Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Lyon, France
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Please note that this program will not run in summer 2019. Please check back at a later date about future iterations of the program!
This program offers a 10-day immersion in French culture and cuisine. It is a wonderful way to experience France! The Institut Paul Bocuse is one of the premier schools in the world for learning French cuisine. The school offers degree programs (bachelor’s through PhD.) in French culinary arts. The week long program at IPB includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on food preparation with award-winning French chefs. There are wine tastings, cheese tastings, and numerous food experiences that are simply remarkable! Some of the instructors are winners of the famed French MOF award signifying that they are the very best at their craft.
There is a free weekend in Lyon, after the week at Paul Bocuse. Lyon is the third largest city in France. There are markets, cafes, historical sights, river cruises, etc. French language skills are not required to enjoy many of the attractions in Lyon.
Monday of the second week is spent touring Vairhona Chocolate Factory at La Cite du Chocolat, which is about a one hour bus ride from Lyon. This excursion is included as part of the course.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program:
You will stay in a modest apartment with cooking facilities. A couple of group meals are included in your program fee as well as lunch on class days at Paul Bocuse. Otherwise, you will be responsible for paying for your own
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
You must complete the following materials in your application:
Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
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