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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

Session I: NY departure and return dates: May 30 - June 27

Arrive in ROME morning of May31st

Session II: NY departure and return dates: June 20 - July 18

Arrive in ROME morning of June 21st.​

Course: 4 credits

Faculty: Apicius, International School of Hospitality.

Housing: Shared housing in apartments

                Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3400

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $1040

QC program fee: $400

Travel insurance: $45

Consolidated fee (includes Tuition differential, Housing, Student and Lab Fees): $1915

Not included in the above cost:

Airfare: $1000 - $1300 (estimate)

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2015

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.

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