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: Friday, Jan 18 – Saturday, May 11, 2019
WHERE: ROME, ITALY
Food & Culture in Italy
Food & Media
Layers of Rome
Contemporary Italian Society
Elementary Italian I or II
Detailed course descriptions
Credits determined by UIUC.
The program is open only to students from UIUC
Costs are available by contacting the UIUC Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange office.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY FOR OUR CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS (SPRING AND FALL SEMESTERS)
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.
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.
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 blown away by the Italian language, food and vital environmental issues.” – Student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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