Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

Italy: So Much More than Just Good Food and Wine by Shaniece Ebelhar, Immunology and Infectious Disease major

September 22, 2020

Italy will always inspire my curiosity and appreciation for people different than me

Freiburg, Germany: A Summer in the Black Forest by Josh Maron, Forest Ecosystems Management major

September 21, 2020

Studying abroad had always been a goal of mine. However, the experience itself has ignited a lifelong desire to experience the world.

Costa Rica Beyond the Rice and Beans; Exploring Agricultural Sustainability and Natural Resources by Jillian Barskey, Environmental Resource Management major

September 15, 2020

“A society grows great when men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” -EARTH University Student

Eating our way through Italy – a food lover’s paradise by Kate Mobley, Food Science major

September 15, 2020

Food and food production are a means of uniting people and culture.

Adventures in Costa Rica by Julianne Martinez, Biological Engineering major

September 15, 2020

It was an educational experience unlike anything I have ever been challenged with.

Eight Days by Killiann George, Agricultural and Extension Education major

September 14, 2020

“Always be willing to try something new and if it fails all is well at least you tried”-Belizean Farmer

Living our best Pura Vida by Cheryl Chuba, Agricultural Sciences major

September 2, 2020

I have made new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Italy: A Hidden Treasure in the International Golf World by Justin Taylor, Turfgrass Science major

September 2, 2020

The world is too big to assume how cultures operate, you must immerse yourself in them to know how they truly work.

Costa Rica: A Fresh Look on Agriculture by Blair Miller, Agricultural Sciences major

October 21, 2019

My perspective of agriculture has not changed, but merely improved.

“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."

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