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Featuring CCIS Programs

IAU, Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean Winter J-Term Program

Multi-City, Multi-Country (Multi-Region)

Quick Facts

Winter 2020/21
  December 29 January 15
Application Deadline:  October 1
Costs: $5,736 CCIS Member | $6,136 Non-Member
Credits: 3 

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*J-Term program scholarship available. Apply HERE*

*J-Term students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 directly to IAU College, divided into two installments. The initial $750 deposit is due pre-acceptance and the remaining $750 is due within two weeks of acceptance or by October 15th, whichever comes first. This deposit is applied towards the program fee.

Program Overview

The Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean J-Term Seminar focuses on the appreciation of gastronomy and wine while exploring regional and local delicacies. Students will learn to appreciate how these products are produced, understand how it impacts the environment, and will begin to recognize how our consumption choices may be a potential solution or hazard to the global environmental crisis.

A Note About the Itinerary 

IAU is sensitive to the ever-changing landscape of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to continue to run our J-Term programs and have created a modified itinerary that takes travel restrictions and health and safety guidelines into consideration for 2021.

Sites to be Visited on Modified Itinerary:
France: Aix-en-Provence and Cassis 
Spain: Barcelona

*View 2021 itinerary here! The schedule is subject to change.



View this short video clip to get a sense of this winter intersession traveling seminar!


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(732) 224-2799

This program is sponsored by Brookdale Community College. 

Academics & Program

Students can choose one of the following courses:


About the Professor:

Professor Anthony Triolo is a long-time Professor of International Relations and Environmental Politics at IAU. He received a Bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in International Affairs from the American University of Paris, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies (Histoire Militaire, Securite et Defense) from IEP, Aix-en-Provence, France in conjunction with Universite Paul Valery III, Montpellier, France. Professor Triolo is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has several years of hands-on experience managing sustainable and organic vineyards. His scholarly interests are centered around the relationships between international security and global environmental crisis with a particular focus on sustainable agriculture, which he sees as a possible panacea, playing a significant role in mitigating climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food insecurity.

Student Life & Housing

IAU’s J-Term Traveling Seminars are unique in that the classroom and campus changes based on the location of the program. The J-Terms consist of 17-21 day academic and cultural courses led by IAU faculty and include 24/7 staff support.  The seminars are thematic in nature and involve travel through multiple countries. During the program, students have access to a variety of spaces including partner institutions, hotel conference rooms, lecture halls, and museums in which to conduct coursework and lectures. Students are housed in hotels or residence halls in each city. Breakfast is included.  

Duration & Costs

December 29 - January 15

$5,736 CCIS Member | $6,136 Non-Member

Costs included: Tuition and fees for 3 credits, insurance, pre-departure advising and orientation, lodging, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, all transportation within program dates, breakfast daily and some dinners.

Costs not included: Airfare to Spain and return from Italy, personal expenses, meals not included in the itinerary.

J-Term students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 directly to IAU College, divided into two installments. The initial $750 deposit is due pre-acceptance and the remaining $750 is due within two weeks of acceptance or by October 15th, whichever comes first. This deposit is applied towards the program fee.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their French hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details. 

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadline: October 1

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum GPA: 2.5


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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Great Cities January Term 2017; University of Tampa

“My experience going abroad through IAU has been nothing shy of extraordinary. I went into it not knowing any of my classmates, but the professors immediately made us all feel welcome. We soon began traveling in a foreign country and with every new excursion we all became such close travel companions. Being in that type of environment forces you to step outside of your comfort zone and open yourself up to new cultures and experiences. Having been a part of this program has not only benefited my knowledge of the world, but created unique memories with people I wouldn't have otherwise met, that I will forever cherish. If you're looking for personal growth with a side of adventure, IAU abroad is your next step.”