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Program Description:
ACES in France at LaSalle in Beauvais

Culinary Sciences and Health Benefits

Summer Semester

Beauvais, France


LaSalle Beauvais and Ducasse Education join forces to offer a unique interdisciplinary program. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside talented chefs and internationally recognized scientists. This program offers 5 weeks of workshops/classes and a 4 week internship/work placement.
  • Combine the creativity of the culinary arts with the expertise of a food and health scientist
  • Find out about the French Paradox
  • Discover the nutritional potential of food
  • Cook for with appropriate techniques
Students can choose one or both workshops:
  • Ducasse Education Gastronomic Approach
  • Cooking for Health
After completing coursework students may participate in a 2-month internship in a French restaurant selected by LaSalle.

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.

  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates with at least two blank visa pages.
  • Visa may be required. 
  • This program is particularly suitable for rising 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.  
  • This program is open to UIUC students who are not in the College of ACES. However, if there are more applicants than space available, ACES students will be given first priority.

Language of Instruction 
All Classes will be taught in English. 

Students can receive up to 4 credit hours of ACES elective hours (ie. ACES 1 - - , FSHN 1 - - , FSHN 2 - - .) and up to 4 credit hours of internship credit (ACES 293 or FSHN 293) for a max total of 8 UIUC credit hours.  Students are enrolled in a placeholder for summer term registration (ACES 299, 6 credit hours) while abroad.  These credits are converted to the actual earned credtis upon arrival of transcript from institution abroad.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291/292- 1 credit 
Students must register themselves in LAS 291 in the semester prior to departure of their program. This is a required on-campus pre-departure (S/U graded) course. Completion of this course will result in the automatic enrollment of LAS 292, a required in-country course which continues through the semester you return to campus and is a 1 credit (letter graded) course.
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.

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. 

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. 


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.
All students should be aware that once they are accepted to a program, they will be charged a non-refundable $300 fee to reserve their place on the program.

Financial Aid
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, please visit

ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at 
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Application Information

First Steps Info Session 
For more information on the first steps to going abroad, visit 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" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application includes:
  • 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
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; 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.

See Dates and Deadlines at the bottom of this page.
Health, Safety, and Pre-Departure

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. These services can be found at:

Vaccinations and Health 
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  

Before You Go
The UIUC Study Abroad website ( and the ACES Study Abroad website ( both provide a variety of pre-departure information. Explore both sites for information such as travel plans, what to pack, money abroad, transportation, communicating with family members while abroad, and even what to do the day of your departure.

Passports and Visas
Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.

More information about passports and visas can be found at:

Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation 

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

Additional Resources

LaSalle Links

LaSalle University Website

LaSalle Summer 2018 Summer Program Brochure found below:
2018 Culinary Sciences for Health Benefits brochure
Country links 
Trip Advisor Guide to Picardy

Official Tourist Guide to France

Contact Information

ACES Study Abroad
ACES Academic Programs
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380

Walk-in hours:
2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 05/15/2018 07/13/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.