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Florence Study Abroad

Spring Break 2018

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017. Apply now!

Florence Spring Break

Program Details


Florence, Italy

Program Dates: Departure March 10, 2018 - Return March 17, 2018
Host: Krannert School of Management
Eligibility: The program is open to Purdue undergraduate students a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0. 
Course Credits: Students will earn 1 credit p/np (MGMT 39000) which can be applied toward graduation requirements.

$3232. Cost includes tuition/fees, roundtrip airfare, insurance, transportation, excursions, hotel room for 7 nights (double rooms).

$500 non-refundable deposit required to secure spot in the program. Deposit will be deducted from the total program costs.


Krannert students may apply for Krannert specific scholarships in addition to the Purdue Moves Scholarship. For more information click here!

Language Requirements: None.
Application Deadline:

December 1, 2017. Apply here.

Deposit Deadline: December 1, 2017. $500 non-refundable deposit required.
Contact: for more information.

Course Descriptions

MGMT 39000 – The Business of Food in Italy (International Elective)

To understand and appreciate Italian identity and business culture it is important to recognize the central role that food plays. Italy boasts 7,200 edible herbs and vegetables, 1,200 varieties of grape, nearly 500 types of cheese, and 100 varieties of apple. This seminar is about the business and economics of Food in Italy.  The week long program will examine aspects of growing, preparation, distribution and consumption of the main foods of Italy. The focus of the program will be on case studies of companies and other stakeholders that impact the markets as well as tradition and contemporary food markets..  Classroom instruction will be supplemented with tours of markets in Florence, a visit to a farm to table business establishment, a cooking class, and an excursion to Parma or Modena to visit sites associated with food production in Emilia Romagna or Tuscany.

Class excursions will include a visit to a food production facility or similar. A day excursion to an Agriturism or similar with a tour of the facilities as well as group lunch and olive oil tasting.