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Study Abroad - Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean Traveling Seminar

France • Spain

December 28, 2019 - January 14, 2020



The Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean J-Term Seminar focuses on the appreciation of gastronomy and wine while exploring regional and local delicacies. Students will learn to appreciate how these products are produced, understand how it impacts the environment, and will begin to recognize how our consumption choices may be a potential solution or hazard to the global environmental crisis.

Students can choose one of the following courses:

  • Business/Wine Studies 306: The Global Wine Industry 
  • Geography/Marketing/Wine Studies 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics 
  • Hospitality Management/Wine Studies 317: Wine and Food Pairing 
  • Marketing/Wine Studies 312: Wine Marketing and Analysis 
  • Environmental Studies 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin 
  • International Relations 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin 
  • Geography 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin

Sites visited include:

  • France: Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Rhône Valley, Cassis, and Bordeaux 
  • Spain: Barcelona and Penedès

2020 itinerary coming soon! View the 2019 itinerary here. Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change. 



About the Professor

Anthony Triolo

Professor Anthony Triolo is a long-time Professor of International Relations and Environmental Politics at IAU. He received a Bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in International Affairs from the American University of Paris, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies (Histoire Militaire, Securite et Defense) from IEP, Aix-en-Provence, France in conjunction with Universite Paul Valery III, Montpellier, France. Professor Triolo is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has several years of hands-on experience managing sustainable and organic vineyards. His scholarly interests are centered around the relationships between international security and global environmental crisis with a particular focus on sustainable agriculture, which he sees as a possible panacea, playing a significant role in mitigating climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food insecurity.

Program Fees

January 2020: $5,845

All program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging, medical insurance, entrance fees to guest lecture venues, transportation to and from each city, breakfast daily and some dinners.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their French hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.