Agricultural Production and Food Processing in Tunisia

If you are interested in agriculture, food production, food security, global trade, or just love seeing the world, come visit Tunisia. Located in North Africa, Tunisia is a country rich in history, culture, people, and has a very unique agricultural and food sector.

Tunisia is one of the world’s largest exporters of high quality olive oil, as well as dates, olives, and citrus fruits, and horticultural products like tomatoes, melons, artichokes, almonds, grapes, and wine.

Business Development Study Trip in Brazil

The objective for this course id for students to develop knowledge and skills in international business development through experiential learning. Students will act as a consulting team for three to four early stage U.S agricultural technology businesses, assessing the market potential for their products in Brazil and creating a roadmap for developing their businesses there. They will interact heavily with the agricultural technology businesses, government and trade organizations, and Brazilian agricultural businesses and farms.

Study of Japanese and Chinese Pork Industry

This program will introduce students to the swine industry in Japan and China, including production systems, feed processing, and meat processing, Students will witness swine production, business, and trade in Japan and China and compare them to the U.S, Students will also visit historical sites and experience the education system, culture, history, political system, and economy of both countries.

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Occupational Safety in Scotland

Students will visit comparable work settings in Iowa and Scotland to gain an understanding of occupational safety climate culture, and regulatory environment in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK). They will be able to compare and contrast US and UK safety education and industry implementation. Also, students will be exposed to historical and cultural sites and activities allowing for an opportunity for a more well-rounded view of the two cultures.

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