College of Agriculture Offers Study Abroad Opportunities

Richard Bogren  |  6/2/2017 8:21:00 PM

The College of Agriculture offers several international opportunities for students.

Academic Programs Abroad provides a semester or full year of study. Featured programs through the College of Agriculture include La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia; University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa; Jiangnan University in Wuxi, China; and Mendel University in the Czech Republic.

Additionally, the college offers individual international internships. For example, one undergraduate student will spend three months and another will spend two semesters at Mendel University. Partner universities in Poland, Slovakia and Hungary also provide this option.

Other programs provide short-term international studies.

Food and Culture in Greece is a 16-day program that explores the topics of culinary techniques, cultural and ethnic food consumption, issues and trends, food safety and sanitation, and the role of food in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Students learn how socioeconomic, cultural and psychological factors influence food and nutrition behavior. The program is led by Judith Myhand, instructor in the School of Nutrition and Food Science.

Coastal Africa Field Study is a four-week program on the coast of southern Mozambique. Students learn skills needed to conduct research in coastal marine environments, develop hypotheses and study designs, collect data, and write and present findings to the local community. Reagan Errera, instructor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, leads this program

LSU in Thailand is a three-week program that provides opportunities to learn about issues in sustainable agricultural development as well as provide cultural and intellectual enrichments. Carl Motsenbocker, professor in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, leads this program.
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Students in the School of Renewable Natural Resources visit the Shewula Conservancy in Swaziland as part of an African wildlife ecology study abroad course. Photo provided by Carl Motsenbocker

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College of Agriculture students can study sustainable agriculture in Thailand, where they visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Photo provided by Carl Motsenbocker

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