Food and wine tourism is booming! This program takes you to sites across two key food and wine locations: France and Spain. Seminar topics include the international influence of the French and Spanish wine markets; the globalization of wine; wine and food pairing; gastronomical influences; and the ins and outs of the tourism industry. As you visit local vineyards to gain a greater understanding of the business of wine, we'll emphasize the branding, production, marketing, and selling of wine. You'll explore various cultural sites in France and Spain and attend special lectures on winemaking and food pairing, led by master chefs and sommeliers. Course content will be delivered through multiple site visits, guest lectures, and in-class meetings. You'll have the opportunity to select the subject area that best meets your needs from the list of courses available.
All Language Levels, Competed one year of college, 2.5 GPA
Aix-en-Provence -- or "Aix" for short -- is graced with winding streets, beautiful buildings, and burbling fountains. While it may be small, Aix boasts all the modern amenities of a larger city and is bustling with an amazing ambiance and a lively, student-centered atmosphere. It's no surprise that the French voted Aix as "the most desired French town to live in," or that our CEA Aix program is consistently ranked among the top two study abroad programs in the world by Abroad 101. Explore the traditional aspects of French culture in this idyllic university town; cafés, pubs, theaters, outdoor concerts, and festivals await in sunny, charming Aix!
Walk to class along the winding streets of Aix and take a break at one of the many bistros or bakeries. Taste the cuisine Provençale at local markets, discover many international restaurants, and engage in a favorite Aixois activity, people-watching at Les Deux Garçons, Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola's favorite cafe! In the evenings, take part in Aix-en-Provence's vibrant nightlife or shop the elegant boutiques and open-air markets where French artists display their work. With CEA, you'll experience all that southern France has to offer.