Affiliated Universities

Our Open Programs are available for individual student enrollment (or small groups). Our Custom Programs are designed in cooperation with your institution and often one or more of your faculty members to serve your educational goals abroad. 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.


Additionally, GLi will provide a grant to students from affiliated institutions enrolling in our Open Enrollment Programs. These grants will be applied directly to each student’s program invoice as a reduction of the program fee. Custom Programs are catered to each institution’s focus and can include extensive site visits, specialized lectures, and activities designed to provide maximum engagement between students, the settings and local citizens. Gustolab International understands the importance of providing a quality learning environment and support services for students abroad. We are ready to work with our affiliates to help shape the education and learning goals for our students and take advantage of this bright opportunity ahead.


We have built a strong network of academic partnerships and collaborations around the globe. To learn about which institutions are part of our network, visit our Academic Institutions page ›

Do you want additional information on how to become an affiliated university and what our partnership can entail? CONTACT US From May 18-28 myself and another professor had 15 students from the United States on a Study Abroad trip in Italy. We were studying food branding and culture in Italy and worked closely with the Gustolab Institute in developing and implementing the program. Simply put, the staff and services at Gustolab Institute were outstanding. All the details of the program were clearly laid out and communicated. We had no problems with accommodations, travel, or presenters. The staff at Gustolab,.. are due high praise for this experience….did an amazing job of not only meeting our needs, but anticipating them and making adjustments to problems and challenges sometimes before we even knew they had arisen. In any experience like this I think the real question is “Would you work with Gustolab again?” Yes. Without any hesitation I would eagerly and happily work with Gustolab again to develop a program in Italy. Prof. Jason P. Chambers Prof. Jason P. ChambersUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Faculty-led course/program ‘Branding Italian Cuisine in Rome, Italy’ While there are other food and culture programs available, Gustolab sets itself apart by offering a unique credit-based curriculum that invites students to experience Italy from an insider’s perspective. Courses and excursions are thoughtfully planned, including trips to family-run organic farms, fisheries and vineyards that represent both the past and the future of Italy’s food culture. This is indeed a rare opportunity — one that many of us wish we could have had ourselves when we were students! Prof. Elena T. Carbone Prof. Elena T. Carbone UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST and Professor of “Food, Nutrition and Culture” (summer 2013) During the 2017 spring break at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I had the amazing opportunity of being the faculty chaperone of a group of 10 undergraduate students from the College of Business on a trip to Rome. The purpose of the trip was for the students to learn about the business and culture of food in Rome and within the Lazio region. Our trip was very engaging, informative and enlightening thanks to the experts at Gustolab Institute. Gustolab arranged for the students to engage with food professionals of sorts such as farmer’s market owners, slow-food movement farm owners, wine producers, food service providers, restaurant owners, food journalist and much more. In addition, the students were able to receive talks about food and social marketing. There was a guide/translator from the Gustolab Institute team with us and we also had the opportunity to explore historical and iconic sites within Rome. I found the Gustolab team members to be extremely professional, polite, very knowledgeable, easy to work with, fun to be around and extremely passionate about the study of food! To the team at Gustolab Institute: A HUGE THANK YOU to you all for providing an excellent, unique and truly immersive experience for our group – one that our group will never forget. Looking forward to grabbing an espresso and cornetto with you and another group of students again! Nehemiah Scott Nehemiah ScottPh.D. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, College of Business; Rome – The Business and Culture of Food 2017 Spring Break Program Chaperone. Previous Next

Read More ›

Connect with Us

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram Youtube