Summer 2014 Italy Program

Application Form and Instructions

Deadline to Apply: 12/3/13 CLOSED

Information Sessions

September 4, 2013
Information Session
with Dr. Jim Kennedy 
Noon - 12:50 pm
Fresno State Enology Building #102

October 28, 2013            Information Session with Dr. Jim Kennedy   4:00 - 5:00 pm  Fresno State UBC Peters Building #192   Light Refreshments

October 29, 2013

Santa Rosa Junior College: Information Session with Dr. Jim Kennedy  9AM
Lark Hall 2089, Santa Rosa Junior College

Sonoma State: Information Session with Dr. Jim Kennedy  1PM   1070 Salazar, International Services, Sonoma State University

November 1, 2013

Information Session with Dr. Jim Kennedy  12PM Conference Room of Education Abroad Center, first floor at 207 Third St., Suite 120, UC Davis,

Look for Us at These Events!

September 27, 2013
UC Berkeley Study Abroad Fair

October 10, 2013
UC Davis Fall Study Abroad Fair

October 29, 2013 San Diego State Study Abroad Fair

Week of November 11, 2013

International Study Abroad Week 


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.


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!