International, Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience in Taiwan

Students will travel to Taiwan and stay on the campus of Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) and participate in the Industrial Academic leadership Experience Program (II/ALE). 

II/ALE is a program organized annually by CYCU since 2007, allowing students in engineering and related majors from seven countries the opportunity to complete two-week long projects in multi-national and multi-disciplinary teams, attend lectures, field trips and cultural activities in Taiwan. Each project is supervised by a CYCU faculty member.

Cathedrals, Castles, Culture and Cuisine-sustainable, Safe & Nutritious Food in France

With the growth of the world’s population and the increasing awareness that our natural resources are limited, development of sustainable systems to produce food is essential. Globally, the food industry is one of the largest industrial sectors, consumes tremendous amounts of energy and water, and can result in large quantites of waste; thus food has a critical impact on the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Programs: Rome

Interested in understanding the causes and dynamics of world hunger?

Do you ever wonder what is happening to improve the lives of the world's 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty?

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.

Creating a School Garden: Service Learning in Uganda

This service learning program allows Iowa State University (ISU) students to work in Uganda developing school gardens for elementary schools in the Kamuli District. This project is in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Program (CSRL) and Makerere University (MAK). Students will develop school gardens and work with teachers in grades 1-7 to deliver curricula in food and agriculture, integrated science, and nutrition, while using the gardens.  Students will participate in one or more student-team projects that support th

Enhancing Students Global Experience: Agriculture in Costa Rica

The trip is designed to provide a mix of scientific learning, cultural experiences, and direct interactions with local people.  During their stay in Costa Rica, students will visit Agricultural Experiment Stations, a wide array of small-landholder and commercial farms, and the preeminent University of Costa Rica. They will also experience several of the country’s major cultural attractions such as the Arenal volcano, leatherback turtle sanctuaries, and popular whitewater rafting and snorkeling attractions. 

Global Food and Agriculture: China

This course is intended for students in the Global Resources Systems major who have no or limited previous travel experience. Through this course, students will explore the different perspectives of the food and agricultural industries through visits to producers and processors, food industries, government and non-government organizations and university partners who are active in food and agriculture. Students will also have the opportunity to visit cultural and historically important sites to better understand China and its role in the world.

Exploring Ethical Challenges of Leadership - Poland and Germany


Study ethical leadership in a global context to prepare students to make tough choices.  Students will learn about the ethical decisions made by leaders and ordinary people during the Holocaust through topical tours and apply those concepts to their personal life as well as agriculture and life sciences professions.  Sites visited will include University of Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Olympic Site, Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Stained Glass Museum.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production in Germany


This fruit and vegetable production study abroad course will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities about principles and practices of commercial horticultural crops.  Students will learn agricultural techniques and production practices in Germany with emphasis on fruit and vegetable systems.  Topics include site selection, soil fertility, equipment and tools, season extension strategies, and marketing in Germany’s climate and culture.


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