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Student Travelogues

A picture of me sitting in one of the stone resting places on a Mayan farm
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.”

The view outside of our hostel during a free day spent exploring Queenstown, NZ (adventure capital of the world).
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.”

Jessica in India
May 23, 2019

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

The landscape in Tanzania was absolutely captivating. This photo was taken in Ndarakwai Camp, in northeastern Tanzania, during a game drive.
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.”

Drying our Napier grass on the roof to make silage.
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."

Views from the safari in the Solio game reserve. A picture of our entire group from Penn State along with our companion Sam.
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."

There are a mix of sandy beaches and rocky outcrops on the shore of Kilmore Quey.
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."

my group and I on a ferry crossing a river after spending the day at Xunantunich Archaeological Reserve.
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."

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"

Me in Algar do Carvão, a lava-less volcano on Terceira.
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.

Me at the top of the Castle of Sao Jorge in Lisbon.
November 12, 2018

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

Garden on São Miguel Island
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.

Our guide, Armando and I at the final spot to see the mountains in Torres Del Paine National Park
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."

While visiting the Cliffs of Moher the group was able to explore the cliffs’ many walking paths, both the safe and more perilous, and many great photo opportunities abounded with the superb weather.
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.”

Me in Algar do Carvão, a lava-less volcano on Terceira.
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.

Me—In front of the Capital of Toulouse, France
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.

Exploring Xunantunich helped us understand the history and traditions that helped form societies.
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.”

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."

Hiking on Quail Island
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”

A small smooch
February 16, 2018

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

Myself posing with cacti at the cactus farm we visited!
February 16, 2018

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

A photo of myself at the Cactus Plantation!
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!"

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”