Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

Denmark - My Incredible Semester Abroad: Erin Hill, Environmental Resource Management

October 17, 2014

My experience abroad was an amazing learning and cultural experience. It is one that I will never forget and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity.

Costa Rica – Third Time's the Charm: Allison Hoover, Agricultural and Extension Education

October 17, 2014

While my third experience in Costa Rica didn’t offer nearly the same community as my previous trips, I was able to overcome adversity and challenges to develop personal skills and an overall beneficial experience.

Animal Agriculture and Life Down Under: Julie Ivicic, Animal Sciences

October 16, 2014

"Learning about another country while actually being in that country is a truly amazing experience."

Food Travels: Germany - Meaghan Emery, Animal Sciences

February 13, 2014

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding, life changing experiences there is.

Bhutan: Forest and Rural Livelihoods of the Himalayas: Jena Trolio, ERM major, INTAG, Environmental Engineering, Watersheds and Water Resources minors

November 25, 2013

Traveling to Bhutan was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and now that I’ve been there, I can’t wait to travel again.

Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia: Steven Bookbinder, Food Science

October 24, 2013

Meeting executives from the largest meat companies in the world at the European “Capital of Meat”. Touring the cavernous aging rooms of the famed prosciutto di Parma. Walking through the centuries old streets of Ljubljana going from one artisanal butcher to the next. Come inside my travelogue and join me as I share the highlights of my summer, destination by destination.

Erin and the Emerald Isle (Ireland): Erin Trouba, ERM Major, INTAG & Environmental Soil Science Minors

October 24, 2013

With every new day and every new experience I discovered that not only could I do things on my own, but that life demanded that I do.

Germany – More than I could have imagined!: Beckie Bomberger, undeclared major

September 5, 2013

This experience has broadened my cultural values and ideas...

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE): Bringing Small-Scale Farmers from Subsistence to Sustainability in Kenya - Arianna De Reus, Community, Environment and Development major

September 5, 2013

From the HESE program I gained international experience and worked on an appropriate technology venture to address global problems, which helped me grow as a global professional.

To Italy, and Back Again – A Food Scientist’s Tale: James Halpin, Food Science

September 5, 2013

Being a college student these days really requires you to break out of your comfort zone...

CED499A- Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development: Andrew Bonneau, Psychology Major, International Agriculture Minor

September 5, 2013

While only three weeks passed in Kenya, for me and most of my classmates it seemed like months...

Sustainable Agriculture in Costa Rica - Lingyan Dong: ERM Major, Environmental Option

September 5, 2013

Costa Rica – The country surrounded by Green.

Tanzania: Tribulations and Triumphs - Michael Henry, Immunology and Infectious Disease Major , Global Health Minor

September 5, 2013

It’s the type of experience that is hard to describe simply when someone asks “What did you do in Tanzania? What did you learn?”

Gonna Get Water to Ghana - Michael Henry, Immunology and Infectious Disease Major , Global Health Minor

September 5, 2013

Over the past year, I think I’ve spent more time in Africa than at home, but this trip was a special one...

My Whirlwind Tour of French Food and Culture - Marsha Trego, Food Science major, Nutritional Sciences minor

September 5, 2013

I got to eat Nutella crepes underneath the Eiffel Tower and to learn about foreign agricultural trade from within the French U.S. embassy, and I wouldn’t trade these experiences for the world.

Reforestation in Piriati Embera, Panama with Global Environmental Brigades - Michaela Ruppert: CED Major, Sustainability Leadership Minor

September 5, 2013

By traveling to Panama and making a positive impact on the environment by helping a group of truly wonderful individuals proved to be one of the best ways I have ever spent my time and money.

Nonprofit work in Panama - Emily Newman, Major: Environmental Resource Management, Minor: Science, Society and Environment of Africa

September 5, 2013

Meeting people with a different perception on life instantly makes you question your own lifestyle.

Agribusiness Management Major Travels to Paris

June 24, 2013

Hannah Masser, Agribusiness Management major with a minor in Agricultural Communications, shares her experience in Paris, France (INTAG/AGBM 499E/F).

My Adventure in Costa Rica - Emily Bachner, ERM major, Horticulture minor

June 17, 2013

In the eight days I was in Costa Rica I learned more about sustainability and the environment than I could have in a full semester class.

Vietnam and Cambodia: A Small Taste of a New Place - Grace Emmerling, CED and Economics Majors, Spanish minor

June 17, 2013

The unique history of these places make them extremely worthwhile to study and explore further.

Reforestation and Permaculture Projects in Piriati Embera, Panama - Lindsay McPhail, CED major, Economics & Spanish minors

June 17, 2013

I would highlight the collaboration efforts within the PSU Global Environmental Brigades club in addition to those between the club and the Piriati community.

Germans Buy Local Products: Patrick Brame, Food Science

June 17, 2013

Agriculture in Paris, a European Adventure - Morgan Brown Major: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Minor: Film Studies

June 17, 2013

The most beneficial knowledge I gained came from experiencing the city for myself, taking it in, and discovering unique places in a personal way.

My Trip to the Rich Coast: Derek Bartram, Major Environmental Resource Management, Minor Watersheds and Water Resources

June 17, 2013

It was the ideal image of a rainforest with a thick overcast in the sky and dense vapor coming from the trees as they transpired...

Panama: Penn State’s Global Environmental Brigades - An environmental and cultural exchange: Erin Hill, ERM Major, Sustainability Leader Minor

June 17, 2013

I am very thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to travel with the Global Environmental Brigade. I hope to continue environmental and humanitarian work in the future.

Germany - Food Travels: Shannon Smith, Biological Engineering

June 17, 2013

My experience was eye-opening in respect to education as well as culture...

Food Travels: Germany - Bryanna Kenno, Agricultural and Extension Education, INTAG and Wildlife & Fisheries Minors

May 30, 2013

An unforgettable experience and proof that dreams really do come true!

Spring Break in beautiful Costa Rica: Victoria Berger – ERM Major, Environmental Soil Science and Watersheds and Water Resources Minors

April 23, 2013

Costa Rica was the greenest, most beautiful place I have ever seen. Nine days in this picturesque country was just not long enough.

Pura Vida! - ERM 499A - Costa Rica Study Tour: Andrew Clark, ERM Major

April 23, 2013

Living the Pure Life!

A Guanajuato, Mexico Adventure with the Honorary Sam Hayes: Kaytee Norris, Animal Science

April 23, 2013

TRAVEL: Explore, Embrace, Learn and Live

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