Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Europe

UnitATS2619 / ATS3319
Credit points 6 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
CoordinatorsDr Helen Forbes-Mewett
Overseas datesArts Semester in Prato
Application open2018 Applications Closed
Application processSee here for how to apply

Program details

The unit, presented over a four week period, involves a research-led case study of cultural diversity in Europe. Based at Monash University’s Prato Centre, students will be introduced to the main overarching theories concerning migration and cultural diversity. The uniqueness of the unit and its relevance to the Prato setting is that students will use these theoretical underpinnings to frame a case study involving observational research to complete 3000 word case study concerning managing cultural diversity in Europe. Students will be encouraged to observe cultural similarities and differences, and particularly the interactions between different cultural groups.

Key dates

Pre-departure Session (Compulsory) May 2018
Overseas Dates 22 October – 16 November 2018 (Block 2)
Results See here


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Find out more about scholarships and loans available for all outbound students.

Program fee

Deposit (paid on application) $300
Balance (paid on acceptance) $0
Total $300

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 Block2 Blocks3 Blocks
Deposit (Paid on application) $500 $1,000 $1,500
Balance (Paid on acceptance into program) 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.