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Paris, Beaune, France

Program Description

This program will examine the food and culture of historical and modern day France. Led by a historian and a chef/food instructor we will discuss, examine, and taste our way through Paris and Beaune with trips to the Champagne region of France and examination of the wine production of France. Along the way we will also visit many of the famous sites of Paris and beyond, such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, and more.

Location Description

Beaune is the epicenter of Burgundy, both for wine and food. There we will visit the markets and restaurants as well as the history from Roman to medieval to modern.


John J. Butt | | History


We will stay at a typical French hostel in the center of Paris and at a lovely house in Beaune.

Students will be allocated a weekly meal stipend that will cover approximately 14 meals a week.

Additional Items to Consider

A detailed itinerary will be provided closer to the program date.

A good program for History, Hospitality Management, Foreign Language and Cultures, Sociology, English Literature majors.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.6

No language requirement

All undergraduate levels welcomed

Open to all majors

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


HIST 391: Travel Study (3 credits)

FL 309: Civilization: Travel Study (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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