Italy: Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region
About the Program
This intensive Maymester course consists of a combination of lectures, field trips to vineyards and wineries, and horticulture and sensory labs and is co-taught by professors from the Departments of Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Food Science and Technology.
Students of this program will study:
- Health implications of wine consumption
- Characteristics of different grape varieties
- Cultivation techniques
- Grapevine diseases
- Pest management
- Wine types
- Steps in the winemaking process
- Microbiological and chemical processes of vinification
- Sensory implications of winemaking decisions
Since 1970 UGA has been hosting study abroad programs in the Tuscan hill town of Cortona.
During the Viticulture and Enology program, students will learn about the economic and historical significance of wine, and the science of its production, while experiencing the Italian culture. Students eat their dinners in a local, family-run restaurant and share dorm rooms in a renovated 15 century convent on campus.
At the end of this program, students will have a unique appreciation of Italian culture and the various components involved in wine production.
International Travel Scholarship
Additional Scholarships for International Travel
There are several scholarships available for international travel through the CAES Office of Global Programs.