Ohio University

skip to main content

Italy: Food in Sicily

Italy- food in sicily


Like ice cream, cheesecake, and chocolate? What about marzipan, cannoli, and sumptuous pasta?

Then, come experience the cultural and historic food ways of Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island! We'll travel Sicily's Eastern "Greek" and Western "Roman" coasts to see and taste this unique island's rich history of food traditions...you may even meet Chef's Table star while visiting Caffe Sicilia in Noto, Sicily!

We'll also explore Sicily's growing sustainable food movement while visiting the island's vibrant cities.  Along with sampling gelato and cannoli, there will be time for the beach and visits to baroque masterpieces, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. We'll learn how Sicilian communities are reclaiming agricultural lands, once under the Mafia's stronghold, to strengthen cultural identity and promote economic development in areas long accustomed to poverty.

Through olive, almond, and citrus groves, and in vineyards and wheat fields, we will examine the historical and contemporary reach of Sicilian agriculture. During our time on the island, we will delve deep into how food serves to transmit cultural identity and how something so simple as delicious meal can be catalyst for civic and economic growth. 

Good to know

Some locations will have limited access to wi-fi or cellphone service (including local cell phone providers). Students should expect a moderate level of physical activity (walking) on this program.


Related Blogs & Articles

Program dates

May 5-26, 2020

Upcoming info sessions


Join Program Director, Dr. Theresa Moran, at an upcoming information session to learn more about the program itinerary, coursework, and funding opportunities:

  • Thursday, Sept. 26 5-6pm Baker 235
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 5-6pm Baker 235
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 5-6pm Baker 235

Application Deadline : This program admits students on a rolling basis. Early application is highly recommended. Priority deadline: Dec 15, 2019. Final deadline: Feb. 15, 2020

Eligibility and Selection Process

This program has rolling admissions - early application is recommended. A high volume of applications is expected. Students should apply early to ensure their application materials will be considered. 

This program is open to all OHIO undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Courses and credits 

Students choose 1 course from each group for a total of 2 course (6 credits):

  • Group 1: ENG 3080J & ENG 3850
  • Group 2: LING 2750, LING 3880, LING 4990 & LING 5880


Undergraduate Summer 2020 Cost

Find out about scholarships,using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

2017 students on Mt. Etna

Additional Information on Italy

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control  for healthy travel to your destination.Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the State Department  site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.  If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.   Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found   here

US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this  program (Please note if you participate for more than one semester, you will need a visa).  You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here

For more information contact:

Dr. Theresa Moran, Program Director

Ellie Koewler, Program Coordinator





Section Menu