Agriculture, Education and Environmental Science

student in France

Travel through the most visited country in the world to appreciate all that Paris, Normandy and Beauvais have to offer! Learn about agriculture, education, the environment, and quality food products of France. Compare and contrast agricultural practices, curriculum and leadership roles in the U.S. and France. See the historic D-Day landing beaches and the famous Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy. Explore the picturesque town of Amiens with its beautiful canals, towers and floating gardens. Tour museums, cathedrals and working farms, and take a stroll through Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame.

Quick Information

Academic DateMarch 23 – 31, 2024
Credit Hours3
Requirements2.5 MU GPA at time of application. Good academic standing. Open to all MU students.
Estimated cost$4,554 (doesn’t include airfare)
ContactShanon Dickerson, Director of Study Abroad


Located in Northern France, Beauvais is a quaint and lovely city. The Picardy region is home to UniLaSalle, the program host university, and is well-known for its beautiful villages and inspiring gothic cathedrals. In addition, it also has many interesting theaters, parks and museums. In a country famous for its gastronomy, wines and cheeses, the fine restaurants of Beauvais hold up to this reputation and the charming city streets are reminiscent of the rich cultural heritage of the town.

Accommodation and Meals

Students will be housed in group accommodations for the duration of the program. Rooms will be shared, and the number of participants in a room will vary. All housing costs are included in the program fee.

Some meals are included in the program fee; however, students will be responsible for most of their meal costs. As the program itinerary is finalized, an estimate for out-of-pocket meal expenses will be provided. Please note that the individual spending habits of each student will vary, so participants should use the estimate as a baseline and adjust according to their own eating habits.

Program Travel

International round-trip air travel will be arranged for the France group. This flight generally departs from and returns to Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, MO.  Transportation from Columbia to Lambert will be the responsibility of the student. The faculty program leader, Rebecca Mott, Ph.D., travels with the group flight to facilitate airport check-in and transfers. The airfare estimate is included in the program fee below; however, this estimate may fluctuate as group reservations are made and the flight is finalized.

All in-country program travel is organized by CAFNR and is included in the program fee. Some individual local transportation costs may be accrued by students wishing to explore program locations independently during their free time.


Students are enrolled in three credits of AFNR 2191: International Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (humanities; graded A/F) for the spring semester. Students should work with their advisors to determine how these credits will count toward their individual graduation plans. Please be aware that there will be mandatory orientation classes prior to departure. Dates and times for the class meetings will be available shortly after the confirmed program participant list is finalized, generally around mid-November. Participants will be notified of the class meeting details via email.

Estimated Cost

Missouri Resident Tuition (3 credits, spring semester): varies per student. See website for details.

Non-refundable deposit:$350
Intl Center Fees:$245
Program Fees:$3,959
Total cost estimate without airfare: (includes accommodation and some meals)$4,554
Airfare estimate (does not include baggage fees):$1,300-1,500
Additional meals estimate:$500-750
Additional misc. estimate:$350-$500