Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability is dedicated to promoting extra-curricular activities to experiential learning.
The extra-curricular activities range from learning about cultural particulars and nuances through the study of daily habits to visiting historic sites and buildings to walking old neighborhoods and comparing their layout, functions, and aesthetics with newer ones, to connecting with people working in the food industry.
In all cases, we encourage students to engage actively with such opportunities and to turn them into moments of discovery – exploring the patterns of local life in a second culture. These kinds of observations are essential to nearly all coursework at GLi and often become the basis of fieldwork carried out in restaurants, markets, factories, farms and other settings.
Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability also keeps students informed of special activities occurring in Rome and elsewhere in Italy and encourages participation. Be sure to bring good walking shoes and a note pad, you will need them.
Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability keeps students informed of intercultural activities in Rome or elsewhere in Italy. We believe it is important for our students to interact with local people and arrange regular field trips to neighborhoods, historic sites, and institutions in Rome and elsewhere. We also arrange activities with local Italian students.