The study of food is a new and interdisciplinary field linking ecology with the biological, social and cultural sciences. It is best augmented by extended sojourns in rich and different learning environments – settings where students can observe and reflect upon differences in ecology and culture between their homes and this new place they have entered.
GLi has pioneered in using the Italian peninsula as a natural laboratory for providing students with such a learning environment. In GLi’s programs, the integration of coursework, fieldwork and projects affords participants a unique perspective for engaging Italy. This engagement is driven by personal experience in markets, neighborhoods and rural areas, as well as reflection on important and timely academic issues.
For our fall program, these focus on issues of sustainability. This study program will assist students in understanding sustainable food supply chains in Italy through the study of its markets, products and processes.
- A four-month full-immersion program in the field of food studies.
- Academic courses taught by local professors holding a PhD, Professionals in the field, as well as professional instructors.
- One day and three day field schools outside of Rome.
- Immersive experiences and tours.