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This study tour is not currently being offered. For more information the study tours available and to register your interest click the link below.

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Key information

  • Locations: Conegliano, Italy
  • Dates: 20 June–2 July 2020
  • Eligible students: All undergraduate students from all disciplines
  • Application submission: Applications are now open and will be assessed with offers made on a rolling basis until places are filled.
  • Application close date: 31 March, 2020
  • Unit code: POL20015 or any elective 


The program is designed to bring you a level of familiarity of the workings and politics of the European Union, European nations in their dealings with the European Union. In addition to expanding your knowledge on the politics of Europe, you will also have the opportunity to visit some of the tourist and cultural highlights of this region of Italy, including Venice, Trieste and the mountains of northern Italy.

Miramare Castle in Trieste, Italy. 

Benefits of the study tour

By attending this class environment setting in Italy, you will acquire an appreciation of the issues facing and emanating from the European Union. You’ll become familiar with global issues and the European Union’s approach to matters such as climate change, migration, refugee processing and absorption. You will have the opportunity to explore and examine issues such as Brexit, far right politics in Europe and the ongoing migration crisis in great detail. 

Study tour itinerary

A typical day will include 4 hours of class time, with the remainder of the day free to explore the town of Conegliano and the outskirts of the city, as far as the grand canals of Venice.

Also included will be excursions to outlying cities such as Trieste, a visit to a grand 18th century castle and a possible visit to a glass making factory in Venice

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast and lunch)

Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):

  • Academic unit fee
  • International airfares
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Personal expenses

* Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.

The following types of fee help and funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to A$6,913 (as at 2020)

Information sessions

Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Bruno Mascitelli
Professor in International Studies
+61 3 92145363 or 0412 966837

Register your interest

Register your interest to join us on the Understanding the European Union – Residential Program study tour.