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Gustolab International partners with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  to provide study and intern abroad programs specific to Food Culture, Media and Communication, Sustainability, Nutrition, and Food Business and Marketing. Below is the list of programs developed from our collaboration.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topics in the Fall, Spring or Summer programs range from food history to the critical analysis on food systems, from the sustainable agriculture to architecture, from nutrition to the use of media and/or design to communicate food products. In the summer and fall, students can also intern while taking courses. A learning facilitator is always available to support students in their new life studying abroad and to provide cross-cultural education and mediation. Students live in shared apartments in the Rome city center experiencing daily Roman life.

WHEN

Jan 25 – April 23, 2021 (TBC)

APPLY BY

September 15, 2020

WHERE

Rome, Italy

OPEN TO

The program is open only to students from UIUC

OVERVIEW

The Food and Culture in Rome program focuses on the critical study of culture, systems and politics of food in Italy. Students will study the food culture of Italy, food media and communications, architecture of ancient Rome, art history, social dynamics, economy, and the language and culture of Italy. In-class learning is complemented with visits to specific sites and locations, meetings with producers and experts, the production of a short documentary, cooking lessons, and group work with other students from Italian universities in Rome.  Designed, promoted and managed by Gustolab International and UIUC. Language Courses provider: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome.


HIGHLIGHTS


WITHDRAWAL POLICY FOR OUR CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS (SPRING AND FALL SEMESTERS)

TUITION

The withdrawal fee immediately after commitment and up to 60 days before the beginning of a semester program is $1500.

Refunds after the commitment to a semester program:

  • A 50% refund will be made if students withdraw 30-60 days before the beginning of the semester program.
  • No refunds will be made if withdrawal is made within 30 days of the beginning of a semester program.
  • Upon arrival in Italy, no refund will be made for any reason whatsoever in case the student decides to withdraw from the program, or change the number of courses or cancel, change or vacate the assigned housing.

HOUSING
After commitment to the semester program, the following refund policy will apply if a student withdraws from the program

  • A 100% refund if withdrawal is 60 days before the start date
  • A 50% refund if withdrawal is between 31-59 days before the start date
  • No refunds if withdrawal is made between the start date – 30 days before the start date

 

WHEN

May – June 2021

Internship: June – July 2021

 

APPLY BY

February 1, 2021

WHERE

Rome, Italy

OPEN TO

The program is open only to students from UIUC

OVERVIEW

STUDY AND INTERN PROGRAM IN ROME

During the summer program, students learn to analyze Italian food and wine, study nutrition, explore local and global food communication trends and work on a video project, and learn the Italian language. An important part of the program is intercultural and experiential learning, which allows students to learn about the cultural aspects of the food system through visits, excursions and meetings with professionals, Italian students and community members. After the program, students have the option to continue on to do a 4-week internship in various locations throughout Italy.  The summer term program is designed, promoted and managed by GLi and UIUC. Language Courses provider: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • COURSES OFFERED: Course descriptions page ›
  • CREDITS: Credits determined by UIUC.
  • COST: Contact the UIUC Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange office.
  • PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Dr. Pier Alberto Merli – Resident and Acting director in Rome
  • HOW TO APPLY: UIUC students should apply directly through the UIUC Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange office.
  • WITHDRAWAL POLICY FOR OUR SUMMER TERM PROGRAMS (SUMMER COURSES AND ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS): $1,000 regardless of individual student’s program costs – Time of commitment up to 60 days prior to program start date, 50% of individual student program costs- 60-30 days prior to program start date, 100% of individual student program costs – 30 days prior to program start date. Upon arrival in Italy, no refund will be made for any reason whatsoever in case the student decides to withdraw from the program, or change the number of courses or cancel, change or vacate the assigned housing.

WHEN

Sept – Dec 2020

APPLY BY

March 2020

WHERE

Rome, Italy

OPEN TO

The program is open only to students from UIUC

OVERVIEW

The fall term is dedicated to the study of sustainable Italian food systems, hands-on learning about the production of olive oil, wine and cheese, a critical review of the Italian food marketing and the tourism industry; and the nutritional aspect of the Mediterranean diet. Excursions in regional farms and wineries throughout Italy give students the opportunity to learn more about food through direct contact with local people, farmers and entrepreneurs. The fall term is designed, promoted and managed by GLi and UIUC. Language Courses provider: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome.


HIGHLIGHTS


WITHDRAWAL POLICY FOR OUR CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS (SPRING AND FALL SEMESTERS)

TUITION

The withdrawal fee immediately after commitment and up to 60 days before the beginning of a semester program is $1500.

Refunds after the commitment to a semester program:

  • A 50% refund will be made if students withdraw 30-60 days before the beginning of the semester program.
  • No refunds will be made if withdrawal is made within 30 days of the beginning of a semester program.
  • Upon arrival in Italy, no refund will be made for any reason whatsoever in case the student decides to withdraw from the program, or change the number of courses or cancel, change or vacate the assigned housing.

HOUSING
After commitment to the semester program, the following refund policy will apply if a student withdraws from the program

  • A 100% refund if withdrawal is 60 days before the start date
  • A 50% refund if withdrawal is between 31-59 days before the start date
  • No refunds if withdrawal is made between the start date – 30 days before the start date

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