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STUDY & INTERN ABROAD IN ITALY
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Explore what it means to study & intern abroad in Italy with Gustolab International We offer courses in the spring, summer and fall. They are particularly suitable to those interested in food studies, food systems, sustainability, environmental studies,  cultural tourism, gastronomic studies, food heritage, sustainable hospitality, agribusiness, nutrition and food science.

Courses

Courses take place in Rome and include short and overnight field studies to the countryside outside of Rome and other parts of Italy. Through them, you can explore Italy’s food cultures & systems as well as sustainable practices through interdisciplinary and multisensory learning experiences. Additionally, our courses include co-curricular experiential activities which will give you the opportunity of meeting with experts & professionals in the field, and participating in hands-on projects focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Each semester has a unique focus. For example, in the spring and summer, our course catalog focuses on the critical study of culture, systems and politics of food in Italy and in the fall, it focuses on sustainability, food businesses, wine and olive oil production and food marketing. Our course catalog also includes academic internships in Rome or other cities or towns in Italy. In addition, we offer Italian language courses in collaboration with the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome.
 

Eligibility

We accept applications from university students (both undergraduate and graduate) from all fields of study. Scholars, researchers & professionals interested in food studies, food systems, sustainability & related fields are also encouraged to inquire. Moreover, individualized courses of study can be arranged for those with special curricular interests or needs.

 

 

Learn about the opportunities suitable for you by browsing our spring, summer and fall catalog below.

SPRING, SUMMER & FALL CATALOG

WHEN

January 25 – April 23, 2021  (TBC)

WHERE

Rome, Italy

APPLY BY

Oct 15, 2021

TUITION FEES

$13,818 – $15,118

OVERVIEW

This program focuses on the critical study of culture, systems and politics of food in Italy. Specifically, you 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. Moreover, in-class learning is complemented with field studies, meetings with experts, the production of a short documentary, cooking lessons, and group work with students from Italian universities in Rome.

 

You can take up to five academic courses taught by local professors holding a Ph.D., professionals in the field as well as professional instructors. Learn more about our courses.

 

For Spring 2021, we will follow specific procedures due to COVID-19. Learn more

 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Possibility to choose among various course configurations, including an academic internship.
  • Experiential activities, practicums, overnight field studies, meetings with specialists and experts
  • Group airport pickup and transfer, check-in support, housing orientation
  • A learning facilitator to support students in their new life studying abroad and to provide cross-cultural education and mediation.
  • Safety and Wellness support
  • An interdisciplinary program that fosters dialogue among students from different fields of study and backgrounds.
  • Accommodations: All students will live in one building with individual small suites. Each suite will have a single bed, ensuite bathroom, and small kitchenette (furnished with pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, refrigerator, stove (please note – no microwaves)). Bedsheets, blankets, and pillows are provided in bedrooms and towels are provided in bathrooms. The suite will also have a desk/table WiFi connection, washing machine, a drying rack, a heater and A/C for the summer, first aid kit, smoke detector,  a landline or cell phone with an Italian number for emergencies. Reception area and Doorman 24/7. The suites will be cleaned daily adhering to best practices for Covid-19.  The building is 20-25 minute walking distance from school near the Vatican area. Only single suites provided for Covid-19 prevention reasons. For internships outside of Rome but inside Latium, if the one-way commute to the site is more than 1-2 hours, the student will have the option of residing in a single mini flat located closer to the internship site.
  • Co-curricular excursions include a 3-day excursion “Cilento and the roots of the Mediterranean diet”, a 1-day excursion “Slow Food in the Roman countryside, a 1-day excursion “Italian wine”.
  • Tuition fee includes:  instruction and materials, co-curricular activities and excursions, orientation, transportation monthly pass, 24/7 emergency support,  24/7 Covid-19 Medical Advisor, IGM Routine Covid-19 tests,  accommodations, airport pickup and transfer, logistical support. International airfare not included. Customized prices are available.

WHEN

May – June, 2021

WHERE

Rome, Italy

APPLY BY

Feb 15, 2021

TUITION FEES

$5,939 – $6,718 (2020 fees, 2021 fees TBA)

OVERVIEW

This 4-week program gives students the opportunity to learn and experience the Italian culture through courses that focus on food systems and sustainability. For example, topics range from the critical analysis on food systems and sustainable agriculture, to how culture and ethnicity affect dietary practices and nutrition, to the use of media and storytelling to communicate food and sustainable practices, to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to developing literacy and understand policies related to food waste.

 

The courses offer unique co-curricular opportunities that include a 3-day overnight field school to the south of Italy, visits to farms and food businesses, meeting with food producers, and tastings..Go to all courses page

 

You have the opportunity to add a 4-week summer academic internship in various locations throughout Italy.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Choose up to 3 courses.
  • Experiential activities, practicums, overnight field studies, meetings with specialists and experts
  • Shared housing in furnished apartments in the city center
  • Group airport pickup and transfer, check-in support, housing orientation
  • A learning facilitator to support students in their new life studying abroad and to provide cross-cultural education and mediation.
  • Safety and Wellness support
  • An interdisciplinary program that fosters dialogue among students from different fields of study and backgrounds.

WHEN

Sept – Dec, 2021

WHERE

Rome, Italy

APPLY BY

March 15, 2021

TUITION FEES

$12,872 – $15,472 (2019 fees, 2021 fees TBA)

OVERVIEW

The study of food is a new and interdisciplinary field linking ecology with the biological, social, and cultural sciences. It is best augmented by extended sojourns in rich and different learning environments – settings where students can observe and reflect upon differences in ecology and culture between their homes and this new place they have entered. GLi has pioneered use of the Italian peninsula as a natural laboratory for providing students with such a learning environment. In GLi’s programs, the integration of coursework, fieldwork, and projects affords participants a unique perspective for engaging Italy. This engagement is driven by personal experience in markets, neighborhoods, and rural areas as well as reflection on important and timely academic issues. For our fall program, these focus on issues of sustainability. This study program will assist students in understanding sustainable food supply chains in Italy through the study of its markets, products and processes. Go to all courses page


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Possibility to choose among various course configurations, including an academic internship
  • Experiential activities, practicums, overnight field studies, meetings with specialists and experts
  • Shared housing in furnished apartments in the city center
  • Group airport pickup and transfer, check-in support, housing orientation
  • A learning facilitator to support students in their new life studying abroad and to provide cross-cultural education and mediation.
  • Safety and Wellness support
  • An interdisciplinary program that fosters dialogue among students from different fields of study and backgrounds.

Explore the possibility of doing a fantastic customized internship in any field. Would you like to gain skills working in a new culture? Want to expand your network? Do you have to do an internship for your school? Are you thinking of switching majors or careers and want to try interning in a specific sector before doing so? Do you have a passion that you want to explore? Curious about a specific sector in Italy and want to learn more about it? Our Academic Internships include a research and language component. The placements are in Rome and in other parts of Italy such as Emilia Romagna, Calabria, Campania, Sicily. Learn more.

 

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