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Short Term International Embedded Courses and Summer Programs

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty/staff-led embedded courses, summer programs, domestic study away, and more.

Fall 2017/Spring & Summer 2018

International Educational programs are courses or programs led by CAS faculty or staff. Many meet on campus during the semester and have an “embedded” international trip experience either over fall, winter, or spring break or in the beginning of the summer, between 1 to 4 weeks. Some are focused on specific major areas or topics, but students in any major are welcome to apply. All programs listed below are embedded unless noted otherwise. Please contact the course leader or Ketja Lingenfelter, Assistant Director for Student Global Engagement for details.

Upcoming courses and programs by REGION

AFRICA

  • Kenya
    • AGECO/CED 499: Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya
    • 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 credits in summer, travel 3 weeks in May, 2018
    • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, , Sjoerd Duiker,

ASIA

  • China
    • Research Internship in Veterinary research
    • 6 credits, not embedded, travel 5 weeks in Summer, 2018
    • Course leader: Huaguang Lu,
  • India
    • FD SC 499: Global perspectives on agriculture and food systems in India
    • 3 credits, travel 9 days over Fall Break, 2017
    • Course leader: Swamy Anantheswaran,
    • THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL, next offered Fall 2019
  • Malaysia
    • AEE/INTAG 499: School-based Agricultural Education across the Globe, An Experience in Malaysia
    • Travel 4 weeks from July 6-Aug. 3, 2018, not embedded
    • Course leaders: Melanie Miller-Foster, mjm727@psu.edu, Daniel Foster,

CENTRAL AMERICA

  • Belize
    • AEE/INTAG 499: Indigenous Knowledge and Agricultural Education
    • 3 credits, travel 8 days over Spring Break, 2018
    • Course leaders: Daniel Foster, foster@psu.edu, Melanie Miller-Foster,
  • Costa Rica (Turrialba)
    • INTAG 200 & 299: Spanish for the agricultural sciences, Costa Rica Summer Program with language immersion and agricultural ecology courses
    • 6 credits, not embedded, travel 5 weeks in May-June, 2018
    • Course leaders: Melanie Miller-Foster, mjm727@psu.edu, Jaime Prudencio,

EUROPE

  • Azores
    • AN SC 499: Exploring Azorean Farming and Food Production
    • 0.5 credit spring, 0.5 credit summer, travel 10 days in May, 2018
    • Course Leaders: Lisa Holden, lah7@psu.edu, Joy Pate,
  • Denmark
    • FD SC 499: Brewing Science in Copenhagen
    • Travel 9 days over Spring Break, 2018
    • Ryan Elias,
  • France (Toulouse)
    • INTAG/AG BM 470: Comparing US/French Agricultural Systems in the South of France
    • 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 in summer, travel 2 weeks in May, 2018
    • Course leaders: Ted Jaenicke, ecj3@psu.edu, Rita Graef,
  • Germany
    • BRS 499: Bioproducts in Germany, 3 credits spring semester
    • Travel 9 days over Spring Break, 2018
    • Course leader: Nikki Brown,
  • Ireland
    • Tentative course SOILS 499: Co-evolution of Land and People, 3 credits spring and 0.5 credit summer
    • Travel 10 days in May, 2018
    • Course leader: Patrick Drohan,
  • Ireland
    • HORT 499H: Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine:  Examinations of New World Crops in Old World Societies
    • 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 credits in summer, travel 10 days in May, 2018
    • *First priority to Schreyer Honors Students*
    • Course leaders: Dennis Decoteau, drd10@psu.edu, Tracy Hoover,
  • Italy
    • TURF 499: Turfgrass Management Practices in Italy
    • 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 credits in summer, travel estimated for about 10 days in May, 2018
    • Course leaders: Dianne Petrunak, 

NORTH AMERICA

  • Mexico
    • INTAD 820: International Ag & Development Dual Title core course for graduate students in the INTAD program only
    • Travel 9 days over Spring Break, 2018
    • Course leader: Melanie Miller-Foster,
  • Philadelphia
    • INTAG 197: Domestic Study Away Spanish Service-Learning course
    • 1 credit, not embedded, travel 4 days in January, 2018 before classes begin
    • Course leader: Melanie Miller-Foster,

SOUTH AMERICA

  • Chile/Patagonia
    • ERM 499: Natural Resources in Patagonia
    • Travels 11 days over Winter Break 2017/2018
    • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, tmb5352@psu.edu, Rob Shannon, rds13@psu.edu
    • THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL, next offered Winter Break 2019/2020 

FUTURE INTERNATIONAL COURSES, more TBA

CENTRAL AMERICA

EUROPE

  • France (Paris)
    • INTAG/AGBM 470: Comparing US/French Agricultural Systems in Paris
    • 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 in summer, travel 2 weeks NEXT May, 2019
    • Course leaders: Dan Azzara, dazzara@psu.edu, Kathy Kelley, kmk17@psu.edu, Stephan Goetz,
  • Italy
    • FD SC/INTAG 460: Food Production in Italy
    • Travel NEXT Spring Break, 2019
    • Course leader: Ryan Elias,

OCEANIA

  • New Zealand
    • Tentative course AG BM 499
    • Travel NEXT Winter Break, 2018/2019
    • Course leader: Stephan Goetz,

Note: Your Student Conduct record and Academic record will be checked as part of the pre‐departure process for any College of Agricultural Sciences embedded program. If you have a significant disciplinary Student Conduct record, are currently on disciplinary probation, academic probation, or if your GPA is below 2.5, you may be deemed ineligible for the program.