Accademia Europea di Firenze
The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is a School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture. Founded in 2005 as an Italian language school for foreigners, over time our school has expanded and transformed to now offer students courses of Italian art and culture, music and dance.
AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance, and Italian Language & Culture, as well as Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, intensive Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with universities from all over the world.
Deeply rooted in Italian history and culture, but compliant with European academic standards, our school is enhanced by our experiential learning approach and the top quality of our faculty, which contribute to the creation of an international community in the city of Renaissance and universal beauty.
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Nick J. Gozik

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Dean of Global Education
Elon University

Nick J. Gozik is Dean of Global Education and Assistant Professor at Elon University. Previously, he held positions in international education at Boston College, Duke University, New York University, and the University of Richmond. He has served as a visiting professor at New York University, as well as a lecturer at Boston College and Lesley University.
Gozik has conducted research on identity, race, and schooling in France, using history-geography education on the French island of Martinique as a case study. He has contributed to research at the Social Science Research Council on internationalization, interdisciplinarity, and boundary-crossing in U.S. higher education, through the lens of area studies centers. More recently, his academic and professional work has focused on outcomes assessment, faculty development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in global programming. Among his publications, he has co-edited Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice (Stylus/NAFSA, 2018).
Gozik has held a number of leadership positions in international education, including serving as Chair of The Forum on Education Abroad's Forum Council, the highest elected position in the organization. He currently serves as Editor of NAFSA's Global Studies Literature Review.
Gozik holds an M.A. in French Language and Civilization and a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University.


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