Study Abroad Opportunities 

Viticulture and Enology

The Department of Viticulture and Enology is committed to providing students with a global perspective of the grape and wine industry through study abroad programs.

These programs are open to students from North American colleges and universities and are cross-disciplinary in nature.  Relevant disciplines include enology, viticulture, international Business, marketing, event planning, hospitality management, accounting, communications, social media, and design.  Students must apply and be accepted into these programs.

All internship placements are customized based on each student's area of study or interest and can include vineyards, wineries, wine stores, tasting rooms, wine and tourism associations, and other related companies and organizations.


GLOBAL WINE INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP IN ITALY:

June 15-August 2, 2014

Application Deadline:  December 3, 2013

Academic Credit:  6 units through Fresno State Continuing and Global Education

  • ENOL 162T (3 units):  Global Wine Business - A Regional Perspective
  • VIT 162T (3 units):  Grape Industry International Internship

Course Instructor Dr. James Kennedy, Professor & Chair

Program Partner:  Catherine Hanley, E.V.E. Abroad

Italy vineyard by the sea

Puglia's Mediterranean climate and warm people create an enticing location to learn about both local grape growing, winemaking, and global business.  This fertile agricultural region located in the "heel of Italy's boot" is the largest of Italy's wine producing regions. Puglia is also known for its fine cuisine, local traditions, fascinating history, and breathtaking architecture.  In 2013 the Wine Enthusiast named Puglia one of the world's Top 10 wine-travel destinations!