FESIA Consortium - From the farm to the table: A sustainable food system

FESIA Consortium - From the farm to the table: A sustainable food system

About the Program

ESA Groupe within the FESIA Consortium offers a unique four-week program through which students can learn about the French food system from a sustainable development perspective.  The purpose of the program is to demonstrate the links between food culture, agriculture and the food industry.  The program will also introduce students to the French way of life and to France's role in the European Union.  

Further details about the ESA Summer Program

After the program, ESA hosts a Farm Practice Internship in the Loire Region, France where students are matched with a farmer family and intern for 4 weeks to 8 weeks in July – August. More information about the internship, credits, and costs can be found on the ESA website. If you wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please contact Go Global.

Partner Institution
FESIA Consortium
Program Dates

Late May through late June 

Country
  • France
Area(s) of study
Land and Food SystemsScience
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Lands & Foods System, Science (focus on agricultural sector, food or environmental sciences)

Course Credits

ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

You can earn up to 10 ECTS credits

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Partner Institution
FESIA Consortium
Program Dates

Late May through late June 

Country
  • France
Area(s) of study
Land and Food SystemsScience
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018