International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Florence Office in Florence, Italy

Ola Smolen

Senior Academic Coordinator in Florence, Italy

Ola (Aleksandra) is native to Poland and moved to Florence in 2007 to study at the Università degli Studi di Firenze through the European Student Exchange program Erasmus. She was curious to experience daily life in a foreign culture and to explore the beauty of Florence. She was so enchanted by her experience that she decided to stay in Italy where she completed her Master's degree in Sociology. She discovered the joys of working with students during her time as a Human Rights trainer for Amnesty International. Ola is excited to be working with students again and to be a part of the ISA Florence team.