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Gustolab International and the Borromini Institute offer students, faculty and independent scholars a base in the heart of Rome to pursue field studies in the disciplines that are changing the world, from food systems and sustainability to interdisciplinary studies of place, people, cities and technology.

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The Gustolab staff created an extremely memorable and fulfilling experience for our students. They were able to take our vision for the program and develop a detailed itinerary to facilitate the academic and cultural education of our students. The students were excited to learn about construction and architecture in Rome, Italy and how it compares to practices in the US. The Gustolab Institute provided tremendous support in ensuring our program was completed safely and successfully. Any encountered issues were minor and dealt with swiftly and efficiently. We would highly recommend Gustolab Institute for academic institutions planning programs to Italy.

EJ Ignacio, Director of Global Leaders in Construction Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Our Team

Pier Alberto Merli, CEO
Thomas Rankin, Director
Thomas Greene Rankin, Director
Laura Offeddu, Special Projects Advisor
Laura Offeddu, Special Projects Advisor
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Stephen Nussbaum,
Director of Expansion and Development and Critical Studies on Food Systems & Sustainability program in Japan
Programs Assistant
Lindsay Maldari, Programs Assistant
Courtney Quaintance
Courtney Quaintance, Coordinator for Outreach and Italian Language Programs
Erica Cacopardo
Erica Cacopardo, Student Services Coordinator
Lu Yuan
Lu Yuan,
Visual Content Manager and South East Asia Advisor

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