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  • Locations: Caen, France; Dijon, France; Paris, France; Saumur, France
  • Program Terms: Spring-Embedded
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study:
Animal Sciences, Equine Science
Housing Options:
Hotel, Residence Hall
Program Director:
Kristine Urschel
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Susan Meredith
Eligible Class Standing:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Faculty-Directed program fee
Program Description:

UK Faculty-Directed: Embedded:
Vive la France: Horses & History
(Agriculture, Food & Environment)

May 13 - 27, 2018

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program Overview

France is one of the leading horse nations in Europe. Beginning with six days in the Burgundy region (with a home base in Dijon), students will learn about agriculture and the equine industry of France from experts at Agrosup Dijon. Students will also visit sport horse and breeding farms, a dairy farm, a vineyard for wine tasting (including a demonstration by working draft horses) and several picturesque villages and towns.Poitevin Mulassier

After a one day visit to Saumur and a tour of its Chateau, students will travel to Normandy (with a home base in Caen) and have the opportunity to visit the French National School of Riding, competition facilities for French Trotters, racing and international show jumping, a National Stud, private Thoroughbred breeding farms and the historic beaches of Normandy.  The final three days will be spent in Paris, with plenty of time for students to explore the major historic and cultural landmarks and take in a horse race at the Longchamp hippodrome.


  • Visit breeding farms for many different horses, including a National Stud.
  • See some of France's most iconic sites, such as the beaches of Normandy, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Chateau at Saumur.
  • Take a look through an equestrian competition facilities for a variety of disciplines.


This program is open to undergraduate students in the Equine Science and Management or Animal Sciences program.

For More Info, contact:
Dr. Kristine Urschel, faculty member in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences/Equine Science at the University of Kentucky,

Mrs. Susan Meredith, EA Advisor,

Photo: Eponimm

Academic Credit

UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.

  • Students will enroll in EQM 300: Equine Study Abroad in France (3 credit hours).

Housing & Meals

Students will reside in dormitories while in Dijon and in hotels for the remainder of the program. Breakfast will be included most days, as will a few group meals, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.

This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.