Summer Study Abroad Program in Prato, Italy
The application deadline for Prato is April 1, 2013. Click here to visit the ASU Study Abroad website for application information: Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Prato Program Brochure
Program in Residence at Prato: 19 July – 10 August 2013
Classes in session: 22 July – 8 August 2013
Spend three weeks of summer studying in the beautiful and historic city of Prato! Prato is a lesser-known cousin of Florence and Pisa in the central Italy region of Tuscany. The Prato Summer Study Abroad program provides an opportunity to study the Middle Ages and Renaissance while experiencing the rich traditions of Italian life, such as living in a local residence in Prato and having access to stunning, historic buildings, museums, and gardens. The program includes the course: The Grand Tour: Rome and Its Reception through the Ages; course sessions are held four days a week at the Monash University Centre in Prato. The program includes weekly excursions to local sites related to your studies, and weekends free for your own exploration. Prato is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from the Florence airport. Apply through the ASU Study Abroad Office.
Students should be aware that many of the mandatory excursions will involve vigorous walking, sometimes on uneven ground, climbing stairs, and negotiating crowded cobbled streets or trains. Participants should be willing and prepared to adapt to a different environment and culture.