Management Wine Field School to France 2019

Management Wine Field School to France

Program Overview

Field School Dates: May 1 - May 18, 2019 (tentative)


This 9 credit program takes you to France to increase your knowledge, skills and abilities in the subject of wine business and marketing by exploring the French wine industry. We will use a combination of academic study and experiential learning to understand the cultural, media, legal and marketing mix influences on the Wine Supply Chain, from grower to consumer.

We will begin our exploration in Champagne, followed by stop overs in Dijon and the Burgundy region, before
moving south to Beaujolais and then onto the Northern Rhone wine region, and lastly spending a few days in Paris before we depart.

Considerations: As the destination for this field school is France, you will experience French culture and language, which may be different than your own culture. We will be visiting sites that may require you to walk
through vineyards and/or visit wine caves.

Explore the Program Details in the Field School Presentation.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Application Procedure

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, November 2, 2018


  • Open to Faculty of Management students
  • Grade Point Average of 2.33 or better
  • References from two faculty members (names and contact info required)
  • Application form

Preference given to 3rd and fourth year students, or MBA Graduate students. Space is limited and selection is determined by Faculty members. Selection will be based on: Eligibility, strength of application and references. 

Accepted applications will be required to make a non-refundable $500 Field School fee deposit in November to confirm a seat in the program. Once paid, Field School fees are non-refundable. 

Please download and complete the application form and then send it to or

Download the France Wine Field School Application Form

Once accepted to the field school

  • All accepted applicants will receive an email requesting the non-refundable deposit of $500 to be paid through your Student Record with subsequent payment deadline dates.

  • Before your departure you will be asked by Education Abroad to complete the International Travel Registry and Pre-Departure checklist (including submission of a copy of your passport, flight itinerary, etc).


To be confirmed.

Costs and Funding

Field School Fees and Costs: $3,600 (subject to change)

Field School Fees include

  • Shared accommodation
  • Most breakfasts
  • Some program related travel in France
  • Some program related entry and tasting fees

Other costs to participants, not included in field school fees:

  • Airfare to Paris, France
  • Meals other than most breakfasts
  • Some ground travel 
  • Miscellaneous entry fees 
  • Changes to travel itinerary
  • Passport and visa expenses (if applicable)
  • Vaccinations if required
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Tuition for Mark 397, 398 and 399 (9 credits)



Non-refundable deposit


November 30, 2018

Payment 1


January 25, 2019

Payment 2/Final Payment


February 28, 2019

Total cost per participant

To be confirmed
Estimated amount: $3,600
Subject to change

All payments must be made via the student record. Credit cards are not accepted.

Passports and Visas


All participants must have a valid passport good for six months after your return. Apply for a Canadian passport or pick up an application at any Canada Post office.


Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for short-term travel to France.

France is part of the Schengen Region and you may require a Schengen Visa depending upon which country you hold a passport. Please visit Schengen Visa Info or Government of France: Coming to France.

International students going abroad must make sure their TRV and Study Permits are up-to-date and won't expire while they are abroad.

Students will be responsible for applying for and securing their own visas (where appropriate).

Contact Us

Carleigh Randall

Professor, Faculty of Management, Marketing
Phone: 250.740.3245 Ext. 2439

Peter Briscoe

Professor, Faculty of Management, Hospitality
Phone: 250.740.6226

Education Abroad

Building 255, Second Floor
Phone: 250.753.3245 Ext. 2494
Web: VIU Education Abroad