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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Jan Term 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Please double check brochure below for official program dates.
Program Description:
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Program Information:

Warm up your winter break by traveling through the picturesque hillsides of France and Spain as you study the wine business! This specialized travel-based January study abroad program will take you through popular wine regions where you will examine the individuality and expression of this exquisitely refined product, learn about wine pairing, and study the tourism industry. Among the various program destinations are some of the Mediterranean’s top destinations, including Barcelona, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence. Coursework credit can be awarded in: Business, Wine Studies, Marketing, Geography, Hospitality Management, Environmental Studies, and International Relations.

Just a few highlights include:
  • Chance to speak directly with winemakers, master chefs, and tourism agencies
  • Experienced program instructor with fifteen years in the international wine industry
  • Six wine regions, each with a unique novelty
  • Variety of courses, including wine studies, cultural studies, and hospitality management
Local Life:
Wineries: Combining Craft and Business: Head out of your historic and pleasant program bases for the lush countryside. You'll visit a variety of wineries with both local and global reaches, allowing you to understand and appreciate the craft and business of winemaking. Topics include the international influence of the French and Spanish wine markets, the globalization of wine, and the tourism industry. And, yes, your palette will also be involved in much of the learning.

Southern France: Hub of Gastronomy and Wine: Yes, they still do business by the Mediterranean in southern France, despite strong desires to idle by the sea and stroll through fields of lavender... Due to its favorable Mediterranean climate and rich soils, Aix-en-Provence's rich food and wine heritage has justifiably so become a source of pride for residents, and increasingly sought after by outsiders. The tourism industry relies heavily on the region's reputation for fine food and wine - we think you'll understand why shortly into your visit...

Mediterranean Coastline and Culture: As this program will have you hugging the Mediterranean coast, there will be no shortage of incredible views, from the sandy beaches of Barcelona to the rugged cliffs of Cassis. Understandably so, the pace of life along the Mediterranean is a bit slower, so you'll be encouraged to practice both patience and mindfulness to fully appreciate these cultures. Both the sea itself as well as the climate have shaped resident cultures, resulting in a similar diet and lifestyle across otherwise diverse peoples.

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