Modesto, California Project Center

Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Project Preparation: Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture

E & J Gallo Wineries, headquartered in Modesto, CA, has winery operations in Livingston, Fresno, and Sonoma and Napa Valleys and is the site where students complete their projects. Average weather during the winter will range from 50°F to 67°F.

Housing and Meals

Students will live in shared apartments in Modesto, CA, which are within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Accommodations are subject to change and will be confirmed by the beginning of the term prior to departure. Students should inform their advisor of any health concerns, dietary restrictions, or allergies in advance of participation in this program.

Past Projects

Past students at the Gallo-Modesto project center have:

  • Developed wine filtration improvements
  • Developed storage tank inert gas blanketing
  • Introduced new processes, equipment, and technology for wine carbonation