Offering both a short-term summer program and fall semester option, this option attracts students interested in how sustainability, ecology and agriculture intersect in a European context.
Spend 5 weeks in Lyon on a program designed for students in science and engineering with tracks in Agroecology and Chemistry. Students take a technical course (taught in English) related to their major and then join the larger group for French courses, cultural visits and industry outings.
The Agroecology track, offered by ISARA Lyon (an agricultural engineering school), is open to students in Agriculture or Sustainability-related majors or minors. With an emphasis on field studies and project work, the program provides hands-on opportunities for students to explore applying agroecology practices, managing biodiversity and diversifying food systems.
The Chemistry track, offered by CPE (an engineering school), is open to students in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering related fields. The practical course is a hand-on laboratory based class focusing Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering with an emphasis also on calculations and reporting of results. The goal of this course will be to enable future chemistry engineers to use digital science in their project management. Particular emphasis will be given to Big Data (Data Storage and Mining, AI, Machine Learning), Internet of Things (Sensors, Networks, Cybersecurity) and the impact of Industry 4.0 on chemical engineering.
Various excursions and activities are included, including two nights in Paris at the end of the program.
Each track in the summer school has its own syllabus for the technical course. Students from all tracks join together for a French course taught at the beginning, intermediate and advance level. For participation in this program, students will 2 credits for the French language course, and 5 credits for the technical course (for schools with a quarter calendar system).
You can find more information about the Agroecology course in the program flyer.
Details of the Chemistry course can be found in the course description.
Students are housed in residence halls will other summer school participants.
For detailed information regarding the program budget (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses), please click on the following:
The program fee includes academic and administrative fees, housing, orientation expenses, group activities (including some meals), and health and accident insurance. The program fee does not include airfare, most meals, campus-based fees and personal expenses such as local transportation, textbooks, laundry, recreation (including continental travel), personal supplies and incidental expenses.
Summer: March 15
- Sophomore or higher
- GPA of 2.75 or above
- No French language prerequisite