The very first FORTHEM Campus started on September 1 at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France.

The 19 participating students are from the Universities of Valencia, Palermo and Latvia. They are enrolled in several faculties at the University of Burgundy: the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Oenology, the Faculty of Languages and the Institute of Technology. The students have also taken up a number of language and sport courses and participate in thematic activities, seminars and visits concerning the subject of food and fooding. On Friday, September 3, the Dijon FORTHEM team had the chance to meet the students. Daria Plantak, the PR Officer of the International Office, provided the students with welcome packs in order to help them find their way around the campus, Dijon and its surroundings. Then, Helena Jestin and Raphaëlle Tourdot-Maréchal presented the programme of the term and gave some useful advice.

A week later, some students had the opportunity to go harvest grapes near Dijon, where the famous Burgundy wines are produced. Thank you, Olga, Luis, Nicolas, Sandra and Sam, for sharing your experience with us! One of the students, Nuria Sanchez, also sent us some pictures of her first weeks in Dijon and shared her joy over being a part of the FORTHEM Campus programme: “I have already been in Dijon for a month and everything is wonderful here. I’ve been unbelievably lucky regarding everything: the studies, accommodation, the staff of FORTHEM and the University of Burgundy... I am deeply grateful.”

The FORTHEM team at the University of Burgundy are thrilled to hear such positive feedback from the students of the FORTHEM Campus and we wish all of them a fantastic term at the University of Burgundy!