Do I need to have studied Classics before?

Most students may have studied Classical Civilisation, Latin or Greek at school/university but the only requirement is curiosity and interest in Florence and the Classical world alone! The course content and experience will complement further study of other fields such as Art, Art History, English, History, Philosophy or Italian.

What level of Italian do I need for the language classes?

Beginner's Italian is taught Mon-Fri (9-10am) each week. If you have studied Italian before and/or consider your level as Intermediate, please indicate this on your application form. An intermediate class will run depending on numbers. 

Can I take one week of the course?

Yes, the Summer course has a one-week curriculum that will be repeated both weeks with minor variations. There will be differences between the Easter and Summer course curriculum based on guest speaker specialisms and cultural events. You can request a Provisional Itinerary for individual weeks (subject to change) by emailing info@forte-academy.co.uk.

When is the application deadline?

We review submitted applications on a rolling basis, you should aim to have requested an Application form early to register your interest and ensure your application is considered. The Early Bird deadline for the Easter Course is 31st December 2019 and 29th February 2020 for the Summer Course(s). Applications will then remain open until 10 weeks before the start date. After this date, prospective applicants will be added to a waiting list. 

What is the age range for shared accommodation?

If there is accommodation available for your week, we group shared apartments based on an 18-25 students and 26 and above (same-sex/gender in twin rooms). This age recommendation applies only to the shared twin-bed accommodation which is included in the course fee for Option 1. 

Can I request a single room?

All the rooms in our apartments are twin-bed as standard. Due to limited places, we cannot guarantee that a single room will be available. You can, however, make a note of this preference on your application form. In the event that a room became available for single use, we will notify you and let you know what the additional cost would be. However, we do encourage students to opt for Option 2 if they would prefer to find something that matches their individual preferences.


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