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Food represents one of the most attractive features of Italian culture. In this course, students will undertake a rigorous cultural and critical exploration of the role of food in society through the examination of the Italian case. This course will prima
Location:
Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; Siena, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This innovative 2-week study abroad program will be a faculty-led experience to one of the most beautiful and culturally significant regions in the world – Tuscany, Italy. The course will be an intensive, full-immersion academic and cultural experience centered on the theme of Food and Culture in the perfectly preserved, magical medieval city of Siena.

Food represents one of the most attractive features of Italian culture. In this course, students will undertake a rigorous cultural and critical exploration of the role of food in society through the examination of the Italian case. This course will primarily focus on representations of food in Italian cinema and popular culture. The aim of this interdisciplinary course will be to gain expertise in understanding how questions of personal and collective identity are expressed and regulated through food in all societies.

June 1: Arrival in Siena June 5: Field trip to Florence June 8-9: Weekend Field trip to Rome June 15: Depart to the U.S.
Setting Description:
An important component of this course will be “Cucina e conversazione”: cooking classes with Chef Angelo Guida. Students will participate in hands-on cooking classes that will allow them to experience and be part of the Italian obsession with food. The cooking classes will serve as a cornerstone experience for the program. Each evening class will end with the traditional sit-down dinner as a group where everyone will be able to taste their own gastronomic creations.
Cost:
$1884 for 3 credits. The program fee covers all instruction and academic fees, lodging, six culinary classes with meals, and two field trips. The program fee does not include transportation between the US and Italy, most meals, or travel insurance.

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