Students will learn about the health benefits associated with consumption of the Mediterranean Diet and be provided an opportunity to participate in a field based learning experience on the Mediterranean Diet in Italy. The course is a collaborative effort between Auburn University and the Gustolab Institute in Rome, Italy.
Students must be in good standing at Auburn University
Students must have taken BIOL 1030 or equivalent class
2.8 minimum GPA for undergraduate students
3.0 minimum GPA for graduate students
30 March 2018: Program Application deadline
15 May 2018: Depart for Italy
08 June 2018: Depart for USA
The courses that are offered as part of this program are NTRI 5380 (4 credits)
The cost of this program is estimated at $6300. This cost does not include airfare or the Auburn Abroad Fee ($657). Please see the following link for more detailed information: Mediterranean Diet Tour.Budget.2018.pdf
Housing and arrangments will be made by the Gustolab Insititute. Students will be staying in shared apartments in the Prati neighborhood of Rome. The Prati neighborhood is next to the Vatican and is a 15-20 min walk to the Gustolab classrooms. Rome is a walking city, so students should expect to walk everyday while in Rome.
Excursions in and around Rome, Italy (approx. 14 days)
Wine and cheese tasting
Olive oil production tour
Food Markets shopping
Food visits: bakery, milk production, Kilometro 0 restaurants and food shops, gelato, Ancient Rome food tour, Wine in Rome ( enoteca regionale Lazio), food traditions, teaching with food, healthy lifestyle and cooking
Historical site visits (Roman Forum, Colosseum and Palatine Hill; Domus Romane Digital; Galleria Borghese; and Vatican Museum)
Excursions in Sicily (approx. 7 days)
Mediterranean diet museum and Ancel Keys library visit
Nuts farm tour
Buffalo Mozzarella Farm
Regional Experimental Farm in Campania
Campania focus cooking class
Lunch - seafood lunch
Lunch - med diet traditional recipes menu
original cilento menu dinner
minerva garden in Salerno visit
Meeting with the fisherman
beach or water park visit
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.