A unique opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the Italy and Greece while learning about food and nutrition. You'll be emersed in the culture and food of Italy and Greece by spending time in beautiful cities including Athens, Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, and Verona. Some of the exciting planned excursions and events includes visits to the Parthenon, Coliseum, Juliets balcony, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel and walking tours of Florence, Verona, Sienna and more. Students will tour a winery, an oil mill, a Parmigiano cheese dairy, a saulumi factory, a balsamico producer, attend a cooking classes with gourmet chefs and visit local food markets.


Led by College of Family and Consumer Sciences Associate Professor, Dr. Jamie Cooper and Assistant Professor Dr. Chad Paton. The study abroad will be 6 credit hours. The program will run from May 7-May 27th, 2018.


16 Nights in Athens, Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Verona
Academic excursions and activities to farms, distilleries,a cheese dairy, several cooking classes and more
Cultural excursions and activities including Guided tours of Athens, Rome, the Coliseum, Sienna, Florence, Verona
Entrance to Roman Forum and Palantine HIll, Villa D'Este, Vatian Museums, Grotte di Catullo
Transportation within Italy
Welcome and Farewell Dinner

What You'll Do

Nutrition Education Maymester Courses

FDNS 4630/6630 Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition
FDNS 5710 Study Tour in Foods and Nutrition

Application Process

Enrollment is limited to 18 qualified students. For information about the application process, contact Jamie Cooper at  jamie.cooper@uga.edu

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Costs and Payment

Program fees are subject to change due to currency exchange fluctuations, but are anticipated to be approximately $4000.00. Additional costs include UGA in-state tuition and fees, personal items and international airfare.



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Incidentals (souvenirs, etc.)

FACS Study Away Scholarships

Study Away (international and domestic) scholarships help cover the cost of your trip. Learn more and apply here