Inscribing Italy: Travel and Imaginings

Unit ATS2444/ATS3444
Credit Points 6 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
Coordinators  Professor Robin Gerster 
Overseas Dates Arts Semester in Prato
Applications Open  NOT OFFERED IN 2018


Program details

The unit maps the roots and routes of English-language travel in Italy, from the aristocratic travel of the English Renaissance, to the Grand Tourists of the eighteenth century, to the rise of middle-class tourism and the travel genre in the nineteenth century, to the mass tourism and cyber travel of today. In an eclectic range of sources, including travel books, essays and fiction, a central focus will be on contemporary or near-contemporary cultural responses to Italy (including those articulated in guidebooks), and also how the country is ‘packaged’ for the consumption of foreign travellers in the discourses of the tourism industry.

Costs

All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship.

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Program Fee

Deposit (Paid on application) TBC
Balance  (Paid on acceptance into program) TBC
Total  TBC
Included in Program Fee
  • Site entrance fees
  • Parliamo Italian Language + culture sessions
  • Travel Insurance (All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)
Not included in Program Fee
  • All meals
  • Spending money
  • Visa
  • International Return Flights + Transfers *
  • Accommodation (see below)**
  • Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)

Accommodation Fee

For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, Monash University will arrange your accommodation in Prato. Non-refundable accommodation deposits are required prior to application approval.

If you are undertaking a Study Tour in Block 3, the accommodation deposit is built into your program fee for this block.

  1 Block 2 Blocks 3 Blocks
Deposit (Paid on application) $500 $1,000 $1,500
Balance (Paid on acceptance into program) TBC** TBC** TBC**
Total TBC TBC TBC
Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
* Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.
** Multiple types/prices of accommodation will be available – Arts Global Programs will liaise with you once your application has been approved.