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  • Locations: Bordeaux, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/23/2017 06/10/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Faculty Led: Yes
Program Description:


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To apply for this program, you must be on Professor D’Souza’s pre-registration list. Please contact 
Professor D'Souza to get on a waiting list.?

Testimonials                 HIGHLIGHTS
TESTIMONIALS                 France





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 France; 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 France with the U.S. from the French and American masters 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:  Bordeaux and Paris, France

Known for its advanced taste in food wine and fashion, Paris offers many attractions worth a visit. As well as being the home of Romance and art, Paris is home to monuments of many sorts such as museums, historic buildings, statues, churches, art galleries, fountains, historic houses, and traditional Parisian cultural sites. As you journey down the cobblestone streets with a baguette in your arms and the aftertaste of some French wine lingering on your tongue, witness all the timeless love and beauty only Paris can offer.

Prepare for summer weather comparable to Wisconsin’s with less humidity and more potential for rain. Expect temperatures to range between 60-80 degrees average this time of year and bring an umbrella!



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.
Course Information:
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.
Global Perspective 

This course will be taught by:
Peter D'Souza
266 Heritage Hall



Accommodation: Students will be staying in 3-star hotels in Bordeaux and Paris.

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: Many countries do not require a visa for U.S. passport holders if visiting for less than 90 days. You may inquire with the faculty leader, the Office of International Education or Perry International on visa requirements for the country you are visiting. 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 or Perry International. Please contact the Office of International Education with any further questions.




Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs.


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