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Short Term International Embedded Courses and Summer Programs

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

Fall 2019/Spring 2020/Summer 2020

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

AFRICA

  • Ghana
    • AEE 499H: Intergenerational Practices in Ghana
    • Priority given to Schreyer Honors students
    • Travel May, 2020
    • Course leader: Matt Kaplan,
  • 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, 2020
    • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, and Sjoerd Duiker,

ASIA

  • China
    • Research Internship in Veterinary research, specifically Avian disease, not embedded, occurs annually
    • Travel 5 weeks, Summer, 2020
    • Program leader: Huaguang Lu,
  • India
    • FD SC 499: Global perspectives on agriculture and food systems in India, 3 credits, occurs bi-annually, APPLY NOW
    • Travel 9 days Fall Break, 2019
    • Course leader: Swamy Anantheswaran,

CENTRAL AMERICA

  • Costa Rica
    • INTAD 820: International Ag & Development Dual Title annual core course for graduate students in the INTAD program only
    • Travel Spring Break, 2020
    • Course leaders: Melanie Miller Foster, mjm727@psu.edu and Paul Esker,
  • Honduras
    • CED 499: Gender and Development in Honduras
    • Travel Spring Break, 2020
    • Course leaders: Paige Castellanos, and Leif Jensen,
  • Location TBD

EUROPE

  • Germany
  • Eastern Europe
    • CED 499: Tentative course to Hungary and possibly Ukraine
    • Travel May, 2020
    • Course leader: Laszlo Kulcsar,
  • France (Toulouse)
    • INTAG/AG BM 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, 2020
    • Course leader: Ted Jaenicke,
  • Ireland
    • AN SC 499C: Equine Industry in Ireland, 2.5 credits in spring, 0.5 in summer
    • Travel May 2020
    • Course leader: Danielle Smarsh,
  • Ireland
    • HORT 499H: 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 credits in summer.
    • Travel 10 days, May, 2020
    • Course leaders: Dennis Decoteau, and Tracy Hoover,
  • Ireland
    • SOILS 499A and B: Co-Evolution of Land and Civilization
    • Travel 13 days May, 2020
    • Course leader: Patrick Drohan,
  • Italy
    • AN SC 499B: Poultry Industry in Italy
    • Travel Spring Break, 2020
    • Course leaders: Nüket Acar, and Paul Patterson,
  • Scotland
    • TURF 499: Turfgrass Management Practices, occurs bi-annually
    • Travel 10 days May, 2020
    • Course leaders: Dianne Petrunak, dmp6@psu.edu and Andy McNitt,
  • Spain
    • HORT 499: New World Crops & Sustainable Food Production in Spain – From Spanish Wines to the Mediterranean Diet, COURSE IS FULL
    • Travel September 21-29, 2019
    • Course leaders: Dennis Decoteau, drd10@psu.edu and Tarrah Geszvain,

SOUTH AMERICA

DOMESTIC STUDY AWAY

Classes with travel in the US focused on culture and international issues

Future International Courses, more TBA

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, 2021
    • Course leaders: Janelle Larson, jbl6@psu.edu and Sjoerd Duiker,

ASIA

  • China
    • Research Internship in Veterinary research, specifically Avian disease, not embedded, occurs annually
    • Travel 5 weeks, Summer, 2021
    • Program leader: Huaguang Lu,
  • India
    • FD SC 499: Global perspectives on agriculture and food systems in India 3 credits
    • Travel 9 days Fall Break, 2021
    • 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
    • Travel 9 days Spring Break in March 2021
    • Course leaders: Tammy Shannon, tmb5352@psu.edu and Rob Shannon, rds13@psu.edu

EURASIA

  • Armenia
    • Tentative course FD SC 499: The Systems of Wine Making in Armenia, upper level undergrads and grad students
    • Travel May 2021
    • Course Leaders: Cathy Cutter, , Ryan Elias,

EUROPE

  • 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 May 11-26, 2021
    • Course leaders: Dan Azzara, dazzara@psu.edu and Stephan Goetz,
  • Italy
    • FD SC/INTAG 460: Food Production in Italy, occurs bi-annually
    • Travel Spring Break, 2021
    • Course leaders: Jasna Kovac, jzk303@psu.edu and Helene Hopfer, hopfer@psu.edu

OCEANIA

  • Australia
    • Tentative course AG BM 499
    • Travel ?
    • Course leader: Ted Alter,
  • New Zealand
    • Tentative course AG BM 499: Agritourism & Extension
    • Travel Winter Break 2020-2021
    • Course leader: Stephan Goetz,

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.