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French Food Culture

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Roanne, France
Course # SA 19999
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring Break 2022 03/12/22 to 03/20/22

Program Leader

Name Jessica Sturm
Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

FR 38000 Special Topics in French Culture and Civilization: THE FRENCH FOOD CULTURE

Students enrolling in the semester long (January-May) FR 380 French Food Culture course will travel together to a French Culinary School in Greater Roanne, France (about 1 hr west of Lyon) during Spring Break. The prerequisite for FR 380 is FR 202 or four semesters of French or equivalent.

This one week cultural adventure of a lifetime includes cooking classes, a wine course, a cheese course, cultural excursions to a vineyard, an oil press, a chocolate maker, lodging in a French villa, visit to Lyon and much more. This Spring Break all-inclusive package includes tuition for the classes, lodging and meals in the villa as well as an upscale dining experience in a countryside restaurant, tour buses, excursion fees and the roundtrip airport shuttle from Lyon to Roanne.

The students will have a free afternoon in Lyon, so lunch that day is not included in the program fee. (Students usually economize by eating crêpes or pizza from street carts.)

In addition to the program fee, students will purchase an airline ticket from Indianapolis to Lyon which costs approximately $1,500 to be paid directly to our travel agent.

For pictures, see past Purdue groups at the École des Trois Ponts' website:


After you enroll for this trip on this Study Abroad site, you will also have to enroll in FR 38000 Special Topics in French Culture and Civilization: French Food Culture as you would a normal Purdue course on MyPurdue. You'll enroll in both sections listed, one with the semester dates of Jan-May and one with the Spring Break dates of Mar 12-20.


Pre-requisite:  FR 202 or equivalent.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Application Deadline

November 15, 2021

Financial Aid

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