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  • Locations: Beauvais, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay
Minimum GPA: 3.0 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 1-6 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Food, Human Nutrition & Hsptly, Global Health, Health Science, Human Development & Family Sci, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Open to Graduate Students?: Yes
Program Description:
Summer Program 2016 Cooking for Health in France: From Field to Plate

Summer Program 2016 COOKING FOR HEALTH.pdf
This summer school program is offered by our partner institution, LaSalle Beauvais, for food science, nutrition and other students interested in the culinary arts. Students will participate in an intensive, interdisciplinary program that combines culinary art, health sciences and professional practice while discovering French sustainable food production. You will gain practical, international experience in your field while earning college credits while experiencing French culture.

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. 

Course Description_Cooking for Health-From Field to Plate_2016.pdf
The program is broken up into 5 academic areas, followed by the optional internship:
Week 1: French for Culinary Purposes
Weeks 2 and 3: Making French Bread and Fresh Dairy Products
Week 3: Food Systems
Week 4: Traditional Cuisines and Public Health: From Historic Concepts to Modern Message (Part 1)
Week 5: Traditional Cuisines and Public Health: From Historic Concepts to Modern Message (Part 2)
Weeks 6-10: LaSalle 4-week Internship program description.pdf (Optional)

Students will be enrolled in 6 hours of credit in U of A Bumpers College during the summer semester. Additionally, students will be assessed a program fee for their participation (fee covers transport from the airport to/from LaSalle, accommodation and most meals during 5 week academic program, culinary platform fee, transportation to and from internship, internship administration fee, study abroad fee and international health insurance). Students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, local transportation, books, passport, room & board from June 18-21 for internship participants, and personal expenses. Click on the Budget sheet above for a full break-down of expected costs for the summer.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.  Bumpers College students should apply for Bumpers College Study Abroad Grants.  Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship.  Honors students should apply for study abroad grants through the U of A Honors College

And all students should read through our scholarship page for more funding opportunities and deadlines.  Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your summer in France.

Additional Information
The International Office assists exchange students in finding suitable accommodation in the “Résidence du Bois” dorm, with most meals included, during the first 5 weeks and suitable accommodations in the  in the program fee.

For assistance with academic expectations, course information, etc., contact:
Dr. Jean-Francois Meullenet
Food Science