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.
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.
This experience has broadened my cultural values and ideas...
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.
Being a college student these days really requires you to break out of your comfort zone...
While only three weeks passed in Kenya, for me and most of my classmates it seemed like months...
Costa Rica – The country surrounded by Green.
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?”
Over the past year, I think I’ve spent more time in Africa than at home, but this trip was a special one...
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.
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.
Meeting people with a different perception on life instantly makes you question your own lifestyle.
Hannah Masser, Agribusiness Management major with a minor in Agricultural Communications, shares her experience in Paris, France (INTAG/AGBM 499E/F).
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.
The unique history of these places make them extremely worthwhile to study and explore further.
I would highlight the collaboration efforts within the PSU Global Environmental Brigades club in addition to those between the club and the Piriati community.
The most beneficial knowledge I gained came from experiencing the city for myself, taking it in, and discovering unique places in a personal way.