Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

“A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” in Ireland by Abigail Lynch, Food Science major

July 2, 2019

This experience spending three and a half months in a new country was easily the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Anatomy Abroad: The Connection Between Cadavers and Art by Alexander Barna, Immunology and Infectious Disease major

July 2, 2019

Four cities, ten days, twenty friends, and one beautiful Italia!

HORT 499H: Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine by Jesse Valone, Plant Science major

July 2, 2019

This was one of the best experiences of my life.

That Summer in Tanzania by Jadelyn Cunningham, Wildlife and Fisheries Science major

July 2, 2019

When applying for study abroad, I never thought that this one decision would ultimately change my life forever.

Breaking Down Barriers by Ethan Stewart, Animal Science major

July 2, 2019

To be able to experience the wonders of Tanzania first hand, was an invaluable experience that will forever be a highlight of my life.

Personal and Professional Growth in Germany by Kimberly Packard, BioRenewable Systems major

July 2, 2019

I have wanted to travel abroad since high school and the opportunity offered to us by supportive study abroad programs and faculty/staff here at Penn State, at the department, college, and university levels, allow us to bundle it into our tuition and current studies to fully nourish our understanding of the program we chose.

Sub-Saharan Healthcare: Global Health in Tanzania by Alexander Barna, Immunology and Infectious Disease major

July 2, 2019

I have never had another experience that pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me so much about myself and the world around me. I will truly carry the lessons I learned during this trip every day for the rest of my life.

Ireland Travelogue by Amanda Grube, Plant Sciences major

July 2, 2019

Excursión Rondeña – Summer Language Study in Ronda, Spain by Taylor Slusser, Environmental Resource Management major

July 2, 2019

Because of this opportunity, I’ve become more confident about traveling, and I feel better prepared for our global world.

Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience by Caitlin Lichtenfels, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major

June 27, 2019

This experience not only changed me, it shaped me into the future veterinarian I hope to become.

Santiago and Patagonia: A Life Changing Ten Days by Carrie Zamonski, Environmental Resource Management Major

June 27, 2019

The cities, landscapes, and people of South America became an outdoor classroom of engaging lessons that could never be fully grasped on campus.

Ghana: The Gateway to West Africa by Olivia Richart, Agricultural Sciences Major

June 10, 2019

Akwaaba is the Ghanian phrase for “welcome,” however its meaning is layered in African culture, symbolizing friendship and acceptance to newfound friends.

Unexpected Lessons Learned in Malaysia by Kaitlin Liszka, Agricultural and Extension Education Major

May 29, 2019

The greatest take away that I gained from this trip was not a lesson that I expected to learn. It was not a lesson about education systems or agriculture, but a lesson about love.

Italy: You’ve Pasta Be Kidding Me by Megan Mershon, Food Science Major

May 23, 2019

“Time is an ingredient”

A Week in Belize: Challenging my Views of Agriculture and Expanding my Horizons by Olivia Ashbaugh, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Major

May 23, 2019

“Going into this trip, I was expecting to learn about the culture and agricultural sector of Belize but in reality, I learned that agriculture can mean so many different things and that there is truly something to learn from everyone you meet.”

Making my New Zealand Dreams Come True by Christina Couch, Agribusiness Management Major

May 23, 2019

“I have learned to simply say “Yes” to the opportunities that scare me the most, and I am continuously surprised by the gift of personal growth that I gain in return.”

Reflection on India Experience by Jessica Raskin, Food Science major

May 23, 2019

I realized that “stuff” or “things” that are the American way should not be the reason for happiness.

Tanzania: A Nation Where Science Meets Society by Nina De Luna, Immunology and Infectious Disease Major

December 18, 2018

“One of the greatest aspects of this program was its multidimensionality. It intertwined biological and social studies, which is a reality of life because neither aspect exists in isolation.”

The eye-opening country of South Africa by Carilyn Salmi, Animal Science Major

December 18, 2018

“Wildlife conservation starts with one person"

An Environment Full of Diversity and Beauty by Jared Adam, Agroecology Major, Entomology and International Agriculture Minors

December 8, 2018

"When people think of Africa, I feel as though many negatives come to mind; such as political unrest, war, poverty, unfavorable or unlivable conditions, and the list goes on. I would like to say that these stereotypes do not hold true for Kenya and many other African countries."

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."

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