Anzac Battlefield Study Tours

Offered at Monash Prato Centre, June/July

ATS2387/3387 Beyond Gallipoli: Australians in the Great War

This subject will earn you 12 credit points. It begins in Istanbul towards the end of June, includes 3 full days in that ancient and beautiful city.  Then we journey to the Gallipoli Peninsula and reconstruct the battles of 1915.  Over several days we’ll explore the valleys, ridges and coastline; we’ll also visit the classical wonders of Troy.  After 2 weeks in Turkey the Study Tour relocates to Italy.  Our Prato Study Centre is set in the hills of historic Tuscany and here we’ll examine Australia’s involvement in World War Two.  The Study tour continues in France and Belgium, retracing the trench lines and the western front. It concludes in Paris. You can speed up your degree with this unit, earning 12 points in all over 4 weeks of study, and exploring key sites in Europe.  This subject is eligible for the $3500 Monash Gallipoli Prize.  You can also apply for further subsidies from Monash Abroad.

At the end of your studies, why not take time to explore Europe?

For further information go to Prato in July and the handbook entries for ATS2387 and ATS3387.

Students at ANZAC memorial.

Students at ANZAC memorial.

Yes, you can take an Australian Studies unit as one of your Arts electives regardless of your discipline.

Yes, taking an Australian Studies Unit can be counted towards a major in History, Politics, International Studies and a host of other disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need any 1st Year Australian Studies units? No
  • Do I need to major in Australian Studies to take this unit? No
  • Can this unit count towards other majors? Yes

For further information go to Australian Studies in Prato.

Why not combine this unit with other Arts in Prato units to fast track your degree?

Studying at the Prato Centre

The Monash University Prato Centre is located on the ground and first floors of the elegant 18th century Palazzo Vajon Via Pugliesi in the historic centre of Prato.

See the Centre’s exact location (Google Map).

Prato, in northern Tuscany, is close to several of Europe’s most significant cities and institutions — thirty minutes from Florence and the European University Institute in Fiesole, one hour from Bologna — home to Europe’s oldest university, two hours from Rome, and three hours from Milan.  Florence airport is a fifteen minute drive away, where short flights can be taken to most major cities in Europe.  Prato is on the major north-south railway line in Italy which links Rome with Milan, Turin, Munich and beyond.

Visit Monash University’s Prato Centre site.

Further information

For details on…

  • application information and forms
  • enrolment procedures
  • booking information to secure your place
  • generous student subsidies

…visit the Faculty’s Arts in Prato site. Late applications are accepted subject to availability.


For application information, please contact the Arts Prato Coordinator at