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Cuisine and Culture of Southern Europe


The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Evora and Lisbon, Portugal
Course # HTM 39800
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2017 03/11/17 to 03/19/17

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Program Leader

Name Ambarish Lulay
Emailalulay@purdue.edu
Phone765-494-6233


Program Description
The 2013 Cuisine and Culture class  heads to a new destination, Portugal, where we will tour castles, visit open-air markets, learn about cheesemaking, and explore the art of wine making as we make our way through the beautiful countryside.  The program begins with classes on the West Lafayette campus covering topics such as history, language, architecture, food and safe traveling.  Over Spring Break, the class ventures abroad on an experiential tour of the region in question. Upon returning, students finish the course with reflective presentations and an exam.

 Preliminary site visits include:

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Lisbon
  • Shuttle bus to and from West Lafayette and Chicago
  • All ground transportation while in Europe
  • 4 night accomodations in Evora
  • 3 night accomodations in Lisbon
  • All breakfasts plus various lunches and dinners during class sessions
  • Guided city tours of Lisbon, Evora & Sintra
  • Olive oil production tour
  • Winery tour and wine tastings
  • Behind the scenes tour of the historic Hotel Convento de Sao Paulo dating to 1182
  • Visit to Sesimbra and its daily fish auction
  • Port tasting class
  • Cheesemaking in Azeitao
  • Palacio Paco Ducal Museum tour in Vila Vicosa
  • Roman ruins in Evora

For more information contact the program leader.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO CANCELLATION, WE HAVE SOME SPACES REMAINING; HOWEVER, WE WILL NEED TO KNOW BEFORE JANUARY 11 IN ORDER TO GET YOU ADDED TO THE PROGRAM.  IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT CARL BEHNKE RIGHT AWAY FOR ENROLLMENT DETAILS.

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