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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Student Life and Communications Director


Elisabetta Santanni

After graduating in Political Science from the University of Florence, Elisabetta began her career by taking care of the organization and coordination of electoral campaigns for members of the Italian parliament. In 1998 she worked for a large luxury company, the Gucci Group, where she was in charge of Investor Relations. After several years she turned to social research, initially for the Department of Political Science of the University of Florence, and later for several public and private enterprises. Since 2010 she has been enthusiastically teaching the Italian language and culture to foreigners, in collaboration with Harding University and AACUPI (Association of American College and University Programs in Italy). In her current position as Head of Student Life and Communications at the Accademia Europea di Firenze she has found the way to meld all her skills, experience and passions.

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