Experience Three Gems of the Mediterranean…
This interdisciplinary semester brings students to three dynamic European cities to study the role of agriculture and food consumption in the formation and evolution of Mediterranean gastronomic, historical, and cultural identities. In the context of each unique host-region: Catalonia, Tuscany, and Sicily, and the global initiatives linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, students explore the social and political complexities of the Mediterranean through the lens of food, analyzing the factors that unify the region, its cultures and cuisines and their contributions worldwide.
Courses are hosted in Accent Study Centers in Florence and Syracuse, and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Class sizes are small, and students enjoy close relationships with faculty, who lead visits, tours, and excursions outside of the classroom.
With a focus on migration and urbanization, global trade relations, cultural identity, and the quest for sustainability, this program is ideally suited for students with interests in:
- Political Science
- Migration Studies
- Environmental Studies & Sustainability
- Food Studies
- Global Studies