International Field Study

S19 Germany – Brewery Operations & Brewmaster Students

Prost Deutchland! Come discover the art of brewing, German style! This once in a lifetime opportunity will certainly open your eyes to new cultures and leave you feeling inspired.

DAY 1: Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hallo Deutschland! Meet up with your peers at Toronto Pearson International Airport to board your overnight flight to Munich, Germany. Get comfy, it’s a long ride over the big pond before we begin the trip of a lifetime!


DAY 2: Monday, April 22, 2019


Guten Morgen Munchen! After a restful nights sleep aboard your overnight flight (haha) we will head over to our hotel, that we will call home for the next week. Feel free to take the day to relax and recover from our overnight travels or begin to familiarize yourself with the area and see all that Munich has to offer!


  • Enjoy your day!


DAY 3: Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Rise and shine! It’s time to kick off our industry visits by making our way up to Regensburg to visit Christian Gresser: a local leader in German brewing equipment. With 140 years of tradition, and decades of experience, this family owned business knows how to keep up with the times.


Keeping with diving deep into German tradition, this afternoon we visit Weltenburger Kloster, where their future has a great past! Weltenburger believes in preserve the proven, promote the progress! The Monastery Weltenburg is the oldest monastery brewery in the entire world! Its history dates back to 45AD! We will enjoy a guided tour and learn where the award-winning Dark has its origins and why top-fermented wheat is becoming increasingly popular.


  • Christian Gresser
  • Weltenburg Monestary
  • City of Regensburg


DAY 4: Wednesday, April 24, 2019


This morning, we rise above. Our day begins at the Weihenstephan Monastery, perched high above the city of Freising on the Wihenstephan Hill. We will enjoy a tour of the brewery, which begins with a visit of their museum “To the Origin of Beer“. From here, we enjoy a tour through the nearly 1000 years of history of the Bavarian State Brewery of Weihenstephan before continuing to the “Sacred Territory“-the art of brewing. Cap off the experience by taking part in a tasting session.


As we take one final look at the breathtaking birdseye view of the old town of Freising, we will make our descent down to town and head to one of the oldest and most world reknown brewing schools: TUM Weinhenstephan Beer School.


  • Weihenstephan Monastery
  • Weinhenstephan Beer School
  • Town of Freising




Today, we return to the oldest city in Bavaria- Freising- and visit the towns premier provider in brewing and packaging equipment: Steinecker.Known as “The brand for brewers“, Steinecker has clients all over the world.  From big players to the small guys, these folks are able to assist operations of all sizes.


After spending our morning tapping into the latest technologies for brewing and packaging equipment, we get to open the valves and enjoy a little local get together called the “Day of Beer“! Every year, the Day of Beer is celebrated in one big happy get together with the city of Freising and its two traditional breweries, the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan and the Grafliches Hofbrauhaus Freising from 4:00pm until the evening on the Marienplatz. The Day of Beer is to remind us of the Bavarian Purity Law. This law has been in effect since 1516 and dictates that beer should only include three ingredients: hops, barley and water. Don’t worry, yeast has since been added to the list J


  • Steinecker Tour
  • Day of Beer Festival


DAY 6: FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019


Get your cameras ready! Today is a very exciting day as we head north to the historic city of Bamberg! Be prepared to get lost in the magic of this World Heritage City. From its awe-inspiring architecture to its enchanting palaces and museums, this city surely won’t disappoint.


This morning we have the pleasure of participating in a tour of  Weyermann Specialty Malts and learning about how it all started with a hand driven roast drum that lead them to be the world market leader that they are today! Our tour will include the labratory, malting house and their state of the art logistics centre that enables them to provide more than 135 countries with their speciality malts. See for yourself how Weyermann’s has had a profound impact on the North American craft beer market.


Prepare to have your taste buds dance with delight as we visit Bamberg’s specialty historic smoked beer brewery, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. This historic, family run brewery, makes their own malt and then it is directly barred over an open fire, adding to what makes them so special. “Schlenkerla Rauchbier is a sip of beer history“.


  • World Heritage City of Bamberg
  • Weyermann Specialty Malts Tour
  • Schlenkerla Rauchbier Smoke Beer Brewery




Ready to hop on over to the heart of German Hop Land? To Wolnzach we go! This morning we will visit the German Hop Museum and learn all there is to know about hops. From botanical aspects to brewing, from hop growing to hop trading, from history until present, we will learn it all!


Our final brewery tour will take place at the Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei. At Urban Chestnut, Brewmaster Florian Kuplent takes a unique approach to his brewing philosophy. Refered to as Beer Divergency-where a “new world meets old world“ brewing approach, where timeless regional styes are brewed alongside modern styles.


  • German Hop Museum
  • Urban Chestnut Hallerauer Brauerei
  • City of Wolznach

DAY 8: SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019


Today, we take a break from touring historic breweries and take to the streets of Munich. With so many amazing things to see and do, we haven’t decided what we are going to do just yet! Stay tuned J


DAY 9: MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019


Today, we have to say Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland! Its been a great time here in Germany. From learning local secrets to sampling some of the best brews they have to offer, we must say good-bye to our new friends and return home to put our new knowledge to the test. Until we meet again, Deutschland!




Roundtrip Airfare


Breakfast daily

In country transportation

Admissions as mentioned in itinerary

Travel Insurance

Be World Ready T-shirt







*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.


TRIP DATE 04/21/2019



Munich, Germany



Payment Options

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email [email protected] and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at [email protected] on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Other Important Information

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and Risk Management forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit five high-quality photos and a 100 word minimum well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team.
  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to [email protected]
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Students registering for and making initial deposit towards an IFS are considered committed for that IFS.

After the initial deposit for each International Field Study (IFS), Niagara College begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies) for these IFS’. Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay 100% of the original IFS cost, and no refunds will be issued.

For students who choose to make payments in accordance to the established IFS payment scheduled and miss a payment, the installment will be charged directly to the students’ account and a late fee will be applied to each missed payment.

For Niagara College students requiring an international country visa, you are required to make your payments as per the payment schedule for your respective International Field Study. You cannot defer your payments until after a decision has been made on your country visa. Niagara College’s international travel insurance policy will allow students to make an insurance claim to receive a refund for fees paid towards an International Field Study if your visa is denied.

Travel and Accommodations

Q: Can I bring a friend?

A: You can bring as many friends as you like as long as they are current full-time Niagara College students or within 6 months of graduation from Niagara College and meet the program eligibility requirements.

Q: Can I bring a parent/friend/child from outside the college?

A: No. At this time we are only able to accept current full-time Niagara College students or Niagara College alumni within 6 months of graduation.

Q: What will the rooms be like?

A: Rooms will vary in style on each trip, they are commonly twin-share (2 people to a room, separate beds) in a central location. Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Q: Will it be safe?

A: Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College will take all possible pre-cautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.

Q: Can I book my own flight?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I have a one way ticket?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I change my flight Itinerary?

A: No. We will not be able to accommodate a return flight that is different from the group. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: I require a travel visa for the trip I registered for. Can Be World Ready get the visa for me?

A: We cannot get your visa for you, however, we will provide you with all the information that we can and guide you through the process of obtaining all the necessary visas for travel.

Q: I have a NEXUS card, do I still need a passport to travel to the USA with Be World Ready?
A: Yes. All Be World Ready Participants must have a valid passport.

Be World Ready Grant

Q: What is the Be World Ready Grant?

A: The Be World Ready grant is a pre-determined sum of money that is granted to each qualifying student who is travelling on an approved educational trip to offset the cost of their learning experience. Up to $400 of grant money will be ADVANCED and posted to the students’ account which will then be transferred to the International Field Study account as payment. The remaining grant money, up to $100, will be AWARDED at the completion of your trip provided student has met all grant requirements.

Q: How will I know how much the grant will be for the field study I am on?

A: The value of the Be World Ready grant will included in the welcome email you receive after registering for the trip.

Q: What must I do to receive the grant?

A: You must complete the online modules, pre-departure waivers and attend an in person training session to receive the grant.

Q: How will I know if I received the grant advance?

A: The majority of the value of the grant will be deducted from your final payment and then posted to your student account as a payment towards your field study.

Q: How do I receive the remaining 20% of the grant?

A: You must provide a well written, 100 word, testimonial of how your experience on the trip impacted you. You must also submit 2 jpeg photographs that showcase your destination and yourself in destination.

Q: I have been on an International Field Study before and received the Be World Ready grant. Do I need to complete the online training and waivers again?

A: Yes, you must complete the online training and fill in the waivers again to receive the grant.

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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