Rome Field School 2019

The Colosseum

Rome: Food, Design and Business

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Classes offered and Pre-requisites
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Program Details

Experience the uniqueness of the holistic food system of Rome and its urban and rural sites, with the guidance of local agri-business professionals, local food entrepreneurs, food journalists and students of the Italian Institute of Design. The scope of the activities are designed to renew your understanding of the ecological, socio-cultural and business importance of food systems, and its complex connection between local and global parts. You will explore the origins of the Mediterranean diet and organic slow food at local farms and food markets, by visiting traditional producers of such foods as limoncello, gelato, patisserie, buffalo mozzarella and olive oil. Improve your skills by working in diverse teams, and practicing applying design thinking to uncover new sustainable solutions that meet people's, and our planet's needs.

Highlights

  • Get oriented with a Rome Scavenger hunt
  • Meet a Michelin starred chef
  • Visit a cheese production lab
  • Tour a vineyard and winery
  • Meet with experts in Food Design and Agri-Business Design
  • Drive to the South of Italy - Cliento
  • Explore the olive oil consortium production
  • Take an excursion of Italy's sites

Destination

Rome, Italy

Travel dates: April 20 - May 4, 2019

Tentative Itinerary

The proposed itinerary covers the following topics:

  • Sustainable food systems
  • Food Co-ops
  • Food-related businesses
  • Food design
  • Contemporary Italian society and new trends

Cost

 

Program Fee

Tuition Cost – 6 Credits

Flight

Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident)

$3240

$970.55**

Estimated $1100 to $1400***

International Student

$3240

See Tuition Estimator for 6 credits cost*

Estimated $1100 to $1400***

*Due to a tuition increase for international students, tuition costs will vary depending on the program start date.

** Additional fees may apply for Multi-Pass and KSA Extended Dental and Health Plan

***Costs are subject to change. For a more accurate estimate, please search for flights on the field school departure and return travel dates through your preferred travel provider.

The program fee includes accommodation, in-country transportation, and field trips.

Field school scholarships and fundraising opportunities

Both scholarships and fundraising opportunities to help students pay for the field school are available.

Click here for information on scholarships and other financial assistance options.

More information about fundraising opportunities will be posted at a later date.

Payment Schedule

 

Program Fee

Deadline

Where to Pay

Deposit
Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident) & International Student

$500 Non-refundable deposit*

December 15, 2018

Student Enrolment Services or through Online Self Service

2nd payment

Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident) & International Student

$1350

January 15, 2019

Student Enrolment Services or through Online Self Service

3rd payment

Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident) & International Student

$1390

February 15, 2019

Student Enrolment Services or through Online Self Service

 

Tuition Cost – 6 Credits

Deadline

Where to Pay

Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident)

$970.55

TBD**

Student Enrolment Services or through Online Self Service

International Student

See Tuition Estimator for 6 credits cost

TBD**

Student Enrolment Services or through Online Self Service

 

*According to the Field School guidelines, should a participant decide to withdraw from a field school after the deposit deadline, s/he will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and this money will remain in the Field School Fund.

** The fee payment deadlines are set according to the regular university fee schedule in the university calendar.
Payment of academic fees, due dates, withdrawal charges, refund policies, and associated policies for academic fees are set as per the university calendar.

Please note that should a decision be made by KPU to cancel a field school due to low enrolment or other academic/risk issues, participants will be entitled to a full rebate of any payments made including the deposit.

Classes Offered

Students can choose from DESN 2500, BUSI 2500 or AGRI 2500 (6 credits)

These credits can be applied towards elective credits within the various programs offered at KPU.
To ensure you can apply these credits to your graduation requirements, please book an appointment with an academic advisor to review your program requirements through AdvisorConnect.
Click here if you are unsure of which academic advisor to see.

Pre departure classes begin: TBD

Post Travel Date Classes & Debrief: TBD

Pre-requisites

24 credits of 1100 or higher university degree; or permission from a Faculty Leader Instructor.

To request permission, contact internationalprograms@kpu.ca, including your student number, program, expected number of credits completed by Spring 2019, and a phone number you can be reached at.

Application Deadline

December 20, 2018

Applicants must submit their online application and make their first payment of the $500 deposit by this date.

Please pay your $500 deposit directly to Student Enrolment Services or through Online Self Service by Dec. 20, 2018.

Application from Outside KPU

Applications from college and university students outside of KPU will be accepted and considered based on the completion of equivalent course pre-requisites.

To arrange your application if you are studying outside of KPU, please contact internationalprograms@kpu.ca including where you are studying, your program, your expected number of credits completed by Spring 2019, and a phone number you can be reached at.

Contact Information

KPU International
Richmond Campus: R1400
Surrey Campus: Cedar 1145

Joseph Watson-MacKay - Richmond Campus
internationalprograms@kpu.ca
604.599.2289

Faculty Leaders:
Iryna Karaush
Wilson School of Design
Iryna.Karaush@kpu.ca

Lyndsay Passmore
Melville School of Business
Lyndsay.Passmore@kpu.ca

Rebecca Harbut
Faculty of Science and Horticulture
Rebecca.Harbut@kpu.ca

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