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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Fall
  • Restrictions: SPU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Global Seminar Fall 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: SPU Faculty-led Areas of Study: Family and Consumer Sciences
Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Number of Credits:
5, 8
Service Learning:
Program Description:

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Sustainable Food Production and the Mediterranean Diet 
Florence, Italy

Fall Global Seminar 2018

Program Overview

Have you pondered the relationships between the food you eat and the environment, culture, health, politics, and ethics? How food is produced has profound consequences. Spend a month living in one of Europe’s top cities and immerse yourself in examining the food culture of Mediterranean Italy and the global importance of sustainable food production.
  • Live for a month in one of Europe’s top cities and birthplace of the Renaissance

  • Immerse yourself in the food culture of Mediterranean Italy by visiting markets, participating in cooking workshops and of course, eating!

  • See first-hand how world-renowned products like Parmesan and Pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, wine, and gelato are made in small batches following traditional age-old production methods.

  • Examine the global importance of sustainable food production and the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

  • Get lost in Siena and other Tuscan hill towns.

Program Details

Academic Information 
Accommodation and Meals
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This program is eligible for a Study Abroad Scholarship

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For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Geleva or SPU Study Abroad