Georgian Foodways: Global Pathways/Local Contexts

Study Abroad

The country of Georgia is your classroom. Your time will be spent traveling its breathtaking landscapes, while cooking, eating, talking, and experiencing the connection between identity and culinary tradition.

Although only about the size of West Virginia, Georgia is home to several distinct cultures. Each has contributed to the legendary culinary traditions now collectively called "Georgian." These traditions use a surprisingly broad palate of local ingredients to deliver unique flavor combinations and exceptionally rich nutritional value.

You will spend two weeks using a variety of critical, interdisciplinary approaches to explore issues like climate change, state agricultural policies, food security, the place of food in social justice and ethnic identity, and how food and identity can help drive tourism development. This course is for anyone who wants to understand how truly important food is to the human experience.


Options/Extensions: Foodways & Foodways, Internship


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Anthropology, Culinary Arts/Food Studies, Hospitality/Tourism, Identity Studies


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

Program Inclusions

Tuition, accommodation with two meals per day, all transportation within Georgia, tickets, guides, and other experiences as per itinerary, health and emergency insurance, airport transfers, 24/7 emergency support. Note that during the internship extension period, meals are NOT provided.