Programs Abroad

Puerto Rican Vista CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dennis Ferraro, Conservation Biologist/Herpetologist and Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources,

Spring Break 2024 (next TBA) Puerto Rico: Tropical Ecosystems

Locations: Puerto Rico
Fields of Study: Tropical Ecology
Program Highlights:

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.

Person with a camera walking by a mountain in Iceland CASNR Faculty Contacts:
Dr. Becky Buller, School of Global Integrative Studies (SGIS) - Geography Program, Associate Professor of Practice,
Dr. Becky Young, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Assistant Professor of Practice
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2025Iceland: People, Landscapes, and Sustainability in the Land of Fire and Ice

Locations: Iceland
Fields of Study: Geography
Program Highlights:

Students will spend a 10-day period exploring different areas of Iceland for an immersive experience learning about the country’s human and physical geographies. This course is designed to get students outside, learn methods, practice leadership, and think critically about the role of geography in cultures. Students will be expected to take part in all group activities during these trips, which may include some moderate hiking in steep areas or in quickly changing weather conditions (cold, wet slippery rocks).

A student with a cheetah CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Larkin Powell, Professor, Conservation Biology and Animal Ecology, School of Natural Resources,
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2024, 2026Namibia: Wildlife Conservation

Locations: Various sites across Namibia
Fields of Study: Biological Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, History, Natural Resources
Program Highlights:

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.

Scotland landscape CASNR Faculty Contact:
Brad Goetsch, PGA Golf Management Instruction Coordinator

TBAUnited Kingdom: PGA Golf Management

Locations: Scotland
Field of Study:  Golf Management 
Program Highlights:
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.  

Spanish Vineyard CASNR Faculty Contact:
Rosalee Swartz, Director/Program & Recruitment, Department of Agricultural Economics,

Summer 2024Spain: European Culture and Food Production

Locations: Barcelona, Spain
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy and Horticulture, Food Science
Program Highlights:

Explore the 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.

CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Kathy Anderson, Professor of Animal Science,
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2024 Ireland: The Horse Industry and Extension

Locations: Ireland
Fields of Study: Animal Science, Extension 
Program Highlights:

This program offers an in-depth study of the horse industry, culture, and history of Ireland. Visit major breeding, training, racing, and schooling farms while interacting with equine professionals in the Irish horse industry.

South Africa
CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. John Carroll, Director of the School of Natural Resources,
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2025South Africa: Conservation in Southern Africa

Locations: South Africa and Botswana
Fields of Study: Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources
Program Highlights:

This program is centered on a nature reserve in South Africa, Africa. Students will learn fundamentals of natural history, field techniques in conservation, bush survival and animal behavior.

New Zealand

Winter 2024-2025New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Natural Resources
Program Highlights:

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.

Map of Australia CASNR Faculty Contact:
Mark Burbach, Geoscientist, School of Natural Resources,

Winter 2024-2025Australia: Managing Diverse Ecosystems

Location: Australia
Fields of Study: Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Animal Science, History, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Leadership 
Program Highlights:

Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. This program explores the complex environmental and social issues associated with managing Australia’s diverse ecosystems.

chocolate bar CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Yalem Teshome,

TBDTraveling with Chocolate from Mesoamerica to West Africa

Course Type: Web conference & in-person
Enrollment: AGRI 310 (3 credits)

Learn about the historical, cultural, and economic dimensions of cocoa growing and chocolate producation.