The Department of World Languages and Cultures was excited to be a part of this year’s World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Visiting high school students got to meet and interact with leading experts in science, industry, policy, and culture to discuss global challenges and possible solutions.
Faculty in WLC lead sessions exploring the intersection of food, agriculture, marketing, and language from an international perspective. Students were introduced to topics such as obesity in Mexico, beer brewing and purity laws in Germany, and labeling of pharmaceuticals across Europe and the US.
Current and future students interested in combining a major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with the study of second language and culture should contact the WLC adviser, Dr. Sandra Looft, for more information on the LCP (Language and Cultures for Professions) program.