Study at the First School of Sustainability in Rome

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The Borromini Institute is an initiative of Gustolab International, promoting Food Studies and Sustainability since 2005!

Helping students of all disciplines prepare for the challenges of climate change with open minds in the world’s most resilient city: Rome.
You will experience sustainable living and local culture in your daily lives, gain tangible skills and gather life-long memories.

CRITIcal field learning [in italy]

We are looking for students that are eager to work towards becoming thoughtful citizens of the world of today and tomorrow.

US students
come to Italy each year to study,
what about you?

Looking for a hands-on learning experience in Italy?

Our Programs May Be for You

You can enroll in our semester, summer or short programs focused on at any point in your studies and regardless of your discipline but all connected by the thread of climate.

You will live in Rome, engage in local and international communities, learn by doing in your daily life and organized travel included in all of our programs.

All of our programs include:

Course credits towards your degree
Professional experiences to enhance your resume
Housing in central Rome
Student services to help you with all your needs
Experiential learning both classroom and on-site
Organized excursions included in program fees
Customised placements for academic internships
Your work included in publications and exhibitions
students overlooking Rome's skyline

Some of our upcoming programs

Road Less Travelled Series

Constructing Rome: Archaeology, Architecture, Astonishing Views

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Sun 13 – Sat 19 October 2024

Constructing Rome is a unique chance to examine the thinking, methodology and built works of Rome’s great works of all times. We take a complex city and explore it with a fun, relaxed approach.


Application Deadline: July 15, 2024

Road Less Travelled Series

The Road to Rome: Rural Roots in the Sabine Countryside

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Sat 26 Oct  – Fri 1 Nov 2024

This food and culture tour takes you to the heart of the origins of the story of Rome itself: a nearby countryside region known as Sabina. Here we take you for an intimate look at the hilltop villages and into the lives of the people who have been practicing sustainable, small-scale agriculture for centuries.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024

January 9 – May 3, 2025

Spend 16 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Central and Southern Italy and the Abruzzo Mountains.
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Open for Applications (deadline September 15, 2024)

May 23 – June 19, 2025

Spend 8 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Southern Italy, Venice and the Abruzzo Mountains
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Open for Applications (deadline September 15, 2024)

Sept 5 – Dec 13, 2025

Spend 16 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Southern Italy, Venice and the Abruzzo Mountains
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Open for Applications (deadline February 15, 2025)

2025 Short Programs

We offer a variety of short programs, symposia and workshops throughout the year.
If you are visiting Rome for a week or a month check with us subscribe to our mailing list to receive invitations to participate in our activities.

Studio Art Workshops
Food and Culture Short Programs
Sustainable Rome Continuing Education Program
Alumni Outreach Weekends

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our Academic Clusters

Focused historically on food studies which is still a central research interest for us, we we have widened our scope to include new disciplines related to sustainability. Join our programs and critical field learning projects in Rome.

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