Program Details

We will use the opportunity of being in France to visit most of the major French wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, the northern and southern Rhone, and Provence. These trips will include visits to producers as well as specia
Location:
Dijon, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/30/2013 End Date: 7/26/2013

This course is essentially identical to the famous introductory course in winemaking at UC Davis and covers grape types and grape production, the science of fermentation and wine styles, alcohol and health, sensory evaluation, wine history, and the major wine regions of the world.

COURSES
Viticulture and Enology 3. Introduction to Winemaking (3 units)
Lecture—3 hours. Overview of the history of wine, viticulture, fermentation, winery operations, the physiology of wine consumption, wines produced in California and other major wine-producing regions and the sensory evaluation of wine. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci.
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Viticulture and Enology 198 - Directed Group Study (5 untis)

We will use the opportunity of being in France to visit most of the major French wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, the northern and southern Rhone, and Provence. These trips will include visits to producers as well as special tastings and meals.

Excursions and Day Trips:
-Tour of Alsace Vineyards
-Tour of Jura (Arbois)
-Paris (2 nights)
-Optional field trip to Champagne
-Southern France (3 nights)
-Burgundy and Beaujolais
-Southern Provence
-Southern Rhone and Languedoc


Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Students will be staying in single dorm rooms on a university campus in Dijon. Linen, sheets and towels are furnished and changed every two weeks. Bringing one extra large towel could be useful. Washing machines and dryers are available on the first floor of the dorm (named "Pavillon" in French). You will have a sink in your room. Showers and restrooms are shared on each floor between 10 rooms. Overnights in both Paris and Provence will likely be in shared hotel rooms.

According to Lonely Planet:
Dijon, mustard capital of the universe, is one of France's most appealing provincial cities, with an inviting center graced by elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings. Despite its long history, modern Dijon is a lively, dynamic city with 24,000 university students and thriving cultural scene. Dijon served as the capital of the dukes of Burgundy from the 11th to 15th centuries, reaching its golden age during the 14th and 15th centuries under Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Ph

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