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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William Holmes


Associate Vice Provost, International Affairs
Wright University

William (Bill) A. Holmes III, has joined Wright State University in August 2018 as Associate Vice President for international affairs. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of international affairs at Central Michigan University. Holmes has also served as Director of international education at Eastern Kentucky University, Director of international relations for CAPA International Education and Director of international education at Campbellsville University. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. Holmes is the co-author of “Faculty-Led 360: Guide to Successful Study Abroad” and has delivered over 30 presentations and workshops for faculty and staff in state, regional, national and international venues. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Miami University, his Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Wyoming and is working toward a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.


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