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Summer: PURPAN; Food Sciences and Agriculture (France)

Toulouse, France

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 2020
Jun 02, 2020
Jul 24, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Junior
Rising Sophomore
Second semester Sophomore
Good Academic Standing
Program Type


Program Advisor

The Program


Learn about European agricultural and animal production economics on this eight-week summer program in Toulouse. Take part in multiple cultural excursions to the surrounding countryside and neighboring cities. Complete a four-week internship working on a French farm or at a French agri-business and put your learning into real-world practice.


Program Location

Summer: PURPAN



Toulouse is a fusion between past and present; it is home to France's aviation industry and has been part of numerous technological advances, yet still maintains a historic feel from its past as an ancient Roman settlement. The reddish-pink brick of the buildings give the city its unofficial name: la ville rose, or "the pink city."


Participants enroll in a total of 6 credits for the eight-week program. The first four weeks of this program consist of several on-campus courses, including the following:

  • European Culture and Agriculture Economics
  • European Animal Production and Economics
  • French Courses
    • Food science option
    • Viticulture & Enology option

Program participants then travel to a four-week placement in July on a farm or within an agriculture-related business for an immersive internship experience. Each student's knowledge and prior experience is taken into account to find the most appropriate internship placement, with each placement catering to that student's particular skills. A one-day on-campus debriefing will occur on the final day of the program.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

Summer 2019

On campus Program: Monday, June 3, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Internship Program: Monday, July 1, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Housing and Meals

Students will stay in the ICAM-Purpan residence hall during the on-campus part of the program. Homestays on local French farms will be arranged for the internship part of the program.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $5,010 $5,580
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $300
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $50
Personal Expenses $200
Total $1,800.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

 Available to SEBS students only.  For more information please visit the SEBS Scholarships web page.