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2018

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.
The eye-opening country of South Africa by Carilyn Salmi, Animal Science Major
December 18, 2018
“Wildlife conservation starts with one person"
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.”
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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.”