Academic Director


Alan Earhart

After a transformative Spring semester in Florence as a study abroad student, Alan has spent the rest of his life pursuing that life changing experience. He has worked with various study abroad programs in Italy starting in the 1990s working at all levels from student support services to directing programs. He joined AEF in July of 2022 after seven years in the United States where he completed a Ph.D. at Colorado State University while serving as the Director of International Programs and Partnerships at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Alan’s student centric philosophy and deep commitment to authentic learning experiences guides his passion and dedication to international learning in Florence.