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.
This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above.
Enhance your understanding of production and competition in agricultural world markets!
Students will analyze production agriculture (a typical farm or ranch), business, and trade in Argentina and compare them with respect to the U.S. Pre-departure orientation will familiarize students with the history, culture, politics, geography, soils, agriculture, economy, and trade of Argentina.
Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation. Travel will take place in May
Program includes 4 weeks of Intensive Portuguese before the start of the academic semester in Brazil. The intensive program is offered by the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais State (no academic credits)
**DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ABE students in the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above.
The Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) is a public Brazilian higher education institution with around 20,000 students and over 1,200 full professors. Founded in 1926, UFV is considered the main Brazilian university in agriculture.