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A&M France Agribusiness: From the Farm to the Table: A Sustainable Food Chain
Angers, France; Loire Valley, France; Normandy, France; Paris, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Agriculture/Life Sciences
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
Dmitry Vedenov
Program Advisor:
Pascale Parker Housing: Homestay
Open to non-majors:
Yes Classification: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

France Agribusiness: From the Farm to the Table: A Sustainable Food Chain

Faculty Leader  

Dmitry Vedenov
Agricultural Economics  

   Study Abroad Advisor 

Pascale Parker

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June 1 - July 1, 2017
Angers, France

(dates subject to change by a few days)

The France Agribusiness program offers two locations in France.  Before starting an application for this program (in Angers), please review the France Agribusiness in Lyon brochure (FranceagribusinessLyon) and apply to the program that is your first preference.  The faculty member will discuss the options with you at the interview and will select each group before your application is confirmed.

Through partnership with Texas A&M, the Federation des Ecoles Superieures d’Ingenieurs en Agriculture (FESIA), offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience the French way of life and to learn about the culture of food production and consumption in France. This is a combination program consisting of a faculty-led and reciprocal exchange components. During a month-long trip, the students are exposed to a series of lectures on specifics of food production, processing, and distribution in France. Additional lectures discuss France’s role in the European Union, its history, and the rich heritage of French culture. Field trips and cultural visits are a major part of the program providing the students with an up-close experience of French agriculture and food industry. The program is administered entirely in English, though students do learn the basics of the French language. Students live with host families and have an opportunity to participate in their everyday activities. Meals are provided by the host families and/or University cafeteria.    
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • AGLS 301 : Reciprocal Exchange Holding Course convertible to A&M course ( 3 credits)
  • AGEC 402 : Survey of International Agriculture (3 credits)
  • Open to ALL majors. Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Meet with faculty member as part of the application requirement.
  • Must have completed AGEC 105, or ECON 202 or 203 by the end of Spring 2017 
  • Must attend all AGEC 402 course meetings and all Study Abroad program orientation meetings offered in Spring 2017
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meetings
  • Lectures from agriculture specialists and faculty on French agribusiness topics
  • Field trips of farms, plants and companies in the food industry
  •  Tours in Paris and other regions featuring visits to famous monuments, with an optional weekend in Normandy.
Estimated Program Fee   (subject to change) - billed to University Account $3,900
Lodging and Meals   $2,440  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   $310  
In-Country Transportation   $200  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $150  
International Health Insurance $50  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $350  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $4,050+
Tuition and Fees (example for in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,100  
International Airfare $1,600  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $150  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $200+  
Personal Spending varies  

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Program Courses
Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.

This program is currently not accepting applications.