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  • Locations: Aix en Provence, France; Aix-en-Provence, France; Barcelona, Spain
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  • Program Sponsor: Academic Studies Abroad 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Wine, Gastronomy &, Tourism
of the Mediterranean



You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.

Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad. We are happy to speak with you to discuss ways you can maximize your experience in your host country. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.

Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.

ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.

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"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."

- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth


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Gastronomic tourism is becoming a real player in the tourism market as food- and wine-related services and events attract greater numbers of tourists each year. This seminar examines the individuality and expression of France and Spain, bringing together their rich culinary heritage. Topics include the international influence of the French and Spanish wine markets, the globalization of wine, the pairing of wine and food, gastronomical influences, and the ins and outs of the tourism industry. Students will have the opportunity to taste French and Spanish wines and to speak directly with winemakers, master chefs and tourism agencies. Students will visit various cultural sites in France and Spain, as well as attend special lectures on wine making and food pairing by master chefs and sommeliers. These historical sites are ones that greatly influenced tourism, gastronomy, and the economies of these great countries.

Cities/Sites Visited: Aix-en-Provence, Coteaux d’Aix, Cassis, Barcelona, Penedes, Costa Brava. Students on J-Term F will take the same interdisciplinary class and may earn 3 credits for one of the following courses, of their choosing: 

Wine Studies 302: Wine Marketing & Analysis
Wine Studies 306: The Global Wine Industry
Economics 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics
Hospitality Management 307: Wine and Food Pairing
Geography 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics
Business 306: The Global Wine Industry
Business 302: Wine Marketing & Analysis
Wine Studies 307: Wine and Food Pairing
Wine Studies 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics

"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."

- Kara McCrudden, ASA Alumni

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