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HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES

GLi is the legalized center for Hobart and William Smith (HWS) Colleges in Rome. HWS programs in Rome are typically faculty-led and are co-designed with GLi to create tailored programs every semester. Italian language courses are provided through GLi’s partner school, Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci.

Students live in shared apartments in the middle of the city experiencing daily Roman life like the majority of Italian university students, a very useful approach, which allows them to pass from the status of foreign tourist/student to the more conscious and knowledge “resident” in Rome.

SPRING PROGRAM IN ROME

The spring term is designed, promoted and managed by GLi and HWS. Language Courses provider: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome.

DURATION: Full Immersion Program
WHEN: January 18 – April 28, 2018
WHERE: ROME, ITALY

COURSES OFFERED:
Faculty-led course(s)
Food related course offered by GLi
Design related course offered by GLi
Detailed course descriptions

CREDITS
Credits determined by HWS.

ELIGIBILITY
The program is open only to students from HWS.

COST
Costs are available by contacting the HWS Center for Global Education office.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS AND STAFF
Dr. Pier Alberto Merli (GLi CEO) – Resident director in Rome
Dr. Sonia Massari (GLi Director) – Academic Director and Coordinator of the Food-related courses in Rome
Professor Christine Chin and Professor Michael Tinkler  – HWS faculty leading the program in the current semester. Past faculty include Professor Walter Bowyer, Professor Jack Harris, Professors Ted Aub, Professor Gabriella D’Angelo, Professor Cheryl Forbes, Professors Patricia and Stan Matthews, Professors Jeff Anderson and Kristen Welsh, Professor Liliana Leopaldi, Professor Kirin Makker, Professor Jeffrey Blankenship, Professor Nick Ruth.

HOW TO APPLY
HWS students should apply directly through the HWS Global Education Office

What alumni of the programs say about their experience at Gustolab Internationalkayla-jones-n

“Some Background: I’m enrolled in a Geneva Collaborative Internship this semester, which I applying towards my Civic Engagement and Urban Studies minors. I’m splitting my 20-hour a week requirement between the Office of Neighborhood Initiatives and the Geneva Visitor’s center.) On my first day at the Geneva Visitor’s Center, a local farmer came in to pick up brochures about the Finger Lakes cheese alliance and asked about the new buzzword he had been hearing a lot lately: agricultural tourism. It was so surprising that I was able to share everything I learned about agriturismo [at Gustolab International in Italy] so suddenly after being back on campus. I was able to explain the concept of “kilometer zero” and the slow food movement, and recommend literature for him to explore to start similar initiatives in the Finger Lakes.” – Kayla Jones, HWS FALL 2015

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Travelling on an excursion

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

GLi is the Rome Center for the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC). The program gives students the opportunity to learn and experience the Italian Culture through their Food Studies program. Topics range from food history to the critical analysis on food systems, from the sustainable agriculture to architecture, from nutrition to the use of media and/or design to communicate food products. An onsite facilitator is always available to support students in their new life studying abroad and to provide cross-cultural education and mediation.

Students live in shared apartments in the middle of the city experiencing daily Roman life like the majority of Italian university students, a very useful approach, which allows them to pass from the status of Foreign tourist student to the more conscious and knowledge “resident” in Rome.

FOOD STUDIES IN ROME SPRING PROGRAM

The spring term is designed, promoted and managed by Gustolab International and UIUC. Language Courses provider: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome.

The Food and Culture in Rome program focuses on the critical study of culture, systems and politics of food in Italy. Students will study the food culture of Italy, food media and communications, architecture of ancient Rome, art history, social dynamics, economy, and the language and culture of Italy. In-class learning is complemented with visits to specific sites and locations, meetings with producers and experts, the production of a short documentary, cooking lessons, and group work with other students from Italian universities in Rome.

DURATION: Full Immersion Program
WHEN: January 19, 2018 – May 12, 2018
WHERE: ROME, ITALY

COURSES OFFERED
Food & Culture in Italy
Food & Media
Layers of Rome
Contemporary Italian Society
Elementary Italian I or II
Detailed course descriptions

CREDITS
Credits determined by UIUC.

ELIGIBILITY
The program is open only to students from UIUC

COST
Costs are available by contacting the UIUC Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange office.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS
Dr. Pier Alberto Merli (GLi CEO) – Resident Director in Rome
Dr. Sonia Massari (GLi Director) – Programs and Academic Director in Rome

HOW TO APPLY
UIUC students should apply directly through the UIUC Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange office.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY FOR UIUC STUDENTS FOR SPRING AND FALL PROGRAMS:
The withdrawal fee immediately after commitment and up to 60 days before the beginning of a semester program is $1500.
Refunds after the commitment to a semester program:
A 50% refund will be made if students withdraw 30-60 days before the beginning of the semester program.
No refunds will be made if withdrawal is made within 30 days of the beginning of a semester program.
Upon arrival in Italy, no refund will be made for any reason whatsoever in case the student decides to withdraw from the program, or change the number of courses or cancel, change or vacate the assigned housing.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM
“This program was the best decision I ever made. Gustolab International is a great school that helped immerse me into the Italian culture while also teaching me about nutrition and sustainability” – Student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“As cliché as it sounds, studying abroad really does change your life. For me, Gustolab has opened my eyes to the world of incredible wine, olive oil and food production in general. Sustainability is definitely something I want to implement in my life and in my diet. Come with an open mind and allow yourself to be flown away by the Italian language,food and vital environmental issues.” – Student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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With the fishermen