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Dolce far niente

Dolce far niente

 

When American students leave to come to Italy, they know for sure that they will learn many things besides Italian: to finally cook pasta that is not overcooked or a coffee that is worthy of being called as such; to eat with pleasure and not just to fill one’s stomach; to rely only on their own strength; to face and come across other habits and other cultures. Maybe some words in dialect.

Terms and Conditions of Studying Abroad

Diversity and Inclusion study abroad experience

 

August 19, there were 98 students from Elon on their way to Florence and would be spending the fall semester there. I was so excited to spend a semester in Florence and experience Italy in a way not everyone can. My mind was running a mile a minute with my list of things I wanted to do and see during my study abroad. I had been to Florence before in high school, and we crammed everything into one week, but this was going to be a test of independence and self-discipline, more so than at Elon. This was going to be different.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion study abroad experience

 

"Wisdom is knowing how to stay with the difference without wanting to eliminate the difference"

This sentence by Gregory Bateson summarizes in a few words what is one of the fundamental teachings of the study abroad experience proposed by AEF.

 

In Florence to make the dream of music come true - Summer Program 2021

AEF Summer Program 2021


The students of the Summer Program arrived in Florence to live a unique experience of personal and professional growth. The city offers the opportunity to immerse oneself in an atmosphere full of inspiration and cultivate one’s passions, it is the ideal place for those who love music and the arts and want to turn this dream into a reality.

Blossoming through Music - Summer Program 2021

AEF Summer Program 2021


After a long winter, the Summer Program blossoms like a flower that has waited a long time to open and wants to show the world all its beauty.