Baking and Culinary Arts Field School to France 2020

Baking and Culinary Arts Field School to Belgium & France 2020

Program Overview
Field School Dates: January 4 - 19, 2020

Join us as we set out on our fifth field school to explore the world of chocolate, pastry, and bread in Belgium and France. Both culinary and baking aficionados will enjoy the dizzying array of hands-on workshops, tours of chocolate and baking factories, Belgian chocolate shops, and the very best of Parisian pastry, bread, and chocolate. Cheer on Canada at the Baking Coupe du Monde (World Cup) Competition at Europain in Paris. This is one of the world's largest baking related trade shows and it is jam-packed with vendors selling everything from gigantic revolving ovens to the very latest pastry gadgets. You will also have two free days in Paris to explore the city of take a day trip to nearby historical sites such as Versailles, Fontainebleu, Chantilly and many more!

Explore the tentative field school itinerary: Baking and Culinary 2020 France Field School Itinerary

Application Procedure

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 6, 2019 - midnight

Interested students will submit applications to either the Culinary Arts program of the Professional Baking program. Notification of admission will be approximately one week after the application deadline.

Apply now! Baking and Culinary Field School Application

Currently enrolled students must have a C+ average or better, good program attendance, a reference from one culinary or baking instructor, and suitable responses to the questions asked on the application form. Alumni will be selected based on their responses to the questions asked on the application form.

This field school will take part in various activities such as professional development workshops, industry tours, attend the Europain trade show, and more. 

Field School Fees & Costs: $3,650 (subject to change)

Field school fees include:

  • Return airfare
  • Shared hostel accommodation
  • Most breakfasts
  • All bus charters
  • Walk-on ferry fares
  • Paris metro tickets and weekly pass
  • All scheduled student activities and workshops
  • Final group dinner
  • Travel and medical insurance

Expenses not included in field school fees:

  • Most meals other than breakfast
  • Personal expenses
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Vaccinations if required

 Payments

 Type

Amount

Deadline

Non-refundable deposit

$500

September 15, 2019

Payment 1

$1,575

October 15, 2019

Payment 2/Final Payment

$1,575

November 15, 2019

Total cost per participant

Estimated amount: $3,650
Subject to change

 

All payments must be made via the student record. Credit cards are NOT accepted.

Passports: All participants must have a valid passport good for six months after your return. Applications for Canadian passports are available at Canada Post offices or on-line (www.ppt.gc.ca). Students must be able to legally travel outside of Canada and through/to the USA.

Visas: Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for short-term travel to France.

France is part of the Schengen Region and you may require a Schengen Visa depending upon which country you hold a passport. Please visit https://www.schengenvisainfo.com or www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france.

International students going abroad must make sure their TRV and Study Permits are up-to-date and won't expire while they are abroad.

Students will be responsible for applying for and securing their own visas (where appropriate).

Jason Lloyd
Instructor, Culinary Arts
250-740-6137 x6137
Jason.lloyd@viu.ca

Rita Gower
Instructor, Culinary Arts
250-753-3245 x2152
Rita.Gower@viu.ca

Education Abroad
Building 255, 2nd Floor
Phone: (250) 753-3245 local 2494
Email: educationabroad@viu.ca
world.viu.ca/education-abroad/

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