A unique opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the Italy while learning about food and nutrition. You'll be emersed in the culture and food of Italy by spending time in beautiful cities including Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Verona and Venice. Some of the exciting planned excursions and events includes visits to the Coliseum, Michelangelo's David, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel and walking tours of Venice, 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 class 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.


19 Nights in Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Verona, and Venice Mestre
12 Academic excursions and activities
11 Cultural excursions and activities including Guided tours of Rome, the Coliseum, Sienna, Florence, Verona, and Venice
Entrance to Roman Forum and Palantine HIll, Villa D'Este, Vatian Museums, Grotte di Catullo
Transportation within Italy
Welcome dinner in Rome
Farewell dinner in Venice

What You'll Do

View our day-by-day itinerary to see the details of what you'll be doing.

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 15 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 $5000.00. 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