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A Taste of Italy: Amalfi & Calabria Coasts

Dates: 3 weeks in May during Spring Term 2024
Priority Deadline: 3 November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024


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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Randy Page
2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students in the program during summer term are required to take a minimum of 6 credits from this list of courses: HLTH 403, HLTH 383, HLTH 492

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition for 6 credits (increased cost for graduate and non-Latter-day Saint students), international health insurance coverage, housing, program-related transportation throughout the duration of the program, some meals, program-related cultural, learning and recreational activities (e.g., cooking classes).

Does not include international airfare, passport, visa(s), personal expenses, extra meals and snacks, cell phones/international data, or personal excursions. Students will be responsible for paying for and getting themselves from the airport where they land to the first night’s accommodation on their own. Transportation will be provided for getting to the airport at the completion of the program.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students from many majors are encouraged to apply, particularly those with interests in healthy eating and wellness.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour). This second-block evening course will be held during winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they will need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing will include hotels, hostels, and possibly some nights in a homestay.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Priority Deadline: 3 November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024

Applications will remain open until program is filled.
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Randy M Page, Director of the Global Health Internship Program and Professor of Public Health, is the faculty director for the program.
2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131

Tana Page, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Public Health, will be the assistant director.
2148 LSB
(801) 422-3386
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.