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Support & services


We offer a range of support and services to our course or program participants. These are usually included in the comprehensive program fee. For our customized partnerships and programs, we offer the possibility to add additional services.


  • Gustolab International Academic advisor

  • A learning facilitator to support students in their new life studying abroad and to provide cross-cultural education and mediation
  • Instructional materials
  • Co-curricular experiential activities & practicums such as tastings, cooking, meetings with specialists and experts, service learning
  • Overnight field studies outside of Rome to visit farms, businesses, wineries (including accommodations, most meals, & transportation)
  • Project work with local students for projects within courses (such as the Food & culture course, or Food & media course)
  • Language conversation exchange through Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
  • Customized placement based on your background and goals (Individual Interview, company research, matching) (Academic Internship only)
  • Daily supervision and facilitation: design, tailoring, supervision of research projects and internship, mentoring and tutoring, monitoring fieldsite placement, daily practical support, language and cultural mediation, mediation with the onsite supervisor at the fieldsite, assistance with research projects, & assignments (Academic Internship only)
  • Internship symposium including activities and tastings (Academic Internship only)
  • Intern services and learning support services including internship paperwork (Academic Internship only)
  • GLi Record of Study (by email)


  • Shared housing in the city center (usually in furnished apartments)
  • Housing check-in support
  • Housing orientation
  • Housing services including cleaning & maintenance assistance
  • Learn more about housing


  • Pre-departure advising including visa assistance and orientation
  • Assistance for finding engagement opportunities
  • Re-entry support


  • Airport reception, group pickup to/from the airport, and transfer to housing

  • Welcome kit
  • Welcome and farewell group meals
  • City or neighborhood familiarization tour & icebreaking activities during orientation week
  • Internship related transportation expenses within Italy (Academic Internship only)
  • City transportation card
  • Free wi-fi on school premises


  • Wellness & safety advisor
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Cell phone and sim card with Italian number
  • On-site cultural & safety orientation
  • Safety monitoring
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