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Service Learning


Volunteering while studying abroad is a great way for students to meet new people, to immerse themselves in local Roman culture and to contribute to the local economy as well as to make a difference in the lives of people.Various placements are available depending on the needs of the association and the interests of students.

In the past, students have volunteered at:

  • La casa di Kim: KIM association hosts sick children who cannot receive medical treatments in their native countries. Usually one of their parents is hosted with them and stay for the whole duration of treatment.  

To learn more visit Associazione Kim

  • Community of Sant’Egidio: Soup kitchen and walking dinners.

To learn more visit Comunità di Sant’Egidio

  • Orme in Rome: The association organizes food service where they prepare and make food available for homeless people.

To learn more visit Associazione Orme


Many other opportunities to volunteer are available. Please contact Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability staff to let us know of your specific interests.

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