Don’t pinch yourself, it’s not a dream.
You CAN earn credits eating your way through the Eternal City with CIEE’s innovative J-term study abroad program. In fact, you’re cordially invited to bring your taste buds to the delicious city of Rome and discover the intricate link between, “Food, Nutrition, and Culture,” during this three-week, three-credit program.
Through in class lectures, debates, experiments, film screenings, and of course, traditional Roman meals, you’ll gain mouthwatering insight into Italian and European food cultures. You’ll also come away with an understanding of theoretical approaches to food and nutrition, why the Mediterranean diet is all the rage, and essential dietary requirements for good health. “This program is tailored to students who wish to immerse themselves in the Italian culture, explore the history preserved in Rome, and experience Mediterranean cuisine firsthand,” said Global Institute – Rome Director, Valentina Follo.
While your peers are watching the clock, waiting for the spring semester to kick in, you’ll be learning how to make pasta from scratch; why Northern Italian cuisine is so different from Southern Italian cuisine; if Wednesday really is, “Prince spaghetti day,” and how many flavors of gelato you can taste in three weeks.
Of course, no study tour of Rome would be complete without field trips to the 2,000-year-old Colosseum, the world-famous Trevi Fountain, and the Sistine Chapel. Every CIEE study abroad program is packed with co-curricular activities and excursions to ensure you experience the full flavor of the city, its people, heritage, and culture. Then there are the weekends when you’re free to explore Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, even the Alps!
No matter what your academic background, “Food, Nutrition, and Culture,” will reshape your understanding of culture and cuisine and give you a new appreciation for Italy’s world-renowned culinary traditions. Buon appetito!