About

We are a non-profit organisation with a mission to make classical study abroad opportunities accessible to all. We do this through unique learning experiences in Florence - and online! - that involve the study of Classics, Latin, Italian, History, Art History and the Renaissance. Our philosophy is to 'question everything' and challenge the canon of traditional education and scholarship so that our students can learn to see the past with "fresh eyes".

We believe that to live and learn in Italy with like-minded individuals can be a life-changing experience and authentic cultural immersion is a fundamental part of this learning process. For this reason, our courses typically include a combination of academic sessions in context, hands-on workshops, language drop-ins, site visits and a Cultural Programme of events that only locals would know about, to ensure a well-rounded experience. 

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What else makes us special is that most of our tutors are active teachers as well as researchers, and have lived and taught in Italy. This is important to us, as we believe in making the "intellectual" engaging and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. We also value life experience in partnership with academic expertise. 

 

If you're interested in joining us in Italy or online, stay updated by following us on social media, including Twitter (@forteacademyuk) and Instagram (@forte_academy). We also regularly post on our publication at Medium. If you have an idea for an article, don't hesitate to get in touch at info@forte-academy.co.uk and we'd be happy to hear from you.