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.
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.
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.
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.