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Student Travelogues

The hygiene station after it was finally finished!
October 8, 2015

No longer is my travel what others can learn from me, but is about what I can learn from others.

CED499A at the CYEC
October 8, 2015

I keep going back because I want to a positive and driving force in the lives of the youth, just as they have been in mine.

Aceta Balsamic Vinegar. Thousands of gallons of Balsamic Vinegar stored in various sized casks.
October 7, 2015

The real beauty of Italy can only be appreciated by visiting my homeland, speaking with the locals, and experiencing the history by walking the streets and through the doors in buildings from long before the beginning of US history.

Visiting the coffee farm on top of the mountain.  Honduras never failed to provide gorgeous views!
January 16, 2015

Janae is a Agriculture and Extension Education Major, with International Agriculture & Agribusiness Management Minors. Tell me the next time I, a small town farmer’s daughter, will ever have a chance to explore a coffee farm on top of a beautiful Honduran mountain? Or when a future agriculture educator like me will get the chance to wake up before the sun and milk cows with students across the globe and comparing milking practices.

On top of the world at Peak Lenana of Mount Kenya on Easter Morning
January 16, 2015

Kaitlyn is a Community, Evironment, Development major. "Going to Kenya was a childhood dream, and I know I have now gained the confidence of taking on any challenge life brings my way through fulfilling this dream."

The group learning about occupational health at a saw mill.
January 16, 2015

The knowledge and experience I gained during this summer has provided me with a solid base upon which to develop my future global health career.

Katie working in the greenhouse
November 16, 2014

This trip has once again uncovered my love for travel and has inspired a passion for a new kind of learning. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity, and I can’t wait to see where I go next.

The group getting a tour of occupational health practices at a sawmill.
November 16, 2014

From what I learned in this fieldwork experience I do feel that I have chosen the appropriate career path for me and I am excited to continue working in the developing world throughout my life.

November 16, 2014

This experience has not only taught me about another corner of the world, but also prepared me for life after graduation.

A view of of the bajio from a distance
November 16, 2014

After this trip I realized that it is vital for me to continue my education and learn a second language.

Rebecca in the National Assembly Library
November 16, 2014

This visit to France really impressed upon me the usefulness of knowing a second language, as well as the importance of making an effort to communicate with people in their native language.

At the American Farm School
November 16, 2014

Greece was a great experience and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to be able to participate in such an adventure.

Standing at the reconstructed ruins of a pre-colonial building on top of a ridge overlooking the Bajio
November 12, 2014

Studying abroad has opened doors to the endless opportunities available worldwide along with the immense challenges facing individuals and entire communities.

At The Maru Koala and Animal Park
November 12, 2014

If I was describing this trip to an employer, I would tell them about how this trip has increased my appreciation for the Australian culture as well as introducing me to new ideas and outlooks.

November 12, 2014

Immersing myself in the Greek food system as a consumer helped me gain a better understanding of the culture and agriculture production of Greece.

Arriving in Paris
November 11, 2014

My time in Paris kick-started my personal journey in global interactions that will continue throughout my professional career.

Arianna De Reus at Ngore Island
November 11, 2014

This program has enabled me to become more independent, improve my French, study international development and gain a stronger sense of self.

Janae and her Korean teaching partner
October 19, 2014

By working through language barriers, experiencing a new culture and new traditions, and learning to appreciate routines unlike my own, I began to realize that there is always more than one way to do something, or to teach a lesson.

October 19, 2014

It's amazing the independence and resourcefulness that can be developed through traveling.

October 19, 2014

This course has continued to challenge me, change me, and provide me with invaluable opportunities and learning experiences year after year.

October 19, 2014

Traveling to a country so economically and geographically close to the United States and learning so much about their agricultural makeup has helped me become a well-rounded student with a greater knowledge of global agriculture.

October 19, 2014

In a country rich in unity, culture, diversity, and natural resources, one could spend a lifetime working for and transforming the lives of millions.

October 18, 2014

No one should ever turn down a chance to travel because you never know what you could be keeping yourself from.

In the vineyards
October 18, 2014

I was able to learn a lot about agriculture not only in France, but here in the United States as well.