Discover Rome through its ancient cultures and traditions...
Study the intersection of food, art, history and culture in Italy, the country where the Slow Food Movement was born. Besides getting a first-hand look at some of the most innovative, yet traditional artisanal food products and systems, in Rome you have the opportunity to see, in person, some of the founding works of European art and architecture and get a look at contemporary issues in a European capital. Gain a perspective on how history, tradition, economics and politics contributed to the evolution of Italian society through the centuries to the present day, and how traditions can guide us into the future.
With an interactive Italian language course built into the program, students will be well equipped to delve deeper into the local context. Program faculty include scholars, published authors, and practitioners in their respective fields who are able to leverage their networks to grant students unmatched access. Small class sizes allow students to get to know faculty, creating a lively and interactive atmosphere both in class and on-site. Academics are supplemented by volunteering and non-credit internship opportunities which facilitate further exploration of local culture and professional interests.
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:
- History, Art History
- Italian Studies
- Anthropology, Sociology
- Food Studies
- Urban Studies
- Women’s and Gender Studies