CLASSICS ABROAD 2020: FLORENCE
NEW Online Dates
Monday 27th July - Friday 31st July 2020
Explore the classical influence behind Renaissance literature, history, art and culture! Optional language and experience add-ons available. Head to Classics Abroad Online to find out more about our Florence-themed summer course.
LATIN ABROAD 2020: FLORENCE
NEW September 2020
Monday - Friday (1 week) Dates TBC.
A course for students who wish to study Beginner's or Intermediate Latin in the inspiring cultural context of Florence. Site visits with a classical focus each morning will complement your language studies plus a wine-tasting experience and the chance to make your own Renaissance art masterpiece! Take our Latin Abroad survey to register your interest as we plan the upcoming dates.
A Typical Day
10 - 10.30 Meet for coffee and outside study seminar on Botticelli's
Primavera, Bandinelli's Laocoon and Caravaggio's Medusa.
10.30 - 1 Site Visit to the Uffizi Galleries.
1 - 2 Lunch
2 - 4 Classroom-based language lessons (Beginner's or
7 - 9 Meet for Wine-Tasting Experience and Dinner.
Free Time or access to free events listed on our Cultural Programme.
3 hours per day of site visits, guided tours, experiences or outside study seminars.
2 hours per day Latin language tuition.
Entrance fees for 4 sites (The Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens and the Bargello)
2 guided tours
1 Renaissance Art Workshop (3 hours, take home your own masterpiece)
1 Wine-Tasting Experience and Dinner
Group Welcome Meal
Small class size of up to 10 students
Access to all optional evening events in our Cultural Programme (e.g. outdoor cinema, live comedy and jazz, language exchanges, library lectures and aperitivo bars)
24/7 staff assistance
Course Fee: £500
*Flights, transport to/from airport and accommodation, meals except those listed, travel insurance, medical and personal loss insurance are not included. Students must be 18 years old at the time of travel. N.B. that our courses run with a min. 5 and max. 10 students. Applicants will be given at least 4 weeks notice if a course is going ahead.
Students will be asked to complete some preliminary language work in order
to gain the most out of lesson time in Florence. This language option is suitable
for those with minimal or no prior study of the Latin language. We will progress
using a GCSE level textbook from the basics up to reading simple stories.
This option is suitable for those who already have a GCSE or equivalent level of
Latin knowledge. These revision-style lessons will be pitched at AS/A Level with a
thematic focus on certain authors e.g. Catullus, Ovid or Livy.
There are plenty of accommodation options in Florence to suit every budget. We can
help advise students on location and reliable companies for finding the right base for your week.