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Freising, Germany: Practical & Theoretical Brewing & Culture at TUM Weihenstephan

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Summer 1 Session: May 25 - June 20 (Tentative), 2022

Applications due February 1 to Global Eduacation Office

Info Sessions: October 26, November 18 and January 19 at 7 p.m.

Pre-trip Meeting(s): TBD

This exchange provides students with the unique opportunity to learn about brewing technology and quality at the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world in Freising, Germany. You will be enrolled in a course at TUM which equates to a 3 credit course at Virginia Tech as a part of a bilateral exchange with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) that will take place over a period of four weeks during the summer semseter. Topics covered will include brewhouse engineering and design, quality control standards, raw materials (hops, yeast, malt, water), beer filling and packaging, and draught dispensing technology. 

Students will have the opportunity to go on both educational and recreational excursions and experience what beautiful Bavaria has to offer, including Munich, the Alps, Hallertau, delicious German cuisine and more.

This program is open to all majors. Students graduating in May are still eligible for this courseThe course will be taught in English by the TUM-Weihenstephan faculty

Contact Info

Brian Wiersema
wiersema@vt.edu
(540) 231-0864

VT GEO
vtabroad@vt.edu