Food, Culture and Society in Italy
Conducted in English
This course is targeted toward students with an interest in Italian food traditions, society, and culture. The main focus consists of what is generally defined as “made in Italy” culture and style in post-war Italy. Also covered are the relationships between Italian traditions, folklore, and contemporary Italian society, drawing from examples including festivals, food, tourism, and the economy, and the influence of foreign civilizations. Students will be asked to regard the subject of food outside of the context of ingredients and the procedures used to create a dish; we will instead examine a large-scale context in which food is featured as either a main component or an integral element in cultural situations. Thus the student is asked first and foremost to observe the presented material across an anthropological lens that roves over the entire Italian peninsula. Course activities include tours and cooking and tasting lessons.
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Location: Rome and Florence, Italy
NY departure and return dates: May 31 - June 28
Arrive in ROME morning of June 1st
Course: 4 credits
Housing: Shared housing in apartments
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3500
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $980
QC program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $37
Consolidated fee (includes Tuition differential, Housing, Student and Lab Fees): $2083
Total cost with airfare: $4500
Airfare: $1000 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)
Application Deadline: April 7, 2014
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Scholarships Available for Queens College students!
Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad
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