FAQ

Do I need to have studied Classics before?

Most students may have studied Classical Civilisation or Classics 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 Latin do I need for the Intermediate classes?

For Classics Abroad Online, the intermediate Latin class is suitable for students who have studied Latin before, perhaps between Year 7 and Year 9 or an equivalent course. It will be suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge of the language through five revision-style lessons pitched at GCSE level. For Latin Abroad 2020 in Florence, Intermediate Latin is suitable for those who have studied Latin at GCSE level or equivalent, and will be pitched at AS/A Level. 

Can I take one day of the course?

For a well-rounded experience, we encourage students to apply for the full week course. There will also be an element of pre-reading or analysis in between sessions and the week beforehand which should be taken into consideration. From 1st July, we invite individuals who would like to attend one day only to apply in the usual way, identifying which day(s) from the seminar timetable they are interested in. 

When is the application deadline?

The Early Bird Deadline for the Classics Abroad Online is Monday 15th June at 12:00 BST. Applications for language and experience add-ons will close as soon as the max. of 10 students has been reached, so early application is encouraged. Upon payment for your place, you will also receive a suggested reading list and for this reason interested individuals may wish to apply earlier rather than later. Applications will remain open, however, until at least 2 weeks before the start date after which a waiting list will be created.

Do I need to be a school or university student to apply?

We welcome people of all ages, walks of life and academic backgrounds. Our courses are designed to provide an enriching experience for anyone who is interested in developing their personal and academic interests and discovering new ones.

When will your courses in Italy start again?

We are continually monitoring the situation in Florence and remain in close contact with our friends across Italy. Museums, sites and restaurants are slowly opening up which is promising. If the situation continues to improve and international travel resumes, we hope to begin running our courses in Italy again at the earliest September 2020 or Easter 2021. Take our Latin Abroad 2020 survey to register your interest in joining this course in September 2020. 

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