée…

Abigail interned at a children’s media company that focuses on producing digital education material. The firm makes various videos that encourage language learning, address social issues, teach children how to code, etc. Abigail was given several projects for which she edited videos and worked on sound design. She even got to try her hand in character design, and ultimately surprised herself by how well she picked up this new skill. It was important for her designs to reflect the same style and color scheme that the company’s other…

Emily is a rising senior from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Savvy in business marketing, and equipped with a background in the arts, Emily was paired with the perfect internship at an international wine company. The company works with several different wines from 50 countries around the world. Funny enough, not one of those countries is France. Emily enjoyed that she got a chance to work as the Communications Intern at a small business that operated as a wine shop, a tasting room, as well as an event space. She…

You might not know that Florence is the center of the art world. It holds some of the most famous art works in all of history. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Why would an art major choose any other city in Italy but Florence? For me, it is not just about being surrounded by the famous artwork, but how the Florentine people treat me. Florentines follow their passion when it comes to their careers. They embrace what they love to do and do it for the…

I encourage anyone who reads this to travel solo at least one time in Europe while you are here. It changes everything. I traveled alone twice while being abroad. I went to Paris and Lake Como. Both experiences were different, yet brought me closer to loving and discovering myself. It is very intimidating and scary to spend a whole weekend alone with just yourself. The motto I told myself while traveling alone was: “I am alone, but I don’t feel lonely”. Then it hit me, I did not…

After being in Florence for a semester, I have finally figured out how to feel like a local. I participated in a half marathon on December 8th in San Miniato, went to locations that only speak Italian, and ate at small local joints. I went to several different Christmas markets throughout Italy. My favorites have been the Florence Christmas market and the one in Verona Italy. If you study abroad in Florence, defiantly try the Central Market upstairs for lunch and dinner! They offer several different stands with…