Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning
- Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Delve into sustainable agriculture on a Tuscan estate and explore how experts in the international community are confronting challenges of food security, nutrition, and health.
WHY STUDY FOOD SECURITY IN ITALY?
Examine the intersecting issues of food security, health, and sustainable development while exploring the rich and varied culinary traditions of Tuscany and Italy. While on the program you will live at Castello Sonnino, an historic estate dating back to the 13th century, located within walking distance of the village of Montespertoli and about 1 hour from Florence. The castello lies at the heart of a 150-hectare farm that produces high-quality olive oil and wine, including Chianti Montespertoli D.O.C.G.
In addition to your time at Castello Sonnino, you will also gain hands-on experience with some of Tuscany’s historic sustainable agricultural practices through a practicum on a local farm. While there, you will also explore how communities are addressing health and nutritional needs.
On an excursion to Rome you will have the opportunity to engage with experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and gain an in-depth look at how the international community is addressing today’s challenges of food security, nutrition, and health around the world. Throughout the program you will also have the chance to enjoy Tuscany’s rich culinary traditions and explore the rapid development of the slow food movement, which originated in Italy.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program, coursework, educational excursions, and housing.
SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.
SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD
· Call an admissions counselor: 888-272-7881
Read more about our admissions process here.