What a great experience!!
I cannot believe that my journey in Cluny has ended. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
This journey has ended with treasures of knowledge and life-long friendships. In the beginning, I was afraid of having difficulties getting along with my peers and getting used to the place and the time zone. Thankfully, my fears were not accurate at all.
My peers were amazing and felt like I have another family there, the place was great, the people were so lovely, and the structure of the program was so efficient and provided us with a great learning experience.
This program has completely changed my perspective on cheese and wine and the vital role of microbes and yeasts in our daily life. The program has not only changed that, But It has also had an impact on my personal life as well. I was able to face my fears and learn more and more about my self.
One of the highlights of this program is the Abbey of Cluny and the historic Patrimoine and ancient culture of the town that took us back to the 13th century. Another one is our visit to the vineyards and wineries where we were introduced to the process of winemaking as well as tasting wine from differently years aged barrels. Our three days excursion was also one of the most important highlights in this program where we covered many essential aspects in the making of cheese and wine, visiting historical wineries such as Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, wine and cheese cooperatives, and the historical and cultural monuments of Dijon.
Another thing we were able to attend that has never crossed my mind is the Feminine Horse Ball Championship at which I had so much fun!
I highly recommend students to apply to study-abroad opportunities and to take advantage of the help provided by the office of RU Study-Abroad. This class was one of the most fun, enjoyable, excellent, and well-advanced courses I have ever taken.