France: Food Production, Culture and the Environment

Study French agricultural systems, environmental sciences and culture in Toulouse, the fourth-largest city in France, during this Maymester experience.
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About the Program

During their stay in Toulouse, students experience first-hand food production and environmental stewardship, French culture, and European agriculture. Students will study a variety of topics at the Ècole Nationale Supèrieure Agronomiqe de Toulouse (ENSAT), a part of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse. All of the courses are taught in English and students will learn basic “survival skills” during a French class at ENSAT.

Students will participate in a lecture and field trip for the following segments:

  • French language, history and culture
  • Cheese making
  • Wine making
  • Olive Production
  • Horticulture
  • Geomatics
  • Environmental science
  • Animal and poultry science
  • Biotechnology
  • Ag Economics and European Policy
  • French Agricultural systems

Upon returning, students have gained knowledge and an appreciation for French culture, as well as a global view of agriculture that makes them more marketable to employers.


International Travel Scholarship

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Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
International travel scholarships are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 - November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 - March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration.

Additional Scholarships for International Travel

There are several scholarships available for international travel through the CAES Office of Global Programs.

Quick Facts

Dates: Maymester 2019

Estimated Program Fee: $2,000 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

Courses: AESC 3150, AESC 3160

Application Deadline: February 15

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Program Contacts

Michael J. Azain Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Animal & Dairy Science
Mark A. Harrison Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Food Science
Food Science & Technology