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2016

Belize: An Un-BELIZE-able Adventure, by Maura Carr, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major
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.
Ireland: Thanks A Million Ireland! An Unforgettable Journey to the Emerald Isle, by Kerry Smith, Food Science major, International Agriculture minor
May 31, 2017
Overseas travel was a daunting process for an inexperienced traveler like me, but as part of the HORT 499H class, the journey was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life!
Kenya: Educating and Learning About Agricultural Methods and Techniques in Nyeri, Kenya, by Carly Glassmoyer, Agricultural Science major, INTAG minor
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.
Australia: Many G’Days Spent Down Under, by Mary Ann Ostach, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major
May 31, 2017
Every week seemed to bring a new adventure and I was able to grow as a person.
Belize: Getting Down and Dirty in Belize, by Sebastian Betancourt Vasquez, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences major
May 31, 2017
Two weeks in a beautiful country like Belize was not enough, but I relished the time I had there.
Ireland: The Emerald Isle, by Mary Lemmon, Plant Sciences major
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.
Mexico: When Last Minute Decisions Become Lifelong Memories, by Victoria Herr, Agricultural and Extension Education major, INTAG minor
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.
Ireland and Scotland: A Journey, by Nick Keeley, Turfgrass Science major
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.
Costa Rica: An Eye-opening Endeavor, by Gretchen Seigworth, Agribusiness Management major, INTAG and Civic and Community Engagement minors
May 31, 2017
I saw how physically and spiritually beautiful this little village was, and it enriched me in ways I can never explain.
Spain: Grab the “toro” by the horns, by Alex Kukorowski, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major, Spanish minor
May 31, 2017
I learned to cook traditional Spanish cuisine, talk with my hands like a Spaniard, and dance the sevillana.
Ireland: Cheers to a Wonderful Journey Across the Atlantic by Casey Branstetter, Agribusiness Management major
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.
A Once in a Lifetime Trip to Guanajuato, Mexico by Zane Itle, Animal Sciences Major
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.
A Truly Life Changing Experience by Rachel Jaksec, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major
June 6, 2016
Castles, Cliffs and all that Ireland had to offer me!
Learning about Local Rural Development in Pacayitas, Costa Rica by Kelsey Cantor, Nutritional Sciences Major, INTAG Minor
June 6, 2016
I felt welcomed into people’s lives and homes and learned the value of kindness, hospitality, and community engagement.
Comparing Cultural Practices at the Birth Place of Turf by Devon Carroll, Turfgrass Science Major
June 6, 2016
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.
Guanajuato, Mexico and Agriculture: Learn It, Live It, Love It by Casey Branstetter, Agribusiness Management Major
June 6, 2016
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.
Living the Simple Life in Costa Rica by Francesca Ramacciotti, Environmental Resource Management Major
June 6, 2016
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.
Cheers from Ireland! by Casey Baxter, Plant Science Major
June 6, 2016
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.
Golf Course Management in the Motherland: Irish/Scottish Culture, Climate, and Golf Tradition by Curt Moore, Turfgrass Science Major
May 31, 2016
Never be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone, it could be one of the greatest things you could ever do for yourself.
Humbling Experiences from Greece, by Meagan McCunn, Agribusiness Management major, Animal Sciences minor
January 27, 2016
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.
LAND – Where You Want To Be By Katie Andrews, Agricultural and Extension Education Major
January 27, 2016
The immaculate country of New Zealand provided a learning atmosphere through never ending adventures and exploration.
Living and Learning the Greek Life, by Casey Branstetter, Agribusiness Management major
January 27, 2016
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.
Studying Abroad in the City of Light” Course: INTAG470, by Stephanie Keller, Food Science major, International Agriculture minor
January 27, 2016
Traveling to Paris with the College of Agricultural Sciences was an unforgettable experience – and I can’t wait to go back!
My Costa Rican Adventures by Sara Cook, Animal Sciences major, International Agriculture and Equine Science minors
January 27, 2016
I’ve left my heart in so many places.
Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language, Art, and Mexican Culture by Taylor Adam, Community, Environment, & Development major, Watershed & Water Resources, and Environmental Resource Mangement minors
January 26, 2016
Through this trip I gained a new home and a new family.
Sustainability through Community by Katie Speicher, Environmental Resource Management major, Soil Science and International Agriculture minors
January 26, 2016
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.
GREEN times in Iceland by Samantha Goldberg, Agricultural and Biological Engineering major, Environmental Engineering minor
January 26, 2016
I didn’t just travel to Iceland, I learned, I lived, I found my passion.
Exploring the food system in Italy by Ka Hing Choi, Food Science major
January 26, 2016
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.