New City College students were given the amazing opportunity to visit Florence in Italy for a two-week international work experience placement as part of their course.
The trip was free for the students and involved those studying Art & Design, IT and Business courses at NCC Tower Hamlets campus.
As well as working with artists, art galleries and computing companies, the students also had free time to soak up the sun and explore the beautiful city, visiting museums, iconic landmarks and stunning cathedrals and churches.
One project for the Art & Design students was to create a bespoke Dog Sculpture from the Avery Perfume Galleries. This is an exclusive perfumery and art gallery in Florence that houses uniquely designed and scented animal sculptures which are hand-crafted and painted and sell for around 2,000 Euros.
Art student Rachel McArdle said: “We had to design the dog using inspiration from Florence, so I used the beautiful city culture in my design. I have never travelled abroad before and this trip has made me want to do a lot more travelling!”