With so much emphasis on health and wellness in the food world today, it makes perfect sense for you to focus on Mediterranean cuisine—long recognized as one of the world’s most naturally healthy diets. During this concentration, you’ll live in exciting Barcelona, Spain for a semester and study at the Torribera Mediterranean Center just minutes outside the city. This deep dive into the foods of the Mediterranean Basin immerses you in the history and cultures of this influential region. You’ll examine the Iberian Peninsula, southern and northern cuisines, and the Mediterranean diet itself.
Here’s a taste of what you will experience during your time abroad.
The Torribera Mediterranean Center: Food, Health, Culinary Innovation is a joint initiative of the University of Barcelona and the Culinary Institute of America, and is the world’s only academic center focused on preserving and advancing the Mediterranean Diet and the application of its principles.
Full course details are available in CIA’s catalog.
Only students in the Food Business Management degree, Applied Food Studies degree, or bachelor’s degree completion program are eligible for this concentration.
“The four months I was able to spend in Barcelona were among the best of my life. CIA gave me the opportunity to travel while still being able to expand my knowledge in culinary arts. This experience also allowed me to make friends for life from around the world.”—Reid Lauber, bachelor’s degree student