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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Program Information:
In the Mediterranean, food is more a window into the local culture than a tool for survival. Study how, when and what locals eat in Barcelona, Rome, and Athens. Study the business behind the industries of food production and exportation, the nutritional elements behind the Mediterranean diet, and take home some recipes for a lifetime of cooking. Courses are taught in English, but students are highly encouraged to practice their Spanish, Italian, and Greek language skills outside of the classroom to truly get the most out of the experience.


Here are just a few of the program's many highlights to look forward to:
  • Visit world-famous sites, from the Acropolis to the Sagrada Familia
  • Learn outside the classroom with academic excursions
  • Packed with learning experiences beyond the classroom
  • Tight-knit travel group with a renowned international professor
  • All trip-related travel included once you're in Europe!
Academics:
All students take Food, Culture, and Society in the Mediterranean Basin.


Highlights of Local Life:
  • Olive Oil Tasting Tour: Learn firsthand what it takes to cultivate and organically produce premium extra virgin olive oil.
  • Human Towers: Go to the practice space of the local Castells, a sport where teams compete to make the tallest tower possible.
  • Cooking classes: Cooking classes with a professional chef.
  • Food Festivals - Local “Sagra”: The sagra is an Italian festival, organized in some towns, or regions, and is always linked to a local tradition or food celebrated in the course of the event. There are several “sagra” around Rome including truffle festival; seafood pasta festival; suppli festival; wine & grapes festival.
  • Farmers Markets: Check out and get your daily shopping done at the local market. Get to know the farmers, practice your Italian and stay healthy by eating seasonal products!
 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.