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Student life

Walking in the hills
Make the most of your experience and venture beyond the walls of Prato.
Share a family meal
Join a local family for lunch or dinner for an authentic Italian experience.
Conversation exchange
Join our weekly conversation exchange - practise your Italian, make new friends and learn more about Prato and Italian culture.
Student lounge
Take advantage of the latest addition to our study facilities. Opening hours 8.30am to 7pm.

Student life

Student life

Student services

You have enrolled in a program at the Monash Prato Centre, well done! Do you now have hundreds of questions you would like to ask? Come and speak to us at Student Services; we’ll be happy to give you advice, guidance and tips on how to make your stay in Prato the experience of your life.


Are you searching for a room with a view in the heart of Prato? Take a look at the various accommodation options offered by the city (hotels, residences, b&bs, etc.) or contact our Accommodation Officer if you need any advice. If you would prefer to have a first-hand experience of the Italian way of life, why don’t you consider a home stay? Ask our Student Services Office for more information.

What our students say

I'm an Arts/Science student hoping to get into physiotherapy and I decided to do Italian electives in Prato purely to try something outside of my comfort zone and hoping for a new experience and some life-long memories. I certainly haven't been disappointed on any of those fronts. You can barely walk 100m in the city center without stumbling across another magnificant monument - be it a church, tower, castle or one of Prato's many charming and historic squares (or piazzas). Rhys Allan

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