Summer Program – École d'Ingénieurs de PURPAN

Summer program

A unique opportunity to discover French/European “Agri-Culture”

The SSAP was created in 1995 to welcome American students from our US partner universities. Together, we designed this academic, multi-cultural program which has been continuously improved to match student wishes and academic requirements. Thanks to this, 760 students from many countries have lived this two-month international experience.

SSAP 2022

    • On-Campus Program from May 30th to June 24th
    • Internship Program from June 27th to July 22nd
    • Study tour Option from June 27th to July 8th

You should apply if you want :

  • A “+” on your CV : international experience makes you more marketable
  • A safe and well-organized stay in France
  • Assistance by our Program Assistants
  • To earn credits towards your degree
  • To learn basics in French : even though there is no language prerequisite and the language used will be English

Who can apply ?

The SSAP is currently open to :

  • Students from Kansas State University, Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University, the University of Florida, Colorado State University, Washington State University, the University of Missouri, Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, Sam Huston State University, Michigan State University, Virginia Tech and South Dakota State University.
  • Students from selected partner universities outside the United States : ITESO, ITESM, Amity University, AUB.
  • Other applications may be considered.

The Summer Study Abroad Program (SSAP) at PURPAN offers an on-campus program in June and it is then followed by either an optional internship for 4 weeks in July or an optional 2-week study tour in July.

The on-campus program (4 weeks in June)
It consists of lectures in English coupled with field trips and intensive French courses. During most weekends, cultural visits and excursions are organized in the South-West of France and there is also a weekend planned in Barcelona, Spain.

  • The first two weeks are dedicated to European Culture & Agricultural Economics and European Animal Production & Economics.
  • During the last two weeks focus, you will choose between 2 options when applying for the program:
    • Food Option
    • Viticulture & Enology option

The optional internship program (4 weeks in July)
The internship is a 4-week placement, in July, on a farm, or within an agri-related business (examples: vineyard, cattle farm, cheese making farm). Usually, the students will be immersed within a family, English speaking or not, also interested in the cultural exchange. The students are expected to take part in the everyday tasks on the farm, hands-on experience according to knowledge & experience.

The optional study tour (2 weeks in July)
The study tour is focused on quality labels and consists of visits of companies and farm operations in the Dordogne area. The 1st week will be dedicated to labels related to Plant Production while the 2nd week will be focused on labels for Animal Production.

Downolads

Application :

  • Contact the international office from your university.

Listen to what students of SSAP 2019 thought about the on-campus program 

Watch a brief summary of SSAP 2019

Head of International Studies and Programs

International Relations Assistant

  • ROSE Béatrice
    ROSE Béatrice
Why & who ?

You should apply if you want :

  • A “+” on your CV : international experience makes you more marketable
  • A safe and well-organized stay in France
  • Assistance by our Program Assistants
  • To earn credits towards your degree
  • To learn basics in French : even though there is no language prerequisite and the language used will be English

Who can apply ?

The SSAP is currently open to :

  • Students from Kansas State University, Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University, the University of Florida, Colorado State University, Washington State University, the University of Missouri, Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, Sam Huston State University, Michigan State University, Virginia Tech and South Dakota State University.
  • Students from selected partner universities outside the United States : ITESO, ITESM, Amity University, AUB.
  • Other applications may be considered.
The program

The Summer Study Abroad Program (SSAP) at PURPAN offers an on-campus program in June and it is then followed by either an optional internship for 4 weeks in July or an optional 2-week study tour in July.

The on-campus program (4 weeks in June)
It consists of lectures in English coupled with field trips and intensive French courses. During most weekends, cultural visits and excursions are organized in the South-West of France and there is also a weekend planned in Barcelona, Spain.

  • The first two weeks are dedicated to European Culture & Agricultural Economics and European Animal Production & Economics.
  • During the last two weeks focus, you will choose between 2 options when applying for the program:
    • Food Option
    • Viticulture & Enology option

The optional internship program (4 weeks in July)
The internship is a 4-week placement, in July, on a farm, or within an agri-related business (examples: vineyard, cattle farm, cheese making farm). Usually, the students will be immersed within a family, English speaking or not, also interested in the cultural exchange. The students are expected to take part in the everyday tasks on the farm, hands-on experience according to knowledge & experience.

The optional study tour (2 weeks in July)
The study tour is focused on quality labels and consists of visits of companies and farm operations in the Dordogne area. The 1st week will be dedicated to labels related to Plant Production while the 2nd week will be focused on labels for Animal Production.

Downloads & Application

Downolads

Application :

  • Contact the international office from your university.

Listen to what students of SSAP 2019 thought about the on-campus program 

Watch a brief summary of SSAP 2019

Contact

Head of International Studies and Programs

International Relations Assistant

  • ROSE Béatrice
    ROSE Béatrice
International students
International students

At PURPAN, we host students for one semester, one year or even more.

International exposure
International exposure

When it comes to preparing future engineers for an increasingly globalised workplace and cluing them into the agricultural, economic and cultural realities surrounding them, PURPAN firmly believes in maximising their exposure to the international arena.

The school
The school

Founded in 1919, PURPAN trains the engineers of tomorrow.

International agreements
International agreements

PURPAN's network of international partners has been built upon longstanding relationships with certain universities and higher education institutions as part of bilateral cooperation agreements.

Erasmus +
Erasmus +

When it comes to preparing future engineers for an increasingly globalised workplace and cluing them into the agricultural, economic and cultural realities surrounding them, PURPAN firmly believes in maximising their exposure to the international arena.