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*Hospitality Management: Lyon Culinary Studies (Summer)
Lyon, France
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
 Minimum GPA:
 Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
 Courses Offered:
Culinary Studies
 Type of Program:
Faculty Led
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Nimisha Thakur
 Internship Available:
 Non-Penn State Students:
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:

School of Hospitality Management Lyon Culinary Studies

May 15, - May 27, 2014

This course for Penn State students is designed to provide exposure to French cuisine and culture. The program includes intensive classes on cuisine, gastronomy, pastry, wine and cheese and culture. Taught by French instructors, you will be required to keep a daily journal, actively participate in all classes and tours and complete a comparative book report.

The program includes excursions to local restaurants, markets, and a winery, as well as visits to cultural and historical sites in and around Lyon.  . For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets above.

For further information about this program and application procedures, contact Dan Mount or Beth Egan 

water wheel attached to houseEducation Abroad Credits
You will receive three Penn State credits and your grades from the course takend abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. To learn how the courses on this program can fit into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Housing and Meals
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 meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

Carousel in FranceFor More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program.  If you're not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Nimisha Thakur, the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 02/01/2014 
02/27/2014 05/15/2014 05/27/2014
 NOTE: Students depart from the U.S on May 15, and arrive in Lyon on May 16.

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