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Italy Culinary Arts Program 2018

May 13 – June 2, 2018

  • HCM 159 - Culinary Arts Study Abroad (3 credit hours)

Florence is one of the most innovative and exciting culinary destinations in the world. Learn and apply culinary and baking techniques to produce a variety of Italian dishes. The course, which is a great way to build your culinary portfolio, includes field trips to Pienza, Montalcino, Parma and Modena.

Note: This trip is targeted mainly to students in CLC’s hospitality and culinary management program. Please check with Professor Rob Wygant to see if you meet the prerequisite for HCM 159.

Prerequisites: Completion of HCM 170 and HCM 171 with a grade of C or better in both.

Cost:  $5,500*

*Trip cost subject to change due to unanticipated changes in currency exchange rate, airline and accommodation variations.

Cost Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Double-occupancy housing (additional cost for single occupancy)
  • Most meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Cultural excursions/activities (as arranged for this program)
  • Trip cancellation insurance

Cost Excludes:

  • College of Lake County tuition and fees
  • Passport fees
  • Incidental/personal expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Additional meals
  • Travel medicine

Information Sessions


Application deadline: February 15, 2018

Apply Online via the Education Abroad Portal.

Withdrawal Information:  Your deposit and other fees are refundable if you withdraw from the program no later than February 22, 2018. Withdraws must be made in writing and submitted to

Scholarship Information

Study abroad scholarships are available through the Center for International Education for eligible participants. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have already applied and been accepted to the study abroad program.

Scholarship deadline: February 22, 2018

View CLC Study Abroad Scholarship information

Faculty Leaders

Rob Wygant
Instructor, Hospitality and Culinary Management

William Vena
Instructor, Hospitality and Culinary Management

Study Abroad Coordinator

Liliana Ware
Academic Operations Manager
Business & Social Sciences Div