Founded in 2005, the Accademia Europea di Firenze began as an Italian language school for foreigners.
AEF students have the opportunity to study in a Renaissance palace, perfectly restructured and equipped with the most modern technologies to make it an ideal site uniting study and beauty, learning and culture.
Thanks to this philosophy, AEF is able to offer the most complete response for any training or educational need. Whether it’s a short course, a study abroad semester or a bachelor’s degree, our courses are tailor-made and flexible to suit every student’s dates.
Our language classes are based on the most innovative learning concepts and puts student’s needs in the centre of every teaching activity. For Art and Design, students can take inspiration from the artwork that surrounds them in this beautiful city, through lessons that are often carried out “in the field”.A strong focus is places on live performance in our Performing Arts courses.
Our methods are focused on empowering our student body to achieve, both while studying at AEF, and in their future professions.
AEF will prepare students to transition into their professional careers, having completed a rare and unique college program.
AEF utilizes a combination of traditional classroom studies and experiential learning throughout Florence, Italy, and Europe.
An identification card issued by the school entitles students of the Accademia to obtain discounts in stores, bars, restaurants, wine-bars, internet points, bookstores, music stores, theatres and concert halls.
Our students can choose among the following housing options:
It is also possible to book pensions, hotels, residences or religious structures.
AEF’s library is comprised of books in both Italian and English on all subjects relating to our courses, such as Italian literature, the Italian language, History of Art, Architecture and more. What is more, there are comfortable chairs to enjoy them in, and free WiFi throughout.
Health, Physicians and PharmaciesThe emergency service of the hospital is free of charge for everyone. In case of need, the AEF can put students in touch with a physician. It is possible to find 24-hour pharmacies. Please remember to bring any necessary medical prescriptions with you.
Learning Through Culture
We are passionate about giving AEF’s students the opportunity to experience the city not as a tourist, but as a citizen of Florence and part of the AEF family. As a result, we provide a full calendar of cultural activities:
Depending on the season, students have the chance to join the AEF soccer team, and play in tournaments against other schools around Florence.
AEF are proud to have the Florence Dance Centre as a partner, through which we provide short courses, study abroad programmes and Bachelor degrees in various genres of dance.Our extremely central location means there is a good choice of reasonable priced gyms in close proximity that students can choose from.
Accredited training agency of the Regione Toscana with accreditation number FI0720, and the ISO 9001:2008 standard, an internationally recognised reference for quality management.
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