Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle with Professor Monica Maldari

Join Professor Maldari on this summer 2023 study abroad program to Verona, Italy.
2015 Summer program Verona

Summer 2023

Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle (3 credits)
Designations: SMT, Global Diversity,
Personal Wellness (PW) HAF (Health and Fitness)

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Estimated Price: $3,900 (subject to change)

Students should apply to the Center for Italian Culture (CIC) Scholarship in Academic Works in January 2023. Students will find out if they received the scholarship and the amount by the end of January before the first payment in February 2023.

First Payment: $1300 due February 8, 2023 
Second Payment: $1300 due March 2023
Third Payment: $1300 due April 2023 

Last Payment: April 2023- After registering for this course, students will be responsible to pay the SOGCE Undergraduate Summer Course Fee of $963 in April 2023.

The aim of this summer course is to examine the relationships between exercise, nutrition, and heart disease with emphasis on how the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle influence these factors. As the Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and overall mortality, Italy is the ideal setting in which to teach this course. Through study of epidemiology, Italian food culture, nutrition, and physical activity guidelines, students will develop an understanding of the way in which nutrition and lifestyle influence disease risk and overall health. This program will study the slow food movement and it's role in Italian society.

For more information please email or Professor Maldari at

Plates and different foods on a table in Italy

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