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Terroir Field School – Angers France 2024

May 29, 2023 - June 28, 2024

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May 29 – June 28 2024
Based at ESA Angers
Trips to Paris, Brittney, Normandy, Loire Valley

Course fee 2150 Euros** Paid directly to ESA (2024 fees to be confirmed)
regular UVic tuition fee for 3.0 units

3.0 Fourth-year UVic course credits
ES 470 – Advanced Terroir Field School
ES 481 – Value Chains of Terroir-Driven Food Systems

Experiential focused
Learn by seeing, doing and tasting
International class cohort

Cultural Immersion
Course delivery in English
Billet with a local French family

Prerequisite: Successful completion of first year (2nd year standing in Sept 2023)

**NOTE: Declared ES major, minor and RNS students are eligible for 70% rebate (1505 euros) through the Lorene Kennedy Field Course Award.

Upon acceptance your name will be submitted to ESA-Angers with permission to register for the ESA Value Chains of Terroir Products Summer Program. All fee payments and administration for the summer course will be handled by ESA. Dr. Volpe co-teaches this course with ESA faculty and will submit your UVic grades to the UVic Registrar’s Office upon course completion.

1) a one-page cover letter outlining your interest in the course, your preparation for it, and how it supports your academic and professional plans,

2) your CV, and

3) unofficial UVic transcript.

Name the file as follows: Last Name ES481 Application. (e.g. Smith ES 481 Application.pdf)


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Angers, France
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I and my students use quantitative analyses of food and wine production systems to reveal linkages between ecological and social sustainability, “quality”, and the primacy of place … “Ecogastronomy”

Dr. John Volpe

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