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Produzioni Animali: Exploring Animal Production in Italy

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Milan, Verona, Bologna, Venice, Florence, Italy
Course # SA 21262
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2023 05/13/23 to 05/23/23
Summer 2022 07/23/22 to 08/02/22

Program Leader
Purdue University
Rm 104 Agriculture Administration Building (AGAD)
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613
Email: AgAbroad@purdue.edu
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description


  • Italy | May 13-23, 2023
  • Credits: ANSC 49500 – 3 credits
  • Cost in 2023: $3661.95 which includes international medical insurance, housing, some meals, admission fees, transportation in country and 3 credits. It does not include some meals, airfare, personal expenses or souvenirs. 

Elizabeth Karcher
Ashley York

Discover livestock and poultry production in Italy. Program participants in this 3-total credit hour experience will visit dairy farms in the Alps, learn about swine production in Parma, and discover how water buffalo are used to produce mozzarella cheese in Lombardy. Students will enjoy sampling parmigiana reggiano cheese, learning how balsamic vinegar is produced, and savoring prosciutto di Parma!

During the course, we will visit with students at agricultural universities, interact with local producers, and engage in conversation with animal industry representatives. Along the way we will compare and contrast animal production practices in Italy and the United States. Time will also be spent exploring cultural sites in Milan, Verona, Florence, and Venice.


September 20th - 7 PM - CRTN 1042



Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.


Financial Aid

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