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UNH Opens First International Satellite Campus in Tuscany, Italy

Release Date:
5/8/2012 9:00 PM

Prato Campus

Prato, Italy

UNH will open its first international satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, in the fall.

The campus, located in Prato, the second largest city in Tuscany and only 20 minutes by train from Florence, will provide an exceptional opportunity for UNH students to immerse themselves in the culture and language of a European country.

The Tuscany Campus will be administered entirely by the University and will feature several large classrooms, a student study lounge and a number of faculty and administrative offices.     

UNH plans to enroll approximately 35 students in the fall and 60 students in the spring of 2013 at the campus.  Students will take a standard five-course load, including an Italian language course, typically two or three courses taught by a UNH professor onsite, and the balance from local faculty hired by UNH's center director.  Essential courses not available in Prato may be taken online.

Prato has been a capital of the thriving Italian wool textile trade for nearly 500 years and is home to a textiles museum; a modern art museum; and a castle built by Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor, in the 13th century.

UNH will lease an entire floor of a magnificent old palace on the picturesque, walkable town, which also includes a cathedral, cafés, a bookstore and municipal buildings. Meals will be provided by a local café adjacent to the campus, and students will have several apartment and hotel-style housing options available within walking distance.