GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIP
Food! Culture! Health! Stunning Coastlines!
Taste Italy’s delicious cuisine. Participate in cooking classes and food tours. 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. Discover the treasures of the beautiful seaside city of Tropea, where you will experience what Italians refer to as Costa degli Dei (“Coast of the Gods”), positioned on the coastline of Calabria in southern Italy. Learn a little Italian language in order to enhance your overall travel and culinary experience. Take courses focusing on: Italian Eating Culture, Cuisine & the Mediterranean Diet; Mind/Body Health; or a readings course focusing on learning skills in the areas of culinary and lifestyle medicine.
Program destinations consist of Italy’s 1) Campania region, home to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Pompei, and Salerno, 2) the coastline of the region of Calabria, 3) and a visit to Rome and the Rome LDS Temple. This program is open to students in all majors. The program will satisfy those with interests in healthy eating and wellness lifestyle, Italian culture and cuisine, culinary and lifestyle medicine, culinary skills development, and experiential travel. Students must be prepared/able to: walk/hike 4-10 miles a day; navigate and ride public transportation; pack light (as we will be on the go during the entire program); interact with locals; learn and use basic Italian phrases; eat and sample a wide variety of foods (including sea food); have an openness to trying new foods not previously eaten. This program is not recommend for those with gluten or dairy issues, or those who are ”picky” eaters. This boutique travel experience is limited to only 14 participants.
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