Full-time Wells staff members are available and close by 24/7 in case of emergency. We love working with and getting to know our students every semester! Have a question? Just ask anytime and receive a prompt answer.

Director of Global Programs


Anthony Mandela oversees the International Programs office and promotes internationalization efforts on behalf of Wells College. He holds undergraduate degrees in business finance and management (with a minor in Spanish) and an MBA with a concentration in international economic development. Prior to beginning his work in the field of international education, Anthony studied, worked and lived abroad in Central America.

Resident Directors


Dr. Luca Casaglia and Ms. Milva Porfidio are the resident directors in Florence and help lead orientation, provide academic assistance throughout the semester, and consult on cultural adjustments you may experience abroad.

These dedicated resident directors, who have worked for the Wells in Florence program for many years and are in regular contact with Wells College staff back in the U.S., will be a major support to you while you are studying abroad in Italy.

Program Coordinator


Ms. Amy Torea is program coordinator for Wells in Florence. Amy oversees all aspects of application processing and pre-departure preparation. She has been working with the program for over fifteen years and has spent six years living abroad and teaching English as a second language.

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Contact us today and we'll be in touch to help explain the program, how to maximize your travel experience, and answer all your questions around studying in Florence.

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