This school year marks 50 years of Temple University’s Rome, Italy campus. To celebrate in Philadelphia, the Education Abroad office on main campus is hosting events starting on March 20 of Roman Food and Foodways, a popular aspect of Italy.
“The events were inspired by the connection of Italian food being a big part of the culture while students study abroad in Italy, so we wanted to highlight all parts of that to celebrate and connect the two cultures,” Giovanna Cucciniello, the Institutional Relations Manager of Temple’s Education Abroad office said.
Registration for all the events are open online, and most are free to the public. The week kicks off with Tasting Rome at Philadelphia restaurant, Melograno Restaurant. Temple alum and co-owner Marie Tran opened the restaurant with her husband a few years ago. They will be serving an authentic Italian dish, and all proceeds will benefit the Temple Rome Scholarship Fund.
The week will conclude with a night of networking at the Fox School of Business with Professionisti Italiani a Philadelphia (“P.I. Philly”) and food tasting. Fox student, Kayla Karp will also present her project that is 3,000 years in the making: The Story of Jews in Rome at this event.
The middle of the week will consist of a Slow-Food Documentary Screening on Tuesday, Food Truck Festa at the Bell Tower on Wednesday, and 50 Foods of Lazio, 50 Years in Rome on Thursday.
All events will have tables highlighting study abroad opportunities worldwide and different opportunities open to all students in Temple Rome. To learn more information about the weeklong events, or other upcoming events including the golden celebration of Temple University Rome, visit the study abroad website.