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Program Description:
ACES in France at LaSalle Beauvais
Spring Semester Exchange
Nutritional Sciences
Beauvais, France

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Program Overview
The City of Beauvais
Academic/Student Environment
Program Cost and Advance Fees
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy
Passport/Visa Information
Application Process

Pre-Departure Resources
Contact Information

Program Overview

Students will better understand the complex relationships between the food chain, dietary habits and human health as a consumer and as a public health issue during this 4-month
programme. This course is dedicated to the future development of the agri-food sectors and their new outcomes at different levels from an international approach to an analysis at the European level and then focused on French aspects.
Whereas the markets of agricultural raw materials are globalized, and the continuation of the sectors involves the development of sustainable practices, new opportunities and constraints emerge for the outcomes of food. This includes the awareness in the food industry of new trends of consumption and the nutritive needs of the populations.
Diverse modules focused on technology and managerial sciences will be delivered. Then we will focus on:
· Quantitative and qualitative trends of consumption (volume aspect, raw products, consumer behavior)
· Assessment of the needs of populations and the nutritional quality of proposed products.
· Regulations and comparisons of the nutritional politics by country.
· Innovation and food products (+ marketing process).
· The food supply chain.
Minimum 3.o GPA. This program is particularly suitable for juniors and seniors majoring in Food Science and Human Nutrition or Agricultural and Consumer Economics but is open to students from other majors as well.  Students who wish to participate in this program must show a strong commitment to academic achievement and be in good academic standing. Applicants must have completed at least one year of course work at UIUC by the time the program begins.  

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The City of Beauvais

Picardie (Picardy) is one of the least known regions of France. It is mainly famous for its battlefields from the first and second world wars particularly the Somme, although the region is rich in early history also. Today it is a region of old fashioned towns and quiet resorts, yet within it are great cathedrals and abbeys among other echoes of past glories and medieval might.
Beauvais lies at the foot of wooded hills on the left bank of the Thérain at its confluence with the Avelon. Its ancient ramparts have been destroyed, and it is now surrounded by boulevards, outside of which run branches of the Thérain. In addition, there are spacious promenades in the north-east of the town.
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Academic Environment

Where you will study
The scenic 25 acre campus, surrounded by 75 acres of private woodland, is located north of Beauvais. Students enjoy a full range of services: a dining hall, open 7 days a week, residence halls with wireless computers access, access to laundry facilities, a gymnasium, and a student center where you will meet the members of the student government and the different student organizations. Modern learning facilities include a library and 150 computer stations, all open 7 days a week.
Courses and Credits
The semester long program is thoroughly structured and consists of courses detailed in the program brochure, for which 15-19 UIUC credits can be earned.

For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, please click

Language Requirements
All classes are taught in English. In order to communicate at a basic level upon arrival, during travels in France, and on campus, the semester program does require 100-level proficiency in French.

Students will be housed in nearby residence halls, usually with a single room and shared kitchen and bath facilities. Meals will be taken in the cafeteria or prepared in the residence hall by the students themselves.

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Program Cost and Advance Fees

For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 See Budget Sheets at the top of this page!
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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college.  More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice:

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Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (
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You must have a valid passport to participate on this program with at least two blank VISA pages. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
Student visas for France are required of U.S. citizens for both summer and semester long programs. Obtain current information from the French embassy or consulate:
More information about passports and visas can be found at

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Application Process

First Steps Info Session 
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" then “OK” you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application may include:
·         Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA, or professor)
·         Personal essay questions
·         Photocopy of passport
·         Signature verification form
·         Official Transcript
·         Online questionnaires
After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university’s application. 
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines listed below.  Online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date while paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.

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Pre-Departure Resources

The UIUC Study Abroad website ( and the ACES Study Abroad website ( both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 291 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.
Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also  
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Contact Information

ACES Education Abroad
123 Mumford Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/22/2017 01/21/2018 05/15/2018
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA

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