How an intensive Italian language course and internship in Italy can change your life
Happy summer, Studentsville blog readers! How’s it going so far? Are you all out there sunning yourself, frolicking in the waves, and partying?!
Whatever it is you’re doing, I hope you’re having a fab summer, and getting your energies up for exciting adventures in the coming fall and winter!
Seize the day
I believe in holidays, especially for students. Taking time off from books and meeting new people helps you figure out what you really want to do. And where you want to do it. As a member of the younger generation, you enjoy an unprecedented bonus: there’s no limit to where you can go to learn and gain professional skills. So… seize the day!
The world is your springboard
You’ve probably realized that the world is your playground, but are you aware that it can be your springboard for a successful life and rewarding career? Getting to know different cultures expands your viewpoint on life and allows you to grow. But you can hardly turn into a globetrotter and travel your life away, can you? How can you discover the world firsthand and experience diversity while getting ahead with life and starting to build your future?
Learn a foreign language abroad!
The only surefire way to broaden your horizons, explore diverse cultures, and meet the thousands of marvelous people out there is by going on a study program abroad and learning a foreign language. Teachers, psychologists, and head-hunters all agree: studying abroad, and mastering the nuts and bolts of another language, allows you to increase your awareness, gain insight, and become more forward-looking.
The unexpected perks of taking an internship abroad
Working in a foreign country (taking an internship for instance), on the other hand, enables you to step out of your comfort zone, and become more confident. If you have a dream career in mind and choose the right place, you can learn the tricks of the trade from pros. Interning abroad also allows you to gain highly-valued credentials on your CV, and ultimately find a better job once you’re back home.
Pick your destination wisely!
Studying and working in a foreign country helps you see the big picture, and, play a leading role in it. Location is key: there are places in the world that offer more than others in terms of overall development. Italy, for instance. Few countries in the world can compete with Italy when it comes to art, architecture, and fashion. As for food and lifestyle, we have no rivals to speak of. (Sorry, France).
Italians do it better
Blessed with an extraordinary artistic and historical heritage, Italy is the birthplace of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Federico Fellini, and Renzo Piano. I.e., it’s a country where creative genius is as common as pasta, and beauty and charm are innate. Spending time in Italy, inevitably results in personal growth, both cultural and emotional.
Where to study in Italy
This said, not all places in Italy offer the same opportunities in terms of contemporary stimuli, and enhancement of your talents. Case in point: spending a year in a little town in the Tuscan hills can be a soul-pleasing experience, but it will hardly help you hone your skills and broaden your network if you’re looking for a career in fashion design or business management.
Milan: cool, modern, and fast-moving
It all depends on who you are and what you’re after, but there’s only one up-and-coming quick-paced contemporary-minded city in Italy, and it is Milan. The Lonely Planet guide aptly describes it, saying “the city leads the way with the largest post-war re-development in Italy, impressive, sustainable architecture …. hi-tech hub, home to start-ups galore”. Plus, the city houses Italy’s major design studios, most eminent fashion designer headquarters, and groundbreaking businesses of all kinds.
Dazzling nightlife and an amazing school
The added value? Milan is fun: it’s chock-full of clubs, restaurants, and rooftop bars. But what we’re focusing on here is language learning and future-building experiences… so let’s get back to business! Milan, Italy’s most future-oriented city, is a great choice for a foreign student because it houses one of Europe’s most cutting-edge language schools: Il Centro – Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri – (literally “Center of Italian language and culture for foreigners”).
A school where students are the focus and learning is worry-free
Founded some 35 years ago to provide foreign students with an engaging learning experience in a friendly environment, Il Centro has become an outstanding educational hub. In its classrooms in the charming Brera neighborhood, students from all over the world master the Italian language to perfection via a brand-new teaching method and pioneering didactics that focus on the single student. It’s called the communicative method with a humanistic approach and paves the way to fruitful and stress-free learning.
Curious? Read all about it here.
The Italian and Internship Program in Milan is your starting block to a successful career
Aside from providing high-standard trailblazing Italian language classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students, Il Centro has recently launched a revolutionary internship program. The Italian and Internship Program combines intensive Italian classes at the school with an internship in a local company. It’s a win-win solution for all those who want to enjoy a fulfilling learning experience abroad, and set the scene for their future: while studying Italian, you also get to practice it daily, improving your speaking skills and your professional ones too!
Fashion, interior design, digital marketing, business… there’s no end to what you can learn!
Designed to meet the needs of a variety of different students, the program includes different duration options – from 3 to 12 months – and a wide range of professional environments, focusing on those that are most relevant, and developed, in the Milan surroundings. Namely, those that have made this city famous and celebrated worldwide: fashion, interior design and architecture, communications and digital marketing, and business administration.
Whatever your dream is, Milan is where you can see what it looks like
Always dreamed of being a fashion influencer or a PR? Of working as an urban designer or going into advertising or event management? Try your hand at it in Milan, meet the pros who daily succeed in your field of interest, and work side-by-side with them in a showroom, design studio, or marketing company.
Download the Il Centro Italian and Internship in Milan Program brochure now, and turn your dreams into reality!
Or contact the school staff for information and details
The world is your springboard, seize the day!