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WWU Faculty Led Program: Ecogastronomy and Food Cultures of Italy
Prepare for your trip to Italy by participating in a hands-on class and dinner that includes an introduction to Italian flavors and cooking techniques (this is also offered online). You will travel and study in the home of the Slow Food movement in northern and central Italy: 2 weeks in Florence (with language instruction and introduction... read more
Reviewed by demberastudent on .
This class was great. It was a great way to see the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, while learning about food culture. Many of the meals we had as a class on this trip just blew me away. Especially the trip to a bio-dynamic farm and the home cooked meal they served us there, was delicious beyond anything I have ever eaten, no exaggerating. Read more
Reviewed by David Swaynestudent on .
Program was truly life changing. My host family was a huge factor in the success of the immersion. They engaged all of the students staying with them and treated us like family. Gigi was a great professor and made possible many opportunities to meet and learn from people i didn't think possible. Read more
Reviewed by Alison Leakestudent on .
This course was truly phenomenal from a cultural immersion perspective. Living with a Florentine family that spoke exclusively Italian and having daily three-hour Italian language classes guaranteed immersion. By the end of the two weeks, Florence felt like home, and Italian was rolling quite naturally from my tongue. However, based on the program literature, I expected the bulk of the course to be focused on ecogastonomic topics. The four lectur... Read more
Reviewed by Camille Crocettistudent on .
I thought that the academic portion of this trip was average. I learned a lot of language, and the language professors were great, but when signing up for a food study, I was expecting more cooking and less lecturing. The lectures were interesting, but not exactly how I wanted to spend my two weeks in Florence. The home-stay was absolutely incredible -- the best part of the trip. If I could've paid to just take the language course and stay with t... Read more
Reviewed by Whitney Macartystudent on .
This course was excellent. It provided the necessary education beforehand and during the trip. It was an experience I am happy I was apart of. The stuff in charge deserve a standing "O". Read more