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  • Locations: Manila, Philippines
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Program Cost:: J-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Scenes from the Philippines

Honors PHIL 333: Food Ethics in the Philippines, with Dr. Benjamin Chan and Dr. Joel Mann, will explore the question--how can we eat ethically? The inseparability of food consumption from complex modes of production makes this a difficult question to answer. The course will examine three philosophical conflicts in food ethics: the Industrial vs. the Agrarian, the Modern vs. the Traditional, and the Cosmopolitan vs. the Local. Students will visit markets, farms, restaurants, and agricultural research centers to see how these conflicts can be navigated in a diverse and dynamic society.

 In the Philippines, you will visit significant culinary, agricultural, and historical sites. You will not go hungry on this trip.


This Honors Global Seminar is organized as a 2+2 model. You will enroll in a 2-credit course during the Fall 2017 term, which serves as preparation for your #SNCadventures in the Philippines. You are encouraged to attend the four optional Pack+Prep sessions facilitated by Study Abroad during the Fall 2017 term. You are required to attend the mandatory orientation. Please see the Events page for dates, times, and locations. 


This course is restricted to students in the St. Norbert College Honors Program. 

This course fulfills Core-Advanced, Beyond Borders and satisfies one honors course requirement. There is no language requirement for this Global Seminar. 

The 2-credit Fall tutorial will focus on the major philosophical frameworks for thinking about food and history of the Philippines, and current issues in food ethics. As part of the Fall tutorial, students will prepare a research plan that will inform the J-term visit to the Philippines.


Students will visit Luzon island (Manila, Los Banos, Sagada, and Vigan) and Panay island (Iliolo City and Borocay). Students will stay in dorm rooms at University of the Philippines Manila and Los Banos; students will stay in hotel rooms at the other destinations. 

Visa Information

A visa is official permission, granted by the authorities of the country where you wish to study or visit, which allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose and for a designated period of time. A student visa is not required for this Global Seminar.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Dr. Chan, Dr. Mann, or Alaina Morales (Advisor for Study Abroad & Off-Campus Programs). 

Disclaimer: Program information is subject to change.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2018 04/01/2017
04/10/2017 01/03/2018 01/17/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.