Spending a semester at the University’s campus in Tuscany, Italy, can greatly enhance our students’ educational experience. Regardless of your major, all students have the flexibility to take advantage of the opportunity to live and learn in Italy.
Students who are interested in studying at the University's campus in Italy are not required to have any prior knowledge of the Italian language. In fact, most students do not know any Italian before their study abroad experience.
All of your academic resources and facilities have been reimagined this year to make it possible for students to develop and succeed at the Tuscany Campus despite these challenging times. All courses can transition if necessary at any time from ‘in person’ to ‘hybrid’ or ‘remote’, and for this reason the availability and flexibility of academic staff and resources are a priority.
In Fall 2021 all face-to-face courses in Prato will be taught by our local faculty in Italy. Your online courses, if you choose to take some, will be taught remotely by main campus faculty. All faculty load their courses to the online course management system Canvas so you can access course material anywhere, and so you can contact your instructors at any time throughout the semester.
The Tuscany Campus is administered entirely by the University of New Haven. Each semester students take a standard five-course load, including an Italian language course. To help more students take the opportunity to study abroad, in Fall 2021 students can choose up to two online courses, and then choose three courses from the Tuscany Campus curriculum, including one of our mandatory Italian language courses. This is intended to help students blend their major requirements with the core courses available in Italy.
Students develop these critical competencies – and many more – while studying abroad at the University’s Tuscany Campus by building their intercultural communication skills and discovering how different cultures operate in academic and professional settings.
Frequently Asked Questions
For questions specific to the Tuscany Study Abroad program, please see our Tuscany Campus FAQ.
Fall 2021-Specific FAQ Pre-Pandemic FAQ