During the AIM Overseas Food and Wine Trends and Innovation program,  you will explore the Italian wine industry, including quality, sustainability and enogastronomy.

You will also gain an understanding of the policies and economic trends that affect consumption, trade and production within Italy and the EU.

The course on Food Production covers a range of topics including the Italian food tradition, nutrition and the Mediterranean diet, and the impact of current gastronomic trends that affect the way we eat and purchase food.  

Fields of study

  • Humanities
  • Food Science
  • Business

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest. More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

BEL Faculty students may be eligible for credit towards HOSP3003 Food and Beverage Management as approved by the BEL Faculty. Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas. 

This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2018 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee is approximately $5,590 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is included in the program cost.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Tamaya - 2017

My favorite memory from my international experience would have to be visiting one of the local vineyards from Piacenza, Azienda Agricola Montesissa. This vineyard has been family owned and operated for 5 generations, and grew a lot of grape varieties such as Barberra and Sangiovese.

Visiting this farm really inspired me to keep pursuing my interest in applying my knowledge in science to viticulture and sustainable agriculture. 

Read more of Tamaya's story here. 




Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Winter applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 07 July 2018
End: 04 August 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Piacenza, Italy
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate