Letizia Ialini, Assistant Director
With CEA since 2009, Assistant Director Letizia Ialini oversees the Student Services team in Florence and supports students with particular difficulties during their time abroad. As well, Letizia liaises with local housing providers to ensure quality accommodation and services to students and visiting professors. Lastly, she collaborates to design and implement Custom and Faculty-Led programs. Her wide-ranging experience in administration makes Letizia a strong asset to the Florence team.
Letizia studied Economics at the University of Florence. As a student, she moved to Bournemouth, England where she worked as a trainee in the financial department of an industrial company. This first experience abroad sparked her interest in traveling and learning, inspiring her to study for a year in Melbourne, Australia. There she perfected her English, travelled often and made friends from all around the world. Prior to joining CEA, Letizia managed the technical office of Prato Trade, a branch of the Industrial Union of Prato, where she organized expositions for national and international trade fairs. She also worked for a Florentine cooking school.
In her spare time, Letizia enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She loves to help students connect with Italian culture, and believes that overcoming the challenge of culture shock results in growth and flexibility that can help students in their professional and personal lives.