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Students interested in the Food in Sicily study away program, scheduled for May 10-31, 2023, are invited to attend an upcoming information session on Microsoft Teams.


Participants in the study abroad experience can earn six Ohio University credits, learn about the culture of food in Sicily, and get hands-on experience tasting and making Sicilian dishes.


"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' coast to see and taste this unique island's rich history of food traditions. You may even meet the Chef's Table star while visiting Caffè Sicilia in Noto, Sicily," said Food in Sicily Director David Bell, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of linguistics in the College of Arts & Sciences.


"Students interested in the Food in Sicily study away program are invited to join us at any one of our Info Sessions," Bell said.


Interested students are invited to join an Information Session via Teams at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.


Food in Sicily Study Away Program

Food in Sicily is a faculty-led program for Ohio University credit. In OHIO study away programs, students earn OHIO credit, take courses with other OHIO students and are taught by OHIO faculty. A student's financial aid package applies the same as it would for on-campus courses.


Food in Sicily is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and students can earn six credit hours while learning how to make mozzarella, practicing Italian with a "Table and Market"  meeting with local social enterprises, helping with dinners at a local soup kitchen, taking cooking classes, and visiting farms, breweries and wineries. (For additional information see the articles on Singing, Dancing and Churning the Cheese in Sicily during the 2019 trip, and Food in Sicily students experience how service changes people's lives and  Food in Sicily students discover the power of community resilience during the 2022 trip).


Visits to markets and sites in Ortigia, Italy, include the Catacombs of San Giovanni, the medieval Jewish quarter and Castello Maniace. Day trips are planned to Catania, Italy, where students will visit the fish market, historic city center, Benedictine Monastery, Greek Theater and Cathedral. Students also will hike on Mt. Etna and enjoy time on Sicilian beaches as well as tour the historical towns of Noto and Taormina


For more information, visit the Food in Sicily webpage or contact Bell at

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