Culinary students travel abroad.

Travel & Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself in the Culinary World — Around the World

A culinary career opens doors all over the world.

With ICE's connections, curiosity and energy, we've naturally forged foreign alliances and arranged international experience opportunities for students and alumni.

From making paella in Valencia to mille feuille in Montpelier or pad Thai in Phuket, international programs give you the opportunity to learn in first-rate kitchens in the countries that define world cuisine, giving students hands-on expertise with diverse traditions and influences. Our network of global partners will be your guide, facilitating the important details and amenities of your experience, allowing you to focus on your culinary craft and its place in its culture.

  • Customized opportunity placement
  • Onsite English-speaking coordinator
  • Language instruction in your chosen country
  • Housing assistance
  • On-site orientation
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Visa support
  • Intern services and learning support
  • Pre-departure guidance and handbook
  • Cell phone rental
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Reentry support and alumni services

Travel & Study Abroad Opportunities

study abroad cooking program in France

Foreign Work, Study & Volunteer Opportunities

While students' required externships cannot be outside the U.S., ICE offers a range of three-month work-abroad options after graduation. Alumni can gain restaurant experience in Chile, France, Ireland, Mexico, Spain and Thailand. In most cases, local lodging is pre-arranged and in some cases, the opportunities include payment.

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 France's Loire Valley

Please view our Travel & Study Abroad disclaimer below.

The travel and study abroad trips referred to on this Webpage, in videos or other materials in part of this program are not being provided by the Institute of Culinary Education (“ICE”), but rather through the auspices of several companies and ICE Chef Instructors who are operating independently of ICE, that specialize in providing such trips (the “Trip Providers”). While ICE believes that these Trip Providers are reputable, ICE is not affiliated with them, does not control them or their employees or representatives, and is not responsible or liable for their actions or omissions or any representations or recommendations that they may make. ICE is not an agent for any of the Trip Providers and has no authority to bind, or act on behalf of, any of them. None of the Trip Providers or their respective employees or agents is an agent of ICE and none of them has any authority to bind or act on behalf of ICE.

The Trip Providers may directly provide trips to you or they may simply arrange for you to take a trip from a third party. You may be required to enter into verbal or written contracts, agreements or arrangements with the Trip Providers and/or others. ICE strongly advises you to carefully review and make sure that you understand any agreement or arrangement before signing it or otherwise committing yourself. ICE does not assume any responsibility with respect to any agreement, arrangement or other understanding that you may enter into with any of the Trip Providers, or anyone else.

ICE has used reasonable efforts to research the Trip Providers for its students’ enrichment. All statements made by ICE regarding the Trip Providers or the services to be provided by them, including, but not limited to: amenities, costs, lease terms, testimonials, etc. (“Trip Services”) are based on information provided to ICE by the Trip Providers for promotional purposes. Although ICE has no reason to believe that such statements are false, ICE makes no representation or warranty that they are true, correct or complete, and ICE assumes no responsibility with respect to any Trip Services (or lack thereof). Before entering into any agreement, arrangement or commitment with respect to any of the Trip Providers or relying on any of the Trip Providers for any Trip Services, you should specifically confirm any understandings or assumptions that you may have regarding such Trip Services with the applicable Trip Providers. Also, ICE has not necessarily vetted the specific Trip Services or other accommodations, travel arrangements and amenities offered to you, and ICE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, that any such Trip Services will satisfy your needs or desires or expectations as to quality, safety, location, or any other matter. ICE strongly recommends that you do your own research and due diligence.

ICE is not responsible or liable for, and has no control over, any Trip Providers or other person with whom you may enter into an arrangement for, or with whom you may share an accommodation or Trip Services with. ICE does not guaranty in any manner and makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the safety of any accommodation or Trip Services. ICE is not responsible for mediating or resolving any disputes that may arise between you and any Trip Providers, or any other person with whom you may share an accommodation or Trip Services.

The Trip Services information presented in ICE’s advertisements, videos or other promotions or marketing materials, including, but not limited to, ICE’s website, brochures, or verbally via a representative of ICE has been provided by the Trip Providers and is believed by ICE (without further inquiry) to be true at the time of advertisement. It is not to be considered a complete resource of all Trip Services available to you. Students of ICE are under no obligation to utilize the services of any Trip Providers. Moreover, ICE does not guarantee Trip Services through any of these Trip Providers. ICE does not accept payment for Trip Services or on behalf of Trip Providers.