Our Financial Aid team are always happy to discuss any aspects of financing your education face to face with prospective and current students. Take the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one meeting with either Zoë or Kirsty - full details below.

Select a counselor

Below you will find the profiles of our currently available counselors, including the languages they speak. Click on any counselor's name to access their online booking diary.

Zoe Johnson

based in Rome - speaks English and Italian. Financial Aid specialist.

Talk to Zoë about our financing your education & scholarships.
Book an appointment with Zoe

Kirsty Young

based in Rome - speaks Italian and English.

Talk to Kirsty about financing your education & scholarships.
Book an appointment with Kirsty



Meet Zoë Johnson, Director of Financial Aid

Zoë lived on the east and west coast USA before moving to Italy 12 years ago. Her love for all things Italian started with her Latin class in high school and she's never looked back! She got her Bachelor's in Sociology and Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Organizational Development. Her love for numbers began when working with her father in the family's post and beam construction company and it has served her well transitioning to financial aid a decade ago.

In her free time, Zoë loves discovering every inch of Rome's parks and green areas (there are many!) and hiking.

If you are ready to talk about AUR's cost of attendance, budgeting and financial aid, set up an appointment with her today!


Meet Kirsty Young, International Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

Kirsty hails from Northumberland, UK and has lived in Italy for 6 years. Kirsty is a die-hard Harry Potter fan after making her film debut in The Philosopher's Stone before deciding acting wasn't for her. She studied English Language and Communication with English Literature in London.

Kirsty is passionate about helping you map our your undergraduate journey and if you studied in the UK system, Kirsty is your girl! While you are at it, she is an expert in all things Financial Aid!