Cultural immersion in a study abroad program as a form of culinary tourism
Hospitality & Tourism Management
College of Community and Public Service
Culinary tourism can be defined as an activity in which individuals experience different cultures through their foodways (food traditions). The presenters will share their experiences in a culinary tourism cultural immersion program in a small rural village of the Piedmont region of Italy. Through experiencing local food and food traditions students develop a greater understanding of, and sensitivity to a foreign culture. In a problem-based interactive workshop the presenters and participants will explore learning strategies and assessment models to develop similar study abroad experiences.
Food Service Educators Learning Community Summit
Sisson, Lisa and Baker-Clark, Charles, "Cultural immersion in a study abroad program as a form of culinary tourism" (2010). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 15.