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  • Locations: Beauvais, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3 Program Type: U of A Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: No Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Agri, Food & Life Sciences, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation Program Duration: Semester
Program Description:
This Bumpers College exchange is available for juniors, seniors or graduate food science students looking to gain experience abroad. Students will better understand the complex relationships between food chain, dietary habits, and human health as consumer and public health issue. Course work includes human physiology, nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutraceuticals with emphasis on European or Mediterranean nutrition and health.

The “Grandes Ecoles” are unique to France. They were created in the late 18th century in order to offer outstanding scientific education to the country’s future engineers. LaSalle Beauvais, founded in 1854, belongs to this tradition. Studying at this university will not only give you access to excellence in education; you will also have the opportunity to live in the country that invented “savoir-vivre”, the art of living well!

Spring semester in nutritional sciences leaflet

*Special Culinary Institutes for Summer Option Available, for more information go to *U of A Exchange: LaSalle Culinary Summer School

Beauvais is located in northern France, 50 miles to the north of Paris. The Picardy region, home of LaSalle Beauvais, is well known for its beautiful villages and its inspiring Gothic cathedrals. Known for its gastronomy, wines and cheeses, France is a large country of amazing geographical variety.  You will meet people who are proud of their cultural heritage, their lovely countryside, and their quiet towns and fine restaurants.

Beauvais also has the benefit of the French public transportation system and can access many cities in Western Europe in a matter of hours. 

This Bumpers College exchange offers an educational experience that allows U of A food science undergraduates and graduates to access a European viewpoint on food, set in the comfort of a charming French town for the spring semester, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. There is an available French language program as well for students.  There are also two summer programs, each with an optional internship, for more about these, please read the information above. While the food science programs are offered in English, students with some exposure to the French language will find an even more expansive look inside the culinary arts and culture in France. 

Students can find a list of courses that the U of A has predetermined for this exchange here: (Search for the name of the University under Foreign Colleges).

Students will be assessed U of A Bumpers College tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during the spring semester or 6 credit hours during the summer term that they study abroad on this exchange.  Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses.  The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.   Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs for the spring.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship. And all students should read through our scholarship page for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines.  Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your semester in France.

Additional Information
The International Office assists exchange students in finding suitable accommodation in the vicinity of the university.  All international students have priority access to accommodations and are housed in the “Résidence du Bois” dorm for the spring term.  Housing and most meals are included in the program fee for each of the summer program options also.