ITA235/233 - Italy


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The Courses

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, farms). When travel experiences are offered, additional costs and application processes apply. Learn more here.

ITA233H5 • Made in Italy: Italian Fashion, from the Theatre to the Runway

(Offered in English) This course explores the transformation of Italian fashion, throughout the centuries. The course will examine the history of fashion in Italian theatre and literature, its presence in movies and television, and the impact it has had on the fashion industry, in Italy and abroad. Students have the option of participating in international field trips (to Italian fashion houses). When travel experiences are offered, additional costs and application processes apply. Learn more here

Exclusions: ITA103H5


The Trip: Italy Fall Reading Week

Approximate Travel Dates: Friday, October 7, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022


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 and fashion. Spend 8 amazing days traveling through Italy savoring its world-renowned dishes and learning about past, present, and future style trends, alongside your classmates and Professors Teresa Lobalsamo and Adriana Grimaldi.

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



Estimated cost of International Component 2021-2022: 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


Friday, July 29, 2022

3rd Installment


Friday, Augst 12, 2022

4th Installment


Friday, August 26, 2022

5th Installment

TBD ($750.00-$950.00)*

Friday, September 23, 2022

*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 or ITA233H5F 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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