Study Abroad in France


    Global Cuisines and Cultures Trip to France

    Take this trip and you’ll be saying Vive la France! Its rich history, culture, and culinary traditions make France among the most important nations in the Western world—and a must-stop for serious gastronomes. The oldest French cookbooks date back to the 14th century. Since then, the cuisine has evolved to become one of the most revered and popular in the world. France’s elegant restaurants and charming cafés greatly enhance the country’s unmistakable romantic vice.

    During your nine-day journey, you’ll learn about French food and wine, culture, history, and terroir while traveling through the Champagne, Paris, and Bordeaux regions. You’ll mix right in with the people of France—visiting historic sites, taking French cooking classes, and enjoying local markets and wineries.

    Other highlights:

    • Meet with French chefs to learn about specific techniques and ingredients used in French cuisine.
    • Sample wine alongside local vintners as they explain food pairings and how their wines are created.
    • Visit renowned patisseries, candy makers, and Champagne producers.

    Itineraries and destinations are always changing so CIA students get the best possible travel experience to be exposed to the latest international techniques and flavors.