Emily’s Vogue Internship in Florence, Italy

Within the Tuscan area of Italy lies a quaint, historic metropolis that’s house to Renaissance-era artwork and structure: Florence. Emily, a current graduate from Roanoke School with a level in Communication Research and Advertising and marketing, was desirous to bask in a slow-paced but dynamic life-style whereas interning overseas. She discovered Florence the right place to take action, and was fast to stay like a neighborhood throughout her trend internship there.

Learn on to listen to all about Emily’s expertise doing a trend internship in Florence.

Deciding to Intern Overseas

Together with her undergraduate diploma behind her, Emily knew she was extra captivated with one other profession path: trend. An internship was the right alternative to vary gears and acquire expertise within the business:

“I wished to make myself a marketable candidate for a future job, and I knew that having worldwide work expertise in a related subject could be a great method for me to face out in an utility course of.”

When it got here to resolve a location for her internship, the selection was easy:

“Florence was a straightforward choose for me due to its repute for being a trend scorching spot, however I additionally liked how dense and navigable the town was.”

Fortunately, Emily’s household was on board, too:

“Everybody was actually excited for me to have this expertise and I felt actually lucky to have that form of assist with such an enormous resolution.”

A Day within the Life

Every day in Florence, Emily walked to her internship, passing by attractive buildings and historic structure. She was by no means a morning individual, however the fantastic thing about the town modified that! 

“Florence is a lot larger than individuals assume and residing there actually confirmed me how a lot the town has to supply by way of meals, museums, nightlife, and wine (after all).”

Plus, she had an ideal view of the Duomo from her bed room window!

Take a look at Emily’s Instagram takeover video to see the breathtaking view, meet her coworkers, and the way she ends every stunning day:

“This internship was every little thing.”

Together with her expertise in earlier internships in occasion administration, advertising, and tourism, Emily was in a position to advance her expertise and pivot in direction of the style business.

Her internship host firm, ASAP Footwear, was based by two individuals who shared the identical dream to deliver new worldwide manufacturers into Italy. Their core enterprise includes importing, exporting, and displaying shoe manufacturers. ASAP Footwear gives a few of the world’s most iconic manufacturers like Dr. Martens, Ugg, Steve Madden, Jeffrey Campbell, Sam Edelman and extra.

Italian Working Life 

At her internship, Emily created look books for various manufacturers and purchasers would overview them to see what manufacturers had been out there from ASAP Footwear. She additionally managed a Pinterest account for Steve Madden, the place she featured merchandise that had been out there in retailer.

“I can’t convey how good it was for me – it opened my doorways to new profession alternatives within the US and allowed me to mix my present advertising expertise with a brand new subject and I couldn’t really feel extra ready (or excited) to begin a job in trend.”

Some challenges that she encountered had been language variations, studying new laptop techniques at her internship, and sometimes being the one non-Italian worker at her office.

Thankfully, she felt ready to take care of these challenges via her advising course of with our crew, and now feels assured that she will do any job in any metropolis.

Intern abroad traveling in Italy
Emily touring in Italy throughout her internship program

Exploring Italy

In her free time, Emily did every little thing potential to absorb life in Italy:

“We traveled to Pisa, Venice, Bologna, Milan, Siena, Cinque Terre, Palermo… We did wine excursions, a cooking class (10/10 suggest), went to… well-known gardens, museums, church buildings (in Florence and out of doors), and tried as a lot new meals as we may.”

With iconic historic cities and bustling main cities, it’s no shock that Italy attracts thousands and thousands of vacationers yearly. However as an intern with us, Emily was in a position to dive deep into the essence of Florentine tradition. Plus, with the Italian language course at first of her program, she was in a position to talk with the locals by the tip of the semester!

“My favourite half was feeling like a neighborhood by the tip of this system. I turned snug sufficient in my Italian to make dinner reservations, make small discuss with store homeowners and inform individuals at work what I really like about Italy. I by no means anticipated to really feel so native after solely three months, however working for an Italian firm actually pushes you to adapt, and I’m so glad I did.”

Discovering House Overseas

Dwelling nearly 5,000 miles from house is an enormous step, however Emily was in a position to set up a “house away from house” with the opposite interns on her program.

“The convenience of my transition to residing in Italy is ALL because of my wonderful pals in this system. We had been very shut proper from day one, and having them discuss to after each workday made life so pleasing. We cooked within the condo collectively, traveled round Italy collectively and consoled one another at any time when anybody felt homesick.”

Many interns overseas discover that their new metropolis quickly seems like their second house. Whereas Emily and her roommates had totally different internships, they may all relate to one another’s experiences. She and one among her roommates in Florence even made plans to stay collectively in New York Metropolis!

Group of interns abroad in Florence, Italy
Group of interns in Florence, Italy


Interning overseas makes reminiscences that final a lifetime, nevertheless it doesn’t finish there.

“I made pals at my firm, spoke Italian at any time when I may and discovered to adapt to the brand new setting, and due to that, I do know that I can deal with any US job. #hireme”

Together with private connections and wonderful reminiscences, our interns depart their internships extra certified to get jobs of their profession fields.

The style business might be aggressive to affix, however an internship in a serious trend hub like Florence helps you stand out. She is now extra outfitted to compete with different candidates in her full-time job search.

Her recommendation to future interns?

“Problem your self to make new pals, interact with the host tradition, and know that you would be able to by no means eat an excessive amount of pasta or drink an excessive amount of Chianti wine.”

Searching for a life-changing expertise? Intern overseas!

Emily selected to take the leap and do a world internship, and you need to, too! Begin your journey by requesting info about our program choices, and a member of our crew will observe up on to share particulars in regards to the utility and enrollment processes.

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