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May 2, 2019

Explore locations: Italy

Why study abroad in Italy? Italy is a country of excellence. Other than it’s cultural, artistic and food and wine heritage, Italy is also known for its manufacturing and producing power. According to a 2013 publication by the Global Agricultural Information Network, Italy is a net exporter of organic food (mainly processed) with most of…Read More


May 2, 2019

Explore locations: Rome

Why are we headquartered in Rome? Rome has a historical role in Food. It went from being papal city to a national symbol as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy to the capital of a new republic to global reference point for the central theme proposed by the EXPO 2015: Food. It is headquarters…Read More


April 4, 2019

Spring Break Program 2019

On Sunday March 17, we welcomed to Rome the University of Illinois Gies Business School students for their Spring Break program “The Business and Culture of Food”. The students arrived in Rome on Sunday afternoon and got right to it with a food tour in the historical center of Rome. They got to learn about…Read More


February 28, 2019

MDR goes to Rome: Can health be contagious?

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) is an international annual conference about sharing scientific contributions and practices on health benefits of Mediterranean Diet on people’s health and wellness. This year the conference will take place on November 9, 2018 at Roma Expo Salus and Nutrition 2018, Fiera di Roma. Both local and global scholars and trend…Read More


February 28, 2019

Building Resilience in Study Abroad

The workshop, lead by Phil Georgiou, Psychotherapist and Director of Mondo Equilibrio focused on the concept of mental health, in the context of study abroad. It is crucial to support students’ coping with all the challenges they face during their study abroad, talkig with them about helth and well-being. It is important to help student…Read More


February 28, 2019

Buoni da leggere Talk

Buoni da Leggere is an evening of discussion around the theme of our daily relationship with diet and the supply chain. The idea is to reeducate our tastes. The book ‘Ecology of Desire’ by Antonio Cianciullo will be presented by the author. Beginning with environmental sustainability, there will be discussions about the social responsibility of…Read More


February 28, 2019

European Week for Waste Reduction

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved. The 2018 edition will take place from 17…Read More


February 28, 2019

Sonnino Olio

Olive oil and wine are two of the most important cultural and agricultural products in Mediterranean countries. Italy ranks as the third largest producer of extra virgin olive oil in the world. One of the courses of the fall semester program at Gustolab International is ‘Olive Oil and Wine’. Fall is the perfect time for…Read More


February 28, 2019

Marche Experience

We are immensely happy for our students who are on an overnight field studies experience in the Le Marche region, in central Italy. One of Italy’s lesser-known regions, Le Marche boasts a wonderful geographical diversity and is the perfect place to study sustainability, biodiversity, and the Mediterranean diet. Although it was recently hit by several…Read More


February 28, 2019

Ernesto Gastaldi Presentation

Sciltian Gastaldi’s father presented during the Contemporary Italian Society class. This week, the Contemporary Italian Society course had a “material hypertextual class”, which was a lecture about Italian Cinema and Spaghetti Westerns with the presence of screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi. Gastaldi has written 120 movies including many Spaghetti Westerns. Among them is “My Name is Nobody”…Read More