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: Florence, Italy
NY departure and return dates: January 2-20, 2018
Arrive in Florence morning of January 3rd
Course: 3 credits, FNES
Housing: Shared housing in apartments
Cost (includes all expenses below): $2800
CUNY tuition (for in-state, CUNY matriculated undergraduate): $855
Queens College program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $47
Consolidated fee (includes differential tuition, Housing, Student and Lab Fees): $1498
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: October 27, 2017
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.
Education Abroad Office
King Hall, Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad
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