Meet The Staff: Enrica

The SRISA staff is the essential backbone of the school, the heart of your new Italian family. Willing to help in any way, whether it be drawing you a map or pronounce a word for the 10th time, they are patient and always smiling. I thought it was time to highlight them and all the great things they do. How are they amazing, and how do they handle all these crazy students?! Keep checking back for more interviews with the SRISA staff.

Enrica Guidato

Job title: Fashion Professor

Student perspective: “She is fabulously chic, honest and works with you as a team member, as in my independent study she would plant seeds in my brain to be sprouted into beautiful designs! I love her and miss SRISA soooo much!!” Olivia F. Fall 2014

How long have you worked at SRISA? 

Almost 10 years

What do you love about working at SRISA?

The creative and familiar environment

What makes SRISA different/special from other study abroad programs?

Our small classes and special activities and projects.

Enrica takes students to a fashion fair in Florence

Whats something everyone should check out while in Florence?

For those interested in fashion, definitely the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace, and the Ferragamo and Gucci Museums

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?


If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?


What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy contemporary art and design, traveling, going to flea markets, reading books, and doing yoga.

What’s your favorite class to teach?

All fashion classes!

What class would you recommend to students?

All fashion classes! The History of Italian Fashion is a must.

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