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Short Term | A Taste of Europe
Florence, Italy; Lucerne, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; Munich, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer A
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Areas of Study: Hospitality Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction:
English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 06 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
A Taste of Europe
Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
Summer A 2017
Dates: May 20- June 5

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It is the exciting time of the year, when students start to consider summer plans.   One of the incredible options offered by Rosen College is to experience Europe and to explore culture, cuisine & international gastronomy.  If this is your idea of a lifetime experience, consider applying for this program now! 

Program Description:

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management has developed a “Taste of Europe” study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in visiting Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where they will learn the European approach to culinary Learn how food and beverage products (cheese, wine, bread, patisseries) are processed in the Bohemian European area.

This program offers students an excellent opportunity for immersion within four different Western European cultures: food and beverage knowledge (sourcing and tasting of products, including pastries, cheeses, pastas, beers, wines, chocolates); Vienna, Austria, focusing on the history of the famous Naschmarkt on the Wienzeile, Café Central in Vienna to experience the “Viennese coffee house culture”; (Hermannsdorfer Landwerkstatten Organic Farm Complex and Hofbrauhaus in Munich; Aeschbach Chocolatier and Cesar Ritz Campus, Lucerne, Switzerland; Italy’s favorite cities of Milan (fashion, theatre, food and more) and Florence, home to Medici Palace, the Doumo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery (The David) world famous views at the Pont Vecchio Bridge; and the incredible Alps mountain range.  

The International Gastronomy and Culture and Cuisine courses will be facilitated at UCF during the spring in 2017 to prepare for the geo-political and social differences abroad.  As part of the program, participants will travel to Europe for 16 days of cultural exposure.  Students will begin their studies at UCF learning about European culture, history, customs, cuisine, wines and beers.  Classes will involve lectures, discussion, team work, and field experience.  Students will be evaluated by their professor, based upon class participation, journaling, destination projects and involvement during field trips.  While abroad, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things, including foods, beers and wines.

Participants in this program register for a total of six credit hours by taking International Gastronomy (HFT 4894) and Culture and Cuisine (FSS 3008); and will need to complete both HFT 3263 and HFT 3700 as prerequisites for the program and/or be approved by the instructor.

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Vienna, Austria on the starting day of the program.  To arrive on the starting day of this program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. The program ends in Florence, Italy.  Students should not purchase their flights until they have been advised by Study Abroad to do so. Study Abroad advises that you book your flight directly with the airline.

AccommodationsAll hotels will be 3 or 4 star quality; Private motorcoach with bi-lingual guide

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how food and beverage products are sourced, produced, and processed: seafood, wine, chocolates, breads, beers, olive oils etc. 
  • Gain knowledge of the history of culinary and beverage industries in the Bohemian European region. 
  • Experiential learning with instruction regarding the geography, terrain, social norms, and political differences in the five countries visited. 
Program Courses:
  • FSS 3008: Culture & Cuisine (3 credits)
  • HFT 4894: International Gastronomy (3 credits)
*Please note that all participants must enroll in both of these courses and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Course Syllabus:
Program fee: $4,710 (subject to amendment)

Payment 1: TBA
Payment 2: TBA

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast and 5 meals
  • Airport transport
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)

Additional Costs (estimated by past students and paid individually):
  • Transportation from Orlando to Vienna and Florence to Orlando ($900 - 1,300)
  • Passport or visa expenses ($110; visa not required for USA citizens)
  • Personal or other misc. expenses ($200-400)
  • Meals other than those listed ($250-400)
  • Overall for trip and additional costs = $6,000 - $6,800
  • Plus UCF Tuition (Florida prepaid does apply to these courses)
Application: Maximum number of students chosen:  15

Deadline to apply is 02/01/2017
Deadline to commit to the program is 02/11/2017


Program Leader: Michael (Doc) Terry (407.903.8244)
Program Leader email:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.