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Summer 2022 Program Symposium

To mark the end of the Summer program, we will be holding a Final Symposium Event in July 2022.   Students from the Illinois in Rome and the Cornell CALS Global Fellows Summer 2022 programs will present on their academic internship which included placements at an Italian organization and research projects.    Want to receive…Read More

a student presenting

Fermentation in Italy & Japan 2023

Call for Papers and Fermentation Workshops   Fermentation in Italy & Japan: Tradition and Innovation A Symposium/ Workshop in Rome, Italy   Academic Presentations and Workshops:  May 10 – 12, 2023  Optional Practicum: May 13 – May 15, 2023   The Borromini Institute seeks presentations for its inaugural Symposium/Workshop to be held in the spring…Read More


ILLINOIS CEE Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM)

We were happy to host 22 students in the short program “Illinois CEE Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM)”. Led by Prof. EJ Ignacio, the program introduced and educated students on the different construction methods, techniques, and issues found in construction sites  in Rome. In this 8-day program, students visited Rome’s metro C, the construction…Read More


Spring 2022 La Bella Figura

HWS Spring 2022 students in the figure sculpture class “La Bella Figura” in Rome presented their work during this semester end event.  Want to receive emails from us about future events and activities? Click on the button below to fill out a short form. I want to stay updated


Spring 2022 Program Symposium

We celebrated student achievements during the Illinois in Rome Spring 2022 Program symposium.  Three students presented on their academic internship which included placements at an Italian organization and research projects.    Additionally, we screened three videos, the result of student teams working with their video instructors to storyboard, film, and edit videos for the Food…Read More


Earth Week 2022 & Civic Engagement

To celebrate Earth Week, Gustolab International has organized various civic engagement initiatives for its students in collaboration with local organizations. Ranging from local neighborhood clean-ups to exploring horticulture and regenerative agriculture as a means of social aggregation and cultural awareness to a beach clean-up, these initiatives are meant to help study abroad students reflect about…Read More

Two students crouching down and planting seedlings.

Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change Italy

Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change Italy   As educators, we are obliged to help all of our students– regardless of discipline– understand the extraordinary moment in which we are living and its potential for change. For this reason, Gustolab International Italy/Borromini Institute organized the Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change Italy, adhering to the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate…Read More



Two generations of winegrowers, one shared path

An invitation-only side event of the 2022 Vini Selvaggi Wine Fair in Rome, “Two generations of winegrowers, one shared path” is a discussion with winemakers from two different generations who will discuss topics ranging from agriculture to sustainability while taking into consideration the impact of economic, ecological and cultural changes over time. Moderated by communicator…Read More


The Global Landscape of Food

On March 1, 2022, students from the University of Illinois & Hobart and William Smith Colleges were given the opportunity to learn from Chef Cristina Bowerman of Glass Hostaria and Laura Offeddu, former manager of the Rome Sustainable Food Project during the mini symposium “The Global Landscape of Food” at Borromini Institute.   Students then…Read More