Alumni Invited to Join Overseas ‘Foodie’ Experience

Students during the Food and Travel Writing study abroad program in Summer 2016.

What do a cooking class in Paris, an exclusive visit with a French chocolatier, and a behind-the-scenes tour of a 1395 wine cellar beneath an Alsatian hospital have in common? All of these experiences are available to alumni when they join the Food and Travel Writing in France and Germany study abroad program in Summer 2017.

Alumni are invited to explore Paris and Strasbourg, France, and Heidelberg, Germany, as part of the program. To participate, alumni must re-enroll at USFSP as non-degree seeking students to snag one of the limited class slots. The application deadline for the trip is Feb. 15.

“This will be an extraordinary experience for our alumni to travel with leader Janet Keeler, the longtime food and travel editor of the Tampa Bay Times,” said Heidi Hamlin, alumni relations officer at USFSP.

Among the field trips are a visit to the Rungis Market in Paris, the world’s largest wholesale food market; a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu Paris; a walking tour of old town Strasbourg with tastes of Alsatian tarte flambé and gingerbread, plus group dinners and samples of local wines and craft beer.

“We are lucky to be able to go behind-the-scenes and experience the culture of the regions in ways that most tourists cannot,” said Keeler, coordinator of the USFSP graduate Food Writing and Photography Certificate Program.

Learn more about the Food and Travel Writing in France and Germany program.

This is the third study abroad course that will be open to alumni in 2017. Alumni are eligible to enroll in a Guatemalan study abroad course over spring break and in the Leadership Ethics Study Abroad Program in Great Britain, Greece and Italy in the summer.