Spain: Food Production, Culture and the Environment

Study Spanish agricultural systems, environmental sciences and culture in Granada, a medieval city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains

About the Program

This unique program offers you the opportunity to study food production, culture and environmental sciences while experiencing southern Spain. You’ll spend two weeks immersing yourself in Spanish culture, experiencing traditional Spanish food and learning about modern and traditional food production practices.

You’ll discover the art of specialty cheese and wine making and will participate in interactive lectures and field visits, taught by experts in the fields of horticulture, viticulture, enology and animal science.

Site visits and interactive workshops include:

  • Spanish cooking course
  • Local farmers markets
  • Winery and vineyard
  • Olive oil production facilities
  • Cheese and bread making facilities
  • Spanish National Research Council and the Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture
  • Eco Market   

The Food Production, Culture & the Environment program gives students an overview of Spanish agriculture, firsthand experience in food production and environmental stewardship, and the opportunity for cultural immersion.

International Travel Scholarship

International travel scholarships are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 - November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 - March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration. This scholarship is supported in part by the Deans' Promise Fund.

Additional Scholarships for International Travel

Quick Facts

Dates: Maymester 2023

Estimated Program Fee: $2,300 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

Courses: AESC 3150 (2 credit hours), AESC 3160 (3 credit hours)

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Program Contacts

Kari K. Turner Associate Professor
Animal & Dairy Science
John Michael Gonzalez Associate Professor
Animal & Dairy Science