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Study Abroad:

Food and Wine in Italy

Do you have an interest in Italian gastronomy? Imagine being able to create a delicious meal of traditional Tuscan recipes … serving wine using traditional Italian techniques … experiencing innovations in coffee and tea service, cuisine, mixology and winery practices. This program will enable you to gain this expertise at the Apicius International School of Hospitality (Florence, Italy).

This program will be WSU faculty-led for 5 weeks and WSU faculty advised from offsite for the last 2 weeks. Florence University of the Arts staff and faculty will still be onsite during this time.

Florence, Italy

Program overview

Places of study: Florence, Italy

Dates: May 30 – July 16, 20212021 PROGRAM CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
Program will return in Summer 2022

Course credit: Florence University of the Arts courses, 9 credits mandatory*

Courses offered:
Students will take HBM 496, and choose 2 additional courses from the following:

HBM 158          HBM 258          HBM 298

HBM 301          HBM 358          HBM 458

HBM 496          HBM 498          HBM 350

MKTG 360        MKTG 496        ENTRP 490

Italian 101       COMMSTAT 380

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,

Additional Faculty:

Locations courses, and prices are subject to change.

* Students have the possibility to extend their stay in Florence for either 3 or 6 weeks, taking an additional 3-6 credits

Program Highlights

  • Rome
  • Cinque Terre


I want to study abroad, but…

Language and culture

Information Sessions

Coming Soon

To apply

  • Application deadline for the program and scholarships: February 1, 2021
  • Carson College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship deadline: January 10, 2021
  • Apply online or visit International Programs Global Learning in Bryan 105

Find out more

Questions? Concerns?

Contact Courtney Anne Jackson,, Todd Hall 101 B

Appointments can be made via the Carson Center virtual front desk:
M-F from 1 – 4 p.m. on Zoom or by e-mailing the Carson Center at

Student Testimonials

“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

Meet Sam…

Italy Film Festival Winners

Congratulations to Kyleigh Herrera for winning second place in the 2019 Study Abroad Film Festival!


Nicole Pomicpic’s 2018 Study Abroad Film Festival first place video: