This integrated production and policy program will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to global agricultural production, resources and food issues. Students will combine coursework conducted at ISU and on-site work with professional teams in Rome to explore real-world projects focused on global food and agriculture issues. Students will work with professionals at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other international agriculture and food organizations on real-world projects. Students will present their findings to the organizations at the end of the program. Students will, at the end of the program, enhance their own thinking while working in a high-functioning team environment to evaluate complex issues associated with foreign food aid, food security, food safety, environmental/resource conservation, global economy and the role of the US and the UN in these issues.
GLOBE 495 (2 credits) Spring 2019 Semester; GLOBE 497 (3 credits) summer Session
$4,500 (includes housing, group meals, program coordination, and weekend excursion to Tuscany, CISI required health and emergency insurance)
$105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center
Out of Pocket Expenses
$1,700 Roundtrip airfare
$950 ISU tuition
$50 Vaccinations (depending on current health insurance coverage)
* If you are a first time traveler in CALS and need a passport, click here to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed
Students selected for this program will automatically receive scholarships. See below the budget sheet with full details for CALS and Non -CALS students
CALS Students: Budget sheet for Rome CALS 2019.docx
Non-CALS students: Budget sheet for Rome non CALS 2019.docx
Criteria for Selection
A diverse group of students sophomore standing or above preferred. All majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who are in good academic standing, are welcome to apply. Students must demonstrate a sincere willingness and interest in experiential learning and agriculture, resources and food. Students must take both the on campus program and the travel component to complete the course. Students must attend this course and the international course (GLOBE 497) to complete the program. GLOBE 495 spring course will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.10-5.00 pm. All students must attend this course to participate in the GLOBE 497 course for summer.
Answers to the application questions will be considered by the selection committee not only for the quality of the answers but as a sample of your writing ability. Interviews may be required.
Tentative Travel Itinerary
Tentative Itinerary Rome Program Summer 2019.docx
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