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2012

Overview
8-week program during Summer 2012 Learn about the EU and French agriculture, food and wine Meet students from around the world with similar interests Travel in France and Europe Gain international work experience Experience a different culture 6 MSU credits (French, Internship, ANR credits, etc.)
work w/ academic advisors to fit your needs
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Program Dates
June 3-June 31
Classes, field trips and weekend getaways Live on Purpans campus in Toulouse, France

July 1-July 28
Internship at agriculture business
Ex. winery, vineyard, creamery, farm, research lab at Purpan
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., Program Liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Purpan is located in Toulouse, France

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Toulouse, France
Fourth largest city in France More than 150,000 students in Toulouse Located at the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees Mountains Famous for its aeronautic and space industry, cultural heritage and gastronomy Great nightlife, shopping and historic sites
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

On-campus Program
Four-week intensive course in English on French & EU Agriculture
Option 1: Ag & Food Option 2: Viticulture/Enology
(Both include field visits)

French class
Option 1: Survival kit/brush-up on French Option 2: Advanced French
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Field Trips & Classes


Roquefort Creamery
Blue cheese made from sheeps milk

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

On-campus Program
French & EU Agriculture Week 1: European Culture & Agricultural Economics Week 2: European Animal Production & Economics Agriculture & Food option Week 3: Main plant and crop productions Week 4: Food safety, health and technology Viticulture & Enology option Week 3: Technical approach of the vine/ wine making Week 4: Market and marketing approach of wine

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Agriculture & Food Option


Week 3: Main plant and crop production
The French vineyard, including a visit to Languedoc-Roussillon wines

Week 4: Food safety, health and technology


Cheese processing with a visit to a creamery Food and health issues

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Viticulture & Enology Option


Week 3: Technical approach of the vine/wine making
The French vineyard, including a visit to LanguedocRoussillon wines Viticulture and grape quality Wine makingstorage and wine making

Week 4: Market and marketing approach of the wine


Sensorial analysis with wine tasting Label and quality issuesworld wine consumption and marketing Field and cellar visits (Gaillac wines)
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Weekend Trips
Barcelona, Spain Hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains Free weekend (French students help you plan trip)

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

New Friends
Meet students from around the US and the world Share similar interests in agriculture, food and wine Travel and explore France together

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Internship
Purpan pairs students with an internship that connects students interests and career goals Participate in everyday tasks on the farm Explore the local towns, enjoy festivals and weekly markets Practice speaking French Enjoy the French lifestyle
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Winery
Chateau Cantenac in St. Emilion, France Enjoy weekends at the familys beach house in Lacanau, France Help trim grape vines Bottle wine Play tennis with family Live in a historic chateau with family
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Live with a French Family

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Mallory at Chateau Boujac

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Variety of Internships

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Taylor at Hog Tabert Farm

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Program Costs
The programs estimated cost is $3,300 and includes:
An unlimited metro pass in Toulouse Lunch every day at the dining hall (great food!) Individual bedroom and bathroom (fully furnished) with a communal kitchen Weekend trips to Barcelona, Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains Weekend stipends
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Scholarships Available
MSU Office of Study Abroad (OSA) for all students CANR Study Abroad Office
ONLY for CANR students contact Rhonda Crackel for more information regarding this scholarship

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Apply for Purpans 2012 program!


Apply through OSA website
Search for Ecole Suprieure d'Agriculture de Purpan Summer Program Application includes: Statement of Purpose and one-on-one meeting with director/liaison

CANR Study Abroad Director:


Rhonda Crackel, crackel@anr.msu.edu

Purpan liaison at MSU:


Brent Ross, Ph.D., rross@anr.msu.edu

Purpan student liaison:


Kathleen Sprouse, sprousek@msu.edu

PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University

Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu

Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Overview
8-week program during Summer 2012 Learn about the EU and French agriculture, food and wine Meet students from around the world with similar interests Travel in France and Europe Gain international work experience Experience a different culture 6 MSU credits (French, Internship, ANR credits, etc.)
work w/ academic advisors to fit your needs
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu

Go abroad, go explore!
PURPAN Summer Study Abroad Program Michigan State University Brent Ross, Ph.D., program liaison rross@anr.msu.edu Kathleen Sprouse, MSU sprousek@msu.edu