During the 2012 NAFSA Conference and Expo, the GoAbroad Team was pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards. As part of a continued effort to recognize the hard work and dedication this year’s nominees, GoAbroad will be sharing individual features of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists over the coming weeks. This week, we are thrilled to bring you the Innovative New Program, Internship Abroad Award finalists!
Please join us in congratulating the following Finalist (and Winner!) of the Innovative New Program, Internship Abroad Award:
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)
“Business in the Arts & Edinburgh Festival Fringe Internship”
With the Business in the Arts & Edinburgh Festival Fringe Internship from Academic Studies Abroad (ASA), students gain access to an otherwise closed world of networking with professionals in the performing arts industry at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (www.edfringe.com), the World’s Largest Performing Arts Festival.
The Business in the Arts program was originally designed for undergraduate performing arts students at North American institutions to fill a gap in curriculum where the business side of the arts is often neglected. Students are fully integrated into the larger base structure of the festival. Interns work beside decision makers of leading venues and production companies. Students also gain an insider’s edge by learning through tasks and networking what it takes to make a show an award-winning success in the festival environment. Internships are for-credit and customized to meet the goals of individual students. Placements are with award-winning production companies and students are given personalized attention throughout their internship.