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International Studies: Italy


A Taste of Italy

Italy’s cultural cuisine is iconic to its global identity.  Yet modern trends in food and consumer sciences have dramatically influenced: the types and varieties of foods produced, food preparation techniques, kitchen tools and shortcuts, the advent of convenience foods, and the fast food movement.  This 10-day, 2-credit travel course explores Italy’s “Slow Food Movement”, the strategic preservation of the country’s cultural and culinary traditions, as experienced by the producers, manufacturers, marketers, and restauranteurs who have adapted to modern market demands while preserving the exquisite and historic “Taste of Italy”.  While abroad, daily tours and targeted experiences across bustling cities and through picturesque, country villages have been selected to help support your global competency development.  You’ll return to OSU with vibrant memories of culinary lessons, food tasting, and guided tours, along with a better understanding of Italy’s innovative, and most delicious, response to change.  

  • Available to all OSU enrolled students and community members*.
  • Scholarships and grants are available.
  • Registration Deadline: Feb. 10, 2020.

*Community members, contact Int’l Programs Coordinator for details.





Register by 2/10/20


  • May 17-26, 2020

Course Leaders: 


NSCI 4850 (2 hours)

Cost & Fees

Program Fee: $4070*

Tuition: $500

  • No OSU student fees
    or textbooks 

Global Travel Protection: $165

  • Optional supplement to
    OSU Travel Protection

 *Price my vary by booking date

For more information:

Dr. Barbara Brown
Lead Instructor

Dr. Susie Popplewell
International Programs Coordinator

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