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Napa, Sonoma, California, USA

Program Description

Napa and Sonoma are the premier wine growing regions in the United States. The wines influence wines across the US and around the world. The ability to impressively learn about the wine, food, and culture that influence the region can only be fully accomplished by visiting. Students are able to visit wineries and speak with owners, visit growers and speak with the farmers, visit nurseries and discuss varietals. Students will stay together in provided housing, eat together, and learn about enology, viniculture, and viticulture in a non-threatening environment. Classes will be provided in food and wine pairing including how to pair wines of all types with cheeses and chocolates.

Through journal entries, a wine varietal grid, a virtual pairing party, and a final project, the students will share their experiences and note new things they have learned and how it might affect their career choices.

Location Description

Students will travel through Napa and Sonoma visiting wineries and meeting industry professionals.


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Students will be in shared double rooms.

All meals will be provided as a part of the program.

Additional Items to Consider

All students must be 21 by May 11, 2024 to participate in this class.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Interview with the Program Director required

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


HM 419: Napa and Sonoma Wine and Cultures (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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