Janae is a Agriculture and Extension Education Major, with International Agriculture & Agribusiness Management Minors. Tell me the next time I, a small town farmer’s daughter, will ever have a chance to explore a coffee farm on top of a beautiful Honduran mountain? Or when a future agriculture educator like me will get the chance to wake up before the sun and milk cows with students across the globe and comparing milking practices.
Kaitlyn is a Community, Evironment, Development major. "Going to Kenya was a childhood dream, and I know I have now gained the confidence of taking on any challenge life brings my way through fulfilling this dream."
The knowledge and experience I gained during this summer has provided me with a solid base upon which to develop my future global health career.
Headfirst immersion into a completely unfamiliar environment showed me how complex the world is, how little I know about it, and how much more there is for me to learn.
This trip has once again uncovered my love for travel and has inspired a passion for a new kind of learning. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity, and I can’t wait to see where I go next.
From what I learned in this fieldwork experience I do feel that I have chosen the appropriate career path for me and I am excited to continue working in the developing world throughout my life.
This experience has not only taught me about another corner of the world, but also prepared me for life after graduation.
After this trip I realized that it is vital for me to continue my education and learn a second language.
This visit to France really impressed upon me the usefulness of knowing a second language, as well as the importance of making an effort to communicate with people in their native language.
Once we arrived in Costa Rica, our first stop was at EARTH University in Limon.
Greece was a great experience and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to be able to participate in such an adventure.
Studying abroad has opened doors to the endless opportunities available worldwide along with the immense challenges facing individuals and entire communities.
If I was describing this trip to an employer, I would tell them about how this trip has increased my appreciation for the Australian culture as well as introducing me to new ideas and outlooks.
Immersing myself in the Greek food system as a consumer helped me gain a better understanding of the culture and agriculture production of Greece.
My time in Paris kick-started my personal journey in global interactions that will continue throughout my professional career.
Sleeping on the floor of a hut in an upland village was probably one of the best sleepovers of my life.
This program has enabled me to become more independent, improve my French, study international development and gain a stronger sense of self.
By working through language barriers, experiencing a new culture and new traditions, and learning to appreciate routines unlike my own, I began to realize that there is always more than one way to do something, or to teach a lesson.
It's amazing the independence and resourcefulness that can be developed through traveling.
This course has continued to challenge me, change me, and provide me with invaluable opportunities and learning experiences year after year.
Traveling to a country so economically and geographically close to the United States and learning so much about their agricultural makeup has helped me become a well-rounded student with a greater knowledge of global agriculture.
In a country rich in unity, culture, diversity, and natural resources, one could spend a lifetime working for and transforming the lives of millions.
No one should ever turn down a chance to travel because you never know what you could be keeping yourself from.
I was able to learn a lot about agriculture not only in France, but here in the United States as well.
My experience abroad was an amazing learning and cultural experience. It is one that I will never forget and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity.
While my third experience in Costa Rica didn’t offer nearly the same community as my previous trips, I was able to overcome adversity and challenges to develop personal skills and an overall beneficial experience.
"Learning about another country while actually being in that country is a truly amazing experience."
Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding, life changing experiences there is.
Traveling to Bhutan was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and now that I’ve been there, I can’t wait to travel again.
Meeting executives from the largest meat companies in the world at the European “Capital of Meat”. Touring the cavernous aging rooms of the famed prosciutto di Parma. Walking through the centuries old streets of Ljubljana going from one artisanal butcher to the next. Come inside my travelogue and join me as I share the highlights of my summer, destination by destination.