An abandoned chateau at the vineyard Haut-Brion located in Pessac, a town right outside of Bordeaux holds many acres to grow a variety of grapes.
Chateau Haut-Brion's tour guide welcomes students into the commercial wine sector on the vineyard to partake in a wine-tasting.
Students walk alongside grape fields during a tour of Chateau Haut-Brion.
Saint-Emilion is one of the oldest villages that has a current population of only 200.
The Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion is known as one of the biggest underground churches in the world. Its form was once a big boulder of limestone rock but was carved out by monks.
At night, mist forms on slabs of granite to reflect one of Bordeaux's most popular attractions, Miroir D'eau. Photographers, couples and groups of friends gather to see the marvelous imagery.
Through exploration of the city, students found a 17th-century fountain in the middle of Miroir D'eau.
Students and faculty listened to French business Professor, Colin Gent as he taught the different profiles of red and white wine.
During the tour at Chateau La Dominique, students learned about the storage of wine. Large metal vats control the temperature at which the wine is stored prior to being placed in French oak barrels to begin fermentation.
La Cite Du Vin translates to the Museum of Wine where students learned about wine history and its cultural impact. The shape of the museum symbolizes the swirl of wine in a glass.
Students saw beautiful architecture during their travels. Free time was allotted in their afternoons to explore the bustling city of Bordeaux.
Professors captured photos of students before their last meal in France as a group. The chefs served a tomato and onion quiche, fresh tilapia garnished with bruschetta and a raspberry cream puff.
The French flag waved in the wind and the boat tour began in the Garonne River where various landmarks were established during the reign of Napolean Bonaparte.
Traveling across the North Atlantic Ocean created new bonds of friendship that students will take with them for a lifetime.
Bordeaux's nightlife was lively. Groups of friends sat in the park, chatting, singing and dancing.
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