Our experiences

Amber Juch – Event employeeamber

( Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2018) (Feb. 2019 – Jun. 2019)

I have always wanted to study/live abroad for a while. School and Etoile gave me the opportunity to make this dream come true. I did some projects in Etoile before my internship. I liked it so much that I was sure that I wanted to do my internship here. My first internship turned out even better than I expected, so Etoile and I decided to do another Internship here. I really enjoyed living and working with so many different people and I learned a lot. Not only about my organisation skills but also in personal. I had such a great time here and I love the language and culture. During the internships I met so many lovely people and I made a lot of new friends. After this all I am thinking of staying in Italy for much longer!


Danny Snitjer – Techniciandanny

(Feb. 2018- Jun. 2018)

My name is Danny Snitjer and I did an internship at Etoile CTE in Italy last year. At that moment I was studying stage and event technician at Creative college in Utrecht (NL).
During my internship I had different tasks:

  • Technician
  • Attend rehearsals
  • Make light drawings
  • Sound engineer
  • Design and create scenery
  • Handyman

Etoile is a production house for theater-shows. My job as a technician was to prepare the décor and lightning for the show. But also, in the house (where you stay during your internship period) you need to solve problems, think about fixing a radiator or a shower cabin.  Sometimes during the theater shows I did the sound or light. You get a lot of freedom. As a team, we always made sure that the show was a success. After my internship in Italy I kept contact with Etoile. When you do an internship at Etoile you will have a new family. I really liked my internship, sometimes it was hard work and making long days, but it was so cool. I learned a lot and if I could do it again I would do it right away.


Nick de Haas – (Light)technicianNick

Feb. 2018 – Jun. 2018

If you would have told me: ‘You are going to Italy to work in a theater’ I would not have believed you. Yet here we are. The decision to go to Italy to start a big new challenge is one of the best decisions in my life. I have learned so many important things at Etoile. My internship was so much more than I expected it to be. I’ve met so many people who became my friends for life.
If you want to challenge yourself, Etoile is the place to be for every technician. The environment is amazing and you will visit many interesting places, where you will meet many new people from all around Europe.


Wietse Ottes – Technician


(Feb. 2015- Jun. 2015) – (Sep. 2015- Feb 2016)

When I was a student at ROCmn creative college my responsible was Marten van der Weele, who is also the president of Etoile International.  He asked me if I was interested in an experience abroad. Without hesitation I told him I was interested and so I started my first internship at the main headquarters of Etoile in Italy. This was an experience that helped me to grow in many levels. I had to adapt to the Italian culture and find ways to communicate when English was not an option.  I have learned what responsibility means and I have used my creativity to find every solution. This internship learned me so much that I asked to do a second period as an intern in Etoile to learn even more. Now I have finished my school and I am working as technical director in Etoile in Italy.