AEF is committed to quality, both in and outside of the classroom. Thanks to a strongly experiential learning method, combining academic excellence and cultural immersion, AEF fosters students’ global awareness and world citizenship.

Our partner institutions contribute to create the best learning environment to promote and continuously renew the goals and values we share, through a set of initiatives and educational opportunities such as lectures, conferences, fieldtrips, performances.



As Elon Center in Italy, AEF actively participates in the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI).

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.

AEF is a member of Eduitalia, Association of Schools and Universities, that promotes Italian academic offerings for foreigners.

Florence Dance Center, producers of the Florence Dance Festival, is AEF’s partner for the Dance Program.


Partner Institutions

AEF proudly partners with:

AEF is Elon Center Abroad.
Elon University also serves as AEF’s School of Record:
ELON school of record