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FUA-AUF Ambassadors

FUA-AUF provides two unique ways to stay engaged within the FUA-AUF community and share your alumni perspectives with current and future students. See below for details on the Ambassador and Peer Rep programs.


FUA-AUF Ambassador Program

FUA-AUF’s Alumni Ambassador Program provides our former students the opportunity to meet with other graduates and with prospective students looking into FUA-AUF. Selected Ambassadors fulfill a 1-year commitment to the program and collaborate closely with the FUA-AUF Alumni Network on a series of structured projects and initiatives.

Through the Alumni Ambassador Program designated alumni volunteers work to create stronger connections between their fellow alumni as well as being as a landmark for present and future FUA-AUF students through targeted communication.

The FUA-AUF Ambassadors will get in contact with other alumni, as well as with prospective students. The Ambassadors are available to answer questions and suggestions you might have regarding your upcoming Florence experience!


We are honored to introduce you our current Ambassador:


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Samantha Suriani

I am currently studying Italian Language & Culture and Teacher Preparation at Stony Brook University in New York. I had the privilege of studying Italian language and culture at FUA-AUF in the Fall of 2018.  FUA-AUF has opened so many professional and academic doors for me, including a position in the Stony Brook Study Abroad Office. Now, I have the opportunity to help students on Stony Brook’s side to study abroad at FUA-AUF.I met the staff of FUA at the National Restaurant Association Food Show in May 2016 and knew immediately that I wanted to participate in the TuttoToscana program. After spending one term in Florence studying event management and the wines of Tuscany, I traveled to New York City as part of a team to execute a week of events including at the James Beard Foundation.

 I chose to study in Italy because I wanted to improve my knowledge of Italian culture and strengthen my Italian speaking skills. When I heard that FUA (located in the heart of Italian culture and language) offered many courses providing this, I knew this was the right university to study at.
Through FUA, I have met some of my best friends with whom I have experienced many of my favorite moments with. Through the Student Life Department, I met so many helpful advisors who are still in contact with me today. 


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