Activities in Prato

Studying at the Tuscany Campus gives you many opportunities beyond the classroom to learn, explore, grow, and immerse yourself in Italian culture. Volunteering in the community, going on excursions, or a game of soccer with your classmates or some locals could be among the most memorable and meaningful experiences you’ll have abroad.

Prato is a city with a lot to offer. The Tuscany Campus staff joins forces with local organizations to give you the chance to participate in a variety of activities, get to know other students, locals, and maybe even make new friends.

During our weekly conversation exchange, you'll practice your Italian language skills with local students your age. You can also enjoy family dinners in Italian homes. On our guided Friday trips, you’ll have the chance to explore other Tuscan cities, such as Florence, Pisa and Siena, delving into their history and traditions. As a volunteer, you’ll be able to give back to the community, make Italian friends, and cultivate important professional and personal skills.

In every one of these activities, you’ll strengthen each of the core competencies that are essential to prospective job seekers – leadership, critical thinking, communication, resilience, teamwork, and global and cultural Awareness. There is something for everyone on the Tuscany Campus. The Charger Leadership Experience program at the University of New Haven enables students to optimize their experience as students while building skills that are essential for the future. The CLE is designed to instill in all students attributes that employers have identified as essential skills for prospective job seekers.

Co-Curricular Activities

The Tuscany Campus staff partners with local organizations to give you the chance to participate in a variety of activities. Below is a selection of activities from past semesters.

Volunteering In Prato

At the heart of the Prato Campus is the belief that students should strive to have a positive, useful and ethical impact on their surroundings. While studying in Prato, you’ll have the chance to volunteer with different local organizations like those featured here. They are all transformative and sustainable actions that require a spirit of respect, collaboration and compassion.


The University of New Haven program in Prato provides students with several accompanied educational excursions throughout Tuscany. They are led by instructors such as Dean Murphy who is an art historian, or by professional licensed local guides such as Silvia Risaliti. Each excursion is a structured learning exercise aimed at helping students truly comprehend the cultural, social and artistic significance of the Italian cities in the modern world.

The Tuscany Campus staff coordinates transportation and organizes all entries and tours. Below is a selection of destinations offered in past semesters.

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions specific to the Tuscany Study Abroad program, please see our Tuscany Campus FAQ.

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