Check out stories by our students learning around the globe.

Volunteering in Rural Honduras by Emily Newman, ERM Major

October 8, 2015

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

Food Systems in Italy by Evelyn Hartono, Food Science Major

October 8, 2015

Nothing worth having comes easy

Australia - My Journey Down Under by Julie Ivicic, Animal Science major, minoring in Equine Science and International Agriculture

October 8, 2015

Traveling abroad to Australia…the experience of a lifetime.

Summer Internship with RTI International and the LEVE Project in Haiti by Cara McDonald, CED Major

October 8, 2015

I met many people working in Haiti and learned from everyone I worked with.

CYEC in Nyeri, Kenya by Nora Frumento, CED & GLOBE double major with minor in Spanish and Arabic

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.

Manga Manga, Food Systems in Italy: Monica Caparosa, Food Science Major

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.

Embracing Adventure: Honduras - Janae Herr

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.

MSID Kenya - Coffee Farming, Safaris, and Swahili: Kaitlyn Sprangler

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."

Exploring Public Health in South Africa: Megan Snyder

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.

From The Cape of Good Hope to the Wild Coast - A Journey across the Rainbow Nation: Micah Houston, Community, Environment and Development

November 17, 2014

Headfirst immersion into a completely unfamiliar environment showed me how complex the world is, how little I know about it, and how much more there is for me to learn.

Environmental Brigade to Panama: Katie Speicher, Environmental Resource Management

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.

Global Health Fieldwork Experience in South Africa: Ashley Fehringer, Animal Sciences

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.

It's All Greek To Me: Morgan Hetherington, Food Science

November 16, 2014

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

My First International Experience: Taylor Maslanik, Agricultural Science

November 16, 2014

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

Don't be afraid to try something new: Rebecca Hovingh, Food Science

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.

Environmental Resource Management in Costa Rica: Rebecca Shaw, Agribusiness Management

November 16, 2014

Once we arrived in Costa Rica, our first stop was at EARTH University in Limon.

Exploring Greek Food Systems: Krystal German, Agribusiness

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.

Guanajuato, Mexico: Simon Itle, Food Science

November 12, 2014

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

Animal Agriculture and Life Down Under: Morgan Kimmel, Animal Sciences

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.

When in Greece, Do as the Grecians Do: Alyssa Sheppard, Agribusiness Management

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.

My Time in Paris: Julie Mytrowitz, Food Science

November 11, 2014

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

Cambodia and Thailand: Have you ever had fish munch on your feet? - Allison Hoover, Agricultural & Extension Education

November 11, 2014

Sleeping on the floor of a hut in an upland village was probably one of the best sleepovers of my life.

International Development in Senegal: Arianna De Reus, Community, Environment and Development

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.

Globalizing Agriculture Education#AgEd2Korea: Janae Bickhart, Agriculture and Extension Education

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.

Hello New World: Jamie Milletary, Landscape Contracting

October 19, 2014

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

Third Time in Kenya: Nora Frumento, Community, Environment and Development

October 19, 2014

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

An Agricultural Journey: Casey Shawver, Agricultural Sciences

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.

Ambitiously Abroad in India: Serena Groff, Environmental Resource Management

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.

Greece - Who Knew I Could Be a World Traveler?: Blair Hetherington, Food Science

October 18, 2014

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

France - Comparative Food Systems: Anne Puzak, Food Science

October 18, 2014

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

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