Study Abroad Opportunity in Italy through Florida State University

Florida State University is offering a 7-week study abroad program in Food and Nutrition based in Rome, Italy. This seven-week, six credit program presents a unique opportunity to learn about – and experience – the wonders of Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet, while also expanding your understanding of the problems of hunger and malnutrition around the world and what can be done about them.  The program will run from May 8 – June 26, 2015, and will include two courses: HUN 4905 – Historical, Cultural and Scientific Aspects of Italian Cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet ; and HUN 3934 – A Global Perspective on Hunger and Malnutrition.  Note:  please speak with your undergraduate adviser to learn whether these courses will be counted toward electives or supporting courses.

For more information I encourage you visit the website of FSU’s International Programs (IP) and the FAO Headquarters in Rome Italy    Food and Nutriton program in particuilar ( You may also want to check out the article in the College of Human Sciences’ Summer 2013 Newsletter to get a student’s eye view of the program

Other forms of Financial Aid are also available, and I encourage you to contact the Florida State University International Programs Office for details about funding and any other questions regarding Studying Abroad.

Please consider joining us. My goal is to help you learn new and interesting things about food and nutrition from perspectives that you have not considered previously, and to do so in ways that are fun, exciting and take advantage of being based in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (

Sincerely, Bill Clay

William D. Clay

Adjunct Professor

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, and

The International Affairs Program

Florida State University

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