Incoming exchanges

Exchange Teachers

You are a teacher from a partner university, in Europe or outside Europe, with which ESA has an inter-institutional agreement, and wish to carry out a 2 day – 2 month teaching assignment at ESA.  Please contact c. billaud@groupe-esa.com specifying your request (Course title, course content, language, period).

Travel and expenses may be covered by specific funding:
– Erasmus+ for European universities
– Bilateral programs for non-European universities: Arfagri, Brafagri,…

Request to be made to the International Relations Department of your institution.

ESA teacher, would you like to invite a professional, staff of a European company or  any public or private organization, located in one of the Erasmus+ program countries, for a 2 day – 2 month teaching mission at ESA? Contact Carine BILLAUD

Training exchanges

You are an employee of an ESA partner university in Europe and wish to carry out a training exchange (observation internship, etc.) at ESA within the framework of the Erasmus+ program. Please contact the International Relations Department at ESA with your request.

Travel and expenses may be financed by your institution’s Erasmus+ fund.

Request to be made to the International Relations Department of your institution.

 

Outgoing exchanges

ESA promotes international experiences, introducing new pedagogical approaches, ways of thinking and exchanging good practices.

Teachers at ESA have the opportunity to carry out teaching assignments, from 2 days to 2 months, within a partner university, in or outside Europe, with which ESA has an inter-institutional agreement.  Requests should be made to the International Relations Department.

Travel and expenses may be covered, depending on available funds :

-Erasmus+ for European universities
-Bilateral programs for non-European universities: Arfagri, Brafagri,…

Erasmus

The Erasmus+ program is not just for students! It also subsidizes staff exchanges in member or partner countries of the Erasmus+ program, as part of the project to internationalize higher education establishments. Three types of exchange are possible:

  • Educational (STA):

Integrated into the official curriculum of an ESA European partner.  Minimum of 2 days (8 hours  teaching) and maximum of 2 months. An Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement must be signed between ESA and the European institution.

  • Training (STT):

Staff (teaching, administrative or technical) can carry out a training exchange, a staff week, an internship or an observation period in a partner university, company, research institute or a training organization in Europe. Conferences are not eligible for this program.

Erasmus+ funding covers travel and expenses within the limits applied by the European Commission.

Interested? Send your request to Carine BILLAUD: c.billaud@groupe-esa.com

 

ESA staff experiences

-Teaching exchange at the University of Helsinki (Finland)

Testimony of Joséphine PITHON-RIVALLAIN (Teacher-Researcher in ecology):

My time in Finland, and welcoming Irina to Angers, were very enriching experiences from all points of view. Finland has 5.5 million inhabitants and 7% of the land is in agriculture, which changes your mind compared to France! Of course, organizing such an exchange takes energy, but the returns on investment are there: ideas for teaching practices to be tested, new references to be explored and, I hope, opportunities for future collaboration.

-Training exchange at the University of Turin (Italy)

Testimony of Dominique LE MEURLAY (Technical Manager of the Cluster Research Unit):

I went to Italy and worked in a laboratory at the University of Turin in Alba, a region known for its exceptional wines (Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco…), white truffles and the historic stronghold of Ferrero, a Nutella factory perfumes the city, depending on the direction of the winds …
I worked with Mario Gabrielli in the analysis laboratory on samples from a collaborative research project between the Grappe and the team of Professor Luca Rolle according to their protocol which I was able to transfer to the Grappe. I discovered the daily life of the researchers in this team. Unlike the Grappe, there is no technical team to carry out the laboratory work. It is the teacher-researchers who are at the bench with a few trainees. One word for them: the results obtained in the laboratory will be published. This professional trip allowed me to exchange with experts in the analysis of grapes and wine, these contacts may be useful to me later. I was able to compare our working conditions in the laboratory with theirs and am delighted with the organization of our laboratory in terms of safety.
I had the opportunity to do an ERASMUS internship when I was a student. I found that 30 years later I had exactly the same pleasure in this kind of experience which strongly stimulates and breaks everyday life. I’m ready to go!

Bilateral programs (outside Europe)

Teaching exchanges can be carried out within the framework of specific international mobility assistance programs granted to France Agro3 schools with certain partner universities during the current calendar year. These programs are subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food with Brazil and Argentina.

  • ARFAGRI (Argentina-France-Agriculture)

Teaching assignment to be carried out in one of the 7 Argentine partner universities: UNDEC – Universidad Nacional de Chilecito, UNC – Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, UNLPALM – Universidad Nacional de la Pampa in Santa Rosa, UCA – Universidad Catolica Argentina, UCC – Universidad Católica de Córdoba, UNER – Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos and UNRN – Universidad Nacional de Río Negro.
Interested? Send your request to Sylvie MICHAUD

  • BRAFAGRI (Brazil-France-Agriculture)

Teaching mission to be carried out in one of the 4 Brazilian partner universities, UFG (Goiânia), UFC (Fortaleza), UFAM (Manaus) and at ESALQ (USP Sao Paulo) Program subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Forestry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Interested? Send your request to Typhaine Poiroux