Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

Exploring Kenya with the CYEC by Hannah Ranalli, Community, Environment and Development Major, International Agriculture and GIS Minor

December 8, 2018

"I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya in May of 2018 for a bit less than 3 weeks; here are a few highlights from my trip. Arriving in Nairobi after what seemed like days of traveling was both shocking and exciting."

Immersion into Italian Culture: The Perks of Being Able to Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone by Alexia Mazzarella, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major, Italian Minor

December 8, 2018

"You can’t be afraid to put yourself out there and make mistakes, because in the end you learn from them, and it makes you more successful than if you had just sat back in fear.”

May the Road Rise up to Meet You in Ireland! by Kylie Hint, Environmental Resource Management Major

November 26, 2018

"I not only learned about the Irish culture but why and how people use the land. The journey helped me realize more about my own personal beliefs and values and the need to ask more questions about why we do what we do."

A Summer in Ireland: Rehabilitating Seals by Kianna Anderson, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major, Microbiology Minor

November 26, 2018

“If life presents an amazing, unique opportunity to you, do it without fear.”

Veterinary Practices Study Abroad Program in Belize by Holly Diamond, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major

November 26, 2018

"Prior to enrolling in college, I knew that I wanted to study abroad either for a semester or during my summer break. For my first study abroad trip, I decided to choose a short-term program that would be held over summer break."

Animal Adventures in Belize by Erika Del Pilar, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major

November 26, 2018

"The amount of experience and exposure I gained in this course was unlike any other internship or job I’ve had in the United States"

Azorean Adventures by Sydney Jewell, Animal Science Major, International Agriculture Minor

November 12, 2018

As part of this embedded course, I had the opportunity to visit two islands of the nine-island Azorean archipelago and the capital of Portugal. This trip was my first time abroad and I loved every minute of it.

Cows on the Coast by Lauren DeCastro, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major

November 12, 2018

This embedded course was my first time traveling abroad and it was a truly unforgettable experience.

The Secret Gem of Europe (And Agriculture) by Caroline Sullivan, Animal Science Major

November 7, 2018

I gained great hands-on experience and knowledge about dairy cows on this trip and am looking forward to taking this knowledge of another country’s dairy industry and applying it back home in the U.S.

Chile: An “Island” All On Its Own by Haley Stauffer, BioRenewable Systems Major, International Agriculture and Spanish Minors

June 21, 2018

"Upon hearing of the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Patagonia, one of the most remote and untouched regions of the world, through a Natural Resources and Sustainability course offered through the Environmental Resource Management department within the College of Agricultural Sciences, I knew I had to find a way to make it a reality."

Ireland – Truly Greener Pastures by Cullen Dixon, Plant Sciences Major, Plant Pathology Minor

June 21, 2018

“What made this trip so perfect for myself was the fact that, as a new world traveler, taking a trip to a land which shares such a great deal of similarities with our own, made the transition far easier.”

Azorean Adventures by Sydney Jewell, Animal Science Major, International Agriculture Minor

June 12, 2018

As part of this embedded course, I had the opportunity to visit two islands of the nine-island Azorean archipelago and the capital of Portugal. This trip was my first time abroad and I loved every minute of it.

Toulouse, France—The Best Place to Study Abroad in France Right Now by Kirra Edelman, Agribusiness Management Major

June 12, 2018

As I was close to entering my last semester as an undergraduate at Penn State University, I realized I was missing something; a study abroad experience.

Azores: Islands of Beautiful Green Mountains and Happy Cows by Grecia Hernandez-Rendon, Animal Science Major and Science, Agronomy Minor

June 12, 2018

“Everything about this trip was fantastic and eye-opening; from the vast green pastures to their steamy volcanic streams and their narrow streets.”

Finding Similarities in Our Differences by Gillian Warner, Community, Environment, and Development Major

June 12, 2018

“The ability to connect with people through our similarities instead of dividing us because of our differences will be a lesson I can carry with me wherever I go.”

The Czech Republic, an Unthought-of Sanctuary, By Sarah Boyd, Veterinary and Biomedical Science major, Equine minor

June 5, 2018

"Often times, you learn the most in places you expect the least from and that was what I took away from my time spent in Eastern Europe in the Czech Republic."

More Than Just a Beautiful Place, By Megan Sullivan, Biological Engineering major, Biomedical Engineering minor

February 16, 2018

"I cannot think of one instance on this trip where I was not awestruck by the beauty of the fauna, or overwhelmed by how welcoming the people we met were”

New Zealand: The Home of the Sauvignon Blanc, Lord of the Rings, and Haka, by Anjelica Kostenbader, Plant Science major

February 16, 2018

"Living in New Zealand for four months gave me the opportunity to live the life of a kiwi.”

The Key to Relations; a Study Abroad Experience in Guanajuato Mexico, By Sean Freidhof, Forest Ecosystems Management major, GIS minor

February 16, 2018

"Through this experience, I have learned communication, professionalism, and versatility within relations that I would not have learned in a regular classroom."

Once in a Lifetime

February 16, 2018

By Hannah Imgrund (Animal Science - Business Option major, Agriculture Business Management and Agronomy minor) “Make each day… a story worth telling.”

Guanajuato: The Most Beautiful and Unique Town in Mexico

February 16, 2018

By Haley England (Agriculture Sciences major, Agriculture Business Management and Agriculture Communication minor) "Step outside of your comfort zone and experience the world!"

A Trip to the Highlands of Kenya

February 16, 2018

By Hinal Modasia (Agribusiness Management major, International Agriculture and Sociology minor) “Behind every smile there is a story.”

Paris: A Two Week Adventure that is so much more than the Eiffel Tower

February 16, 2018

By Kathryn Jordan (Physical Geography - Climatology Focus major International Agriculture, Earth Systems, & Climatology minor) “I learned about European and US Agriculture, got to explore the city of Paris, and make seven new friends while living in one of the most remarkable European cities. I will never forget the experiences I have made on this trip and am forever thankful to Penn State for this opportunity”

Studying Abroad in Paris, France

February 16, 2018

By Kathryn Dietrich (Food Science major, Nutritional Sciences minor) "The College of Agricultural Sciences provided me with a unique, educational experience during my time abroad, one that I will not forget!"

Costa Rica: A first-hand perspective on Sustainable Development

February 16, 2018

By Rosemary Nicholson (BioRenewable Systems—BioProducts option major) "Is sustainable development possible? How to bring sustainability home?"

France: A City of Wine and Cheese Comparing United States and French Agriculture

February 16, 2018

By Elke Hess (Immunology and Infectious Disease) "Paris lived up to every expectation, except for the wine and cheese. They were even better than I could have imagined."

Weeks spent on the other side of the World

February 8, 2018

By Stephanie Velez (Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major) “I didn’t know anything about China, nor a single word of Mandarin, but instantly decided, this is rare, I’m doing this.”

Life Learning, Life Loving in Costa Rica: International Internship in Organic Agriculture at EARTH University

February 8, 2018

By Haley Stauffer Major in BioRenewable Systems, Minors in International Agriculture and Spanish. "There are few things I cannot resist in my life and the country and people of Costa Rica is at the top of the list."

Exploring China Through An Internship at Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute

February 7, 2018

By Mary Ann Ostach Majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and minoring in International Agriculture and Equine Science. “I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see a new country with a culture so different from my own while gaining research experience in veterinary medicine.”

Ireland is an oasis on earth, by Isabella Tafa, Landscape Contracting major, Horticulture minor

June 1, 2017

No matter where you go people are very similar, they all enjoy food, music and good company...

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