This spring quarter program delves into complex food-related issues and helps students gain new insights into the ways in which food mediates social, political, environmental, cultural and economic processes and landscapes. Students study Italian food and culture in the contexts of Siena and Tuscany, which are the birthplace of agritourism and well-known for the quality of their foods and wines. The program offers opportunities for classroom, field-based, and service learning, and students will have the opportunity to learn from farmers, family cooks and professional chefs, and creative entrepreneurs who are building sustainable food businesses with worldclass offerings that celebrate their regional heritage. The courses are all instructed in English and students have the option to enroll in additional courses in Italian language, business, politics, culture, etc.
Students will earn approximately 15-20 quarter or 13-16 semester credits and live in shared apartments in Siena, Italy.
- Study Italian food and culture in the heart of Tuscany
- Share an apartment with other students in picturesque and safe Siena, Italy
- Gain a greater understanding of the role food plays in social, environmental and economic issues in Italy and worldwide