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.
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.
Castles, Cliffs and all that Ireland had to offer me!
I felt welcomed into people’s lives and homes and learned the value of kindness, hospitality, and community engagement.
Stepping foot on the Old Course at St Andrews was an awe inspiring moment. This was not only the birthplace of golf but also of my future career.
In just one week many closed-minded thoughts and misconceptions I had about Mexico were changed as I explored unfamiliar parts of the world and learn new lessons about the history, culture, and agriculture of Guanajuato, Mexico. I encourage all people to step out of their comfort zone and travel the world when given the opportunity to do so. It may be uncomfortable at times, but the sights and other first hand-experiences will leave a mark on your heart forever and fill your life with great stories to share.
After traveling to Costa Rica and seeing how others live, I realized changes I can make in my own life to have a better impact in this world.
When I heard that there was a class that would allow me to travel and experience a different culture while simultaneously expanding my knowledge of agriculture, I knew that the opportunity was too good to pass up.
Never be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone, it could be one of the greatest things you could ever do for yourself.
One of the most rewarding things you can do is to step out and away from your personal world and travel to a place where you will taste new foods, see new sights, interact with new people, and explore new sides of yourself.
Sure, I could have gone to New Zealand on my own, but choosing to go with Penn State as a study abroad course proved to be such a beneficial experience.
My experience in New Zealand is the first step in showing my aspiration to make a positive impact on the environment around the world.
I had the time of my life in the most amazing country with thirteen of my new best friends, learning about the subject that matters most to me.
The experience and knowledge offered through Food Science 499B, Agriculture and Food Systems of India, will certainly be a highlight of my college career and be an essential point in my career development.
I always thought study abroad was out of my league because I knew I did not want to fall behind in classes. Now that I completed this trip, it was probably one of the best decisions that I ever made.
What amazed me the most was how similar diagnostic techniques were performed even though we were over 10,000 miles from home.
To a potential employer I would describe this experience as ten days where I experienced a completely different culture, learned about a very unique agriculture system, and enhanced my teamwork and communication skills.
The immaculate country of New Zealand provided a learning atmosphere through never ending adventures and exploration.
Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself traveling the world. Not only have I learned about agriculture and the food system in Greece, but also many life lessons that will benefit me for years to come.
Traveling to Paris with the College of Agricultural Sciences was an unforgettable experience – and I can’t wait to go back!
I’ve left my heart in so many places.
Through this trip I gained a new home and a new family.
My worldview has also evolved a lot due to my time abroad, and I hope it continues to grow and evolve as I continue to experience new things.
I didn’t just travel to Iceland, I learned, I lived, I found my passion.
I will never forget about this trip because I got to meet so many amazing people. Many of them have affected the way I see things. I have learned the importance of learning more languages and also the importance of higher education.
No longer is my travel what others can learn from me, but is about what I can learn from others.
Nothing worth having comes easy
Traveling abroad to Australia…the experience of a lifetime.
I met many people working in Haiti and learned from everyone I worked with.
I keep going back because I want to a positive and driving force in the lives of the youth, just as they have been in mine.