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  • Locations: Angers, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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College/School: College of Agriculture Department/School: Agricultural Economics
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Exchange Program Majors: Agriculture Majors
Click here for a definition of this term GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates) Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Contact: Kelly Pippin,
Program Description:

Exchange Program with FESIA - 
Groupe ESA in Angers, France


From the farm to the table… a Sustainable Food System.

Every year in late spring, Groupe ESA offers a unique four-week program to international undergraduate and graduate students. Approximately 40 students coming from our international network of University partners discover facets of the French food system during one month and particularly from the sustainable development perspective. The purpose of the program is to show students links between our food culture, agriculture and food industry. And of course, the program will introduce them to the French way of life and to France's role in the European Union.

Download a copy of the 2015 ESA Summer Program Information Brochure.pdf

Visit the Groupe ESA Website




Summer 2015:

  • 27 May 2015: First Day Meeting in Paris
  • 28 May 2015: Program start date in Angers
  • 25 June 2015: Depart from Angers
  • 26 June 2015: Program end date – students may depart at any time after this date


Download a copy of the FESIA.ESA.Courses.Summer2015.pdf



Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student (based on their residency status) for 3-6 hours for summer programs or 12 hours for semester programs. Students will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) or equivalent Auburn courses while abroad. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.

Based on the exchange agreement between Auburn and the host institution, The Groupe ESA tuition fees (corresponding to the 10 European credits) are waived when students apply within the framework of an exchange agreement. Auburn students will not pay tuition to the host university but will pay other fees (meals, books, housing, and airfare) outlined below:

1930 Euros for students registered in FESIA partner Universities (this includes Auburn) to cover the following expenses: full board (accommodation and food), insurance, cultural excursions, farm and company visits, and transportation in France. The cost does not include: transportation for free weekends, passport fees, and airfare.

Download a copy of the FESIA.ESA.Summer.2015.Cost.Detail.pdf


Students have the option of living with a host family or one to two French ESA students. Lunches are taken at the university cafeteria and dinners are with host families.


Angers, France

Angers, a lively riverside city, was the historical seat of the powerful dukes of Anjou and the Plantagenets and is now famous for its tapestries: the 14th-century Tenture de l’Apocalypse in the city’s château and the 20th-century Chant du Monde at the Jean Lurçat museum. A bustling old town, with many pedestrianised streets and a thriving cafe culture, makes it an interesting western gateway to the Loire Valley.



  • A 3 day cultural trip in Paris (visit of monuments, historic neighborhoods)
  • A 2 day cultural trip along the Loire valley (visit of 3 castles, troglodyte sites)
  • A 3 day cultural trip to Normandy and Brittany (Saint Malo, Mont Saint Michel, Landing beaches, American war cemetery, War memorial museum)


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. 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 should verify visa requirements


This program is currently not accepting applications.