Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

International Development and Service with Panama’s Public Health Brigades; Arianna De Reus, Sophomore, CED Major

April 23, 2013

When working to serve others, one becomes grounded on values that truly matter in life, allowing people to find themselves through selflessness.

Backpack Adventures through Costa Rica – IAAS Spring Break service trip: Amanda Smith, Vet and Biomedical Sciences, INTAG Minor

April 23, 2013

Overall this journey to Costa Rica was amazing and I don’t want to change a single thing about it. We saw so many incredible things, met so many people and really learned what it means to be a good traveler.

Passport to Paris; Agriculture Edition: Rachel Isaacs - Food Science major, INTAG minor

February 19, 2013

I never wanted to leave Paris. I came back to the US craving the buttery croissants and Nutella crepes, and wishing that I could eat duck confeit meal every day of my life.

An Unforgettable Equine Experience in Normandy France: Kathleen Pierce, Animal Sciences with a minor in Equine Science

February 19, 2013

When I registered for An Sc 499A, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. After all, a course titled “Normandy France Equine Industry Studies” seemed pretty self-explanatory. But I never would have guessed that I could learn so much or that I would have so many incredible opportunities in one semester and a 10 day visit to France.

A Trip to be Remembered for a Lifetime - Costa Rica: Samantha Robison, Ag Science Major, Agronomy and Environmental Inquiry Minors

January 4, 2013

Food Travels - Germany: Brittany Fabin, Ag Science - Environmental Soil Science

January 4, 2013

Amazing trip, to an amazing place, with amazing people!

Irish Adventures: Hannah Wentworth, Animal Science Major, AGBM and INTAG Minors

January 4, 2013

“May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields” - An Old Irish Blessing

The greatest adventure with the best people, my trip to South Africa and Mozambique: Laura Davis, ERM Major, INTAG, Sustainability Leadership, Watersheds and Water Resources Minors

January 4, 2013

It is experiences like these that help shape who you are; I will never be the same person that I was before I went to Africa.

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Across the Big Pond - Seoul, South Korea: Kate Bassett, AEE Major, INTAG, Leadership Development and Military Studies minors

January 4, 2013

This summer, I had the opportunity of a life time. Never before would I have thought that I, Kate Bassett, would find myself in Seoul South Korea. But Hey!! I did, and it was worth every bit of it.

An Irish Adventure: Courtney Meyer, Agribusiness Management

January 4, 2013

Ireland was a trip of a lifetime and I will never forget this experience or the people I became friends with!

A Semester Across the Pond - Leeds, United Kingdom: Cara Nordberg, Toxicology major, ERM & Global Health minors

January 4, 2013

Leeds was the perfect city for me. Leeds Uni is the size of Penn State, so the campus felt a bit like home. I’m really glad that I decided to take go out of my comfort zone.

Comparing U.S and French Agricultural Systems: Chiao Ruo Chai, Food Science

January 4, 2013

As a study abroad student in U.S from Malaysia, studying in Paris is a truly special and wonderful experience.

I am in Ireland - HORT 499: Sydney Hines, Landscape Contracting

January 4, 2013

To this day I will say, nine days was just not enough.

AN SC 499A: The Equine Industry in Normandy, France – Amy Kraus, Animal Sciences

December 18, 2012

I’m amazed by all of the unforgettable experiences we packed into just ten days...

La Vita Bella a Firenze, Italia (The beautiful life in Florence, Italy): Abigail Miller Agribusiness Management & Telecommunications

December 18, 2012

I’ve learned that traveling is the best way to grow as a person. The different cultures, people, language and environment allow one to step outside their comfort zone and really explore every opportunity.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania: Alison Muscato - Community, Environment and Development

December 18, 2012

1 country. 40 days. 14 Penn Staters. Millions of chickens. I lived in rural Tanzania for a month and am grateful for every minute I spent there.

An Irish Experience - Sarah Mann: Food Science

December 18, 2012

As well as the desire to learn more about my roots, Ireland gave me the realization that no matter how big the world is, no matter how far apart people are, no matter how different the culture is, there are always those similarities that people share and can relate to each other with.

One Large Step for One Small Town Girl: My Trip to Seoul, Korea - Ashley Tressler, Ag & Extension Education

December 18, 2012

Never let fear or doubt stop you from grabbing such an amazing opportunity. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I will never forget the experiences, memories, and friends I made along the way.

An Irish Odyssey - Katie Laughlin, Ag. Sciences major, Ag Communications, Ag Business Management, International Ag minors

December 18, 2012

It’s one thing to go to class with great people at a great University, but experiencing a country like Ireland with them is so much better.

I left my heart in Seoul (S. Korea): Jessica Shilladay, Agriculture and Extension Education

December 4, 2012

I would encourage all students to participate in a study abroad trip and to dismiss any hesitations that they have about traveling because the experiences that they have will last a lifetime.

The Land of a Thousand Hills (Rwanda): Kira Hydock, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

December 4, 2012

I look forward to returning to Urukundo next summer to see how the agricultural practices are holding up and to witness the progress in animal productivity...

Traveled to the CYEC in Nyeri, Kenya with CED 499A: Nora Frumento, CED Major, Arabic & Spanish Minors

November 13, 2012

I will always remember the times I spent with the children, laughing and loving every minute of it...

Adventures in South Africa and Mozambique 2012: Ashley Pilipovich, Environmental Resource Management

September 29, 2012

It was the most valuable learning experience I have ever been a part of!

Equine Industries in France - Maria Dahl, Animal Sciences Major, INTAG minor

September 29, 2012

This past summer of 2012, I attended a study abroad trip with Dr. Marianne Fivek and Dr. Ann Swinker, and fifteen other students from Penn State. The trip was for an embedded course on French Equine Industries in Normandy. The objective of the trip was to learn about the horse business in France, which included, breeding, transportation, dressage, racing, showing, and selling.

Brisbane, Australia: Morgan Porter, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

August 28, 2012

My love of exploring new places, my passion for Steve Irwin, and my fascination of the world down under...

The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Ireland - Amanda Gregor, Immunology and Infectious Disease

August 28, 2012

Although I love Penn State, my semester in Galway, Ireland may be the best couple of months that I’ve had during my college experience.

My Journey Through East Africa The School for Field Studies Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Management Program - Ashley Fehringer, Animal Sciences

August 28, 2012

I will never forget the first time I saw an African Lion in the Ngorongoro Crater, just a few feet from my jeep looking powerful, majestic and beautiful. And the cubs were adorable!

Costa Rica: A Bountiful Nation - BriAnna Myers, Horticulture

August 28, 2012

To sum up Costa Rica in one sentence I would have to say that the people are welcoming, the landscapes are breathtaking, and the culture, food, and activities are perfect! Make the trip!

The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Affordable Greenhouse Venture: Improving Food Security in Kenya and Rwanda - Arianna De Reus, Community Environment Development (CED)

August 28, 2012

I was raised to value service to others above all things and the HESE program has enabled me to work on real-life, social entrepreneurial ventures with great social impact.

Queensland, Australia: Jeanette Blank, Agricultural and Extension Education

August 15, 2012

Crocodile Dundee made me want to visit Australia…

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