College of Agricultural Sciences faculty/staff-led embedded courses, summer programs, domestic study away, and more.

Spring, Summer, Fall 2022

International Educational programs are courses or programs led by CAS faculty or staff. Many meet on campus during the semester and have an "embedded" international trip experience either over fall, winter, or spring break or in the beginning of the summer, between 1 to 3 weeks. Some are focused on specific major areas or topics, but students in any major are welcome to apply. All programs listed below are embedded unless noted otherwise. Please contact the course leader or Ketja Lingenfelter, Assistant Director for Student Global Engagement for details.

Upcoming courses and programs by REGION

All courses below are tentative

    Spring, Summer, Fall 2023

    Africa

    • Kenya
      • AGECO/CED 499: Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya, 3 credits in spring, 0.25 credits in summer, occurs annually
      • Travel 2.5 weeks, May, 2023
      • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, and Sjoerd Duiker,
    • South Africa
      • WFS 499:Ecosystems Science in South Africa, 3 credits in spring, 0.25 credits in summer
      • Travel 2 weeks, May, 2023
      • Course leader: Jay Stauffer, vc5@psu.edu

          Asia

          • India
            • FD SC 499: Global perspectives on agriculture and food systems in India 3 credits
            • Travel Fall Break, 2023
            • Course leader: Swamy Anantheswaran,

            Central America

            • Belize
              • AEE/INTAG 499: Indigenous Knowledge and Agricultural Education, 3 credits
              • Travel Spring Break, 2023
              • Course leaders: John Ewing, jce122@psu.edu, Carson Letot, ctl84@psu.edu

            Europe

            • Belgium - Tentative course
              • ANSC 499: Animal Sciences in Belgium
              • Travel Spring Break, 2023
              • Course leader: Jake Werner, jrw140@psu.edu
              • France (Paris)
                • INTAG/AGBM 470: Comparing US/French Agricultural Systems, based in Paris, 3.0 credits in spring, 0.25 in summer, occurs bi-annually
                • Travel 2 weeks May, 2023
                • Course leader: Stephan Goetz,
              • Hungary - Tentative course
                • CED 499: 30 years after the Wall collapsed: Political, social, and family transitions and challenges in Hungary
                • Travel May, 2023
                • Course leader: Laszlo Kulcsar,
              • Ireland
                • HORT 499F: Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine: Examinations of New World Crops in Old World Societies 3.0 credits in spring, 0.25 in summer
                • Travel May, 2023
                • Tracy Hoover, tsh102@psu.edu and Dennis Decoteau, drd10@psu.edu
              • Ireland
                • SOILS 499A and B: Co-Evolution of Land and Civilization
                • Travel May, 2023
                • Course leader: Patrick Drohan,
              • Italy
                • FD SC/INTAG 460: Food Production in Italy, occurs bi-annually
                • Travel Spring Break, 2023
                • Course leaders: Jasna Kovac, jzk303@psu.edu and Helene Hopfer, hopfer@psu.edu
              • Scotland
                • TURF 499: Turfgrass Management Practices, occurs bi-annually
                • Travel Tentative May, 2023
                • Course leaders: Dianne Petrunak, dmp6@psu.edu and Andy McNitt,

                Domestic Study Away - Classes with travel in the US focused on culture and international issues

                • Florida
                  • INTAG 300: Joint course with Unv. Tenn.
                  • Fall 2023 course with option to travel over Winter Break 2023/2024 to ECHO: tropical crops, animals, smallholder farm innovations in different ecoregions of the Tropics. Home garden project visit to immigrant communities.
                  • Sjoerd Duiker, swd10@psu.edu
                • Pennsylvania
                  • CED 497: Community Engagement with PA Farmworkers
                  • Fall 2022
                  • Course leader: Kathy Sexsmith,

                South America

                • Patagonia (Chile)
                  • ERM 499:
                  • Travel Winter Break, 2022-2023
                  • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, Robert Shannon

                Future International Courses, more to be announced by late summer 2023

                Africa

                • Kenya
                  • AGECO/CED 499: Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya, 3.0 credits in spring, 0.25 credits in summer at a flat rate of $200, occurs annually
                  • Travel 2.5 weeks, May, 2024
                  • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, jbl6@psu.edu and Sjoerd Duiker,

                    Antarctica

                    • ERM 499
                      • Travel Winter Break, 2023-2024
                      • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, Robert Shannon

                    Europe

                    • Ireland
                      • ANSC 499: Ireland's equine industry; A global perspective into the horse world, 3 credits
                      • Travel Spring Break, 2024
                      • Course leaders: Danielle Smarsh, dxs1172@psu.edu and Andrea Kocher, alg917@psu.edu

                    Note: Your Student Conduct record and Academic record will be checked as part of the pre‐departure process for any College of Agricultural Sciences embedded program. If you have a disciplinary Student Conduct record, are currently on disciplinary probation, academic probation, or if your GPA is below 2.5, you may be deemed ineligible for the program.

                    Ag Sciences Global

                    Address

                    106 Agricultural Administration Building
                    University Park, PA 16802

                    Ag Sciences Global

                    Address

                    106 Agricultural Administration Building
                    University Park, PA 16802