College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

France

SUMMER 2017 SHORT-TERM PROGRAM 

Study at the Ecole Superieure d' Agriculture in Angers, France.

Contact: Conrad Zeutenhorst  czeut@umd.edu

GROUPE ESA SUMMER PROGRAM

FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE -- A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM

Live with a French family or student. Sample the finest French food and wine. Learn about French history and culture... and maybe even learn a little of the language. Gain experience in:

  • Animal, crop production and agroecology
  • Viticulture and oenology
  • Landscape management
  • Horticulture
  • Agribusiness and Rural Tourism

The summer international program at the Ecole Superieure d' Agriculture in Angers, France is waiting for you. The living-learning experience begins May 29, 2017 and ends on June 30, 2017. If you like, you may stay for an additional 1 or 2 months in an internship arranged just for you at a local farm or agribusiness location. You will stay with a French host family. You will be joined by American students from University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin (Madison), Texas A&M University (College Station), Clemson University, North Dakota State University (Fargo), University of Wyoming (Laramie), Illinois State University (Normal), and University of Minnesota (Crookston). You may register to earn up to 6 gen ed credits for the University of Maryland. Your experience is only partially in the classroom...site visits, field trips, and two weeks of organized sight seeing (including Mont St. Michael, the Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy, and Paris!) are a major part of this opportunity.

Our own Lisa Bornt (Animal & Avian Sciences) is pictured below next to The Chateau de Chenonceau. This is a terrific program for students who have completed 2 or more semesters at UMD and gives both a wonderful international experience and a fresh and invigorating look at a number of issues related to agriculture and natural resources.

Chenonceau

 Eiffel Tower

Interested in Applying?   If so, please be sure to do the following:

1.   Check out UMD Education Abroad page on Groupe ESA Summer Program
http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/program/10184

Program Overview:   
2017 Summer in France.pdf

2.  Contact Conrad Zeutenhorst in Education Abroad office, to learn about the program, costs, and application.   Submit an application through the Education Abroad Office by March 1, 2017- link HERE

Conrad Zeutenhorst
Phone:  301-405-0596
Office: 1118 H.J. Patterson Hall
Email:   czeut@umd.edu

Costs:

  • ESA tuition includes housing and food:  3700 Euros (approx. $3981 USD)
  • You pay your own way (airfare plus a one-way train ride from Paris to Angers) and spending money
  • Optional internship on a farm: 440 EUD (about $570)
  • UMD Education Abroad fees: $500  + $50 application fee

 

Credit:  Students will earn 10 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

 

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SPRING 2017  ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM in LILLE, FRANCE

Focus: Livestock Management

DATES:  Spring 2017 semester

CREDIT: 

ISA Course

ISA Course Name

Equivalent ANSC Course

ANSC Course Name

Transferrable Credits

UEC4

Livestock Welfare

ANSC 453

Animal Welfare and bioethics

3Cr (40 hrs lecture)

UEL2

Livestock production systems

ANSC 220

Livestock management

3cr (36hrs lecture + 40 hours lab)

UEC6

Health management of livestock

300-level elective credit

Can substitute for the requirement to take ANSC 340- Health management of animal populations but will not transfer back as such due to narrower species range covered

3Cr (40 hrs lecture)

UEC5

Livestock housing and building construction

400-level elective credit

Ok to count as an advanced animal science elective

2-3cr (24hrs lecture + 12hr lab)

Total

11-12Cr

 

Students in this program will have the opportunity to study:

  • different livestock production systems and their impact on the economy and market
  • animal welfare and the relationship with legislation and society
  • livestock housing
  • animal health

 

For more information about the program, course descriptions, housing, transportation, etc., please visit:

Guide for International Students.pdf 

ISA_Animal_Science_2015-2016.pdf

 

Interested in Applying?   If so, please be sure to do the following:

1. apply to ESA directly by sending a completed application form-  http://www.isa-lille.com/programs/how-to-apply/exchange-students/

2. submit an application through the Education Abroad Office: http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/program/11389

  • Applications open: May 1, 2016
  • Application deadline: October 1, 2016

 

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FUNDING YOUR EXPERIENCE

Costs are low and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UMD may be able to help you out with international education scholarship support. Program requirements:

  • You must have completed two semesters here at Maryland
  • You must be in good academic standing - cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. You will need a 2.5 or higher to be competitive for College of AGNR scholarship support for this opportunity

Please contact Hollin Roberts (hrobert1@umd.edu) to learn more about AGNR's scholarship opportunities.

 

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