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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi
Program Director:
Coletti, Joe, MacDonald, John T., MacDonald, Ruth, Taylor, Shelley
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: Italian Online Course Catalog Available: No
Iowa State
ISU Course:
GLOBE 495, GLOBE 497
Program Description:

Dean’s Global Food & Agriculture Leadership Program: Rome

Vegetable marketStudents & US Ambassador to UN

Check out what the students and faculty produced during the summer 2012 program:

Program overview:

Interested in understanding the causes and dynamics of world hunger?

Do you ever wonder what is happening to improve the lives of the world's 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty?

This integrated production and policy program will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to global agricultural production, resources and food issues. Students will combine coursework conducted at ISU and on-site work with professional teams in Rome to explore real-world projects focused on global food and agriculture issues. Students will work with professionals at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other international agriculture and food organizations on real-world projects. Students will present their findings to the organizations at the end of the program. Students will, at the end of the program, enhance their own thinking while working in a high-functioning team environment to evaluate complex issues associated with foreign food aid, food security, food safety, environmental/resource conservation, global economy and the role of the US and the UN in these issues.

Travel dates: May 7 - June 4, 2017 (tentative). Predeparture orientation (GLOBE 495/490) is required and will take place on the ISU campus during spring semester and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.10-5.00pm

Application deadline: December 2, 2016

Course: GLOBE 495 (1 credit) and Globe 490 (1 credit) Spring Session; GLOBE 497 (3 credits) Summer Session


Program fee: $4,200 (housing, group meals, program coordination, and weekend excursion to Tuscany, CISI required health and emergency insurance).

Out of pocket expenses will vary depending on your personal spending habits. It is estimated that a RT air ticket will cost $1300-$1800, meals on your own will cost approximately $500, incidentals $400, passport $135, vaccinations approx. $250 depending on your current health insurance coverage.  3 credits of ISU summer tuition and fees.

ISU Summer Tuition and Fees:  approximately $906 for ISU tuition and $235.50 in fees, plus a $105 study abroad admin fee (charged by study abroad center in 3224 MU).
There may be a CALS tuition scholarship available for Summer Tuition for CALS students, but not fees, you would still need to pay fees.

If you are a first time traveler and in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and need a passport, contact Jodi at for info on how to be reimbursed for the cost of your passport.

Program director(s):  Joe Colletti (, Shelley Taylor (, Ruth MacDonald (, Ted MacDonald ( )

Criteria for selection: A diverse group of students junior standing or above preferred.  All majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who are in good academic standing, are welcome to apply.  Students must demonstrate a sincere willingness and interest in experiential learning and agriculture, resources and food. Students must take both the on campus program and the travel component to complete the course. Students must attend this course and the international course (GLOBE 497) to complete the program. GLOBE 495/490 spring course will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.10-5.00 pm. All students must attend this course to participate in the GLOBE 497 course for summer.

Answers to the application questions will be considered by the selection committee not only for the quality of the answers but as a sample of your writing ability.  Interviews may be required.

For more information contact Shelley Taylor, or 0018 Curtiss Hall.


Neighborhood, Rome, Italy

Tentative travel itineraryTentative Itinerary Rome Program Summer 2017.docx




This program is currently not accepting applications.