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Open Day Thank You!

Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms, the 7th edition of Prato Campus Week and our annual Open Day held on Thursday 11 April was a resounding success.

Hundreds of students and local visitors participated in Open Day, visiting the Centre from 5pm into the late evening.

Testimony to the overwhelming response was the advance 'sell-out' of popular events, including Speedy Conversation Exchange, tours of Palazzo Vaj and the Kids' Corner, as well as the record contribution of volunteers and sponsors. Year after year local businesses and institutions continue to make possible not only our Open Day activities including the traditional Aussie barbeque, but also the Centre's day to day operations, which rely on good working relationships with the many hotels, restaurants, transportation providers, suppliers, schools, firms, museums, etc in Prato. Open Day is recognised as a day of celebration to acknowledge the reciprocal benefits of the many interactions between the city and Monash.

During Open Day, locals have the chance to learn about and sign up to our community engagement activities such as Conversation Exchange, Buon Appetito! and the Homestay Program.  Monash students from the Faculty of Law, who had just arrived in Prato, were happy to interact with and provide advice to Italian students and their families about studying in Australia.  

A special thank you Prato for making Open Day a success!