Mediterranean Diet and Health

STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY!

Do you love food? Are you interested in nutrition, health, and wellness? Explore your passion by completing a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad opportunity in Verona, Italy.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This five-week, hands-on Nutritional Sciences program begins with one week of coursework in Tucson and continues for four weeks in Verona, Italy. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the diet and health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, as well as the approach to food preparation, agriculture, and community-based cultural activities characteristic to the Mediterranean region. Excursions include visits to olive oil, pasta, and Parmesan cheese processing plants.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how dietary patterns and foods associated with the Mediterranean diet modify the risk of chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, and cancer; 
  • The impact of foods in the Mediterranean diet on regulation of metabolic pathways;
  • How food industry, food preparation, and food processing characteristic of the Mediterranean diet contribute to the culture and health of people living in the region;
  • How inclusion of Mediterranean foods in the Western diet can improve quality of life and reduce morbidity/mortality.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Location: Verona, Italy
Terms Available: Pre-session & Session I
Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Apartment
Requirements: 2.75 GPA
What's Included: 6 units of credit
Some meals
Housing
In-country transportation
Insurance
Excursions
Application Deadline: February 25, 2019
Credit Type: UA Credit

** Talk to your NSC Advisor about using the units toward your NSC Major and/or Minor! **

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