To Study Culinary Arts
Nine students from the Monroe College School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts will be leaving for Italy next week to study in the college’s Study Abroad Program. Along with four students from Paul Smith’s College, the students will study at three prestigious culinary institutes in Parma, Europe’s culinary capital.
There they’ll focus on advanced study in the culinary arts, food service, hospitality services, hotel and restaurant management, Italian language, culture and literature, and Italian product production and execution. Coordinated in Italy by the Marco Polo Institute, the Study Abroad Program is held at the Barilla Institute, the University of Ferrara, and the University of Lecce.
This year the Study Abroad Program will also host four Paul Smith’s College students.
During their fifteen-week stay, the students will take a full 15-credit load of courses including Cuisines of Europe and the Mediterranean and Food Writing Essentials. They will also be receiving advanced hands-on training at the various local restaurants in Parma, experiencing all aspects of back-of-the-house operations.
In a ceremony on Thursday, August 23, Monroe President Stephen Jerome presented each of the Monroe Study Abroad students with scholarships from the college’s Craig Rutman Memorial Scholarship Fund, named for the beloved first director of the Monroe Culinary Program and the visionary behind the Study Abroad Program.