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2013

Bhutan: Forest and Rural Livelihoods of the Himalayas: Jena Trolio, ERM major, INTAG, Environmental Engineering, Watersheds and Water Resources minors
November 25, 2013
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.
Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia: Steven Bookbinder, Food Science
October 24, 2013
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.
Erin and the Emerald Isle (Ireland): Erin Trouba, ERM Major, INTAG & Environmental Soil Science Minors
October 24, 2013
With every new day and every new experience I discovered that not only could I do things on my own, but that life demanded that I do.
Germany – More than I could have imagined!: Beckie Bomberger, undeclared major
September 5, 2013
This experience has broadened my cultural values and ideas...
Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE): Bringing Small-Scale Farmers from Subsistence to Sustainability in Kenya - Arianna De Reus, Community, Environment and Development major
September 5, 2013
From the HESE program I gained international experience and worked on an appropriate technology venture to address global problems, which helped me grow as a global professional.
To Italy, and Back Again – A Food Scientist’s Tale: James Halpin, Food Science
September 5, 2013
Being a college student these days really requires you to break out of your comfort zone...
CED499A- Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development: Andrew Bonneau, Psychology Major, International Agriculture Minor
September 5, 2013
While only three weeks passed in Kenya, for me and most of my classmates it seemed like months...
Sustainable Agriculture in Costa Rica - Lingyan Dong: ERM Major, Environmental Option
September 5, 2013
Costa Rica – The country surrounded by Green.
Tanzania: Tribulations and Triumphs - Michael Henry, Immunology and Infectious Disease Major , Global Health Minor
September 5, 2013
It’s the type of experience that is hard to describe simply when someone asks “What did you do in Tanzania? What did you learn?”
Gonna Get Water to Ghana - Michael Henry, Immunology and Infectious Disease Major , Global Health Minor
September 5, 2013
Over the past year, I think I’ve spent more time in Africa than at home, but this trip was a special one...
My Whirlwind Tour of French Food and Culture - Marsha Trego, Food Science major, Nutritional Sciences minor
September 5, 2013
I got to eat Nutella crepes underneath the Eiffel Tower and to learn about foreign agricultural trade from within the French U.S. embassy, and I wouldn’t trade these experiences for the world.
Reforestation in Piriati Embera, Panama with Global Environmental Brigades - Michaela Ruppert: CED Major, Sustainability Leadership Minor
September 5, 2013
By traveling to Panama and making a positive impact on the environment by helping a group of truly wonderful individuals proved to be one of the best ways I have ever spent my time and money.
Nonprofit work in Panama - Emily Newman, Major: Environmental Resource Management, Minor: Science, Society and Environment of Africa
September 5, 2013
Meeting people with a different perception on life instantly makes you question your own lifestyle.
Agribusiness Management Major Travels to Paris
June 24, 2013
Hannah Masser, Agribusiness Management major with a minor in Agricultural Communications, shares her experience in Paris, France (INTAG/AGBM 499E/F).
My Adventure in Costa Rica - Emily Bachner, ERM major, Horticulture minor
June 17, 2013
In the eight days I was in Costa Rica I learned more about sustainability and the environment than I could have in a full semester class.
Vietnam and Cambodia: A Small Taste of a New Place - Grace Emmerling, CED and Economics Majors, Spanish minor
June 17, 2013
The unique history of these places make them extremely worthwhile to study and explore further.
Reforestation and Permaculture Projects in Piriati Embera, Panama - Lindsay McPhail, CED major, Economics & Spanish minors
June 17, 2013
I would highlight the collaboration efforts within the PSU Global Environmental Brigades club in addition to those between the club and the Piriati community.
Germans Buy Local Products: Patrick Brame, Food Science
June 17, 2013
Agriculture in Paris, a European Adventure - Morgan Brown Major: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Minor: Film Studies
June 17, 2013
The most beneficial knowledge I gained came from experiencing the city for myself, taking it in, and discovering unique places in a personal way.
My Trip to the Rich Coast: Derek Bartram, Major Environmental Resource Management, Minor Watersheds and Water Resources
June 17, 2013
It was the ideal image of a rainforest with a thick overcast in the sky and dense vapor coming from the trees as they transpired...
Panama: Penn State’s Global Environmental Brigades - An environmental and cultural exchange: Erin Hill, ERM Major, Sustainability Leader Minor
June 17, 2013
I am very thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to travel with the Global Environmental Brigade. I hope to continue environmental and humanitarian work in the future.
Germany - Food Travels: Shannon Smith, Biological Engineering
June 17, 2013
My experience was eye-opening in respect to education as well as culture...
Food Travels: Germany - Bryanna Kenno, Agricultural and Extension Education, INTAG and Wildlife & Fisheries Minors
May 30, 2013
An unforgettable experience and proof that dreams really do come true!
Spring Break in beautiful Costa Rica: Victoria Berger – ERM Major, Environmental Soil Science and Watersheds and Water Resources Minors
April 23, 2013
Costa Rica was the greenest, most beautiful place I have ever seen. Nine days in this picturesque country was just not long enough.
Pura Vida! - ERM 499A - Costa Rica Study Tour: Andrew Clark, ERM Major
April 23, 2013
Living the Pure Life!
A Guanajuato, Mexico Adventure with the Honorary Sam Hayes: Kaytee Norris, Animal Science
April 23, 2013
TRAVEL: Explore, Embrace, Learn and Live
International Development and Service with Panama’s Public Health Brigades; Arianna De Reus, Sophomore, CED Major
April 23, 2013
When working to serve others, one becomes grounded on values that truly matter in life, allowing people to find themselves through selflessness.
Backpack Adventures through Costa Rica – IAAS Spring Break service trip: Amanda Smith, Vet and Biomedical Sciences, INTAG Minor
April 23, 2013
Overall this journey to Costa Rica was amazing and I don’t want to change a single thing about it. We saw so many incredible things, met so many people and really learned what it means to be a good traveler.
Passport to Paris; Agriculture Edition: Rachel Isaacs - Food Science major, INTAG minor
February 19, 2013
I never wanted to leave Paris. I came back to the US craving the buttery croissants and Nutella crepes, and wishing that I could eat duck confeit meal every day of my life.
An Unforgettable Equine Experience in Normandy France: Kathleen Pierce, Animal Sciences with a minor in Equine Science
February 19, 2013
When I registered for An Sc 499A, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. After all, a course titled “Normandy France Equine Industry Studies” seemed pretty self-explanatory. But I never would have guessed that I could learn so much or that I would have so many incredible opportunities in one semester and a 10 day visit to France.
A Trip to be Remembered for a Lifetime - Costa Rica: Samantha Robison, Ag Science Major, Agronomy and Environmental Inquiry Minors
January 4, 2013
Food Travels - Germany: Brittany Fabin, Ag Science - Environmental Soil Science
January 4, 2013
Amazing trip, to an amazing place, with amazing people!
Irish Adventures: Hannah Wentworth, Animal Science Major, AGBM and INTAG Minors
January 4, 2013
“May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields” - An Old Irish Blessing
The greatest adventure with the best people, my trip to South Africa and Mozambique: Laura Davis, ERM Major, INTAG, Sustainability Leadership, Watersheds and Water Resources Minors
January 4, 2013
It is experiences like these that help shape who you are; I will never be the same person that I was before I went to Africa.
A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Across the Big Pond - Seoul, South Korea: Kate Bassett, AEE Major, INTAG, Leadership Development and Military Studies minors
January 4, 2013
This summer, I had the opportunity of a life time. Never before would I have thought that I, Kate Bassett, would find myself in Seoul South Korea. But Hey!! I did, and it was worth every bit of it.
An Irish Adventure: Courtney Meyer, Agribusiness Management
January 4, 2013
Ireland was a trip of a lifetime and I will never forget this experience or the people I became friends with!
A Semester Across the Pond - Leeds, United Kingdom: Cara Nordberg, Toxicology major, ERM & Global Health minors
January 4, 2013
Leeds was the perfect city for me. Leeds Uni is the size of Penn State, so the campus felt a bit like home. I’m really glad that I decided to take go out of my comfort zone.
Comparing U.S and French Agricultural Systems: Chiao Ruo Chai, Food Science
January 4, 2013
As a study abroad student in U.S from Malaysia, studying in Paris is a truly special and wonderful experience.
I am in Ireland - HORT 499: Sydney Hines, Landscape Contracting
January 4, 2013
To this day I will say, nine days was just not enough.