Information Session for Winter 2018 Education Abroad Program - Chile: Agriculture and Agroecosystems

Mar 6, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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This information session is held in 333 Kottman Hall.

This College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Program is an intensive course that will introduce students to Chile and to the many facets of the agricultural phenomena that has transformed Chile's place in the global market. Emphasis will be placed upon how the interplay of geography, history and social structures led to the developed economy in place today. Implications for the future of the relationship of nations throughout the Americas will be considered.

In addition to active participation in the classroom and on field trips, students will keep a reflective journal for graded credit. Students will, journal, write papers, give presentations and take exams to earn three hours of Ohio State graded credit.

During the program students will tour many exciting stops including the Andes Mountains, wineries, vegetable, fruit, grain and nursery crop farms, a fishery and an aquaculture facility. All of these visits will help students better understand the export economy of Chile, environmental and water rights issues and Chile's food system. Students may also will have the opportunity to go river rafting and trekking to a volcano.