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Frequently Asked Questions


Prospective Students

We offer programs throughout the year. You can choose among our Fall, Spring and Summer Programs or decide to do an internship in Italy. If you want to travel further you can participate in our Japan or Vietnam Summer Programs. 

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Being at Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability is more than study abroad. You will be immersed in a unique environment of constant investigation and discovery by participating in daily Italian life, visiting various neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, and markets.

Courses are richly supplemented by field work, special projects, workshops, excursions, and activities. Your will gain valuable skill sets by stepping outside of the familiar “comfort zone” of home, adapting to a new international context. Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability gives students everything: guidance, structure, support, knowledge, and fun.

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Our semester programs last approximately 4 months, whereas the summer programs are one-month programs. To know our upcoming programs’ exact dates visit the programs’ dedicated pages. 

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All our classes are in English. We also offer Italian Language courses for all levels to help you navigate through your study abroad living experience. Visit our Courses Descriptions page to see all of our offerings.

The number of credits you can earn varies based on the program you decide to attend and the number of courses you take. Please browse our open enrollment programs and custom programs to learn about all options.

Students will receive a Record of Study from GLi. During the summer program there is the opportunity to obtain an official transcript from University of Massachussets Amherst. Remember to always consult with your home institution about credit transfer requirements and procedure.

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Costs differ based on the program you select. Visit our Tuition and Fees page to compare all the options.

We have our own scholarship program and work with home institutions to facilitate the use of grants or scholarships from your university. Learn more ›

To get in touch with our team Contact us  through our website or call us. You can find our telephone numbers on our Contact page.

Application Process

You can use the ‘Apply’ button at the top of this page or click here ›

Please visit your chosen program’s page to find the application deadline.

You can find information about admission and the application process on our Admission process page ›

Our programs are open to students from all majors. Graduate students and scholars are also welcome to apply. 

Visit our Course Descriptions page to find out which programs match your interests.


All our programs include housing accommodations. Locations are in nearby residential areas to encourage students to integrate into the local community. All accommodations are within walking or commuting distance of the school.

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We have created our Visa & Permits page to provide an overview of the necessary documents and steps to follow in order to get the right Visa.

We take the safety and security of our program participants very seriously and provide you with the tools to prepare your trip abroad. Our wellness and safety advisor is a skilled member of our staff who is knowledgeable about Italy, Italian culture and has experience in emergency and crisis response. The advisor is prepared to assist students at any time, day or night, during illness or other emergency situations. We also require all students to enroll in an insurance policy with Cultural Insurance Services International.

Our practices are throughly explained in our Safety, Health and Wellness page.

Advisors and Faculty

If you work at one of our collaborating Universities, you can find information about our programs with your institution by browsing our Field Schools section.

We would be happy to schedule a call to explore your needs and describe our work. Contact us or call us at one of our telephone numbers.

Yes, there are many ways for students to study at GLi. We can create an affiliation with your institution to pre-approve GLi courses. This typically guarantees your students will receive full credit for their study at GLi. Students can study with us and then petition your school for credit. We can also work with you to arrange a custom program for your school. Please join our mailing list for additional information.


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