Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

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.”

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.”

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.

The Czech Republic, an Unthought-of Sanctuary, By Sarah Boyd, Veterinary and Biomedical Science major, Equine minor

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."

More Than Just a Beautiful Place, By Megan Sullivan, Biological Engineering major, Biomedical Engineering minor

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”

New Zealand: The Home of the Sauvignon Blanc, Lord of the Rings, and Haka, by Anjelica Kostenbader, Plant Science major

February 16, 2018

"Living in New Zealand for four months gave me the opportunity to live the life of a kiwi.”

The Key to Relations; a Study Abroad Experience in Guanajuato Mexico, By Sean Freidhof, Forest Ecosystems Management major, GIS minor

February 16, 2018

"Through this experience, I have learned communication, professionalism, and versatility within relations that I would not have learned in a regular classroom."

Once in a Lifetime

February 16, 2018

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

Guanajuato: The Most Beautiful and Unique Town in Mexico

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!"

A Trip to the Highlands of Kenya

February 16, 2018

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

Paris: A Two Week Adventure that is so much more than the Eiffel Tower

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”

Studying Abroad in Paris, France

February 16, 2018

By Kathryn Dietrich (Food Science major, Nutritional Sciences minor) "The College of Agricultural Sciences provided me with a unique, educational experience during my time abroad, one that I will not forget!"

Costa Rica: A first-hand perspective on Sustainable Development

February 16, 2018

By Rosemary Nicholson (BioRenewable Systems—BioProducts option major) "Is sustainable development possible? How to bring sustainability home?"

France: A City of Wine and Cheese Comparing United States and French Agriculture

February 16, 2018

By Elke Hess (Immunology and Infectious Disease) "Paris lived up to every expectation, except for the wine and cheese. They were even better than I could have imagined."

Weeks spent on the other side of the World

February 8, 2018

By Stephanie Velez (Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major) “I didn’t know anything about China, nor a single word of Mandarin, but instantly decided, this is rare, I’m doing this.”

Life Learning, Life Loving in Costa Rica: International Internship in Organic Agriculture at EARTH University

February 8, 2018

By Haley Stauffer Major in BioRenewable Systems, Minors in International Agriculture and Spanish. "There are few things I cannot resist in my life and the country and people of Costa Rica is at the top of the list."

Exploring China Through An Internship at Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute

February 7, 2018

By Mary Ann Ostach Majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and minoring in International Agriculture and Equine Science. “I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see a new country with a culture so different from my own while gaining research experience in veterinary medicine.”

Ireland is an oasis on earth, by Isabella Tafa, Landscape Contracting major, Horticulture minor

June 1, 2017

No matter where you go people are very similar, they all enjoy food, music and good company...

Italy: Eately: A Truly Unique Trip to Italy, by Sydney Majowicz, Food Science major

June 1, 2017

What a country!

Mexico: An Amazing Experience in Guanajuato, Mexico, by Jeffrey Norris, Agricultural Engineering major

June 1, 2017

Quality, Quantity, and Timing; That’s what it’s all about

Mexico: Silence Becomes a Story, by Mackenzie Yorlets, Animal Science major

June 1, 2017

Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

New Zealand: A World Worth Protecting, by Ana Turosky, Environmental Resource Management major, Soil Science minor

June 1, 2017

There are things worth protecting, and many of those things reach further than a Penn State campus or even the borders of the United States.

Belize: An Un-BELIZE-able Adventure, by Maura Carr, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major

June 1, 2017

Immersing myself in the learning environment of Belize allowed me to experience a new culture while learning about my own interests in veterinary medicine.

Ireland: Thanks A Million Ireland! An Unforgettable Journey to the Emerald Isle, by Kerry Smith, Food Science major, International Agriculture minor

May 31, 2017

Overseas travel was a daunting process for an inexperienced traveler like me, but as part of the HORT 499H class, the journey was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life!

Kenya: Educating and Learning About Agricultural Methods and Techniques in Nyeri, Kenya, by Carly Glassmoyer, Agricultural Science major, INTAG minor

May 31, 2017

Traveling abroad and doing human development work is challenging and rewarding; listen to your inner self, listen to others, be open, be accepting, be understanding, but most of all, be able to comprehend that your actions are done with good intent and a pure heart.

Australia: Many G’Days Spent Down Under, by Mary Ann Ostach, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major

May 31, 2017

Every week seemed to bring a new adventure and I was able to grow as a person.

Belize: Getting Down and Dirty in Belize, by Sebastian Betancourt Vasquez, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences major

May 31, 2017

Two weeks in a beautiful country like Belize was not enough, but I relished the time I had there.

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