"AHA courses are much better than A level History of Art as a preparation for university work. Exposure to real paintings, sculpture and buildings develops visual alertness. Seeing art in the cities where it was made reveals how it was shaped by its cultural context. Students from AHA have been made aware of many of the problems and excitements of academic Art History before they begin their BA."

Professor John Onians
The School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia

AHA Gap Year Course

Six Week Italy COURSES (AGES: 18 - 25)

*Undergraduates & Graduates.

Semester 16 Sep -12 Dec 2016 12 Weeks & 3 days TBA
Autumn 31 Oct - 12 Dec 2016 6 Weeks TBA
Late Summer 22 Aug - 19 Sept 2016 4.5 Weeks TBA
Autumn 26 Oct - 07 Dec 2015 6 Weeks £8,990
European Semester 11 Sept - 7 Dec 2015 12 Weeks  & 3 days £18,680
Spring 18 Jan - 29 Feb 2016 6 Weeks £8,990
Early Summer 18 April - 30 May 2016 6 Weeks TBA

If you would like to pay in Euros or Dollars, please request on registration


If you would like to take part in some, but not all of the European Semester Course then why not join us for a shorter 2 or 6 week course within the Semester Course. Please see below for details: 

2 weeks in London with accommodation - starting the afternoon
of Friday 11th September, finishing Sunday 27th September 2015
Students from overseas are welcome to arrive on Thursday 10th September for a small supplement
2 weeks in London without accommodation - starting the afternoon of Friday 11th September, finishing Sunday 27th September 2015 £3130
1 week in Paris with accommodation - Leaving for Paris on the
Sunday 27th September, finishing Monday 5th October 2015
1 week in the South of France with accomodation - leaving from Paris Monday 5th October, finishing Sunday 11th October 2015 £1375
2 weeks in Tuscany with accommodation - arriving Sunday 11th October, finishing Monday 26th October 2015 £2660
6 weeks: 2 weeks in London, 1 week in Paris one week in the South of France and a final 2 weeks in Tuscany £9690



If you have left school, please note our Late Summer Course which is timed to return before the beginning of the University term. It is just under 5 weeks long with an optional week at the end continuing onto Sicily.


Included in the fees:

  • Tuition in small groups
  • Train travel or private coach travel between cities
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Return flight from the UK to Italy ***
  • Presently, flight prices are running over £300 and we are sorry to impose a flight supplement.  When we send you an invoice we will note a supplement according to the exact flight cost over £250.
  • Transfers in Italy
  • All transport in Italy when concerned with teaching
  • Instructional materials
  • All museum entrance fees
  • Notes and reading lists
  • Drawing tuition
  • 2 conversational Italian lessons
  • Extras included in the Semester Course:
  • The additional courses in Tuscany (language, cookery, literature, and film).
  • All travel and air travel between cities on the tour i.e flights from London to Paris and from Paris to Tuscany and travel from Tuscany throughout Italy on the Autumn course and a return flight to the UK after the 12 weeks.)
  • Transport when concerned with teaching (by issuing Oyster cards, bus passes, or buying train tickets)
  • Items not included in the fees:
  • Travel Insurance, repatriation or cancellation insurance.
  • Connecting flights from domicile to the UK and back*
  • Spending money**
  • Lunch and supper

* If students travelling from countries other than the UK wish to organise their own flights to Italy, meeting the group there, we will deduct the cost of the flights that would have otherwise been bought.

We recommend that students bring £35 - £38** per day to cover food, drinks and spending money.

Travel insurance for all nationalities of students can be arranged through Banner Travel Insurance;  They offer competitive & comprehensive insurance adaptable to each of the courses we offer. Please ensure that you policy covers medical & repatriation expenses.  

Flights are purchased seperately through a flight agency who are ATOL bonded. Total monies paid will not exceed the fees stated above, although last minute sign ups may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

AHA protects client moneys paid in advance by placing them in a Clients Trust Account as recommended by the tour regulations of the 1992 Consumer Protection Act. Monies are held in this segregated account (and thus not part of the audit of Art History Abroad) until the completion of a course.


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    The Red House
    1 Lambseth Street
    IP23 7AG
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