The city of Prato is situated in the region of Tuscany in Central Italy. Prato’s central location within Tuscany makes it an ideal base for exploring all the important sights in the region. When our students want to spend a day in a larger, more bustling city, they’re just 20 minutes away from Florence and less than two hours from Rome. And when the sun is shining, Tuscany’s beautiful beaches are just an hour away.
Prato is a typical Italian city, unspoiled by tourism and strong on tradition, so it gives students a genuine international experience. The University of New Haven's Tuscany Campus is also the first U.S. program in the city, so the local community has embraced us with curiosity and affection, which means that experiential learning opportunities abound for our students. Many local institutions and firms, from biscuit makers and the mayor to the radio stations and the local music academy, enthusiastically offer our students opportunities for firsthand experiences and collaboration.
While studying in Prato, students will learn, visit, explore, taste, and experience new and exciting things every day. While learning both inside and outside the classroom, students will develop skills that can only be enriched through the study abroad experience.