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Onsite Program Director


Chiara D'Alessandro

Born in
Naples, Italy, Chiara’s passion for travel and foreign languages has led her to pursue numerous study abroad experiences and to learn English, Spanish, and Arabic in addition to her native language, Italian.  Her first study abroad experience began at the age of 16 when she went on a six month exchange program to Victoria, Australia to perfect her English.  From this first international experience she was hooked and continued to leave home almost every summer to work or study in another country.   After Australia, she chose London as her destination to again study English.  Chiara's interest in traveling also brought her to Syria where she stayed for two months studying Arabic.  Chiara’s most recent study abroad experience was in Andalucia, Spain where she attended a five month program through the European Union’s abroad program, Erasmus.  Following this program she moved to Barcelona for a summer to work and practice her Spanish.  As Florence Onsite Director, Chiara will introduce GSE students to the beauty, history, and splendor of Florence and Italy.


“Italy is a beautiful country where you can breathe history everywhere, where the people are friendly and the food is great.  Living in another country is one of the best ways to learn about yourself and the world and Florence is the perfect place to do this.”


- Chiara D’Alessandro




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