Individual, Group Course "Italian Together", Intensive Italian, Online, "Italian Plus" Art, Culture, Music
Special Courses and Activities
Music, Italian culture and art courses, art sotry, vocal techniques, textile design, interior design, photography, opera direction
Free internet, Bed linen and towels available, Transfer on request, Welcome drink, Farewell dinner, Tickets for cinemas, exhibitions, shows, Visits to museums, Trips, Sports events, Cooking class
Accreditations / Memberships
Forum on Education Abroad, CILS Certification Centre of the University of Siena
AEF is in the heart of Florence, halfway between the Duomo and Piazza San Marco. The study centre is located in a late Renaissance palace, the Palazzo Niccolini on Via Cavour, and is fully equipped with modern teaching technology. Most importantly, the city of Florence is used as a large classroom where students can immerse themselves in the art and culture of Florence while getting to know its people and institutions. AEF offers programmes developed according to the guidelines of the Bologna Process with courses assessed using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) through an equivalence in US academic credit. Elon University is AEF’s School of Record and AEF is Elon University’s Centre Abroad in Italy. AEF also represents Elon in AACUPI (Association of American College and University Programs in Italy).
The AEF offers courses in Italian Language and Culture, Music and Art, lasting a minimum of two weeks, which combine the most modern teaching methods and a strongly experiential approach. Thanks to a highly qualified teaching staff and European-level academic standards, the AEF is the ideal environment for an international education but strongly rooted in Italian history and culture. Florence is our classroom, the place where students immerse themselves in art, culture and enter into a profound relationship with the local community. Thanks to a highly qualified faculty and European academic standards, AEF is the ideal school for you, if you are looking for an international education yet deeply rooted in Italian history and culture.
At AEF, you will immediately feel like an active member of a dynamic, multicultural community, where students of various nationalities and native speakers share their culture and traditions on a daily basis. During the lessons you will learn new things in a completely original way, thanks to exercises and creative activities aimed at developing and strengthening the four fundamental skills: reading, listening, writing, speaking. Lessons will be entirely in Italian and two different teachers will alternate for each class. The lessons will also take place outside the classroom, to dive into everyday life in Florence: it will be an opportunity to test oneself and experiment in the field the achievements made in class. The objective? To make you live as a real citizen of Florence, and not as a tourist!