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Wine & Food Pairing - Spain
Barcelona, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Faculty Led:||Yes|
The art of fine wine and food pairing has been practiced and perfected over the centuries in many countries all over the world. Over time, the ancient pairing masters shared their techniques across these country borders and the craft has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Understanding the practice and respecting the fine details of cross-cultural flavor pairing is an essential and noteworthy skill in today’s industry.
Seize the opportunity to learn from some of these masters in Spain; where this tradition has a deep-rooted history and the practice has evolved into a respected science. Gain authentic international experience as you learn to match the wine and food of Spain with the U.S. from the Spaniard and Americans themselves. Learn how to use flavors, textures, and components present in food and wine as complimenting strategies. Dive deeper into the menu planning, food preparation, cooking methods, and wine tasting etiquette with food in a formal dining environment.
Location: Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The group will arrive and stay in Barcelona for the first few days. The remainder of the program will be spent in Palma de Mallorca. Enjoy the sun, beach, beautiful coastlines and great landscapes as you explore this authentic Spanish town and get a real taste for the Spanish land.
The weather in these regions is sunny but colder in January. Make sure to wrap up warm with appropriate attire. Expect temperatures to range from 40-55 degrees average.
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Minimum sophomore status at time of participation
Must be 21 years of age or older
Good academic & behavioral standing
Prerequisite: HT-326, Introduction to Wine and Spirits
Please note that a maximum of 16 participants will have the opportunity to enroll in this program.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive 4 credits for HT 423, Wine & Food Pairing
Speak with your academic advisor to ask how this course will fit into your program plan. This course can help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas.
This course will be taught by:
266 Heritage Hall
Accommodation: Students will be staying in 3-star hotels in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
Meals: Breakfast and a dinner buffet are included in the hotel stay. As this is a food preparation class, students will be creating most of their lunches or dining in fine restaurants. Lunches on weekends are not included.
Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the faculty leader. These costs are already included in the program fee. If you require any deviations from the group travel plan, the faculty leader and the Office of International Education must be notified prior to the application deadline in order to accommodate you. Participants will be responsible for any additional costs associated with a deviation from the group
Passport: All participants must have a valid passport to participate in this program. Information regarding U.S. passports can be found here, the current fee for a new U.S. passport is $135. If you already have a passport, be sure to check the dates of validity, it is suggested that the expiration date is no earlier than 6 months after your return date.
Visa: Participants who hold a valid U.S. passport are not required to apply for a visa before entering Spain for the duration of this program. If you do not hold a U.S. passport the requirements may be different for you and we encourage you to inquire with your consulate. Contact the Office of International Education with any further questions.
Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs.
WINTERM BUDGET SHEET
Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!
Financial Aid Office
210 Bowman Hall