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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: University of Georgia Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research, Lecture
Classes With: UGA Students College/School: CAES
Academic Area: Agriculture, Food Technology Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: YES Housing Location: Off-Campus
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For more information about 2021, please contact the program director.

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UGA- CAES- Spain: Food Production, Culture and the Environment

This unique program offers you the opportunity to study food production, culture and environmental sciences while experiencing southern Spain. You’ll spend two weeks immersing yourself in Spanish culture, experiencing traditional Spanish food and learning about modern and traditional food production practices.
You’ll discover the art of specialty cheese and wine making and will participate in interactive lectures and field visits, taught by experts in the fields of horticulture, viticulture, enology and animal science.
Field trips include visits to a winery, a Spanish cooking course, local farmers markets, olive oil production facilities, the Spanish National Research Council, and the Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture. 
The Food Production, Culture & the Environment program gives students an overview of Spanish agriculture, firsthand experience in food production and environmental stewardship, and the opportunity for cultural immersion.


Program Location 

Granada, also known as the land of a thousand castles, is located in southern Spain at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a Mediterranean climate. Known for its medieval architecture and the world-famous Alhambra, a hilltop fortress with palaces, patios and orchards, Granada is a city full of culture, history and opportunity.

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Contact Information

Mike AzainDr. Michael Azain  
Animal and Dairy Science Department 
Phone: 706-542-0963 
Fax: 706-542-0399 

mark harrisonDr. Mark Harrison
Department of Food Science and Technology
Phone: 706-542-1008

judy harrisonDr. Judy Harrison
Department of Foods and Nutrition
Phone: 706-542-3773

*** Scholarships are available to CAES students. 

Academic Program

Course Offerings
Students enroll in both of the courses below: 
AESC 3150 “Topics in International Agriculture” (2 hrs) 
AESC 3160 “Food Production Systems in Western Europe” (3 hrs)

Additional Activities
Spanish Language Classes
Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Training
Mediterranean Diet Seminary & Visit to Local Market
Transfer to Granada Coast: Visit to Farm of Tropical Fruit with Tasting, Visit to Fish Market
Spanish Cooking Course
3 Days in 3 different research centers
Research Council (CSIC): visit and workshop
Visit to Olive Grove & Olive Oil production and tasting
Spanish Ham and Sausages Production
Transfer to Alcudia de Guadix: visit to the Cave-Houses, Bread and Cheese making
Winery and Vineyard
Eco Market: Visit farms and learn about Organic Food Movement and Economy

Extra-curricular Activities
Granada City Tour
Flamenco show
Cathedral and Royal Chapel
Malaga Weekend including: 2 hotel nights, transfers, beach visit, and guided visits

Program Itinerary

  May 18 - Visit Picasso Museum
May 12 - Welcome and Orientation May 19 - Return to Granada
May 13 - Granada city tour May 20 - ARMILLA-CSIC workshop
May 14 - Mediterranean Diet Seminary May 21 - Olive field and olive oil production, tasiting Spanish ham and sausages
May 15 - Visit tropical fruit farm and tasting May 22 - Visit Alcudia de Guadix Cave Houses, bread and cheese making, winery visit
May 16 - Spanish cooking course & visit Alhambra May 23 - Eco Market - meeting with local organic farmers
May 17 - Arrive in Malaga & city tour May 24 - Return to US
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Students live in groups of 2-3 with local families in a homestay, located in the center of the city. Homes are within walking distance of the city center and provide three meals/day. 

Program Costs


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This program is currently not accepting applications.