Nutrition and Dietetics Study Abroad 2020
Notice: Due to COVID-19, UNF has canceled all Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 study abroad programs. For more information, see UNF's coronavirus web page or contact the UNF International Center.
Umbria and Tuscany, Italy
Summer C, May 12th-May 20th, 2020
Students participating in this 16-day program experience an
authentic immersion into the social, historical, and cultural factors that
impact food, nutrition, and society…while living in a beautiful country villa!
You’ll learn about the Italian food system and how the local Mediterranean diet
and customs affect societal health. You’ll also learn about the nutritional
benefits of the Mediterranean diet and study differences in the food culture
which influence health. Class structure includes lectures from prominent
experts, language classes, and hands-on cooking classes. Each day offers a new
and exciting adventure as we travel to hilltop towns where students visit local
markets and the producers of olive oil, wine, fruits and vegetables, bread,
sausage, prosciutto, pecorino cheese, gelato, and artisanal legumes.
During the eight evening cooking classes, you’ll learn to prepare
dishes from classic Umbrian cuisine, and we always eat the food we cooked for dinner!
DIE4931: Italy Food, Culture and Society (for undergraduate students)
HUN6123: Sociocultural Influences on Nutrition (for graduate
HUN7991: Nutrition in Global Health(for doctoral students)
Students must complete an application for the study abroad
and if accepted, they must make all payments in a timely manner. Students will
register for the 3-credit class during the regular registration period for
summer classes and will pay the usual course fee.
Students are expected to attend the pre-trip mandatory
meetings unless other arrangements are made with the class leaders. All
required pre-trip paperwork must be completed as well.