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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Worksop, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: French, Erin Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging
Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English
ISU Course:
FSHN 496 A
Program Description:
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Food Production in the Artisan Style

The experience will give students the opportunity to participate in artisan food production with local experts.  Students will be immersed in the culture of an English estate and develop an understanding of the historical importance of food preparation, preservation and traditional cuisine.  These experiences with help students to develop a global network in preparation for a career in the food industry.  This will complement the curriculum of students majoring in food-related fields:  food science, culinary food science, dietetics, nutritional science, event management, hospitality management, animal science, and meat science.  

At the end of the program, students will:
1. have improved food production and preparation skills.
2. have the ability to identify and discuss traditional ingredients commonly used in Old England cuisine
3. experience instruction and hands on preparation of English dishes from local chefs
4. experience culture and cuisine of England through dining and tour activities

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2017 Program Highlights
  • Round-trip travel to London, England
  • Transportation to and from the School of Artisan Food Estate
  • School of Artisan Food Estate tour
  • Meet with other School of Artisan Food students
  • Courses on baking, pizzas, and chocolate making 
  • CInema workshop
  • Local cultural visits to a dairy, gallery, and farm shop
  • Visit to Hardwick Hall
  • Visit to Sheffield
  • Three nights and two days in London: Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, London Eye, Borough Market, The Globe Theatre, Southbank, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, China Town, Soho

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Program Prerequisites and Criteria for Participant Selection

Participants must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
Preference will be given and to the following majors:  culinary food science, food science, nutritional science, dietetics, hospitality management, event management, animal science, and meat science.

Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials as part of their ISUAbroad application:
  • One letter of reference addressing the student’s ability to work/travel with a group, adaptability to new situations, and culinary skills
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • Essay explaining why they want to participate in this program and how it will enhance their future personal, academic, and career goals in food industry fields
The College of Human Sciences may check a participant's current GPA at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA may affect participation in an international program.

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All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information

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Costs and Financial Assistance

Budget information for this program is available by clicking here. Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to this program and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information. 

Scholarship resources for this program are located at the following websites:
College of Human Sciences International Scholarships
Iowa State University Student Affairs Scholarships
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships
Office of Student Financial Aid FAQ
Study Abroad Center - Affording to Go

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Withdrawal Penalties

The extended application deadline for the Spring Break 2017 program is January 13, 2017. Applicants will be notified on or about January 13, 2017 if they have been accepted to participate. All students who are accepted to participate must either commit to or decline their offer in the ISUAbroad online application system no later than January 20, 2017. Those students who commit to their offers are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If a participant withdraws, he or she will be responsible for all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on his or her behalf. Charges will be applied to the student’s U-bill.

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Contact and Additional Information

Questions about Food Production in the Artisan Style should be directed to Program Directors Linda Svendsen and Erica Beirman. Questions about the application process should be directed to the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office.


This program is currently not accepting applications.