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 depending on our ability to travel.

    Africa

    • Kenya
      • AGECO/CED 499: Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya, 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 credits in summer, occurs annually
      • Travel 2.5 weeks, May, 2022
      • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, jbl6@psu.edu and Sjoerd Duiker,

    Asia

    • India
      • FD SC 499: Global perspectives on agriculture and food systems in India 3 credits
      • Travel Fall Break, 2022
      • Course leader: Swamy Anantheswaran,

      Central America

      • Costa Rica
        • ERM 499: Connections between communities and environment, integrated & organic farming operations, botanical gardens, tropical rainforest, 3 credits for First Generation College Students Only
        • Travel 9 days Spring Break in March 2022
        • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, tmb5352@psu.edu and Rob Shannon, rds13@psu.edu
      • Tentatively Costa Rica
        • INTAD 820: International Ag & Development Dual Title annual core course for graduate students in the INTAD program only
        • Tentative Travel Spring Break, 2022
        • Course leaders: Melanie Miller Foster, mjm727@psu.edu and Paul Esker,

      Europe

      • Belgium - Tentative course
        • ANSC 499: Animal Sciences in Belgium
        • Travel Spring Break, 2022
        • Course leader: Jake Werner, jrw140@psu.edu
      • Eastern Europe - Tentative course
      • France (Paris)
        • INTAG/AGBM 470: Comparing US/French Agricultural Systems, based in Paris, 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 in summer, occurs bi-annually
        • Travel 2 weeks May, 2022
        • Course leader: Stephan Goetz,
      • Germany/Austria
        • FDSC/INTAG 499 – Food and Brewing Sciences: Germany & Austria
        • Travel Spring Break, 2022
        • Ryan Elias, elias@psu.edu and Helene Hopfer, hopfer@psu.edu
      • Ireland
        • ANSC 499: Ireland's equine industry; A global perspective into the horse world, 3 credits
        • Travel Spring Break, 2022
        • Course leaders: Danielle Smarsh, dxs1172@psu.edu and Andrea Kocher, alg917@psu.edu
      • Ireland
        • HORT 499F: Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine: Examinations of New World Crops in Old World Societies 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 in summer
        • Travel May, 2022
        • Tracy Hoover, tsh102@psu.edu and Dennis Decoteau, drd10@psu.edu
      • Ireland
        • SOILS 499A and B: Co-Evolution of Land and Civilization
        • Travel May, 2022
        • Course leader: Patrick Drohan,
      • Scotland - Tentative course
        • TURF 499: Turfgrass Management Practices, occurs bi-annually
        • Travel Tentative May, 2022
        • Course leaders: Dianne Petrunak, dmp6@psu.edu and Andy McNitt,
      • Spain - Tentative course
        • AEE 499H: Intergenerational Practices in Spain
        • Priority given to Schreyer Honors students
        • Travel May, 2022
        • Course leader: Matt Kaplan,

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

      • Florida
        • INTAG 300: Joint course with Unv. Tenn.
        • Fall 2021 course with option to travel over Winter Break 2021/2022 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 2021
        • Course leaders: Melanie Miller Foster, and Kathy Sexsmith,

      Future International Courses, more to be announced by late summer 2022

      Spring, Summer, Fall 2023

      Africa

      • Kenya
        • AGECO/CED 499: Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya, 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 credits in summer, occurs annually
        • Travel 2.5 weeks, May, 2023
        • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, and Sjoerd Duiker,

            Asia

            • China
              • Research Internship in Veterinary research, specifically Avian disease, not embedded, non-credit, occurs annually
              • Travel 5 weeks, Summer, 2023
              • Program leader: Huaguang Lu,
            • Japan
              • AEE 499H: Intergenerational Practices in Japan
              • Priority given to Schreyer Honors students
              • Travel May, 2023
              • Course leader: Matt Kaplan,

            Europe

            • France (Toulouse)
              • AGBM/INTAG 470: Comparing US/French Agricultural Systems, based in the South of France, 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 in summer, occurs bi-annually
              • Travel 2 weeks May, 2023
              • Course leader: Ted Jaenicke,
            • 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

              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.

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              106 Agricultural Administration Building
              University Park, PA 16802

              Ag Sciences Global

              Address

              106 Agricultural Administration Building
              University Park, PA 16802