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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class/Credit Status: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Culinary Arts
Program Model: JWU Term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Program Leader
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
Farm to Table - French Cuisine at École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse
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Ducasse Education
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PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
July 6 Arrive Paris
August 18 Depart Program

20 Students
Explore the French gastronomic culture through the eyes of one of the greatest French Chefs – Alain Ducasse. Students will be immersed into the French culture by following high level culinary art courses created by Alain Ducasse Education in order to transmit his approach and knowledge of French cuisine. These courses will be complemented by field trips and activities aimed at presenting a comprehensive food culture in France from “farm to table”. During this 6-week intensive program, students will cover basic sauces and condiments, vegetables, meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, and Mediterranean cuisine.  

Ducasse Education will provide the required training equipment composed of two (2) Ducasse Education logo Chef Jackets; one (1) pair of professional trousers; one (1) pair of non-slip shoes and one (1) knife set.  You will need to submit the order form included below to your study abroad account upon acceptance into the program. Ducasse Education will also provide toques, aprons and towels.

Ducasse Education Uniform Order Form

You are strongly encouraged to bring one JWU jacket and chef pants in case the Ducasse Education uniform does not fit properly and needs to be re-ordered.

Ducasse 2Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 13.5 credits
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.  Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad.  Successfully passed courses and grades will be applied to the JWU transcript. The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.

Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.

JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
  • Completion of all sophomore Culinary Arts labs by the program start date.
  • Note: Garnish Your Degree students may participate in this program after completing all of their labs on campus.
Non-JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
Proof of completion of comparable courses must be presented through your application materials.

JWU Study Abroad staff coordinate pre-departure information. JWU staff does not travel with the students and program supervision is provided on site by Alain Ducasse Education faculty and staff. All academic content is delivered by Ducasse Education to provide an immersive international education environment.

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 40-50 hours per week. Activities include intensive hands-on lab experience, classroom applied theories, and industry visits. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.
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Rungis Night Market
Normandy Port
Animal Market
Eiffel Tower
Alain Ducasse Chocolate Shop
Cheese Manufacturer
The Loire Valley
Students will stay at Adagio Aparthotel located in Argenteuil a suburb Northwest of central Paris.  The fully furnished apartments are double occupancy inclusive of a small kitchenette, private bath or shower, laundry facilities, wifi and 24/7 reception. With metro and bus stops nearby, the housing is about 20 minutes from the school using public transportation and about 10 minutes from central Paris.  A public transportation card is included in the price of the program.

Lunch is provided Monday through Friday except if there is an excursion. The program includes a welcoming reception and farewell dinner.

Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you, usually 4 months prior to departure.

You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.