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Preparing Students in Rome for Decades

The Borromini Institute is a pioneering leader dedicated to academic study abroad and internship programs on the topic of Sustainability and Food Systems.

The Borromini Institute is the academic partner for study abroad programs focused in Food, Media and Sustainability for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Faculty-led programs in Rome for Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Our programs and courses promote critical thinking, trans-disciplinary and multicultural knowledge acquisition through field research that incorporates ethnographic analysis and interactions with communities and visits to territories that are vital for food production and food culture in Italy.

Custom-designed Programs

Having hosted over 100 programs with over 2,000 students to date, collaborated with more than 50 institutions, and worked with over 35 international professors in faculty-led study abroad programs, we take pride in the ability for our experienced approach to critical field learning abroad to support students, institutions, and faculty-led programs to make the most out of their time in Rome

Our academic team is available to design programs that are in line with the needs of faculty and departments by providing academic resources and syllabi. We provide the facilitation faculty need to engage fully the rich local resources found throughout Italy.

Over our 15 years of experience in education abroad in Food Systems and Sustainability, we have channeled the power of studying abroad in Rome towards transforming students into well-rounded adults and globally aware citizens.

My time in Rome this past summer was eye opening, inspiring and enriching. Every day I learned something new about food, sustainability, media and culture. I learned a lot about myself and the different ways that I take on challenges in the classroom and out in the streets of a busy city. I would recommend this study abroad trip to anyone, no matter what your major is you will find something extremely fascinating about this experience that I would do all over again if I could.
Paige, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Paige attendend the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2016 Program

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