Study Culinary Arts Abroad

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One of the major reasons students are hesitant to study abroad is that they believe that leaving home won’t add any value to their major or career goals. However, Culinary Arts majors need not fear! Studying abroad is an excellent way to differentiate yourself in a competitive field. What better way to master a style of cooking than by studying in the country where it originated? If you want to learn about French cuisine, study in France! You can go anywhere your heart (or stomach) may desire. Even if you aren’t a Culinary Arts major, studying cooking while abroad is an excellent way to get to know the unique culture and values of a country.

Culinary Arts

If you want to learn how to craft a 3-star meal, studying Culinary Arts abroad will be extremely beneficial. Where you study will be very important; choose a region that compliments the style of cooking you want to perfect. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced chef looking to expand your skill set, studying the cooking style of a foreign country will make you stand out in your home country.

Pastry Chef

If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to consider studying in pastry chef courses. Studying in this field will be very rewarding to those who love desserts; it won't be a piece of cake, however - you'll need to be very exact and have a great deal of patience. Studying this in a different country will allow you to learn techniques and recipes that you wouldn't find at home.

Butchery

Studying butchery abroad will help you develop your knife skills and get immersed in hands-on work. Going abroad can help introduce you to new techniques from foreign chefs or it can expose you to new experiences, such as butchering animals on organic farms. This field is not for the faint of heart: understand that being a butcher professionally will require you to witness the slaughter of many animals. It is a necessary function, but is nonetheless emotionally draining for some.

Wine and Beverage

If your goal is to become a Sommelier or a Wine Expert, studying abroad will expose you to some of the most amazing wines. Your palate will be trained to distinguish subtle differences between beverages and you'll get to taste wines you may not have had access to at home. You aren't limited to just wine though - you may also work with coffee, spirits, or sake. You may also look into studying Mixology and learn the art of creating the perfect cocktail.

France

Known as the capital of gastronomy, there are few places better to study the secrets of culinary masters than France -- both Paris and Lyon are classic destinations to study culinary arts. With a vast array of programs, including Le Cordon Bleu, you can’t really go wrong. Stroll through markets with the freshest ingredients while picking up French and rubbing elbows with some of the finest chefs in the world.

Italy

The other major gastronomy capital of the world, the best Italian food is simple, yet extremely hard to perfect. Italy has a numerous schools, and you’ll be surprised to find that the food styles and techniques are extremely regional. The first thing an Italian cooking instructor will tell you is that there is no such thing as Italian food; there is Tuscan food, Roman food, etc. Each region has a unique history and their food reflects that. Italy is also a great country to master wine and food pairing.

Thailand

Sitting at the crossroads of India, Oceania, and China, Thai cuisine is unique that it blends the techniques and ingredients of all three cultures. Classes are inexpensive but you’ll learn about how to blend techniques and ingredients across borders and work with many spices you may be unfamiliar with. The climate also provides different fruits and vegetables that you may not have seen at your home university.

Before setting out to study abroad, be sure to look into the scholarships listed below. And don’t forget to look into the program you end up choosing, often they have their own scholarships for international students.

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Ireland

Dublin Cookery School
Want to spend your winters on the slopes, your summers on a yacht and be in demand anywhere your adventures may take you? The...

United States of America

SIT Study Abroad
Study how the dynamics of food production, distribution, and provisioning are affected by population growth, rapid urbanizati...

Italy

GEO Study Abroad
The Siena Food and Culture program allows you to develop fuller understandings of complex food-related issues and gain new in...

Italy

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and Apicius International School of Hospitality...

Italy

CET Academic Programs
Want to study in one of Italy's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities? Looking to travel to a different European destination...

New Zealand

Institute of Global Engagement New Zealand
If you cannot dedicate a full semester to study abroad join our 100% Pure New Zealand study tours that takes you on an unforg...

Ecuador

BCA Study Abroad
The capital of Ecuador, Quito (full name San Francisco de Quito) lies at 9,000 feet above sea level in a high valley at the b...

France

AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 18 credits through a wide variety of courses studying in the beautiful city of Cannes. Study French language, art...

Vietnam

CET Academic Programs
Looking to experience international development in action? CET Vietnam gives you the chance to roll up your sleeves and condu...

France

The American University of Paris
In our summer programs, you’ll engage in lively discussions, in-depth language study, and intensive workshops with professors...

United Kingdom

The School of Artisan Food
We offer a unique opportunity for international students to experience artisan food production in the beautiful surroundings...

France

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the incomparable city of Paris. Earn up to 16 credits through a variety of courses takin...

Greece

IPSL (International Partnership for Service)
Thessaloniki is a 2,300 year old city still playing a vital and active role as an integral international trading city for muc...

United States of America

Gap at Glen Brook
Gap at Glen Brook is a place-based experience for gap semester students on a 250-acre campus in the Monadnock region of New H...

Italy

Study Abroad Europe
Study Abroad Europe has teamed up with Apicius International School of Hospitality to offer professional certificate programs...