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Study abroad with the Department of Agricultural Economics

The industries of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics are global and it is an important component of our student's education to experience first-hand different cultures, languages, and industry apart from our own. Below is a list of upcoming opportunities Agricultural Economics students may participate in.

A summary and student blog of our recent trips is available at ageconstudyabroad.wordpress.com.

The College of Agriculture also has a large variety of semester abroad programs that students can choose to take part in. A number of scholarships are available to help off-set the cost of these trips. View the following documents to learn more:
http://www.ag.k-state.edu/international-programs/study-abroad/
http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/gettingstarted/Agriculture.pdf


Fox Study Tour to Ireland, May 15-25, 2016

 

This 10-day tour will introduce students to Irish agriculture (livestock, equine, and crop sectors, food markets, national and EU policies), and include visits to historical and cultural points of interest. Highlights will include visits to farms and processing plants, the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and University College Dublin, the National Stud and the Newgrange megalithic site, participating in Gaelic games, a mountain hike, horseback riding, a bike ride on the Aran Islands, and a traditional Irish music/dance show.

 

The estimated cost is $3,985 – which includes transportation and lodging, meals (hotels provide breakfasts and dinners), admission charges, gratuities/tips, faculty expenses, OIP administration fee, emergency fees, and 1 hour of undergraduate credit in AGEC 460.  If final costs are lower, any overpayment will be returned to participants.  Cost may be reduced if you book your own flight, which also provides an opportunity to extend your stay. The College of Agriculture typically offers $500 to support Agriculture students participating in faculty led international trips.

 

For more information contact Dr. Sean Fox  seanfox@ksu.edu


Fox Study Tour to Ireland, May-June 2015

This 11-day study tour (May 26 to June 6) will introduce students to Irish agriculture including its livestock and crop sectors, food markets, government policy, as well as other historical and cultural points of interest. The course (AGEC 460) will include class meetings during the spring semester covering topics related to the culture, history, geography and agricultural economy of Ireland.

In Dublin we will visit a food technology center, tour the Guinness storehouse, and visit University College Dublin. The tour will include several farm visits and visits to various agribusiness and research institutes. We will also attend a banquet in a historic castle, and we also plan to have a meeting with the editors of Irish Farmer’s Journal.

Total cost is estimated at $3,965 which includes all transportation and lodging, meals (hotels provide breakfasts and most dinners), admission charges, gratuities/tips, faculty expenses, OIP administration fee, emergency fees, and 1-hr undergraduate credit. Final expenses may be less than this estimate – if so, any overpayment will be returned to participants. The College of Agriculture typically offers $500 in support to Agriculture students participating in faculty led international trips.

Enrollment requires instructor permission. For more information contact Sean Fox seanfox@ksu.edu


A summary and student blog of our recent trips is available at https://ageconstudyabroad.wordpress.com/.