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Blog – Staff Vaccinations

In Italy, COVID-19 vaccinations are available to educators and our staff is currently receiving vaccinations. As per our policy, we will require all faculty to be vaccinated. Gustolab International takes our committment to safety seriously and we are happy to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.   Learn about our update regarding student vaccinations….Read More

Staff getting vaccinated

Blog – GLi update on 2020 programs

Gustolab International continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus pandemic globally, particularly in Italy, Japan and Vietnam. We take the implications of COVID-19 seriously. We are in constant contact with authorities and partners in our ongoing efforts to assess the situation and provide a safe environment for program participants. This is all being done in the…Read More

Students in the field with vegetables

Blog – Student life: Working out and sports in Rome

Want to play sports in Rome? There are lots of opportunities for students to stay fit in Rome, and many want to usually join a sports team. We have listed some tools that Romans and foreigners in Rome use to scout for teams to join. Fubles app (available also on US store) – social sport…Read More


Blog – Travel Planning: Packing checklist

Never has a student complained about packing too little for their study abroad program. Over-packing is a classic mistake in study abroad. Also, remember that you must be able to carry on your own whatever luggage you bring with you. A good rule to go by is to lay out all the items you think you…Read More


Blog – Travel Planning: Using Money in Italy

As you plan to travel to Italy, you are probably thinking of how to budget and use money. Below, we are listing some basic information and some tips about actions you need to take before traveling.   The Euro: As part of the European Union, Italy’s currency is the Euro. The Euro functions much like the…Read More


Blog – Explore locations: Italy

Why study abroad in Italy?   What comes to your mind when you think about Italy? Delicious food? Yes! Culture, art and history? Yes! Venice and Florence? Yes, correct. But these answers are only one aspect of Italy.   When talking about art and architecture in Italy, we can mention a few names: the Sistine…Read More


Blog – Explore locations: Rome

Rome went from being papal city to a national symbol as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy to the capital of a new republic to global reference point for the central theme proposed by the EXPO 2015: Food. It is headquarters to the major UN organizations dealing with Food Security, Agriculture and Sustainable Development:…Read More


Blog – Spring Break Program

  The University of Illinois Gies Business School students arrived to Rome on a Sunday. They were here to experience  “The Business and Culture of Food”, a customized pring break program that we had designed and organized in collaboration with the Gies Business school study abroad office. They got right to it with a food…Read More


MDR goes to Rome: Can health be contagious?

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) is an international annual conference about sharing scientific contributions and practices on health benefits of Mediterranean Diet on people’s health and wellness. This year the conference will take place on November 9, 2018 at Roma Expo Salus and Nutrition 2018, Fiera di Roma. Both local and global scholars and trend…Read More


Building Resilience in Study Abroad

The workshop, lead by Phil Georgiou, Psychotherapist and Director of Mondo Equilibrio focused on the concept of mental health, in the context of study abroad. It is crucial to support students’ coping with all the challenges they face during their study abroad, talkig with them about helth and well-being. It is important to help student…Read More