Student stories

Ashleigh – an experience I won’t forget

Arts student, Ashleigh Paholek, recently studied a unit of Introductory Italian, in-country at Monash’s Prato campus. She talks about her experience: “I went to Prato to study Italian looking for an authentic experience, one that would make the unit unlike anything else I’ve taken in Melbourne. Learning Italian in Italy made the process so much easier and more … Continue reading Ashleigh – an experience I won’t forget

Joseph – how to ‘take’ a coffee like a local

Joseph Xuereb has recently come back from Prato, spending two months taking intensive units in Italian language: Intermediate Italian 1 and 2. We asked him to describe his impressions of his time in Italy: “Shortly before I left Italy, my Neopolitan uncle said to me. ‘The vulgarity of words cannot describe this country’. I was … Continue reading Joseph – how to ‘take’ a coffee like a local

Rachel – improve your language, experience Italian culture

Rachel Kamath (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts) studied two intensive units in between semesters 1 and 2 as part of her Arts degree: Intensive introductory Italian 1; Imaging Australia and Italy on Film.   What made you decide to study at Monash Prato? I wanted to go overseas and study so Prato was the perfect … Continue reading Rachel – improve your language, experience Italian culture

Gene – history right at your doorstep

Gene Efron is a Bachelor of Arts student with a double major in Psychology, and Communications and Media studies. In his second year Gene took two intensive units in Prato in between his 1st and 2nd semester study: War, media and memory: Resistance and massacre in Second World War Italy‘ and ‘Introductory Italian‘. Where is Prato? Prato is not far from … Continue reading Gene – history right at your doorstep

Stephanie – study tour through Europe

Stephanie Sprott is an Arts/Law graduate who majored in History. In her last year at Monash she did a study tour called the ‘Final Journey: Remembering the Holocaust.’ The tour took students to Holocaust historical sites and memorials across Europe, and Stephanie talked to us about why it was so significant for her. What was the ‘Final Journey’ study tour like? … Continue reading Stephanie – study tour through Europe