Who We Are OLD

Academic Initiatives Abroad is a study abroad institution founded by academics to bring rigor, innovation and diversity to global learning, and to bring exceptional university students into a deeper contact with a complex world culture.

We offer decades of experience teaching and managing academic programs both abroad and in the United States. Our teaching and support staff share our values, and bring years of experience teaching abroad for a host of academic institutions.

Our Core Team

Scott Schlimgen

President – General Director

Scott Schlimgen has been teaching in or running university study abroad programs since 1990.

Claudia Cremasco

Director Italian Office
Coordinator of Language Instruction

Claudia has been teaching and coordinating Italian language instruction in Italy and the USA since 1988.

Alexa Combs

Programs and Projects Coordinator

Alexa Combs is critical team member for research and planning of new programs and coordinates student services at the AIA Rome.

Christian Biggi

Cultural Heritage Management Consultant

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