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  • Locations: All, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Agriculture Program Type: Non-Credit AU Program
AU Faculty Director(s): Christy Bratcher, GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates)
Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply Contact: Elizabeth Scarborough,
Program Description:


AU Agriculture - Agriculture
Study Tour of France and Spain



Participants on this study tour will learn about many of the food and agricultural specialties of the Provence region of France and the Catalonia region of Spain.

France is known for its system of origin control (AOCs) – the assurance to consumers that a product was raised, processed, and purchased in a specific region. AOCs exist for French wine, many cheeses, and other specialties such as mustard. Specialties of the Provence region include truffles, lavender, wines, cheeses, and olive oil.

In Girona, Spain, students will have the opportunity to visit one of the most important food science centers of Europe – IRTA of Monells. Activities in the Girona area will include tours of wine cellars, fish markets, Metalquimia (internationally known for food processing machines), olive oil production sites, and an experience in cooking and savoring Paella. In Barcelona, students will take in a chocolate tasting and learn about sausage specialties. In both Spain and France, students will experience the cultural, artistic, and historical sights of the medieval towns and wonderful European cities, ending with two days in Paris.

Download a copy of the AG_France_Spain_Information_Packet_2016.pdf



Summer 2016:
  • 9 May 2016: Depart U.S. for France
  • 10 May 2016: Arrive in France, program begins
  • 22 May 2016: Program ends


Download a copy of the AG_France_Spain_Budget_2016.pdf


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens must verify visa requirements.


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.