Programs Abroad

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Faculty Contact:
Dr. Nicholas Brozovic, Water for Food Institute Director, nbrozovic@nebraska.edu
More Information: Please contact program leader.

Fall 2020 Mini-SessionStudy Tours in International Agriculture: Securing & Sustaining Water for Food Globally

Locations: Worldwide
Fields of Study: Global Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Sustainable Development
Program Highlights:

Ensuring water and food security is a wicked problem with complex global connections and nuances. This course is an intercultural, interdisciplinary opportunity to gain valuable insights and mentoring in the areas of global entrepreneurship, agriculture, and sustainable development. All majors are welcome to enroll in this highly engaging and diverse course.

The course will regularly group students to engage in debates, role playing, and simulation; and connect with a global network of business and thought leaders to understand where future water and food challenges will be, and howstudents can help to solve them. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on analyzing entrepreneurial approaches by public and private sector actors to evaluate the use of water in agriculture and potential impacts and opportunities.

ACE 9will be met through global engagement opportunities found within curricular material; international speakers and mentors; professional development; and connections between students and agricultural decision makers around the world, leveraging the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute’s global network.


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Faculty Contact:
Dr. Yalem Teshome, Professor of Practice, yalemt@unl.edu
More Information: Please contact program leader.

Fall 2020 Mini-SessionAGRI 310 - Around the World with Coffee: A Socio-Economic and Historical Journey Three-week Mini Session and Virtual Study Abroad course

Locations: Worldwide
Fields of Study: Local Culture and History, Migration of Coffee-Culture, Employment, Economic-Injustice
Program Highlights:

Have you ever thought about the cup of coffee in your hand? Do you know that each cup we consume connects us with the poor women and men farmers in developing countries that grow our favorite drink? Coffee is supreme in the world and there is so much to learn about it in terms of: local culture and history; migration of coffee-culture; employment, economic-injustice and much more. In this mini-course, we will learn about the historical and socio-economic dimensions of coffee.

Along with readings, expert lectures, and documentaries, we will enrich our knowledge by experiential opportunities: we will participate in a coffee ceremony (at an Ethiopian restaurant in Lincoln!); we will roast coffee beans (to learn observe quality differences); and, we will collect recipes of drinks and food items (that use coffee).

This course fulfills the ACE-9 requirements while it qualifies as a virtual study abroad opportunity.


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CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Paul Read, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, pread1@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info 

Winter Break 2021Australia: Ag Down Under

Locations: Australia
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal Science, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Program Highlights:

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


Puerto Rican Vista
CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dennis Ferraro, Conservation Biologist/Herpetologist and Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources, dferraro1@unl.edu
More Information: Please contact program leader. 

Spring 2021Puerto 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.


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CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Larkin Powell, Professor, Conservation Biology and Animal Ecology, School of Natural Resources, lpowell3@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2022Namibia: 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.


Rwanda peopleCASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. L. J. McElravy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication LJ.McElravy@unl.edu

Summer 2021Rwanda: Land, People & Change

Locations: Rwanda - East Africa
Fields of Study: Agricultural Leadership, Environmental Studies, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness
Program Highlights:

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.


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CASNR Faculty Contact:
Jon Kerrigan, Director of Global Education, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources jon.kerrigan@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info  

Summer 2021China:  Global Perspectives of Land and People

Locations: Yangling, China
Fields of Study: Food Science, Agribusiness, Agronomy and Horticulture
Program Highlights:

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.

 


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

Summer 2021United 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.  

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CASNR Faculty Contact:
Rosalee Swartz, Director/Program & Recruitment, Department of Agricultural Economics, rswartz1@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2021Spain & France: European Culture and Food Production

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

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.


New Zealand
CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Steven Jones, Professor, Department of Animal Science, sjones1@unl.edu, (402) 472-5566
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Winter Break 2021New 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.


China
CASNR Faculty Contact:
Brad Goetsch, Coordinator, PGA Golf Management Instruction, bgoetsch2@unl.edu
CEHS Faculty Contact: Dipra Jha, Associate Professor of Practice Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management, djha2@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Spring 2022China: Emerging Markets, Golf and Hospitality

Locations: Beijing, Hainan Island, and Shanghai China
Fields of Study: PGA Golf Management, Turfgrass Management, Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management
Program Highlights:

This Spring Break program offers students the opportunity to explore the development of both the golf and hospitality industries in Beijing, Hainan Island, and Shanghai. Students will explore various golf and tourism facilities in one of the fastest growing economies on the planet.


Ireland
CASNR Faculty Contact:
Dr. Kathy Anderson, Professor of Animal Science, kanderson2@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2021Ireland: The Horse Industry and Extension

Locations: Ireland
Fields of Study: Animal Science
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, jcarroll2@unl.edu
More Information: UNL Education Abroad Program Info

Summer 2021South Africa/Botswana: Conservation in Southern Africa

Locations: South Africa
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.