Accademia Europea di Firenze

The AEF headquarters in the center of Florence

About AEF: Florence School of Arts, Italian Language and Culture

AEF is located in the heart of Florence, at no. 37 of via Cavour, inside Palazzo Niccolini, halfway between the Duomo and Piazza San Marco. Students attend classes in a Renaissance palace equipped with the most modern technologies, however, the city immediately becomes a single, large classroom, in which to immerse yourself and get to know the art and culture of Florence.

AEF offers programs built according to the guidelines of the Bologna Process, it represents the Elon University of North Carolina in Europe: each course meets this triple quality status and is valued in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) through an equivalence proposed in US academic credits. The ECTS credits constitute the new European academic standard, established in 1999 with the Bologna Process in order to allow the mobility of students within the European borders through the Erasmus project. Today, the ECTS system allows for the best European formative institutes to dialogue with the whole world, defining course characteristics, contact hours, hours of study, clarity of information, guidelines for the evaluation of results and above all, guaranteeing the maximum transparency and quality of every aspect of the formative training offer.

AEF is authorized by the University of Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena – Ateneo internazionale) as an Exam Center for the CILS Certificate in Italy.

To train artists and professionals in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty, through a strong relationship between culture and the local community, able to interact and compete in the global world;
Offering a unique combination of academic excellence, cultural immersion, experiential learning; Provide students and aspiring artists and musicians with the skills required to create, learn, perform in public and grow professionally;
Create a learning path, with continuous verification of the abilities and skills of the students;
To stimulate the intellectual curiosity of students and their ambition to make the most of themselves both in their studies and in their careers.