The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: Education Abroad Programs

These programs are subject to change.  Not all programs travel every year.  Click on the links to find the most up-to-date information.


Czech flag.jpg Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU - AEDE, FAES (May 18 - June 15, 2019)

In this education abroad program during May, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time. Program fee: $2885 + 6 hours tuition + airfare


    Italy: Human & Animal Interactions - Animal Sciences (December 13 - 23, 2019)

This program focuses on the role of animals in our society and provides students with an opportunity to gain an appreciation for how history, government, geography and infrastructure can impact cultural development and the use of land and animals within our societies.

  Trinidad: CFAES First Year Experience - FAES (December 2019)

This education abroad program during winter break is only open to first semester freshmen in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and provides an opportunity for students to learn about global agricultural and environmental issues in an international context. 


SPRING 2020 PROGRAMS- All programs are tentative at this point


brazil flag.png  Brazil: Alpha Zeta Partners - AEDE, Rural Sociology, and FAES

This education abroad program during the first term of spring semester is only open to members of Alpha Zeta Partners. Through a combination of lectures and excursions, students explore historical, cultural, environmental, social, institutional, organizational and individual leadership perspectives of Brazil.


  Costa Rica: Service Learning - FAES (March 2020)

On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills as well as conduct international sustainable service leaning projects with EARTH University's rural development programs.




    small_Australia flag.jpg  Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment - ENR (May 2020)

    This May program has students exploring the relationship between people and their natural environment; all while traveling within stunning parks, forests and coastlines.


    Image result  Tentative India: Food Production and Manufacturing Systems in an Emerging Economy - FABE (May 2020)

    This program provides students knowledge about the vast variations in crop production systems as well as agricultural equipment manufacturing and testing in an emerging economy through lecture, field-based experience, and visits to heritage and cultural sights.


    Tentative Italy: International Food policy: The Italian Approach - FST (June 2020)

    The food and drink culture of Italy, one of Europe's most exciting culinary destinations, provides an accessible environment in which to experience the charms of small-scale traditional fare while studying a range of food marketing channels and international food policy questions. In particular the role of nutrition in the Mediterranean diet provides a background to explore retail and restaurant strategies for traditional, crafted foods spanning historic outdoor markets, metro stores, supermarkets, and food service of all styles. Students participating in this program will be challenged to compare and contrast what is learned about US food policy to what they experience and learn about through their exposures to the Italian food systems.


    small_Australia flag.jpg  New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism & Human Impacts on the Environment - ENR (May 2020)

    During this May education abroad program, students will examine the natural history and resource conservation of New Zealand's South Island and improve their understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment. 


     Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)

    This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.


    south africa flag.gif  South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare - Animal Sciences (Two Sections: May - June, 2020)

    This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

    Fall/Winter Break Programs 2020                                                 

      Chile: Agroecosystems- Horticulture and Crop Sciences (December 2019)

    Learn about the varied climate and geography of this long, narrow, coastal South American country that is the source of US fruits and vegetables in the heart of the U.S. winter. Chile also focuses on speciality crops such as grapes, which maintain production of standard agronomic crops such as corn and wheat. 

    Spring 2021 PROGRAMS

     Scotland: Scotlan Ruminants - Animal Sciences (March 2021)

    This spring break program will expand your understanding of small ruminant animals and the origin of many U.S. livestock breeds. Students also visit the University of Glasgow, host of the FEEPASS Veterinary Medicine program.

    Summer Programs 2021

    England flag.jpg     England/Scotland: Agricultural and Environmental Communication (May - June 2021)

    This course will engage students in concentrated study of selected prominent English food and agricultural issues and the ways through which mass media communicate with and educate the public about these issues. 


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