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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


Buoni da leggere Talk

Buoni da Leggere is an evening of discussion around the theme of our daily relationship with diet and the supply chain. The idea is to reeducate our tastes. The book ‘Ecology of Desire’ by Antonio Cianciullo will be presented by the author. Beginning with environmental sustainability, there will be discussions about the social responsibility of…Read More


European Week for Waste Reduction

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved. The 2018 edition will take place from 17…Read More


Sonnino Olio

Olive oil and wine are two of the most important cultural and agricultural products in Mediterranean countries. Italy ranks as the third largest producer of extra virgin olive oil in the world. One of the courses of the fall semester program at Gustolab International is ‘Olive Oil and Wine’. Fall is the perfect time for…Read More


Marche Experience

We are immensely happy for our students who are on an overnight field studies experience in the Le Marche region, in central Italy. One of Italy’s lesser-known regions, Le Marche boasts a wonderful geographical diversity and is the perfect place to study sustainability, biodiversity, and the Mediterranean diet. Although it was recently hit by several…Read More


Ernesto Gastaldi Presentation

Sciltian Gastaldi’s father presented during the Contemporary Italian Society class. This week, the Contemporary Italian Society course had a “material hypertextual class”, which was a lecture about Italian Cinema and Spaghetti Westerns with the presence of screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi. Gastaldi has written 120 movies including many Spaghetti Westerns. Among them is “My Name is Nobody”…Read More


BCFN 9th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

Last week, we took four students attending our Fall Semester program at Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability on a field excursion to Milan to participate in the 9th edition of the International Forum on Food and Nutrition, organized every year by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Fondazione BCFN. The goal of…Read More


‘Attorno al Cibo’ Event

Today, the event ‘Attorno al cibo per costruire dialogo, incontro, confronto e pace’ brought together people from a variety of backgrounds to dive deeper into food as a means to create peaceful dialogue. The conference started off with an anthropological approach from Ernesto DiRenzo, from Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, connecting food as…Read More