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, 739 students from many countries have lived this two-month international experience.

SSAP 2020

    • On-campus program from June 2nd to 26th
    • Internship Program from June 29th to July 24th
  • 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

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 and South Dakota State University.
  • Students from selected partner universities outside the United States : ITESO, ITESM, Todai, AUB.
  • Other applications may be considered.

The SSAP offers an on-campus program in June and an optional internship 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 week-ends, cultural visits and excursions are organized in the South-West of France.

The students choose between these two options when they apply for the program.

The optional internship program (4 weeks in July)

It has been designed for students with interests in farm/ag business stays. According to the students’ interests, we can provide internships in animal production (dairy cows/beef cattle, sheep/goat milk, pig, hors) agro-tourism, plant production (main crops, horticulture), vineyards/wineries, etc… It automatically follows the on-campus program.


  • The first two weeks are dedicated to culture, agriculture and animal chains in Europe.
  • The last two weeks focus on food processing or viticulture and enology.
  • Contact the international office from your university.
Ouverture à l’international
Ouverture à l’international

Pour préparer les futurs ingénieurs à un milieu professionnel marqué par la mondialisation et les ouvrir aux réalités agricoles, économiques et culturelles qui les entourent, PURPAN favorise au maximum l’exposition à l’international.

Accords internationaux
Accords internationaux

Le réseau des partenaires internationaux de PURPAN se fonde sur des relations établies de longue date avec certaines universités ou institutions d'enseignement dans le cadre de conventions de coopération bilatérale.

Doubles diplômes
Doubles diplômes

En moyenne annuelle, une dizaine d'étudiants sont concernés par ce parcours d'excellence.

Les masters internationaux
Les masters internationaux

Le Master correspond à une formation de niveau Bac+5 conforme à la dénomination européenne. Il se prépare habituellement en 2 ans après une licence ou un Bachelor (équivalent d’un Bac+3).

International students
International students

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