As a supplement to its Food Service and Lodging curriculum, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested Italian Culture and Cuisine and International Gastronomy at UCF.
This program offers students an excellent opportunity for immersion within Italian culture, food and wine. Participants in this program register for a total of six credit hours by taking Exploring Wines of the World (HFT 4866C) and International Gastronomy (HFT 4894).
The Italian Culture and Cuisine Program will be facilitated at UCF during the summer in 2012. As part of the program, participants will travel to Italy for four weeks of lessons. Students will begin their studies at UCF learning about Italian culture and cuisine. Participants will then travel to Rome and Florence in Italy where students will be hosted by the Apicius International School of Hospitality Management. Students will also participate in various site visits to other regions and cities such as: Tuscany, Siena, Pisa and Chianti.
Classes will involve lectures, discussion, team work, and field experience. Students will be evaluated based upon class participation, journaling, destination projects and involvement during field trips. While abroad, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things, including wines and foods.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in Rome, Italy by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel accommodations in Rome. To arrive by noon on the starting day of the program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.
Please note: This program begins in Rome, Italy and ends in Venice, Italy. Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.
Payment breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $1800
Payment 4: $1800
• Explore the customs and cultural differences throughout Italy
• Examine which attractions define a major tourism destination
• Describe the cuisine and culture which makes each destination in Italy unique
• Identify the differences in business practices between Italy and the USA
• Identify the differences in government practices between Italy and the USA with its impact upon cuisine, culture and tourism
• Participate in experiential learning of a major tourism destination
Students will need to complete both FSS 2221 and HFT 3700 as prerequisites for the program and/or be approved by the instructor.
A world view of culture and cuisine that includes an international travel component. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 2 times.
FSS 2221C, HFT 3700, and consent of instructor
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Disclaimer: The cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (for most programs), independent travel, and personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. Students will be notified via Knights email if there are any significant changes made to the program.