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AEF and IAU Partnership: A New Chapter in Higher Education

 A New Chapter in Higher Education


Accademia Europea Di Firenze (AEF) and The American College of the Mediterranean and its Study Abroad Institute (IAU) are two reputable institutions that have dedicated decades to international higher education. Recently, AEF and IAU established a partnership that will allow them to offer high quality academic programs for an even greater diverse student population in Florence.

Summer Visiting Faculty

A Rising Leader in Sustainability in International Education


If you are a Performing Arts professor who wants to offer your students a unique and unforgettable experience in Italy, this post is for you!

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is a school of art and culture that offers courses in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and the Italian language. Every summer, we host faculty from institutions across the United States of America who bring their students on faculty-led short programs. Our summer programs offer exceptional experiences for performing arts students learning from our expert performing arts faculty with successful careers in their fields.

AEF: A Rising Leader in Sustainability in International Education

A Rising Leader in Sustainability in International Education


At Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF), we believe that sustainability is not only a moral duty, but also a source of inspiration and innovation. We are committed to educating our students, staff, and faculty on the importance of environmental, social, and economic responsibility, and to integrating sustainability into every aspect of our work. In this blog post, we share with you some of the achievements and accomplishments that demonstrate our commitment to our core value of sustainability.

Our senior leadership team is leading the effort at AEF on sustainability.

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.