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What to expect in Italy

For many visitors, experiencing Italy means engaging in a quest for “la dolce vita,” or the sweet life. Whether you call it sweetness, beauty, or pleasure, Italy is a country that is best digested by the senses. Here, cuisine is celebrated and lovingly created, art is legendary, and traditions are reassuring rituals of life. There are so many remarkable cities in Italy, each more impressive than the next. Milan, Venice, and Rome overflow with art, architecture, great food and stylish residents. Towering mountains, glacial lakes, Mediterranean beaches, and grapevine-studded valleys make it nearly impossible to find a favorite vista. Italians themselves are both welcoming and passionate about their culture, and visitors often can’t help but absorb some of this passion.

Where do we operate programs in Italy

What type of programs can you do in Italy

Study Abroad in Italy

STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY

TStudy in Italy to expand your cultural horizons and enhance your academics through a wide range of courses. Put yourself out there by studying in Italy!

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Intern Abroad in Italy

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD IN ITALY

The World Endeavors Intern in Italy programs take place in the city of Florence, the heart of Tuscany.

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Our Italy Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Occupational Therapy Internship in Italy

By immersing themselves in clinics and hospitals, Occupational Therapy interns in Italy receive comprehensive exposure to patient care and other dimensions of their field through their interactions with experienced occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapy Internship in Italy

By immersing themselves in clinics and hospitals, Occupational Therapy interns in Italy receive comprehensive exposure to patient care and other dimensions of their field through their interactions with experienced occupational therapists.

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Youth Development Internship in Italy

Youth Development interns based in Italy actively assist experienced educators in a wide range of initiatives, including the design and execution of interactive workshops, mentoring and guiding sports teams, coordinating entertaining youth plays, and organizing inclusive family night activities.

Youth Development Internship in Italy

Youth Development interns based in Italy actively assist experienced educators in a wide range of initiatives, including the design and execution of interactive workshops, mentoring and guiding sports teams, coordinating entertaining youth plays, and organizing inclusive family night activities.

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Web and Graphic Design Internship in Italy

Italy's thriving design industry provides an ideal setting for Web and Graphic Design interns to collaborate with accomplished professionals in design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of major companies.

Web and Graphic Design Internship in Italy

Italy’s thriving design industry provides an ideal setting for Web and Graphic Design interns to collaborate with accomplished professionals in design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of major companies. Their main objective is to produce captivating marketing materials, visually stunning web pages, memorable logos, and other visually appealing visuals that cater to the diverse needs of corporate clients.

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Public Relations Internship in Italy

Public Relations interns in Italy embark on a journey of professional growth as they work either in PR agencies or within company PR departments. Throughout their internship, they gain invaluable insights into strategic communication, brand management, and the ever-evolving landscape of market perceptions.

Public Relations Internship in Italy

Public Relations interns in Italy embark on a journey of professional growth as they work either in PR agencies or within company PR departments. Throughout their internship, they gain invaluable insights into strategic communication, brand management, and the ever-evolving landscape of market perceptions.

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN ITALY

Italy offers a plethora of activities to enjoy during your spare time, ensuring that you make the most of your experience in this beautiful country. Here are some exciting things to do in your leisure time in Italy:

  • Explore Historical Sites: Visit the Colosseum in Rome, the ancient ruins of Pompeii near Naples, the historic center of Florence, or the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • Savor Italian Cuisine: Try authentic pizza in Naples, pasta dishes in Rome, fresh seafood along the coast, and gelato from local gelaterias.
  • Enjoy Art and Culture: Visit renowned art galleries like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Vatican Museums in Rome to see masterpieces by famous artists.
  • Attend Festivals and Events: Italy hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating everything from music and film to food and wine.

Recent Italy Testimonials

Pam OIntern in Italy

I strongly encourage anyone interested in interning overseas to do so. It is a mind broadening experience, you make new friends and you have many interesting experiences and discoveries about yourself and the world. It does take you outside your comfort zone which can be a good thing.

Abbie MIntern in Italy

World Endeavors provided me a fantastic learning experience to learn how Italy's healthcare system worked by interning with the Red Cross for 8 weeks! They had great advisors both in Italy, where I interned and in the USA for preparation before I left that answered all my questions and my parent's questions so my parents felt safe and comfortable with me leaving by myself for that long! They also paired me with roommates who I never would have met outside of this program and who I consider some great friends now!

MArgueritte FIntern in Italy

After four weeks studying Italian in Florence, I am now working for an annual music festival in Montepulciano. It is incredible! I am working with professional opera singers and more personal experiences with Italians than I did in Florence.

Ariana DIntern in Italy

The World Endeavors intership placement has helped me gain a different perspective in healthcare, public health and made me more open to different career options. Would recommend to my friends and collegues!

Italy FAQs

Where is Italy?

Italy is a country located in southern Europe. It is situated on the Italian Peninsula, which extends into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north. It also includes the islands of Sicily and Sardinia and several smaller islands.

What is the capital of Italy?

The capital of Italy is Rome.

Is Italy safe to travel?

Yes, Italy is generally safe to travel to. It’s a popular tourist destination known for its rich history, culture, and art. Travelers should exercise standard safety precautions: be cautious in crowded areas, watch out for pickpocketing, and adhere to local guidelines. It’s also wise to stay informed about any travel advisories or updates from official sources before your trip.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Visa requirements for Italy depend on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. EU citizens and others might not need visas for short stays (usually up to 90 days). Check the Italian embassy or official sources for current info before traveling, and reach out to the World Endeavors team if you want to know more about what visa is valid for your program with us.

What to wear when traveling to Italy?

In Italy, dress stylishly and comfortably, avoiding overly casual attire. Opt for well-fitted clothing, comfortable shoes, and cover shoulders and knees in religious sites. Adapt to the weather and respect local customs.

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How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!