Course of Study - Core Courses
The Academic Catalog with course descriptions, the detailed Career Programs brochure, and current/upcoming schedules for core courses and optional seminars may be consulted at the Academics area of the FUA site. For enrollment please visit the Admissions page.
Apicius International School of Hospitality is proudly partnered with internationally respected wine producers such as Angoris, Bertani, Capannelle, Castello di Ama, Castello del Trebbio, Compagnia del Vino, Fattoria La Rivolta, Ferrari, Fontodi, Heres (distribution), Jermann, Marchesi Mazzei, Poggio Scalette, Principi Corsini, Salcheto, and Santa Cristina.
Level I (Fall)
Wine Appreciation I
Food and Beverage Operaitons and Management Experiential Learning
Table and Wine Grapes of Italy: an Educational Wine Tour I
Tuscany and Its Wines
Wines of the World I
Level II (Spring)
Wine Appreciation II
Wine Communications and Marketing Experiential Learning
Viticulture and Enology: An Educational Wine Tour II
Professional Pairing Food and Wine Advanced
Wines of The World II
Seminar selections will depend on the period. Please refer to the Career Program introduction and the Admissions area for information on the Italian language, seminars, and internship/Experiential Learning Special Projects program options and their additional costs.
Optional Fall Seminars: Food Safety and Sanitation*, Leading Italian Wine Makers, Local Restaurant and Wine Bars: Signature Chefs and Sommeliers, Introduction to Wine Making, Coffee and After Meal Beverages
Optional Spring Seminars: Beer Brewing and Pairing, Spirits and Grappa, Wine Bar Management, The Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table, Pairing Cocktails and Food
* Please Note: The Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar (15 hours) is mandatory for all Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Wine Studies & Enology students who have not obtained an equivalent certification that is valid in the Region of Tuscany. The seminar is held on the Friday and Saturday of the orientation session upon arrival in Florence.