Taste Italy’s delicious cuisine. Participate in cooking classes. Experience Italy’s vibrant culture. Discover the diversity of Italy’s foods as you cook authentic Italian meals from scratch using fresh ingredients from original family recipes. Reflect on how the “Mediterranean diet” sustains Italians and how you can incorporate it into your lifetime eating habits and personal wellness plan. We will sit together like a large Italian family and as you enjoy delicious meals, you will learn and practice the art of conviviality. Experience home-cooked meals prepared by locals. Buon Appetito!
During the program, we will frequently be on the go and be physically active, but while doing so, we will take enough time to stop and smell the basil. Enjoy walking through beautiful landscapes including Sentiero degli Dei (“Walk of the Gods”) along the magnificent Amalfi coast. Learn a little Italian language in order to enhance your overall travel and culinary experience. Take courses focusing on the Mediterranean diet or mind/body health, or take a readings course focusing on learning skills in the areas of culinary and lifestyle medicine.
This program is perfect for students preparing for careers in medicine, nursing, allied health, nutrition, psychology, and public health. Those interested in doing health or wellness coaching, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, health teaching, patient education, or health/nutrition counseling in their future will develop skills that will enhance their professional skillset. Students must be prepared/able to walk/hike 4–10 miles a day, navigate and ride public transportation, and pack light as we will be on the go during the entire program.
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