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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 06/18/2024 07/29/2024

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Credit Hours Available: 6 Credit Hours Area of Study: Agri, Food & Life Sciences, Anthropology, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Food, Human Nutrition & Hsptly, Health Science, Humanities, Plant Science, Sociology
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Open to non-U of A students?: No Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/semester, $1,500/summer
Housing Options: Apartment, Hotel/Hostel COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor requires (SIT); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Italy: Food Security & Nutrition (Summer)

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.

 

MONEY MATTERS

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

·       Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu

·       Request more information or email us: studyabroad@sit.edu

·       Call an admissions counselor: 888-272-7881

·       Contact a former student.

·       Apply to SIT

 

Read more about our admissions process here.