Embargo Period


Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Raymond Young


Not So Bizarre Foods is a summer-term program designed for upper-level Culinary Arts students from Johnson and Wales University, Providence. Unlike other programs serving students in the Culinary Arts, this unique model includes multiple locations and an internship. The proposed program features three month-long modules based in Lyon, France; Munich, Germany; and Naples, Italy allow for comparison across locations. Drawing from the theoretical frameworks of Kolb, Vygotsky, and Mezirow, the experiential, transformative curricular design combines an academic seminar, a practical seminar, and an internship placement, emphasizing the interplay between history, culture, and culinary tradition, a concept inspired by the popular Travel Channel show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.


Anthropology | Food Science | Food Studies | International and Area Studies | Nutrition | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Sociology | Television