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Student Travelogues

Hiking on Quail Island
February 16, 2018

By Megan Sullivan (Biological Engineering major, Biomedical Engineering minor) "I cannot think of one instance on this trip where I was not awestruck by the beauty of the fauna, or overwhelmed by how welcoming the people we met were”

Here I am on a horse trek at the tip of Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy, New Zealand.
February 16, 2018

by Anjelica Kostenbader (Plant Science major) "Living in New Zealand for four months gave me the opportunity to live the life of a kiwi.”

A few of the PSU students and I with our instructor Gail Good at the top of the University of Guanajuato’s stairs
February 16, 2018

By Sean Freidhof (Forest Ecosystems Management major, GIS minor) "Through this experience, I have learned communication, professionalism, and versatility within relations that I would not have learned in a regular classroom."

A small smooch
February 16, 2018

By Hinal Modasia (Agribusiness Management major, International Agriculture and Sociology minor) “Behind every smile there is a story.”

Myself posing with cacti at the cactus farm we visited!
February 16, 2018

By Hannah Imgrund (Animal Science - Business Option major, Agriculture Business Management and Agronomy minor) “Make each day… a story worth telling.”

A photo of myself at the Cactus Plantation!
February 16, 2018

By Haley England (Agriculture Sciences major, Agriculture Business Management and Agriculture Communication minor) "Step outside of your comfort zone and experience the world!"

February 16, 2018

By Kathryn Jordan (Physical Geography - Climatology Focus major International Agriculture, Earth Systems, & Climatology minor) “I learned about European and US Agriculture, got to explore the city of Paris, and make seven new friends while living in one of the most remarkable European cities. I will never forget the experiences I have made on this trip and am forever thankful to Penn State for this opportunity”

Group photo in front of the French Ambassador’s house
February 16, 2018

By Kathryn Dietrich (Food Science major, Nutritional Sciences minor) "The College of Agricultural Sciences provided me with a unique, educational experience during my time abroad, one that I will not forget!"

This photo depicts a sunset in Granada, Nicaragua with some of my best friends, after a day of studying the effect of tourism on local economies.
February 16, 2018

By Rosemary Nicholson (BioRenewable Systems—BioProducts option major) "Is sustainable development possible? How to bring sustainability home?"

The images above are outside the Louvre.
February 16, 2018

By Elke Hess (Immunology and Infectious Disease) "Paris lived up to every expectation, except for the wine and cheese. They were even better than I could have imagined."

The Great Wall, Beijing, China
February 8, 2018

By Stephanie Velez (Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major) “I didn’t know anything about China, nor a single word of Mandarin, but instantly decided, this is rare, I’m doing this.”

Cutting out pieces from plastic bins and tires with other students to insure the valves on the biodigestor are air-tight.
February 8, 2018

By Haley Stauffer Major in BioRenewable Systems, Minors in International Agriculture and Spanish. "There are few things I cannot resist in my life and the country and people of Costa Rica is at the top of the list."

Sightseeing at the Great Wall of China
February 7, 2018

By Mary Ann Ostach Majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and minoring in International Agriculture and Equine Science. “I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see a new country with a culture so different from my own while gaining research experience in veterinary medicine.”

Suturing a spay incision closed during the free spay/neuter clinic
June 1, 2017

Immersing myself in the learning environment of Belize allowed me to experience a new culture while learning about my own interests in veterinary medicine.

Peter planning some Calliandra and Leucaena for the cows
May 31, 2017

Traveling abroad and doing human development work is challenging and rewarding; listen to your inner self, listen to others, be open, be accepting, be understanding, but most of all, be able to comprehend that your actions are done with good intent and a pure heart.

One of my favorite places on Earth! The Cliffs of Moher
May 31, 2017

This experience was the perfect combination of challenge and fun and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a study abroad experience.

My cactus addiction was satisfied in Mexico!
May 31, 2017

I have always been the kind of person to jump at an opportunity, no matter how last minute or random, but out of all of my spur of the moment decisions, I think that going on this trip was the best I have ever made.

Standing on the 9th tee of Trump Turnberry in front of the historic lighthouse
May 31, 2017

There are no words to describe what I gained in my trip to Ireland and Scotland that I will carry with me for the rest of my career.

Me enjoying the beautiful scenery while traveling the Ring of Kerry
June 20, 2016

Ireland felt like such a magical place, yet when I looked around I felt right at home as if in Pennsylvania. If ever you have the chance to travel abroad, do it. As a student, you will grow exponentially on an adventure like this. Networking around the world and getting to know your Penn State faculty leaders outside of the classroom is a wonderful opportunity that not everyone gets.

At the base of the statue of Pipila overlooking the city of Guanajuato
June 6, 2016

I have witnessed and faced many agricultural aspects of Mexico and have gained a greater appreciation for this country that is so important to our economy in the U.S.