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2019 edition of Arts Semester in Prato

The third edition of the Arts Semester in Prato program starts on Monday 30 September with a new cohort of students who will be studying here for up to three months.

We welcome new students from Monash Arts who will be studying and living in Prato for one to three months. 

Students can choose from a wide variety of units, all of which have strong links to Tuscany, Italy and/or Europe. The subjects include Italian language and culture, cinema, human rights, history and politics. For the first time, they can study the development of Italian crime fiction with the new unit ‘Crime in Italian popular culture’. 

Students will learn through real and first hand experiences, visiting sites such as the Cineteca in Bologna (film library) or the European University Institute, and hearing from European experts in their field of study. They will also have the chance to explore the Tuscan cities of Arezzo, San Gimignano and Siena. 

The program is also an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in local culture, exploring Prato and discovering its traditions. Through some small group sessions, students develop an inter-cultural toolkit to help them deepen their learning, from both an academic and a personal perspective.

Visit the Arts Semester in Prato website for a full description of the program.