Due to a large request for applications for
the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2016 program, we have
extended the application deadline to March 28, 2016.
kindly spread this information to students (undergraduate and
graduate), professors, scholars and any other person that may be
This successful5-weekprogramwilltakeplace from May23 to June25, 2016inRome and
South of Italy (Campaniaregion). It startedin2010thanks to the
collaboration with the Italian Language Department at UMASSAmherst.
program has grown and in the past 5 years has hosted students from:
Duke University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, George Washington
University, Hampshire College, Lewis and Clark College, Marylhurst
University, McGill University (Canada), Mills College, New York
University, Saddleback College, Skidmore College, Wake Forest
University, University of Alabama, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, University of New Haven, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill and University of Vermont.
addition, in the past 3 years several graduate students ( some courses
were approved for graduate credits) as well as university professors,
researchers, and journalists have attended this program and carried out
their research on the field as independent scholars. This is a real trans-disciplinary program.The available courses for this summer are:
CriticalStudiesonFood Culture inItaly (3 credits) accredited by UMASSAmherst
course on the history of food and culture inItaly. The course touches
upon topics of sustainability, health and cultural heritage inItaly.
Students will develop a community engagement project with local
Food Media, Communication and Trends inItaly (3 credits) accredited by UMASSAmherst
course on how different types of media are used to communicate about
food and how food is narrated through media (from newspapers to social
media). In this course, students will have the opportunity to create a
short professional documentary on the topic of food. See some of the
videos created by students on the Gustolab International vimeo channel
Food, Nutrition and Culture inItaly (3 credits) accredited by UMASSAmherst
course that shows how nutrition and culture (as well as local
identities) interact. During the course, students will participate in a
research project about the Mediterranean Diet (from the nutritional,
economical, social and environmental points of view)
Design for Food and Sustainability (not only Food Design) (3 credits)
course on design thinking applied to the food supply chain and
community development. Students will work with experts in the sector and
will design their own innovative concept.
Sustainable Architecture inItaly (3 credits)
course on architecture and sustainability in the eternal city of Rome.
How to unite the antique and the modern to protect cultural heritage and
Italian Lexicon for FoodStudies (3 credits) accredited by UMASSAmherst
course is for those who desire to work in the world of foodinItaly
and need to acquire a linguistic lexicon for the food sector
(journalists, farmers, those who are interested in the advertising
sector, teachers, etc.). This course is fundamental for students who
want to do an internship inItaly.
Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) and Intensive Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 126 (6 credits) accredited by UMASSAmherst
The "CriticalStudiesonFoodonItaly" program gives students the possibility to get 3 - 9 credits.
note, after the program, students can choose to stay inItaly for
another month to complete an internship (please contact Gustolab
International for more information about this possibility as well as
Contact Gustolab International for more information about other courses and graduate courses.
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