JASMINE ALERS '20
My dream has always been to travel the world.
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Piazza San Francesco, 8, Prato, Italy
Directions: Google Maps
Piazza San Francesco enjoys a fantastic position in the historic heart of the city center, just a few steps from the cathedral and all of the city’s monuments. In the historic center of Prato, students find everything they need for day-to-day life. The campus 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.
With everything so easy to reach and access on foot, students immerse themselves into what this city has to offer, either working together or with locals to enrich their surroundings. For example, many students participate in weekly conversation exchanges with local students, while others teach at local schools. Some go to a local training college to do cooking lessons with Italian students in exchange for language practice, while others are welcomed by local families for home-cooked dinners and conversation. Through these experiences, students gain more knowledge and better language skills, and, more importantly, they grow in independence, maturity, and self-confidence in their own abilities.
Click here to view a city map of Prato.
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