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Please, note: In the option with breakfast and half board there is no use of the kitchen. Double rooms are guaranteed only for two students enrolling together.

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GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
All enrolments at the ABC School are subject to the following General Conditions.

1. LESSONS. Italian Language Courses run from Monday to Friday except on official Italian and local public holidays. On their first day students should be at school at 8:30. One group lesson lasts 45 minutes. Group lessons are usually held in the morning, even if occasionally (in high season) they could be held in the afternoon. One individual lesson lasts 55 minutes. Individual lessons of the Standard Plus Courses are generally held in the afternoon. Individual, Duetto and Trietto Courses have a schedule to be organised.
2. ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEVELS. Italian language levels according with the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages. Completion of a 4-week course does not guarantee advancement to the next level.
3. NUMBER OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING ON THE COURSES. Classes (except for Junior Group Courses and School Group Courses) have a maximum of 8 students. The minimum of students in a class is 3. In the event it is not possible to reach the minimum number, the tuition will be reduced given the more intense nature of small classes.
4. LESSON RECUPERATION. If a student does not attend or wants to shorten his/her course after the course has begun, lessons subsequently lost cannot be made up and tuition fees will not be refunded. In case of national or local public holidays, group lessons do not take place. Only the individual lessons will be made up.
5. 50+ PROGRAM. Includes Italian language lessons and specified activities. In the event there are less than 3 students enrolled, language lessons will be reduced given the more intense nature of small classes. As an alternative students can choose to attend a course with the other students of the same level with a complete schedule. Cultural activities for 50+ students will be held even if there is only one student enrolled.
6. ACCOMMODATION. Finding accommodation in Florence is a service reserved only for the students enrolled and who regularly attend a course. Accommodation is available from the Sunday before the course starts to the Saturday after the course ends. On their last day, students have to leave their accommodation before 11:00 am.. It is possible to book one extra night on arrival and/or on departure. All the accommodation is selected by ABC and the most of them are within a walking distance from the school. Accommodation could be in different types of homes and families. Internet connection is not guaranteed in all accommodation.
7. TRANSFER SERVICE. This service must be booked at enrolment. At least one week before arrival in Florence all details (flight/train number and time) must be communicated to the school. If not, the school will not be able to guarantee the service. ABC school is not responsible if the student or the agent do not follow the stated conditions.
8. PAYMENTS. To enrol in a course it is necessary to send 30% of the fee of the chosen course as one of the following options: cash, by bank transfer or by credit card (Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard). All bank expenses are charged to the student. All bank transfer must be made in favour of: SCUOLA ABC CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI FIRENZE - Agenzia 17 - Via Martiri del Popolo 35-39r – 50122 Firenze Account holder: L’Arca s.r.l. Account number: 9500/00 – ABI 06160 – CABI 02817 IBAN: IT 51L0616002817000009500C00 – BIC or SWIFT: CRFI IT 3F Students should specify their name and the course in the bank receipt.
9. CHANGE OF BOOKINGS, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS. In the case of a cancellation before the beginning of the course, the ABC school will retain the deposit. The ABC school reserves the following rights: - to make no refunds once the course has begun; to change course programmes without any prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control; to refuse claims which have not been made by a student during his/her stay at the ABC school and within 14 days after departure or termination of his/her course; to refuse claims made by a third person appointed by the student to act in his/her name; to change accommodation and/or offer alternatives on the rare occasions ABC school is unable to provide the accommodation requested.
10. VISA. Students who are not EU citizens who want to enrol for a period of more than 90 days, need to make a request for an Entry Visa for Study Purposes to the Italian Embassy in their country. The ABC school will issue a Certificate of Enrolment to students who apply for this Entry Visa, only after receiving the total fee and only for the duration of the course booked. If the visa application is rejected by the Italian Embassy, after receiving the Certificate of Enrolment, the student has the right to receive a reimbursement of the total amount less € 60 (+ bank charges) for administration costs. After having obtained the Entry Visa, it is not possible to cancel or change the dates of courses. After their arrival in Italy, non-EU students must request a Staying Visa (“Permesso di Soggiorno”) to the Foreign Office of the Police in Florence, within 8 days.
11. ACCIDENT AND MEDICAL INSURANCE. Students should take out medical and personal insurance before leaving their country. EU citizens are entitled to free medical care in Italy if they hold an E111 Form which can be obtained from their local health authority. Students not of the European Union must conform to the requirements issued by the Italian Government.
12. RESPONSIBILITY. The ABC school is not held liable for any accident, damage, injury to persons or property however caused. The school is not held liable for theft, damage or loss of objects within the school or within the spaces used for extra activities and within students accommodation. Furthermore, the school is not liable in the event of the school being unable to supply services to which is contractually bound resulting from causes outside the school’s control such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, government actions, pandemics, and the like. Refunds will not be made in such circumstances.
13. EXPULSIONS. ABC school reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory at the discretion of the Director whose decision in final. There will be no refund in cases of expulsion.
14. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS REGULATION. All enrolments are subject to the above mentioned General Conditions, which become legally binding on acceptance of enrolment through electronic and/or signed registration form or any written form of registration (also through agencies and representatives), the applicant tacitly agrees to accept these General Conditions.
15. PHOTOS AND VIDEOS. Students, by accepting these terms and conditions and by subscribing to this enrolment form, authorize the school to use the photos and the videos taken during the leisure activities for promotional use.
16. AUTHORISATION OF DATA All enrolments are in accordance with the art. 10 of Italian Law 196/2003 therefore students, by subscribing to this enrolment form, authorize ABC school to utilise their personal data, statements and pictures for promotional reasons.
17. CANCELLING YOUR ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation cancellation should be sent to the school by registered letter, fax or email.

If the cancellation is made one week before the beginning of the course, the school will retain one week’s accommodation fees (regardless of the booking duration). If the cancellation is made within two weeks before the beginning of the course, the school will retain 50% of one week’s accommodation fee. If the cancellation is made more than 15 days before the beginning of the course, no penalty shall be paid.