Food: The Law, its Science, and its Cultural Pleasures
Long regarded as the gastronomic capital of the world, Italy today is home to countless artisanal food producers which the government has worked tirelessly to promote and preserve. In this unique three-week International Agriculture program students will receive first-class instruction in the areas of Agro-Food Governance, European Food Law Principles, Food Safety, Food Quality, Private Food Law, and Food Innovation all on Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore's beautiful Piacenza campus. In addition, students will have the opportunity to visit and taste the products of many the of region's top food producers and will gain first-hand insight into the challenges faced in today's ever-expanding global marketplace. This course is highly recommended for agriculture students or those students interested in food safety or law.
Language of Instruction: English
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
The summer program offers 75 contact hours (10 ECTS, 6 US credits). All courses are taught in English. The program is divided as follows:
Week 1 (25 hours): Food Law
Week 2 (25 hours): Food Tradition and Innovation
Week 3 (25 hours): Wine and Place Marketing
HOW TO LIST THIS PROGRAM IN THE ISEP APPLICATION
Sacro Cuore Summer Program: Food: The Law, its Science, and its Cultural Pleasures – ISEP Direct
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and have a 3.0 GPA or higher (or the equivalent) are eligible.
International students who are non-native speakers of English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.
June 21 – July 13, 2013
Includes tuition and room.
HOUSING AND MEALS
This program is not hosted in Milan but on our campus in Piacenza, located 40 minutes southwest of Milan. Students will be housed on campus or close by. For more information about the location and campus you may refer to our information on the website
Excursions will include a visit and tasting to the Franciacorta wine region, Italy's home of world-class sparkling wine, and Barolo and the Langhe wine region, including a stop at WiMu, the museum of wine.
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, founded in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, is one of the most comprehensive and complete higher education institutions in Italy. Università Cattolica excels in the diverse study opportunities that it offers in the humanities as well as scientific fields. It values and promotes an interdisciplinary approach that helps students gain scientific knowledge in a responsible and autonomous fashion through courses and strong research programs.
Italian excellence in the agriculture and food business is recognized worldwide. Piacenza, the city where the the program will be held, is in the heart of Italian agricultural and food production area, also know as the Italian Food Valley. Università Cattolica's Faculty of Agriculture has very strong ties to other food industry giants such as Ferrero and to smaller local artisan food producers. Studying in Piacenza will give you the opportunity to combine access to such production with the economic and managerial approach delivered by our faculty and by distinguished agri-business company managers.