Deadline Summer Program


Application form to be filled in before 25 March 2019
Summer Program’s dates in France: From 31 May 2019 to 27 June 2019



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Summer program

"From the farm to the table...a sustainable food system"

Every year in late spring, ESA offers a unique four-week program to international undergraduate and graduate students.

The topic:

Approximately 40 students coming from our international network of University partners discover facets of the French agriculture during one month, focusing on the traditional and local food "systems". From production to consumers, the program will allow students to understand the "terroir" production through several angles such as History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political, Economy, Food Science, Crop Science, Agroecology and Animal science. The purpose of the program is to show to students links between agriculture, food industry and food culture with a sustainable development perspective. The program will also indroduce them to the "French way of life" and to France's role in the European Union.

Pedagogy :

The 4 week program combines:
- courses and presentations
- laboratory activities
- group projects and study cases
- visits to farms, food and wine companies
- educational fiels trips and cultural visits in a wide variety of places (Paris, the Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy).

The program is entirely conducted in English by 25 faculties from our different departments:
- Agronomy and ecology
- applied economics and social sciences
- food and bio resources science and techniques
- viticulture and œnology
- culture and language and communication.


Students must proceed from a College of Agriculture or study any majors that would justify his participation to the ESA’S Summer Program. Academic level: minimum freshmen.

Lodging and Meals:

Students will have the opportunity to experience the French way of life, sharing the daily life of a host family during 4 weeks.
Course Guide here

Program's date for 2019:

From Friday, May 31th to Thursday, June 27th, 2019.


Apply directly on OLAGE before 25 March 2019.

Summer Program’s dates in France:

- Welcoming day in Paris: 30 May 2019
- Visiting Paris all together: 31 May 2019, 1st and 2 June 2019
- End of the program in Angers: 27 June 2019
- Last day in your host family: 1st July 2019.

Apply now


1- Create an account

2- Complete the application form and upload the necessary attachments.

3- Submit your completed application form.

4- Make sure that you have received an acknowledgement by email confirming that your application has been saved.

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