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Italy | France

Food and Wine in Italy and France

Do you have an interest in Italian and French gastronomy? Imagine being able to create a delicious meal of traditional Tuscan or Lyonnaise recipes … serving wine using traditional French techniques … experiencing innovations in coffee and tea service, cuisine, mixology and winery practices. Now in its seventh year, the Food, Wine and Culture program has been expanded to include both Italy and France. This program will enable you to gain this expertise at the Apicius International School of Hospitality (Florence, Italy) and the Institute Paul Bocuse (Lyon, France).

“Studying abroad in Italy was the opportunity of a lifetime. We not only learned about Italian food and wine in the classroom, but we were able to travel and experience true Italian culture firsthand.”

— Sarah Montgomery, Hospitality Business Management, 2014

Florence and Lyon

Program overview

Places of study: Florence, Italy & Lyon, France

Dates: May 7 – June 21, 2019

Course credit: WSU courses and Florence University of the Arts courses, 12 credits mandatory

Courses offered:

Certified Business Students:

HBM 496          HBM 497 (equivalent to FS 422)

IBUS 496 (equivalent to FREN 420)

Certified Florence University of the Arts Course Options:

HBM 301          HBM 350         HBM 358      HBM 458

MKTG 450        MKTG 496       HBM 498      Italian 101


Pre-Certified Business Students


HBM 496          HBM 275         HBM 235        One course from Florence University of Arts

Pre-Certified Florence University of the Arts Course Options:

HBM 235          HBM 258         HBM 275

HBM 298          Italian 101


OPTIONAL: Students have the option of adding a 3 or 6 week extension in Italy while taking an additional 3 or 6 credits per session. Students who participate both extensions will earn up to 18 total summer credits.

Expenses (Excluding air, WSU tuition & fees): TBD (+ WSU full time tuition)

Scholarships available?: Yes, plus HBM department Scholarships

Financial aid applies?: Yes

Director: Jamie Callison,

Locations courses, and prices are subject to change.



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Information Sessions

Applications for Summer 2019 are closed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for information sessions for Summer 2020.

To apply

  • Application deadline for the program and scholarships: February 1
  • Apply online or visit International Programs Global Learning in Bryan 105

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