Global Connections: Understanding Cultural Literacy

Credit points 6 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
CoordinatorsDr Gabriel Garcia Ochoa
Overseas datesArts Semester in Prato
Application open Not offered in 2019
Application processSee here for how to apply

Program details

This unit focuses on the broader societal relevance of literary and cultural studies in addressing contemporary social challenges. We will examine the development and role of cultural literacy in confronting issues such as the mixing of formerly distinct cultures through increased mobility, migration and the internationalization of technology; economic shifts, global environmental threats and the fluid nature of political, social and religious conflict. Specifically we will work with the themes of cultural memory, migration and translation, electronic textuality and biopolitics, biosociality and the body.

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.