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  • Locations: Prato, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Non-University of New Haven applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Recommended Program: No
Program Description:
Fall Freshmen Program at the Tuscany Campus in Prato, Italy

Spend your first semester freshman year in Prato, Italy, the second largest city in Tuscany and just 25 minutes from Florence. While studying in Prato you will be immersed in the Italian culture while taking your necessary classes.

Applications Accepted on a rolling basis. Apply today using this step by step guide: How to Apply.pdf.

Freshmen in Tuscany

Highlights of the Program:
  • The Campus Location: Prato is a historically rich city with old city walls, a castle, and art all around you. It is not a touristy city and therefore you will be able to experience the real Italy.
  • Fun Ways to Meet Locals: The school organizes fun ways to meet local Italians including a conversation exchange program, a family dinner program, and a volunteering experience at a local school.
  • Day Trips! While in Italy you will travel with the school on five day trips around the Tuscany region including Pisa and Siena. This is no extra charge to students.
  • Value. It costs the same to study abroad in Tuscany as to study at the main campus as a resident student. All financial aid applies. The only extra costs are the round trip airfare (approx. $1000-1200) and a cell phone.
  • Course Offerings: Take the coursework you need from international professors who bring a new perspective to your coursework. Your coursework will often include field trips or guest lecturers.
  • Criminal Justice and National Security students:  National Security cohort will be going to Prato in the Fall 2018. Classes and faculty members will be added at a later date.

Why YOU Should Study Abroad First Semester Freshmen Year:
  • Make close friends in Italy before starting on the main campus. Hopefully you will make some friends from across the globe too.
  • Many students enter college wanting to study abroad but less then 10% actually do because they get busy with obligations on campus or it becomes challenging for some upperclassmen to find the courses they need abroad. Study abroad before it becomes too hard to.
  • Study abroad has been proven to develop such skills as problem-solving, intercultural communication, open mindedness, cultural understanding, flexibility, and independence. These are skills valued by graduate schools and employers.
  • Learn Italian! It always comes in handy when ordering out at an Italian restaurant or trying to impress someone.

Majors that can study abroad Freshmen Year:

College of Arts & Sciences
Biology, Communication, English, Global Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Music Industry, Music & Sound Recording, Political Science, Psychology, Theatre Arts, Undeclared

College of Business
Business Management, Economics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management of Sports Industries, Marketing 

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences
Criminal Justice (all concentrations), National Security, Fire Science, Fire Protection Engineering

Tagliatela College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainability Studies, Systems Engineering

Students must be 18 years old by August 1st in order to study abroad as part of the Freshmen Program at the UNH Tuscany Campus. The Italian Consulate does not issue student visas to minors. 

Course Offerings:
The most current list of course offerings can be found on the
Specific courses that will be offered during Fall 2018 semester:

NSEC 1100 - Introduction to National Security Studies
NSEC 2250/CJST 2250 - Scientific Methods in National Security
NSEC 4578 - Homeland Security and Terrorism
NSEC 4450 - Criminal Intelligence Analysis
NSEC 4453 - Issues in Detecting Deception

More classes will be added once approved (Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts)

(*) - Must meet the required pre-requisites

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 05/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.