Food, Sustainability, & Environmental Studies

Analyze issues surrounding food, sustainability, and the environment
in an Italian and global context from a range of perspectives.


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Explore the Relationship between Food and the Environment

Located in the Green heart of Italy, Perugia hosts farmers, conservationists, environmental researchers, and activists with a blend of local and cultural interests. Choose our certificate program for opportunities to meet with food producers, explore water resources, experience the local food system, and understand European sustainability efforts.

Complete the Food Studies or
Sustainability & Environmental Studies Certificate Program


Or Blend the Program’s Courses with a Range of Other Electives

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This beautiful picture and these happy smiles show what the Service Learning project with is all about! As part of our Photography course, Umbra students have the opportunity to collaborate with the social co-operative Relegart which trains workers with special needs to make some amazing products, from handmade leather goods to handbound books. The photos taken together are meant to promote their innovative and meaningful creations. All goods are sold both at the RE.LEG.ART shop, located in Via Fausto Luciani, 31, 06132 Perugia, and online on the website:
Photo taken by student Joy Chen

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