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Conversation Exchange is back!

Welcome to students from Monash University - Faculty of Law - and from partner universities.

After the great success of last season, the weekly Conversation Exchange - Scambi di Conversazione sessions will recommence on Tuesday 16 April.

Conversation Exchange, in English and Italian, is an easy and fun way to improve your language skills and to learn about new cultures. 

How does it work?

Students teaching students!

A new Monash  Prato Centre local engagement initiative has just been successfully completed. Some Monash students enrolled in the Italian language course participated in English classes at two local middle schools (the Scuola Media Mazzoni in Prato and the Scuola Media Garibaldi in Campi Bisenzio, near Florence) as voluntary native-speakers language assistants.

The Australian and the Italian students and the teachers involved in this initiative were all enthusiastic and this initiative will be repeated with the next group of Monash students studying at the Prato Centre.

Conversation Exchange @ Lazzerini


Conversation Exchange - Scambi di conversazione has expanded its horizons in 2013 to include a monthly appointment in the Prato Municipal Library A. Lazzerini.

Conversation Exchange is held every Tuesday evening at the Monash Centre and is aimed giving Monash students the opportunity to practice their Italian language skills while learning something about local culture. Following the success of this initiative in 2012 the Monash Prato Centre has decided to widen the reach of this project by introducing a monthly appointment at the local library.

Call for papers open – Chinese in Prato Symposia, 29-30 Oct 2013

The Monash University Prato Centre and the PIN Polo Universitario ‘Città di Prato’ – University of Florence 

in collaboration with the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, and the Business School, Wenzhou University 

are pleased to announce the

Greening up our act

Why not opt for a greener mode of transportation when visiting the sites of Prato and beyond by hiring a Monash bicycle!  Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, you can get fit at the same time.  New and pre-loved bikes are available for loan by students and visiting academics. 

The Centre would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of the Faculty of Arts which kindly donated four brand new bikes to the Centre.