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Is this a good idea for my gap year?

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    Ok, I'm on a gap year atm- and have done nothing yet. It took me a while to find a job, because I live in the middle of nowhere!

    Do you think this - http://www.britishinstitute.it/en/co...guage-courses/ - would be worth it? Probably for two months, if I can get enough money together. Might combine it with art as well.

    Trouble is, I can only afford one trip before I go to university - I'm going to do Classics in October.

    Is it worth all the expense?

    Also, just so you know, I have only been abroad three times in my whole life (I'm 19) and two of those were choir tours!

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    I'll take that as a no, then.
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    The link isn't working. Where are you doing Classics and is it a Latin/Ancient Greek course?
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    If you're interested in studying Classics in Italy, have a look at the Greek & Latin Summer School run by the University of Bologna - more info here. I heard about it a few years ago, looks very interesting and I'm considering signing up for it myself - I'm in a similar position to you in terms of being half way through a gap year with very little planned!

    The course you suggested actually looks really interesting. There's a big gap-year tour called Art History Abroad very popular among spoilt 'gap-yah' types and costs over £8,000 (yes, £8,000) for a two-month course. Compared with that, the British Institute is actually pretty good value so, if it's what you're passionate about doing, I'd say you should definitely go for it!


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