Join a small family agribusiness for resume-building experiences

Placement options include: Small family businesses such as: Winery; Cheese-making enterprise; Fishery; Dairy farm; Others.

How would you like to see first-hand how an Italian winery or specialty cheese maker’s operates or how to manage a fishery or dairy farm? This unique study abroad experience offers a summer internship, bringing you into a family run business in Italy so you can help them with research and development, marketing strategies, production, sales, e-commerce and financial planning.

Based in Sicily, Italy, you will combine your academic learning with the practical realities of running a small business so that your resume will stand out from the crowd. You’ll also have the full support of Arcadia staff and faculty in our center in Sicily. What better way to spend a summer?

  • Through a family business development course you’ll learn about business operations and dynamics; EU, Italian and Sicilian business laws and regulations, all while developing your entrepreneurial skills.

  • No previous study of Italian language is needed – you’ll learn plenty through the intensive language course, which you will take at your level.

  • Based out of the Arcadia Sicily Center you will enjoy excursions to points of interest in Sicily such as Ortigia, Catania and the Aeolian Islands.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2015 5/13/2015 6/27/2015 6 $5,320 4/15/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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