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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/30/2018 10/16/2018 01/06/2019 06/22/2019
NOTE: Program date could vary!
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 03/16/2019 06/01/2019 07/05/2019
NOTE: The program dates may slightly.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Cornell, Jodi
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory, Off Campus Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, French Host Country Language: French
Online Course Catalog Available: No Sponsor: Iowa State
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Exchange Program with FESIA
In Lyon, France at ISARA Lyon; and in Angers, France at ESA

Fall Semester, Spring Semester and Summer Programs available at two (2) different campuses of the FESIA consortium!

If you are interested in going to Lyon on exchange, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell at to set up a meeting!

5 Specializations to study at ISARA Lyon during the Fall or Spring Semesters
Please note that there are some courses offered in English during the fall and spring semesters, but the summer programs offered by ISARA in Lyon and ESA in Angers are all in English (more info below).
  • Agriculture, Environment and Resource Management
  • Food Science and the Management of Food Industries
  • Markets and Corporate Management
  • Sustainable Rural Development
  • Viti-Viniculture
2018 Summer Program in Lyon, France with ISARA Lyon
"Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems"
Click on link for the brochure:   
ISARA LYON Summer School 2018 PPT.pdf

Program Description of ISARA Lyon's Summer Program:
Coursework consists of lectures, case studies, field work, excursions (fish pond landscape, mixed crop livestock systems in mountain areas and conservation biological control in vegetable production), use of geographical information system, economics, agronomy and ecology, traditional food systems, local food supply chains, personal research study.

Includes French Cultural Program and Visits: Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Rhone Valley vineyards, cheese makers in the Alps, regional companies and industries, chocolate factory, tasting traditional French foods, dinner in a lyonnaise family.

Great Information about the program found here! Click the link for more information regarding FESIA ISARA Lyon: International Student Guide 2016-2017.pdf

2018 Summer Program in Angers, France with ESA
"From the farm to the table...A Sustainable Food System"

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Program overview

Every year in late spring, Groupe ESA in Angers, France, offers a unique four-week program to international undergraduate and graduate students.

The topic

Approximately 40 students coming from our international network of University partners discover facets of the French agriculture and the traditional food products "system" during one month. From production to consumers, the program will allow students to understand the "terroir" production through several angles such as History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political, Economy, Science, Food science, Crop production and Agroecology and Animal production. The purpose of the program is to show to students links between agriculture, food industry and food culture with a sustainable development perspective. The program will also introduce them to the "French way of life" and to France's role in the European Union.