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Student Travelogues

On top of the world at Peak Lenana of Mount Kenya on Easter Morning
January 16, 2015

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 group learning about occupational health at a saw mill.
January 16, 2015

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.

Katie working in the greenhouse
November 16, 2014

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.

The group getting a tour of occupational health practices at a sawmill.
November 16, 2014

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.

November 16, 2014

This experience has not only taught me about another corner of the world, but also prepared me for life after graduation.

A view of of the bajio from a distance
November 16, 2014

After this trip I realized that it is vital for me to continue my education and learn a second language.

Rebecca in the National Assembly Library
November 16, 2014

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.

At the American Farm School
November 16, 2014

Greece was a great experience and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to be able to participate in such an adventure.

Standing at the reconstructed ruins of a pre-colonial building on top of a ridge overlooking the Bajio
November 12, 2014

Studying abroad has opened doors to the endless opportunities available worldwide along with the immense challenges facing individuals and entire communities.

At The Maru Koala and Animal Park
November 12, 2014

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.

November 12, 2014

Immersing myself in the Greek food system as a consumer helped me gain a better understanding of the culture and agriculture production of Greece.

Arriving in Paris
November 11, 2014

My time in Paris kick-started my personal journey in global interactions that will continue throughout my professional career.

Arianna De Reus at Ngore Island
November 11, 2014

This program has enabled me to become more independent, improve my French, study international development and gain a stronger sense of self.

Janae and her Korean teaching partner
October 19, 2014

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.

October 19, 2014

It's amazing the independence and resourcefulness that can be developed through traveling.

October 19, 2014

This course has continued to challenge me, change me, and provide me with invaluable opportunities and learning experiences year after year.

October 19, 2014

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.

October 19, 2014

In a country rich in unity, culture, diversity, and natural resources, one could spend a lifetime working for and transforming the lives of millions.

October 18, 2014

No one should ever turn down a chance to travel because you never know what you could be keeping yourself from.

In the vineyards
October 18, 2014

I was able to learn a lot about agriculture not only in France, but here in the United States as well.

October 17, 2014

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.

Teaching fifth grade students about agriculture
October 17, 2014

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.

October 16, 2014

"Learning about another country while actually being in that country is a truly amazing experience."

February 13, 2014

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding, life changing experiences there is.

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 in Dun na Ri Forest Park
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.