Culinary students travel abroad.

Travel & Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself in the Culinary World — Across the Globe

A culinary career opens doors all over the world.

Given the connections, curiosity and energy that exist at ICE, it’s no surprise that as an institution, we have both forged foreign alliances and arranged international experience opportunities for students and alumni.

Travel & Study Abroad Opportunities

Do foreign work study while at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Foreign Work, Study & Volunteer Opportunities

While students cannot do their ICE program required externship outside the US, we do have a range of three month work-abroad restaurant experience options after graduation. Locations include Thailand, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Chile. In most cases, local lodging is pre-arranged and in some cases, the opportunities include payment.

Additionally, ICE is often invited to send students to international events ranging from working at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival to competing in an LG Electronics student cooking competition in Dubai. 

Chefs lead culinary students on trips through Europe.

Instructor-Led Trips

Several ICE chef-instructors lead periodic trips to European culinary destinations that include hands-on cooking and master classes. Gerri Sarnataro leads and teaches at Cucina Della Terra in the Umbria region of Italy, while Kathryn Gordon leads and teaches an annual course in the Loire Valley in France.