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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.
Program Description:

Dean’s Global Food & Agriculture Leadership Program: Rome
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Informational Meetings:

Thursday, September 27th
12:10 – 1:00 pm
Room: 19 Curtiss

Monday, October 15
12:10 – 1:00 pm 
Room: Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall

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 12- June 8, 2019 . Pre-departure orientation (GLOBE 495) 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 1, 2018

Course: GLOBE 495 (2 credits) Spring 2019 Semester; GLOBE 497 (3 credits) Summer Session

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Program fee: $4,500 (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 $1700, meals on your own will cost approximately $500, incidentals $400, passport $145, vaccinations approx. $50 depending on your current health insurance coverage.  3 credits of ISU summer tuition and fees.

ISU Summer Tuition and Fees:  approximately $950 for ISU tuition and $235.50 in fees, plus a $105 study abroad admin fee (charged by study abroad center in 3224 MU).

Summer tuition scholarship may be available for CALS students. Please note scholarship is for tuition only not 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.

Students selected for this program will automatically receive scholarships. See below the budget sheet with full details for CALS and Non-CALS students 

CALS Students: Budget sheet for Rome CALS 2019.docx
Non-CALS students: Budget sheet for Rome non CALS 2019.docx

Program director(s):  Joe Colletti (, Ted MacDonald ( );  Shelley Taylor; Steven Lonergan ( ); Elisabeth Lonergan ( )

Criteria for selection: A diverse group of students sophomore 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 an on-campus course and the travel component to complete the program. Students must attend this course and the international course (GLOBE 497) to complete the program. GLOBE 495 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.


Tentative travel itineraryTentative Itinerary Rome Program Summer 2019.docx


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This program is currently not accepting applications.