Alex Eckhart | Founder and Author
Some kids wanted to be firefighters when they grew up. Alex wanted to speak Italian. He’d studied in Siena, Florence, and Rome, where he graduated from The American University of Rome. He worked as an Activities Director for his university’s Student Life program, teaching cooking lessons, leading city excursions and facilitating back-door tours of local Italian businesses such as gelaterias and hand-bound journal shops. Noting how difficult it was for many students to immerse into the Italian culture, Alex made it his mission compile an exciting and colorful guidebook, entirely dedicated to the Italian study abroad experience.