ITA235 - Italy


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The Course

ITA235H5 • Cucina Italiana: Italian History and Culture Through Food

(Offered in English) This course charts the regional diversity of Italian food and examines various factors (early settlers, wars, migratory trends) that have shaped Italian culinary traditions. Students will also have the opportunity to explore their own culinary traditions. Students have the option of participating in local and international field trips (to restaurants, factories, and farms). When travel experiences are offered, additional costs and application processes apply. 

Learn more about the course here.


The Trip: Italy Fall Reading Week

Approximate Travel Dates: Friday October 6th, 2023- Sunday, October 15th, 2023


Why Participate

On this all-inclusive, interactive trip through Rome, Bologna, and Florence, you will cook, eat, and learn about the history and cultural traditions of Italian food. Spend 8 amazing days traveling through Italy savoring its world-renowned dishes, alongside your classmates and Professor Teresa Lobalsamo.

  • Experience, first-hand, the rich history of Italian food.
  • Engage in an active learning environment that will be educational, practical, and unforgettable.
  • Add international experience to your resume.



Estimated cost of International Component 2023-2024: CAD $3,850.00 - 4,150.00

What is Included: Flights, transportation, accommodation, meals, in-country activities associated with the course, and trip-cancellation insurance. Funding Available! 

What is NOT Included: Course fees, fees associated with supplemental travel insurance, additional optional tours/activities while abroad, visa applications, medical exams, vaccinations, and any other additional costs. 



Bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need (not linked to OSAP) as shown in your funding request in your UTM Abroad application. Read more about funding here

Payment Schedule 



Due Date

1st Installment


With Application

2nd Installment


June (Date TBD)

3rd Installment


July (Date TBD)

4th Installment


September 17th, 2023

5th Installment

TBD ($750.00-$950.00)*

October 1st, 2023

6th Installment


October 15th, 2023

*Final Installments will be determined based on the final trip cost.


Need To Know

  • The cost and itinerary are subject to change.
  • Students must be enrolled in ITA235H5F and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience.
  • Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines.
  • To prepare for the trip, students attending will participate in mandatory pre-departure and safety abroad sessions.​


Please Note:

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, situations may arise that the university is unable to foresee. We will continue to update this page and communicate with those enrolled in the course regarding the international component. If you have questions, please email

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