Winter Break 2018-2019Australia: Ag Down UnderLocations: Australia
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal Science, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Learn about the unique biodiversity of the continent, the amazing wildlife and innovative agriculture industry, including hop, poppy and fruit production; modern dairies; and some of the best wineries in the world
Summer 2019Brazil: Follow the GrainLocations: Sinop/Cuiaba , Santos, São Paulo and surrounding areas, Brazil
Fields of Study: Agricultural Economics, Food Science, Agronomy
Follow grain production in Brazil from soil to shipment: starting with corn and soybean producers in Sinop/Cuiaba as you work your way through food processing centers, all the way to the busy port of Santos, where mass amounts of grain are exported to global markets. You'll also meet with faculty and students at the top-ranked College of Agriculture (ESALQ) at the University of São Paulo (USP) and Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) to learn more about Brazilian agriculture and its impact on the nation’s economy.
Dennis Ferraro, Conservation Biologist/Herpetologist and Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Spring break 2019Puerto Rico: Tropical EcosystemsLocations: Puerto Rico
Fields of Study: Tropical Ecology
Observe components of tropical ecosystems, investigate major ecosystems of an island system, and understand the influence of tropical island geology and precipitation on biodiversity structure and sustainable systems.
Summer 2019Namibia: Wildlife ConservationLocations: Various sites across Namibia
Fields of Study: Biological Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, History, Natural Resources
Observe the varied approaches to conservation and gain first-hand experience in a country that has taken up the challenge to save wildlife species of serious concern.
Summer 2019Rwanda: Land, People & ChangeLocations: Rwanda - East Africa
Fields of Study: Agricultural Leadership, Environmental Studies, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness
Learn about the history, culture, agricultural and environmental practices, and current state of Rwanda. Explore and understand how arts-based digital storytelling techniques can be used for engaging public audiences in positive change movements. Visit national parks, genocide memorials, historic cultural villages, and many local businesses and organizations.
Summer 2019China: Global Perspectives of Land and PeopleLocations: Yangling, China
Fields of Study: Food Science, Agribusiness, Agronomy and Horticulture
Study Chinese culture and agriculture in the center of China at the highly-ranked Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University. In addition to your four weeks studying and living in China, you will get a chance to visit iconic cultural sites like the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City.
Summer 2020United Kingdom: PGA Golf ManagementLocations: Edinburgh and Saint Andrews, United Kingdom
Develop a deeper understanding of the golf industry through the increasingly important international/cultural lens while conducting informal qualitative research in the game's birthplace. Explore various golf facilities and interact with international staff and management. Become familiar with the golf industry from both a course management and an agricultural perspective.
Summer 2019Spain & France: European Culture and Food ProductionLocations: Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy and Horticulture, Food Science
Explore the French and Spanish countryside, walk the streets of Barcelona and Paris and experience the agricultural foundation of the iconic cuisines of these two regions by touring vineyards, visiting olive oil facilities, and learning first-hand from experts throughout the region about European food production.
Winter 2019-2020New Zealand: Land of the Long White CloudLocation: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Natural Resources
Enjoy summer in January in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) while learning about a country diverse in both agriculture and natural resources. See how this small country has become a major player in the agricultural export market including dairy, sheep, deer, cattle and wine. Partake in the Polynesian culture and the adrenaline-pumping activities that make tourism the second leading industry in New Zealand.