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Our Mission

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences in a college student's career.

Getting to know another culture, living in a new environment, learning a new language, and meeting new people can change how they see the world and their future.


We at Marco Polo believe in the values of this experience.


We are convinced that sharing Italian food and wine passion and Italian culture can be a pillar in students’ education.


We know that our partner colleges and students believe in us and are placing their educational goals in our hands. We do not take this for granted.


We’ve developed our courses to help their students realize their dreams and succeed in their future careers.

Our contribution will be through our window to the Italian culture. Our promise is to provide professional coursework, hands-on learning, and unique experiences with knowledgeable experts.


We will use our history, traditions, and customs as vehicles to feed the desire for knowledge that each student is seeking.

What We Do

We are an American Corporation specializing in customized higher education courses abroad in Italy concentrated on Italian culinary arts, Italian style of hospitality, and Italian sustainable agriculture since 2005.

We are flexible in designing the courses due to the five locations throughout Italy, providing an in-depth exploration of diverse regions of this extraordinary peninsula.

We want to improve students' education in one of the world's most well-known food and wine cultures.
Over the years, we’ve created important partnerships in Italy with producers and chefs educator to provide complete and detailed courses on Italian food and wine traditions.

The planned learning experience is based on the needs and skills of participating students and the university.

Table with wine glass
customer group picture
customer taking notes
happy customers eating
bread and cheese

In addition, for security purposes, each city has on-site fluent English coordinators/supervisors and translators. Students are housed in three-star hotels with “en suite” bathrooms. There are no dormitories.


Our team in the USA is always available for promotional activities and design customized courses working directly with faculty. 
We Organize promotional meetings and fundraising events at the colleges’ facilities with faculty and students.

Many American culinary institutions have recognized our philosophy and mission, becoming valuable partners in providing the best support to better educate their students in Italian traditions and cultures.

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