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Food Security & Nutrition in Switzerland

  • City: Nyon and Geneva,
    Switzerland; Istrian Peninsula, Croatia
  • Term: Spring
  • Instruction in: English
  • Students interested in: Gender and Health; French Language, International Studies, Public Health

Examine issues including food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and Slow Food culture in Switzerland. Investigate global food security and nutrition challenges and their links to sustainable development, public health, and socio-political stability. 

Spend one week in Croatia visiting the Istrian Peninsula, which has some of Europe’s highest quality olive oils and is famous for its truffles and Slow Food culture. In Istria, students will consider the role of organic food production and sustainable agriculture in food security and public health. Students also conduct an independent research project about food security. All students are placed in intensive French classes at their level of proficiency. 

Note: French courses offered within this program cannot be used to meet the LSA language requirement for French.