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

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Summer 1 Session: May 22 - June 17 (Tentative)

Applications due February 1 to Global Eduacation Office

Info Sessions: November 15, December 6 and January 24 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 semester. Topics covered will include brewhouse 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
(540) 231-0864