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

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023

International Educational programs are courses or programs led by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty or staff. Most meet on campus during the semester and have an "embedded" international travel experience either over fall, winter, or spring break, or in the beginning of the summer, lasting between 1 to 3 weeks. Some are focused on specific major areas or topics, but generally 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

    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: Ecosystem Science in South Africa, 1.25 credits in spring, 0.25 credits in summer
      • Travel 2 weeks, May, 2023
      • Course leader: Jay Stauffer, vc5@psu.edu

            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
            • Costa Rica
              • BBH/ENGR/INTAG 299: You, The World, and Change: Your First Global Development Experience, 3 credits. Travel the world in your first or second year to learn how people are making more equitable communities happen.  Explore technology, health, and food security innovations and the people who develop them in Costa Rica.
              • Travel Spring Break, 2023
              • INTAG course leader: Noel Habashy, noel@psu.edu

            Europe

                      • Ireland
                        • SOILS 499A and B: Co-Evolution of Land and People
                        • Travel May, 2023
                        • Course leader: Patrick Drohan,

                              South America

                              • Patagonia (Chile)
                                • ERM 499: Patagonia, Chile Sustainability and Natural Resources, 1 credit in fall 2022, 2 credits in spring 2023
                                • Travel December 26, 2022 - January 8, 2023
                                • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, tmb5352@psu.edu and Rob Shannon, rds13@psu.edu

                              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: Adrian Barragan,

                              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/BE 499: Antarctica: Human Impacts on a Fragile Environment
                                    • Open currently to ERM and BE majors only
                                    • Travel Winter Break, 2023-2024
                                    • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, tmb5352@psu.edu and Rob Shannon, rds13@psu.edu

                                  Europe

                                  • Location TBD
                                  • 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