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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Lucerne, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; Munich, Germany; Nice, France; Salzburg, Austria; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer A
  • Budget Sheets: Summer A
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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:
UCF in Europe: A Taste of Europe
Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland
Summer A 2018
Dates: May 22 - June 6, 2018
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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 Vienna (Austria), Salzburg (Austria), Munich (Germany), Lucerne (Switzerland), Torino (Italy), Sarzana (Italy) and Nice (France)  where they will learn the European approach to culinary studies, food and beverage knowledge and products (cheese, wine, bread, patisseries) and immersion within four different Western European cultures. 

The International Gastronomy and Culture and Cuisine courses will be facilitated at UCF during the spring in 2018 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 on location 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.  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.

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:
Tentative Itinerary (subject to amendment): Itinerary - A Taste of Europe.pdf

Inclusions & Exclusions (subject to amendment) 

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Accommodation: Hotels with 3-star or better rating that are conveniently located. All rooms will have twin occupancy and private bathrooms. 
  • Cultural Experiences / Excursions:
    • Local, bi-lingual guides to provide private guided tours.
    • Orientation session and city maps
    • Entrance fees and reservations are included for tours/excursions, as listed on the itinerary.
    • Culinary exercises, as listed on itinerary.
    • Industry site visits and tastings, as listed on the itinerary.
    • (1) Performance ticket at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna 
  • Meals:
    • Daily breakfast to energize you for the day
    • Special welcome dinner to kick-off the program in Vienna
    • (2) Group dinners, as outlined in the itinerary
    • (4) Group lunches, as outlined in the itinerary 
  •  Transportation:
    • Transportation from and to the airport via private motor coach  
    • Private chartered motor coach for touring, where stated in the itinerary
    • Train and ferry tickets where noted in the itinerary
    • Public transportation passes for your stay in Vienna, Salzburg and Lucerne
    • All gratuities and service charges for guides, drivers and servers 
  • UCF Abroad Administrative Fee 
  • UCF Travel Insurance Policy (more details to follow at pre-departure meeting)

The following are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Flights
  • UCF Tuition
  • Passport or visa expenses
  • Personal or other miscellaneous expenses
  • Meals other than those listed
  • Currency exchange fees

Pricing (based on minimum number of students and subject to amendment) 

Program fee: $5,500

Payment 1: $1,000 000 is due on February 28, 2018
Payment 2: $4,500 is due on March 30, 2018

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless otherwise noted), independent travel or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. Students should NOT purchase airfare until they have been told to do so by the UCF Abroad Office. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.
Application: Maximum number of students chosen:  15

Deadline to apply is 02/01/2018


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

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This program is currently not accepting applications.