MYTourism Program

Research and Discovery

In the Italian Diet and Wellness Program, students examine research that focuses on dietary traditions in the Italian culture and the impact of these on the human body, metabolism, immune system and well-being. Our faculty explore the ways in which diet studies also influence various aspects of Italian food traditions through on-site visits with culinary experts in and around Verona. This program also offers students the opportunity to complement their dietary studies with a range of additional courses from within our Italian Language and Culture Program, such as Italian Language, Art History, Photography, Italian Business, Digital Marketing, Tourism, Sports, Psychology and Gender studies.  

Approaches in
Creative Tourism

Highlight Course

This course provides students greater knowledge of research that examines the relationship between individual health and perceptions of health and wellness in the Italian culture and focuses on the fundamental properties and processes of Italian dietary norms as related to each. 

Courses Offered

Fall, Spring and Summer

As a student enrolled in the required Italian Diet and Wellness course in this program, you can also choose any of the additional courses listed below in our exciting and diverse course selection to enhance your academic schedule here at Idea Programs. Simply find your area of focus, pick the courses that interest you and click Course Overview to learn more!

Specialized Courses

International Tourism

45 hours (3 credits)

International Marketing

45 hours (3 credits)

Hospitality and Tourism Management

45 hours (3 credits)

General Education Courses

Elementary Italian

45 hours (3 credits)

Intermediate Italian

45 hours (3 credits)

Introduction to Italian Art History

45 hours (3 credits)

Introduction to Painting and Fresco

45 hours (3 credits)

Introduction to Photography

45 hours (3 credits)

Introduction to Urban Design

45 hours (3 credits)

Modern Italian History

45 hours (3 credits)

Survey of Italian Literature

45 hours (3 credits)

For more information on any of our courses, please contact our Faculty Adviser.

Internship in Tourism

For 3 credits (120 hours) or 6 credits (240 hours)

An education internship abroad provides students with new and distinct perspectives and the NIE offers future educators the opportunity to work directly with teachers in both elementary and middle schools in Verona. In the NIE, our interns not only assist teachers in real-time in a range of classroom settings, but they also take part in course analysis, career seminars and discussions on current and emerging teaching practices and learn to apply these to their own experiences.   

A Pedagogical Journey

Required Program Course

The IVSA internship in Tourism gives students the opportunity to assist experts in relevant fields in real time. Our faculty are dedicated to guiding our tourism interns in every aspect of their academic and professional growth as they work alongside hotel managers, agritourism owners, culinary staff, full-time and seasonal employees and other interns in a variety of businesses in and around the city of Verona. From restaurants, hotels, agritourisms and farm producers to management and marketing specialists, we ensure that each intern is well-matched to the tourism environment that best fits her or his future needs. Our faculty offer support with inclusive discussions in which interns learn to analyze and communicate their experiences.

IDEA Verona

Stradone Provolo, 16
Verona, Italy 37123

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