Advisors and Faculty

Advisors and Faculty


What Sets GLi apart

Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability (GLi) is the first center of study and research in Italy dedicated to academic programs on the theme of Food Studies and Sustainability.

GLi is the academic headquarters for Study abroad programs specific in Food, Media and Nutrition for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

GLi’s programs and courses promote critical thinking, trans-disciplinary and multicultural knowledge acquisition through field research that incorporates ethnographic analysis and interactions with communities and visits to territories that are vital for food production and food culture in Italy.

GLi’s academic team is available to design programs that are in line with the needs of faculty and departments by providing academic resources and syllabi. We provide the facilitation faculty need to engage fully the rich local resources found throughout Italy



Learn about how to open a faculty-led program or how to participate in our programs as visiting faculty. We also have opportunities for researchers and scholars.


Discover how we support students every step of the way and what we do to ensure that they have a safe experience suring their study abroad.


Find out what faculty has to say about our institution and our academic offering. Browse through our collection of videos and written testimonials.

Affiliated Universities

Through our affiliation, we aim to to fulfill student educational goals through a positive learning environment, and develop a cooperative relationship with the affiliated institution. This partnership may also include shared content plans, connection via webinar or social media, connections with student groups or various other collaborations.

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