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Tuscany Campus: Prato, IT
The University of New Haven opened its satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy in the fall of 2012. The campus, located in the historic city of Prato, provides an exceptional opportunity for UNH students to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Italy. While in Prato, students live in and near the historic city center. Here, they find everything they need for day-to-day life. The school and housing locations are no more than a 15-minute walk apart. The train station is a five-minute walk from the school. There are many shops and restaurants in the area as well. Prato is also ideally and centrally located for exploring – just a 20-minute train ride from Florence and one hour from Pisa and the resorts of the Tuscan coast. The University of New Haven continues to foster a friendly relationship with the city of Prato and its locals, which makes it an ideal location for students to truly immerse themselves into the culture, practice their Italian, and discover the Italy not many visitors get to experience in heavy tourist areas; Prato is truly the perfect example of an authentic Italian city. Students also get the opportunity to visit many key historical and picturesque parts of Italy during their stay, including places like Vatican City, Florence Market, the many wineries of the region, and so many more that Italy has to offer; it’s never a dull moment when exploring one of the most interesting cities of the world.
The course offerings at the Tuscany campus change from semester to semester. Students take a total of 15 credits (5 courses) during the semester including one mandatory Italian language course. Each semester the University sends full-time faculty to teach UNH courses alongside Italian faculty. The Hospitality and Tourism Management Department offers its HTMG 3307 Cultural Understanding of Food and Cuisine course to students studying abroad in Prato. The first summer session was offered in 2014 and provided students the opportunity to also take HTMG 3305 Wine Appreciation during their one month abroad
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