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  • Locations: Beaune, France; Brussieu, France; Grenoble, France; Lyon, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Maymester/Early Summ
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hotels, Shared - On Site
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Service Learning: No
Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate Education Abroad Programs by College: College of Science of Mathematics
Departments: Chemistry & Biochemistry Payable Account Code: 8743
Program Description:
Chemistry and Culture of Winemaking in France

**The application deadline for this program is February 1st, 2019**

**To be accepted into this program, students must submit the following by February 1st, 2019:

- $300 Non-Refundable Deposit
- Completed Medical Clearance Form*
- Meet G.P.A. Requirement or submit an appeal*

*See below for details



Wine in Paris


Following application, the primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your email account.  As a KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.

Program Description

Undertake a cultural and scientific learning experience through one of humanity's oldest chemical experiments, making
wine. Students will explore the history, culture, and chemical expertise in France's Rhone valley, obtain certification from the
INSEEC's wine and spirits tasting technique course, and learn from experts in the fields of vinification, glassblowing, bottling,
and fragrance chemistry.

For amazing pictures of France:


Program Dates (subject to change)

May 13-24th, 2019

Itinerary: Itinerary & Contact Hours Spreadsheet


France Mountains

Program Cost (subject to change)

$4,500.00 which includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Europe, local transportation, accommodations, group excursions, admission costs, emergency health insurance, and some meals. The above price does not include vaccinations (if applicable), passport, cost of ground transport to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, tips, incidental expenses, souvenirs, or drinks that are not a part of regular meals.

Tuition is not included in the program cost and is paid separately.

***All KSU students if eligible, will receive a Global Learning Scholarship for this program.  For more information, please visit***

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee. Payments are broken down into two installments:

March 1st, 2019 - 1st installment of $2,100.00
March 15th, 2019  - 2nd installment of $2,100.00

If eligible, the Global Learning Scholarship award amount will be applied to your second installment.

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website.


Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required by February 1st, 2019 for acceptance onto this program.  In order to complete the medical clearance form please follow these steps:

1. Print out the Medical Clearance form provided to you once you begin an education abroad program application.
2. Print out the Physical assessment form. You can find the form below in the Safety & Security Section of this brochure page.
3. Print out the program description located above in this brochure page.
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description with you to a licensed medical provider.
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is completely filled, please send it to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax, or in-person.


Global Learning Scholarship

***All KSU students are eligible to apply for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application by the deadline.

  • Summer 2019 Programs (including Maymester): January 15 - March 15
  • The award for this program is $1,000.00. (Award subject to change, if eligible)
  • The Global Learning Scholarship may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment.

Please note that this program DOES NOT include built-in community service and students will be required to complete community service prior to applying to this scholarship, if eligible.
***As of 1/19/18, students exempt from paying the Global Learning Fee are eligible for the scholarship, however the award amount for exempt students is $100 less than the amount awarded to students who pay the fee. This includes 100% e-learners, students 62 of age and over, and off-campus sites, such as Paulding or Cobb Galleria.***
***Please see for more scholarship opportunities***





Hotels will be conveniently located for students; twin rooms for participants (students will share a room) with private bathrooms unless otherwise notified by faculty.

Safety & Security

During pre-departure preparations and meetings, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety and other important information to know before traveling abroad in this program.

For up-to-date information on France from the State Department, please visit:

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also provides a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns to be aware of along with other useful information for travelers going to France:


Faculty advice for traveling on this Program: 
Health & Safety Handout
Physical Assessment Form -Necessary for Medical Clearance Form!



Students will take CHEM 3200 and receive three credit hours for the course. 

Classroom Wine

CHEM 3200 - Culture and Chemistry (3 Credit Hours)
Pre-requisites: With permission of instructor OR a grade of "C" or better in CHEM 3361 

This global learning course will expose students to the predominant chemistry conducted in the host country at the university level, as well as in industry. The culture, history, and lifestyle of the host country population will be experienced through visits to museums, landmarks, restaurants and/or historical sites. Other scientific locations of interest will also be visited to increase the interdisciplinary nature of the science to which students are exposed. 


***NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.***

Application Deadline

February 1st, 2019

A $300 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application.

Important Notes:

  • You will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid the deposit and turned in your medical clearance form.  Failure to do so by the deadline will result in not being accepted onto the program.
  • All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 G.P.A. to be eligible for this program.  Students with a 2.0 or higher can appeal their G.P.A. to the Education Abroad G.P.A. Appeal Committee.  You can appeal here:


Fountain in Lyon, France


Faculty Contacts

Dr. Glen Meades
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Background

This will be Dr. Meades' second trip to the region, having directed this same study abroad program in May 2018. He also grew up in a French family in New Orleans with similar culture to France. His background in medicine and biochemistry allows thorough, insightful, and entertaining explanations of the chemistry and culture behind making wine.


**To make an appointment to speak with the Education Abroad Program Coordinator for this program, please email Thu-Hang Tran at**



All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.

This program is currently not accepting applications.