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HS European Cuisine and Culture
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Credit Type: Travel Course Credit (International Program)
Program Description:
Program Description:
2018 European Cuisine and Culture: Focus on Italy
May 26-June 23, 2018

Open To All Majors
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  • Live and learn in Italy for 4 weeks -
    May 26 – June 23, 2018
  • Attend classes with students from around the world
  • Experience Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, and more
  • Earn 8 Credits - Including the “I” designation
  • And…include experiential learning at Florence University of the Arts that fits your interests, select one course from:
    • Food, Health, and Wellness in Italy
    • Tuscany and its Wines
    • Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
    • Italian Food From Farm to Table
For Program Details and Registration Information: 
Contact Bill Ryan at
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  • Provost’s Study Abroad - Deadline: Usually January for summer programs
  • Human Sciences Study Abroad - Deadline: Usually February for summer programs
  • HTM - Jorns Study Abroad Scholarship - Deadline: Usually March for summer programs
  • General Study Abroad Scholarships – Ongoing Deadlines

Tuition and Program Fee includes:food preparation
8 Academic credits including the “I” designation
Four weeks living and learning in Italy
Multiple field-based experiential activities
Housing for the whole program (double occupancy)
     First Week: Hotel or B&B, multiple meals,     
     Last Three weeks: Apartment in Florence with a full     
     kitchen, some meals
     (Lodging and meals for local travel or cultural immersion not included)
Tuition and Expenses
       Tuition and Program Fee (8 credits and 4 weeks in Europe)        $4,800
       Airline                                                                                             $1,500*
       Local Travel, Lodging, Meals, Misc.                                              $   700*
       Total                                                                                               $7,000*
Cancelling participation in the program will incur the following Bursar charges (deposit is included).
Prior to March 24, 2018, $1600.00; March 25 – April 25, 2018, $2500.00; after April 26, 2018, $4800.00
Payment Schedule:
Deposit: $600- To be Bursar charged upon application acceptance (non-refundable)
Program Fee: $800- to be Bursar charged the first week of February, March, April, and May, 2018
Tuition: $1,000- To be Bursar charged the week of June, 2018
March and April 2018: Required pre-trip readings and academic activities with OSU and Florence University of the Arts (FUA) faculty.
All students participate in
HRAD 4090 International Hospitality Studies (2 credits)
May 27 – June 21, 2018

Italian cuisine and culture at the local, regional, and national levels, daily life in Italy, shopping at open air markets, travel planning, and cultural immersion.
Cultural Introduction to Italy (3 credits) May 27 – June 3, 2018
Credit is earned at FUA and transferred back through the OSU Study Abroad as HRAD 4093 (I).
Course provides understanding of Italian history, art, architecture, food, religion, travel / tourism, and culture. This course begins in Rome and visits multiple locations along the western Italian coast including Caprarola, Capalbio, Versilia, Viareggio, the Cinque Terre region and ends in Florence.Italy location
Select one course from the list below based on your interest, all courses taught by FUA faculty
Credit is earned at FUA and transferred back through the OSU Study Abroad as HRAD 4193 (I).
Each course is 3 credits and offered June 4- June 21, 2018
Food, Health and Wellness in Italy
This course will provide students with a complete overview of how food can be the basis of wellness, along with the practice of a positive lifestyle through cultural understanding and integration with the local community. Emphasis will be placed on seasonality, whole foods, and freshness, and contemporary innovations and traditional customs will be analyzed for the production of dishes and snacks that are both tasty and healthy.
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Italian food traditions, society, and culture including the relationships between Italian traditions, folklore and contemporary Italian society are studied. Activities include festivals, food, tourism, and economy, and the influence of foreign civilizations.
Tuscany and its Wines
This course presents an introduction to Tuscan wine typologies focusing on winegrowing areas, sociological, cultural, historical events that influenced the Tuscan wine civilization. Participants will evaluate wine including assessing a wine’s color, aroma, flavor, body, finish, and overall quality.
The Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table
Sustainable food systems are an essential component in the education of an ethically minded food industry learner. The course includes the study of food as an expression of local territories through analyzing the production of food (fish, meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and grains), sustainability and distribution.
Students are responsible for reserving and paying for their own airfare. If you choose to arrive before the program start date or leave after the program end date you will be on your own for transportation to and from the airport as well as for additional accommodation arrangements and costs. Flight information for the faculty will be shared.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID PASSPORT PLEASE APPLY NOW! Your passport is not valid if the expiration date is within 6 months of your RETURN to the United States in summer 2018.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** 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.
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