Study Abroad

Your JWU degree takes you deep inside the culinary world — our study abroad programs take you around the globe. Expand your skill set, horizons and palate in countries legendary for their contributions to the culinary arts.

JWU students explore a temple while studying abroad in Thailand and Indonesia

Experience at our renowned partner sites will set you apart. Show employers that you can lead a team, and create a divine dish, in any cultural context.

You’ll gain true understanding of the global trends influencing the industry, before you even enter the field.

There’s a world of culinary inspiration out there. Learn it firsthand through JWU. Review program Fact Sheets for dates, courses, pricing and housing. Need help planning? Contact Study Abroad staff at our Providence Campus.

Wines & Wine/Food Matching in Germany
Hone your pairing and tasting skills in the heart of Germany’s wine country. You’ll see the wine-making process in action in this intense sommelier-training course, with excursions to the vineyards of France and Switzerland.

Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle in Italy
Experience the wonders of Florence’s cuisine. You’ll apprentice at the Apicius restaurant Ganzo, and work with freshest ingredients. Plus, you’ll explore art galleries, ancient ruins and, of course, chocolate labs, cheese factories, bakeries and wine cellars.

Peruvian Foods, Beverages & Culture
See why Bon Appetit calls Lima “the Gastronomic capital of South America.” Peru’s Spanish, African and Asian influences, diverse climates and fresh ingredients converge for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Plus, you'll visit Machu Picchu.

European Cuisine in Switzerland
Stay on top of the latest European trends. You’ll work with Switzerland’s artisan cheeses, desserts and fish in hands-on kitchen courses. You may explore 5-star hotels in Gstaad, Zurich and Luzern, not to mention renowned breweries, bakeries and chocolate factories.

Pan Asian Cuisine in Singapore & Thailand
There’s an art to preparing cuisine from China, India, Singapore, Malaysia and more. You’ll learn it from the masters, and even prepare a meal for At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy. You’ll also take tea ceremony lessons, visit a spice garden and explore temples and palaces.

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Study Abroad Asia Brings Local Flavors to Life

During three fast-paced days in Malaysia, a group of JWU culinary students lived like locals, catching catfish with their bare hands, cooking up home-grown delicacies and even trying the notorious durian fruit. read more