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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Sunderland, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class/Credit Status: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Brewing, Culinary Arts, Food Service Management, Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leader
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
99 Bottles - British Practical Brewing

Brewlab UK
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PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
June 1 Arrive Sunderland
June 8-9 Edinburgh
June 15-16 York
June 23 Depart Program

To be determined
This rigorous hands-on course is ideal for students who want to work in or develop their own microbrewery or brewpub. The course enables students to enhance their knowledge of brewing theory and develop their skills in practical brewing, recipe formulation, sensory analysis, marketing, and brewery design. 

In cooperation with an internationally-accredited brewing training facility in Sunderland, England, students will work alongside professional brewers, chemists and industry professionals in both laboratory and field settings to earn practical professional brewing experience. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of traditional and modern ale-brewing technology through classroom theory, tutorials, formula development and laboratory and sensory analysis, combined with hands-on brewing both on-site and at local craft breweries. Evening and weekend excursions to regional maltsters, hop yards and breweries and other historic and cultural sites are included.

There is a comprehensive written exam at the completion of the course.  Successful candidates will earn the Brewlab Practical Brewing Certificate, a Level 2 achievement.  

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 9 quarter credits
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.

Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution. Students enrolled in the JWU Craft Brewing Certificate Program are also eligible to participate.

JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
  • CUL3092 Brewing Arts or the equivalent experience
Non-JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
Proof of completion of comparable courses must be presented through your application materials.

Academic content is delivered by the program host, a JWU faculty member and guest lecturers. A faculty from JWU's College of Culinary Arts serves as the program faculty leader and coordinates pre-departure information, travels with the group,
99 bottles 2coordinates with local hosts, and assigns the final grade for the program course.

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 50-60 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, labs, industry visits, cultural excursions, and group meals. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.


Jennifer Pereira
Providence Campus

Group at Tynedale FestivalSAMPLE EXCURSIONS
Tynedale Beer Festival

Dorm style lodging, single occupancy, private bathrooms.  Tourist class hotels, double occupancy, during excursions.

1-2 meals/day (typically breakfast and lunch) plus a welcoming reception and farewell dinner.

Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.

You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.