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Summer 2020 - Italy Global Foodways at Umbra Institute

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $5,036
Program Locations: Perugia
Contact Phone: 412-365-2473
Contact Name: Dr. Alice Julier
Contact Email:
What is Included: Roundtrip airfare, in country transportation, housing in student apartments, excursions and entrance fees as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, welcome dinner are included.

Please note that the program cost is subject to change without notice, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Chatham undergraduate students may be eligible for a $1200 study abroad voucher. Students completing 6 total credits in Italy and completing the International Studies Certificate program may be eligible for an additional $1800 voucher.
What is not Included: Chatham tuition and college fees for 3 credits summer 2020: $897.
Students are responsible for obtaining a valid passport, any visas (as necessary), all meals that are not included as part of the program fee and any entry fees, excursions or other costs incurred by the student during free time on the program.

Students may take an additional 3 credit Umbra course for $800. See courses at
Estimated Costs: US Passport book - $145 plus photo (additional fees apply for expedited processing)
Program Description

The Location: Perugia is a big university town in a small Italian city. Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning. Perugia’s hilltop location serves as the ideal backdrop for study abroad in Italy:

Course Work and Highlights: This course provides a comparative view of how regional food systems develop, change, and thrive in a global context. The course covers the impact of boundaries, environmental resources, and cultural practices in shaping regions and the food produced and consumed there. Using research frameworks from the US and Italy, students will explore the impact of global food systems on dietary options, well-being, and social-cultural life. Through field site visits, experiential learning, and class projects, we explore how strategies such as food markets, culinary tourism, heritagization, and product development provide opportunities and obstacles to robust regional food systems. Project-based components offer students the opportunity to work with professors on their research on heritagization, local markets, grains in the food system, and oral history. Students will attend the biennial Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference during the program.

Housing: Housing will be in student apartments close to Umbra Institute and central Perugia. Apartments vary but all have equipped kitchens, shared baths, and two beds per bedroom.

Prerequisite: Any FST course or permission of the instructor.

Students must meet eligibility requirements. See application at for details. Application deadline: 2/5/2020

Minimum Enrollment: 10 students. Each field experience is self-supporting and must meet its minimum enrollment number or it will be cancelled.

Quick Facts

Population: 61261254
Capital: Rome
Per-capita GDP: $ 30900
Size: 301340 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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